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I wish you well.
I liked it.
Perhaps you lacked the background in manned space travel to appreciate it. Knowing about the history of EVAs (space walks) and of the repairs and upgrades of the Hubble Space telescope made the movie richer.
A certain amount of knowledge of movie making and an esthetic eye help as well. The visuals were breathtaking.
Also, you needed a certain amount of empathy to experience the drama.
I saw no religious implications there. But then to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Yes, the special effects were amazing. But special-effects alone don't make a good movie. It was boring, drawnout and unbelievable in a realistic way. I know plenty about manned space travel, spacewalks and upgrades to the Hubble space telescope. But it was still a crappy and boring movie.
You really didn't see the religious implications? The end, when Bullock was giving up she turned off the oxygen and said that nobody would pray for her soul. She said she didn't know how to pray, that no one ever taught her how. Just then, Clooney appeared to her in a vision. That was God answering her prayer, giving her insight on how to help herself, use the landing tickets for thrust.
She says: "But the thing is, it's that I'm still scared. I'm really scared. Nobody will mourn for me, no one will pray for my soul. Will you mourn for me? Will you say a prayer for me? Or is it too late? Ryan Stone: I mean, I'd say one for myself, but I've never prayed in my life, so. Nobody ever taught me how. Nobody ever taught me how."
Then remember near the end, where she prays again, asking for Clooney to care for her dead daughter and tell her mommy missed her?
How could you miss the religious implications there?!