Monday, January 4, 2010
Avatar - The movie.......My Official review
Okay, you might be thinking, WTC M-Cat? You hate sci-fi! I know, I know. I had already informed Splenda I would NOT be seeing it and proceeded to mock and scoff.
Then I started hearing the buzz from people I knew well. Family, friends, even SHE said she liked it and thought I would too. I started to soften a bit. Maybe I WOULD like it after all. And, as Nicole taught me an important message (remember this?) about mocking things I hadn't really read or seen, I figured I should be fair. I dare say, I even got EXCITED to see it!
Bought tickets. The expensive ones. At the IMAX theater in 3D. The whole family.
Popcorn. Drinks. Blankie. 3D glasses. I.am.set!
So my review?
Visually Stunning. If it doesn't win an Oscar for special effects, then the academy is even more idiotic than I have previously thought. In 3D, on the huge screen, it made for a sensory overload experience. I absolutely understand why it is KILLING the box office.
That being said...........
I thought it was the stupidest movie I have ever seen. I want my 3 hours of life, and my almost hunert bucks after buying the tickets and the treats.
And James Cameron, did you think that we wouldn't catch your left-wing message?
As someone once explained, it's like Dances with Wolves but in the future. I say, at least Dances with Wolves had truth behind it.
This was just dumb. Writing, story line, conflict, dialogue, characters....... dumb.
I'll just go see Sherlock Holmes again( which was muy excellente) and wait anxiously for IronMan 2.