The Bear and I went to see Avatar in 3d Christmas evening with our children, grandson and a couple of young friends…Although we had advanced tickets Daughter #2, who had gifted us all with tickets, wanted us to get to the theater a couple of hours early so that we could get good seats…in the Middle, Middle…the best place to get the full effect of the 3d. She had already seen Avatar in L.A. and loved it so much she wanted to share it with her family…We did get our Middle Middle seats….

The first thing up was a recruitment video for the National Guard…it was almost futuristic in it’s glorified attempt to add bodies to the war machine…it looked like an action movie were our team never takes a hit..

The trailer was a peek at Alice in Wonderland, the new Tim Burton movie…It’s going 3d ….There are going to be a lot more 3d movies now that there are enough theaters with the capabilities to show them….I can’t wait…I love the movies and 3d is awesome…

Avatar was visually stunning and so much fun…3d is not gimmicky any more…not just things flying out towards like in the early days of 3d…instead it puts you more into the action which, of course, this movie had a lot of…The 10 foot tall blue indigenous “people’ of Pandora and the land they live in are stunning….you want to stay forever running and flying with them through their sacred forest among the magical flora and fauna.

You can even ignore the story and still have a good time. But Avatar has a good story line…It has it’s political statement, and it’s a love story and a war story….It’s part live action and part cgi…Neyliri the heroine, my favorite…is played by Zoe Saldaña and is all cgi but I believed she was real…

Even if you’re one of many who only views movies at home I recommend going out and seeing this one it just would not be as rich watching it at home in 2d.…The movie has something for every body. ……even a strong spiritual message…but it’s long, almost 3 hours so you want to go to the most comfortable theater near you.

My movie tip for the year.


Snowbrush said...

Hey, I'm glad you had a good time even if you did have to get there way early.

Sue said...

Great review Julie! I'm one of those that rarely goes to a movie
(I really have trouble sitting still for that length of time). Given that this is in 3D though, obviously the theatre is the only way it should be seen.

Now, TB's Alice in Wonderland? That I will definitely not mind sitting still for LOL


Judy C said...

I saw Avatar in imax 3D and it was astonishingly beautiful. I will see it again.

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Julie. Happy holidays to you and your family. (And thanks for the birthday wishes.)

It's been a long while since my sons and I have enjoyed a film at the theater. This one intrigued me when I saw the trailer a few months ago. Thanks for the review. The 3D experience is one I've never had, so we'll give it a try!

Happy New Year!

pinkglitterfae said...

This was an amazing movie, and I loved the message behind it. Even if you didn't care about that,visually it was stunning! you felt like you were walking in the jungle behind them. I can't wait to buy it on DVD, although it won't be as good as in 3D.

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