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Monday, January 4, 2010

300 Million Dollars

First post for 2010, so... Happy New Year! I FINALLY got to see Avatar in IMAX, after hunting for tickets for a couple of weeks, and, well, it was all that I expected.

The lack of originality in the script of the movie is often overwhelming, but not as overwhelming as the special effects, which are sometimes simply amazing. Sure, it sometimes feels like you're watching an animation movie, but there are also moments, like the picture above, when the blue aliens look sooo real, it's freaky. The 3D is the best I've seen so far, no doubt about it.

Getting back to the script, it's not quite as bad as I was expecting it to be. Sure, you can always see the general direction where the action is heading, but I admire the lack of plot holes, and the depth they gave to the story, unlike for example Star Trek ... now that's a shallow script.

The highlight of the movie is, of course, Pandora. The world really comes alive on screen, with all the plants and trees and all the animals and everything. They really took their time with designing the place, and it shows.

So, the big question is, does it feel like 300 million dollars worth of movie? I think it does ...

Oh, and one more thing. All you (lame) downloaders out there, this movie is not for you. You need to experience this on the big screen with the 3D goggles on.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I downloaded the movie as a torrent but after seing it on my computer I went and saw it on cinema.