Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Movie review: Avatar

From the moment that Roger and I saw the preview for the new James Cameron film Avatar we knew we wanted to see it. We slapped a high five in the dark theater and exclaimed things like "DUDE, we are SO there!" So I was beyond thrilled when my parents offered to watch the lil' nippers so that we could go to the Sunday matinee showing.

We decided to see it in 3D. The last 3D movie I had seen was a Muppet Movie at Disney world about 23 years ago. Roger's last 3D movie was The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Do you remember when they showed that on TV and you could pick up your 3D glasses at the gas station? Anyway, both of us weren't sold all the way on seeing the 3D version but we decided to be wild and crazy.

Holy crap! 3D technology has come a long way since Gonzo's nose came out of the screen. Avatar is a visually stunning movie. At one point I actually dodged a rock that clearly was not about to hit me. The colors are absolutely beautiful and the graphics are insanely amazing. The story is actually pretty good and I was so caught up in the fantasy that I hardly noticed that the acting was marginal. I am admittedly a bit of a Sci-fi fan so I let myself go there completely. Suspension of disbelief is defiantly necessary. If you are a movie watcher that is willing to have fun and go on a magical ride then go see Avatar.

I will leave you with a quote from my husband that sums up how we felt about this epic movie.

"I could have watched that movie for 8 hours. If they told me that it was going take all night to watch it, I'd throw on my jammies and pull up a blanket."


Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Sounds excellent! I want to see Avatar in the next few days!

I remember when I went to see my first "modern" 3D movie a year or so ago--a horror movie with the bloke from Supernatural in it--I was totally blown away by how amazing 3D effects now were!

Wym said...

huh, I have heard mixed reviews. But seeing the graphics is my main objective beyond a good fantasy. I hope I get to see it in 3-D!

Working Mommy said...

Glad you and the hubs had such a great time! I might even make a trip out to see it...then again, I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD...LOL!


Danielle said...

I have heard great things about it and can't wait to see it. I also heard that the 3D is so worth the $.

tori said...

going tomorrow hopefully!

Alicia said...

i've heard mixed reviews but i'd still watch it! i love 3d and this movie seems like it would be AMAZING to see!!

kys said...

Hubs and the oldest saw it. They both loved it.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I've actually never,ever seen a 3-D movie.

But I really want to see this one. It looks amazing, 3-D or not. Although, I'll probably have to wait until I can rent it. :)