So today I saw Gravity, and it was the first movie I've ever seen in IMAX 3D, believe it or not, and the first movie I've seen in an actual theater in years. I expected to be blown away by both the presentation and content, but I instead left the theater in a "meh" mood. Maybe I'm just too hard to please. Maybe I had expectations of full-FOV Oculus rift-style immersion. Not sure.
I had an awesome seat in a mostly-empty matinee showing, and the screen was big enough, but the 3D wasn't that immersive - it was distracting actually. The picture quality was also a bit fuzzy rather than crystal clear HD. Why? And, too loud (get offff my lawwwn...).
I really tried to not think too much about the factual inaccuracies, but I couldn't. From orbital altitudes, to convenient station proximity, to panic-y astronauts, to easy-access spacesuits, to other errors I'm already forgetting. The most egregious was the tether scene with Sandra and Clooney "hanging" off the ISS "cliff"... in zero G(!). All she had to do was give him the slightest of tugs. I was laughing at that point, as was one other guy, thankfully.