Sunday, January 03, 2010

Avatar

This movie seems to be shaking the earth. I follow people on Facebook and on blogs, and they are from all walks of life. I have seen only rave reviews about the movie.
A nephew said to be sure and see it in 3D. He also mentioned that his extremely active seven-year-old son sat quietly through the entire thing.
Cliff and I don't go to movie theaters much, because if there are no captions, he doesn't know what's going on; he's that nearly deaf.
So I imagine we'll see it on our television when it comes out on DVD or pay-per-view and hope it's good without being in 3D.
Meanwhile, I keep wondering how a movie could be that universally loved; can anything be THAT good?

10 comments:

Sugar said...

i'd love to see it, as i like special effects, & those look fab! however, i'll have to wait for dvd to come out.
have a good week.
huggies...

Astaryth said...

It's basically Pocahontas/Dances with Wolves/Fern Gully but with great graphics. Nothing wrong with that, I loved all those movies too ;)

The 3D is the cool thing. 3D used to be gimmicky with things popping out of the screen at you, but the newer 3D stuff, including this movie, is more about immersing you in the movie. The special effects are superb (it's Cameron, so of course they were!). I can't wait till it comes out on DVD because I want to pay more attention to the stuff in the background... those things you miss when you are watching the story. There was a lot of attention paid to the forest and animals...

Yeah, if you can't tell, I liked it. LOL! When G and I saw it last Tuesday there were people our age, some older couples, some teenagers and even some parents there with younger kids, and everyone seemed to enjoy it! Maybe it will be like Coraline and come out on the DVD with both the 2D and 3D versions on it...

Anonymous said...

Call me old fashioned, but I say no. Karen

m.v. said...

we saw it in 3d,it was pretty good but nothing Earth-shattering.I am pretty sure every theater has at least one close-captioned showing every day or on a special day

Candice said...

My husband took the kids to see it and they liked it.

I, on the other hand, have no desire whatsoever to see it. I don't get all the hype.

Tango said...

I always wait for the DVD since I can't manage sitting still in the theater for that long without my back acting up.
By the way, do you have your blog set up to show up on your Facebook?

Ora said...

I am like Cliff...hard of hearing...and movie theatres don't do well for me...and from what I see on the tv ads...the movie doesn't turn me on alot..but I am sure the grands and my dau will enjoy it fully...and I sometimes think all the hype is a bunch of hogwash...!!! LOL...and that chicken broth looks yummy...but alas I only use the canned or boxed version...works for me...and like you..my mom would be turning in her grave also about throwing away all that delicious (if not so good looking) chicken fat....LOLOL...hugs from ora in ky

Your son said...

Astaryth nailed it. Rehashed story from a dozen other movies, but stunning visuals. I was not impressed with the story or acting much at all, but it was worth the time/money to "see" it anyway. And having seen the 3d version, I don't think I'd want to see it any other way.

Anne said...

I saw the George Clooney (my boyfriend) movie and loved it. I don't have any desire to see Avitar. I am, however, watching movies on ON DEMAND on my television. I enjoy that more. Anne p.s. Get on a plane and come out here. I'll show you one hell of a time.....or you and Rachel drive out here. Anne

Lori said...

I haven't had any desire to see Avatar, and it's the kind of movie whose previews give Eler Beth and Thomas the heebeejeebies.