Dec. 17th, 2009

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Dec. 17th, 2009 11:28 pm
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Just got in from seeing Avatar and it is very, very good. The trailer does not do it justice. It is much, much better than the trailer. Oh, and it was the first movie I've seen in 3D, which was cool.

Okay, the plot is ridiculously predictable and has been done a million times before, and there are no shades of grey. But it does it in a manner that’s not too heavy handed, the good characters are likable, the bad guys detestable, and the female characters have a sense of humour (which I have decided is my go-to test of whether or not the writers have bothered to put any effort into writing the female characters) and the dialogue isn’t clunky. It’s a big budget Hollywood movie in which the good guys fight the bad guys - but it does it so well.

But the special effects and the world that they’ve created is amazing. It’s not quite photo realism, but at the same time, you don’t really notice the CGI at all. And it’s absolutely beautiful. I can’t stress that enough. The world of this movie fantastic.

Oh and there’s a well done romance at the heart of it, which I think I shall point out because it used to be that the big blockbusters had major romances running through them. But it’s rather rare these days for movie to bother with a romance. Usually they’re just an afterthought. (I have this theory that Casablanca would not be made today).

My recommendation is: Find the biggest screen you can and watch it in 3D.

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