December 22nd, 2009

hat, tophat, Evan, 2019


I can sum up my reaction to Avatar in three points:

1. There is nothing original in the story or characters.
2. Those viewers who are sensitive to such things will recognize the story as a European-ancestored race-oriented fantasy where the heroic white guy saves the endangered indigenous people.
3. The visuals in 3D are mind-blowingly, earth-shakingly, damn-near-life-changingly AWESOME, and if you're going to see this film, see it in 3D, or you're not getting anywhere near the full experience.

Okay, if you want to read more about these points (mild spoilers, about the level of the previews, and not much will be a surprise if you've seen a science-fiction movie before): They're Behind This Cut...Collapse )

I generally try to not rave about movies with a "You gotta see this!", but even with its faults, "Avatar" is a quantum shift in movie making, and why wouldn't you want to witness that? See it in 3D on a big screen, and I hope you're as amazed as I was.
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