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AcousticMonster
12-28-2009, 03:53 AM
I seen the new Avatar movie this weekend. Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all. It was sort of Dances With Wolves in space.

Link
12-28-2009, 04:50 AM
I really loved it. I saw it in 2D though. I'm going to go see it soon in 3d, maybe tonight.

kailua
12-28-2009, 06:35 AM
Looking forward to seeing this soon. Need to bring my emergency survival pack (water, nitro pills, heat wrap, etc.) for the 2 hours 40 minutes.

ChamorroDT
12-28-2009, 08:57 PM
I saw it in IMAX 3D and I really liked it. The visualizations were stunning. Too bad they didn't have any Ukes in the movie...would've been perfect. Lol.

AcousticMonster
12-29-2009, 03:43 AM
I'm jealous...I only got to see the 2D version.

Kateri
12-29-2009, 02:07 PM
I only saw it in 2D too. But I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to be unbearably stupid.

Ukulele JJ
12-29-2009, 03:15 PM
I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to be unbearably stupid.


...but it turned out that you were actually able to bear the stupidity after all? :p

From what I gather, it's similar to Cameron's last movie, Titanic. Really long. Goofy dialog. Hamfisted plot. But still kinda bad-ass and enjoyable all the same. I plan on seeing it, but not for another week or so when the crowds have thinned out a bit. And yeah, I'm definitely doing it in 3D.

JJ

AcousticMonster
12-30-2009, 04:14 AM
...but it turned out that you were actually able to bear the stupidity after all? :p

From what I gather, it's similar to Cameron's last movie, Titanic. Really long. Goofy dialog. Hamfisted plot. But still kinda bad-ass and enjoyable all the same. I plan on seeing it, but not for another week or so when the crowds have thinned out a bit. And yeah, I'm definitely doing it in 3D.

JJ

Its not that bad, lol. There are alot of things borrowed from his movie Aliens though (the wacky marines, similar dialog, similar technology, the motion detectors, the company rep - similar to Burk, etc.). It felt more like Dances With Wolves in space to me.

Link
12-30-2009, 03:36 PM
LOVED it in 3D. What an awesome experience.
As far as the story goes.. definitely a futuristic take on American history and on what we are doing to the world.
It's something that movie elitists and more critical people can pick apart and hate. But normal folk will absolutely love it.

Fuzzy
12-31-2009, 08:54 AM
It's something that movie elitists and more critical people can pick apart and hate. But normal folk will absolutely love it.Are you saying I'm not normal? :D
Yeah, it was OK as an action film, but I just couldn't get over the bad science fiction. I mean, how come no one is studying those floating mountains? They spent a lot of money to get to the planet and then ignore one of the most interesting aspects of it.

Kateri
12-31-2009, 01:11 PM
I've never seen a movie in 3D. :(

AcousticMonster
01-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Are you saying I'm not normal? :D
Yeah, it was OK as an action film, but I just couldn't get over the bad science fiction. I mean, how come no one is studying those floating mountains? They spent a lot of money to get to the planet and then ignore one of the most interesting aspects of it.

I think they were just there for that 20 million dollar an ounce element. Besides they pissed off all the natives and it would have cost them too much to defend the people studying the mountains. My guess anyways.

timmoore8
01-04-2010, 12:41 PM
saw it in 3d imax it was awesome story line is kinda lame but the effects are ballin. Its kinda like fern gully meets Pocahontas in space. He made the animated effects look real and the real stuff look fake it was that good

Denny8569
01-26-2010, 08:07 PM
I think that is a boxoffice winner. 3d Movies generated over $1 billion at cinema box offices worldwide 2009. I was pretty hyped for it, before seeing the trailer. I still am, but from what I can tell, visually, it's not the life changing film it's been described as. The Na'vi don't look as impressive as I had hoped, but otherwise I like the atmosphere of the trailer, helped by the music/drone, and it's still near the top of my most anticipated films. I trust James Cameron to make it a good film and I can't wait to hear James Horner's score for it.

khrome
02-05-2010, 01:11 AM
I'm going to wait to rent the dvd. I'm PO-ed at James Cameron for buying the rights to Gunnm (Battle Angel Alita) and then sitting on them for almost 10 years now. I think he did that so he wouldn't get sued for Dark Angel which seemed to have a lot of influences. Meanwhile, us Gunnm fans are just waiting.. waiting..

Ukulele JJ
02-05-2010, 03:50 AM
I'm going to wait to rent the dvd.

FWIW, you are really going to miss out if you see it on DVD rather than at the theater in 3D.

JJ

AcousticMonster
02-05-2010, 07:44 AM
Have you guys seen the SNL spoof on Avatar? Here's a link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/121065/saturday-night-live-avatar-chamber

That gord is HUGE, hah!

khrome
02-05-2010, 10:23 AM
FWIW, you are really going to miss out if you see it on DVD rather than at the theater in 3D.

JJ

Actually, I won't. I'm blind in my right eye, so 3D doesn't work for me anyway. :-)

Ukulele JJ
02-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Actually, I won't. I'm blind in my right eye, so 3D doesn't work for me anyway. :-)

My bad. Yeah, wait for the DVD in that case. The movie itself is only ho-hum, IMHO.

JJ

khrome
02-08-2010, 10:39 PM
My bad. Yeah, wait for the DVD in that case. The movie itself is only ho-hum, IMHO.

JJ

No worries - it's not like I tell everyone I only see in 2D. :-)

My worry with 3D-to-2D movies is that they usually spend too much making things jump out of the screen and effects, that when it's converted to 2D it looks awkward. And also that the plot gets sacrificed. But I heard different opinions of Avatar's plot, so I will see it eventually. Still mad at James Cameron though. lol But, I did find an article from a few years ago that said he was waiting on a 'new 3d technology' he was coming up with before doing Battle Angel. So I guess he should be doing that movie soon - I hope, I hope.

SuperSecretBETA
02-08-2010, 11:48 PM
But, I did find an article from a few years ago that said he was waiting on a 'new 3d technology' he was coming up with before doing Battle Angel. So I guess he should be doing that movie soon - I hope, I hope.

Battle Angel is in pre-production due for 2011 after Avatar did so well... or so I've heard. At least it's on his to-do list. I'm guessing 2013 seems more realistic, haha.

Ukulele JJ
02-09-2010, 03:48 AM
My worry with 3D-to-2D movies is that they usually spend too much making things jump out of the screen and effects, that when it's converted to 2D it looks awkward.

Actually, what I've noticed with the last two big 3D movies ("Up" and "Avatar") is that directors seem to be using it more for "depth" type of scenes. Vast vistas. Dizzying heights. That sort of thing. It works well, IMHO.

The number of "things poking out of the screen at you" effects, like you used to see (and like you still see on those 3D rides at theme parks) has, thankfully, been greatly reduced.

JJ

khrome
02-10-2010, 08:19 AM
Actually, what I've noticed with the last two big 3D movies ("Up" and "Avatar") is that directors seem to be using it more for "depth" type of scenes. Vast vistas. Dizzying heights. That sort of thing. It works well, IMHO.

The number of "things poking out of the screen at you" effects, like you used to see (and like you still see on those 3D rides at theme parks) has, thankfully, been greatly reduced.

JJ

Aah I didn't know they did UP in 3d. It does look pretty good in 2D. :) I see what you mean about large vista scenes.

khrome
02-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Battle Angel is in pre-production due for 2011 after Avatar did so well... or so I've heard. At least it's on his to-do list. I'm guessing 2013 seems more realistic, haha.

lol yeah, that sounds about right. I did a couple more searches and apparently James Cameron has been name-dropping BAA, so he must seriously be thinking of doing it soon. Too bad he didn't do it back in the Dark Angel days because Jessica Alba would have made a perfect Gally. Err, sorry Alita. I'm used to using the Japanese names.