Avatar (the movie)

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Avatar (the movie)

Postby Tex » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:44 pm

Just saw it a couple hours ago, and if I didn't have to work tomorrow I'd be at the theater again. It's absolutely spectacular in 3-D and it's a lot more than just an eye-candy special effects movie.
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Re: Avatar (the movie)

Postby Calahand » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:25 pm

I liked the "respect for nature" and "All beings are connected - :quote: idea of the movie. :smile:
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Re: Avatar (the movie)

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:52 pm

Here's a contrary view (I think - I have not read it in detail because I'm seeing the movie tonight...)

http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/12/i ... acist.html

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Re: Avatar (the movie)

Postby notself » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:56 pm

We saw the movie in 3D and enjoyed it. The most accurate review quote is "Avatar is Dances with Wolves in Space". It is filled with cliche' but it doesn't matter. We didn't go to see great art. We went to see a fun movie. I loved the critters and the plant life.
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he is indeed the noblest victor who conquers himself. ---Dhp 103
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Re: Avatar (the movie)

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:11 pm

Also saw it last night in 3D and it was definitely spectacular, wonderfully entertaining, and cleverly played on the emotions (as did Titanic, etc). Which is, of course, is the aim of theatre...

Nice to see our locally-developed CGI (from the Lord of the Rings movies) taken to another level - not just a Gollum, but a tribe of CGI-assisted actors... And bits of the CGI landscape certainly had the New Zealand feel... Or perhaps I'm just biased... :thinking:

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