If you can see Earth, you're not in deep space

The movie Gravity opens this weekend and if the trailer is to be believed, it looks to be a fantastic flick. With that said, the official promotional material about the movie leaves a lot to be desired. From the official promotional blurb about the movie:

Gravity directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.

Deep space? Really? It’s not deep space if you’re in orbit around the Earth. If you can see the Earth, you’re not in deep space.

Also, I get the impression from the trailer that when the accident happens, you can hear things crashing into other things. I hope that’s not the case in the actual movie. In the vacuum of space, as we all learned in 5th grade science class, there is no sound. Sound doesn’t carry in the vacuum of space. Also in the trailer, the soundtrack sounds an awful lot like the soundtrack from Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

Alfonso Cuaron directed Children of Men, a personal favorite of mine. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are who they are, they make great movies. Well, George Clooney does.

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