Visually, it's the best space movie I've seen. Fantastic! But there's something in the plot I don't quite understand...and I'd better go into SPOILER mode for that.
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Why did the George Clooney character have to die? He said his forward momentum would carry them both away from the space station, but her foot was tangled in the lines of the parachute deployed by the escape vehicle. Why didn't she just pull the tether to bring him in closer and they could both do the hand-over-hand climb to temporary safety? It was all so perfunctory, like "OK, George, your part in the movie is over, goodbye."