December 21, 2009

Avatar blows the mind and overloads the senses

I really find it hard to say what I want to say about this movie because nothing really describes it. All I can tell anyone is, “go see it'”. And if you can afford it, go see it in 3D on the Imax screen. We went to the first showing in Plano and paid $14, but believe me, it was money well-spent! My wife and I could not believe the colors and the detail of each scene. The creativity that went into designing the wildlife and the Na’vi themselves is astounding. The seamlessness of what was cgi and what was real still leaves me dumbfounded.

Now, on another note. Some websites have tried to read into what James Cameron has done here and the story in general. It has been likened to the plight of the American Indian and some people have even called it a racist movie. I’ve also heard of people who have walked away with tears in their eyes as the credits rolled, overwhelmed from the shear beauty of the story and vision that they have witnessed. Before drawing conclusions, go see the movie!



  1. Avatar blows..... :(
    I was hoping to see an advanced alien culture but turned out to be an Indian tribes/ancient African civilization and is reduced to the Cowboys vs. Indians movie script with today's 3D CGI (machine guns vs. bows?) IMHO, The Matrix Revolutions is much better if you're expecting the "minds to another dimension" and powered exoskeleton weaponry.

  2. Well, you should have known going into the theater that the Na'vi were not an advanced alien culture, in fact, you did see an advanced alien race, it just happened to be us. And, imho, the Na'vi were more advanced to us in many ways. You have the same opinion as my best friend. He just hates the movie because it is "Dances With Wolves." But everyone is due their own opinion. I will never deny that here. In defense of the movie, though, the whole story of the underdog being helped by one of the so-called "bad guys" is a great story. You're always gonna be able to point at a character and say "That guy represents 'a repressed culture from our own history' and the other one is the evil 'insert country here'" no matter what movie you watch. As for "today's 3D CGI", most 3D movies that I have seen are crap compared to the vision that I witnessed. In previous movies I've seen things "attempt" to jump out of the screen, but I literally reached several times or moved my head due to objects that seemed to move toward me.

    Thanks Andi for your post and please feel free to drop another one any time! Anybody else wanna weigh in?


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