the audience applauded
Simply A Masterpiece
This is a tender, generous movie that likes its characters and presents them as real people, full of flaws and strengths.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
It's May 2009. Seven astronauts on-board the Space Shuttle Atlantis are on a mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope. I watched this from the DVD. I'm sure the 3D was amazing although I'm guessing some parts are more conducive to it than others. This should be much more of a thrill ride. There is a bit of information, a little behind-the-scene, and some traveling into the stars. There is a bit too much floating in space footage although the 3D may be fun to have the stars float around the audience. I'm surprised that re-entry and landing is missing from the film. I suspect that's some of the most thrilling aspect of a Space Shuttle ride.
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This is a 44-minute documentary from five years ago on how the Hubble telescope was fixed. It's directed by Toni Myers, a man who has been working on scientific documentaries for several decades now. He also came up with the script with two other writers, three people maybe a bit much for under an hour. Also I was not too fond of the narration. The contents are sometimes way over the top and unnecessarily dramatic. The main reason why this documentary is maybe the most famous IMAX movie is because of who narrates it: Leonardo Di Caprio. However, I don't really think he is as good as narrator as an actor, even if he really gives his best. I did not really appreciate this documentary, maybe because I am off the opinion that we should first explore our own planet before digging deep into space. This way we could also avoid the unnecessary loss of lives like with the Columbia disaster, which is also referenced in here once. All in all, I have no real interest to watch these 44 minutes again and I don't really take away anything from it other than knowing that Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was a wonderful artist and his song "Over the Rainbow" is a masterpiece. Still, that is not enough, Not recommended.
The documentary, which lasts 45 minutes, does not only present us a look to Earth from space, but also enlightens about the greatness of the universe. The question is: if there are more than a 100 billion galaxies far, far away that contain billions of stars, is it possible that there might be a planet in such greatness as Planet Earth?The narration of Leonardo DiCaprio is also effective for the documentary, which I wish I would've watched in theater- not on my 15 inch laptop!The researches and developments in technology and science within 5-10 years at least might give us an in depth look about the universe than we do have now.
This documentary recounts the space missions deployed to make and fix the giant space telescope that sends back to Earth countless stunning images of the Universe. I watched it in Imax 3D, and I can honestly say the visual effects are stunning. Forget about any other 3D films out there, this is by far the best. Every scene had amazing visual depth, and I felt as if I was right there, watching the space shuttle launches. The space scenes are amazing too, and I remember vividly s scene where an astronaut's gear dangling in space, so three dimensional and so real, as if I was watching the astronaut close up in real life. The scenes of celestial bodies are so beautiful, and I thought u was traveling in space. I was so entranced by the film. It's a must see.