Normal People saw Gravity and thought it was boring.
I don't even... Did we all watch the same movie? I don't think I've felt so terrified in a movie theater since Jurassic Park
. Well, I was eleven, and the raptors were very realistic for the times. It was a while before I was able to eat Jell-O again.
I was reminded of a conversation I had once, when I was asked whether, given the chance, I'd go into space now (well, then, but it was now), knowing that I might very well die. "No," I had replied without hesitation. "What about you?" "Oh, absolutely." I accepted that response without ever understanding it. There were many such.
Recently I entertained a foolish notion: Seeing as how my life, or at least my career ambition, seemed to be coming full circle to that of the flaming nerd who once went off to IMSA, would it not be the ultimate irony to be sent into space someday to do some particular thing because I was the only person who could do it. And of course I would, because, well, somebody has to, but I'm the only one who can, so that's that. And so there'd I'd be. In space. Working.
There would have to be exceptional circumstances, of course, but as I said, it was a foolish notion. Those are the kinds of things that only happen in movies.
Perhaps that's why I was so terrified. That was me
Anyway, you should see Gravity.
Understand and accept at the outset that an astronaut is stranded in space and that is pretty much the extent of the plot, and there is no possible way that you could be disappointed. Unless you're normal or something, I guess.