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."