So, we sat down to our 48" super-magical-high-def-amazing-TV to watch the film. The first thing that popped up on the TV? It was a warning message that said something to the effect that because the movie was so awesome, you may have to update your Blu-Ray player to play it. Rude. Just rude. But alas, we moved forward.
|I talk about my TV a lot... so I figured I'd take this opportunity to share it with you.|
It was C's pre-birthday present for football season. Attached to it is a PS3.
It's seriously the best thing we've ever bought... ever.
Scene one: the narration starts. I'm all for narration during movies. I think it's a good way to connect to your audience without seemingly talking down to them. So as the opening credits roll, I sit back to enjoy the movie. I must admit, though, that I was looking for a reason to agree with the nay-sayers. But, remembering to be Switzerland I decided to not judge the movie by the the awesome graphics along but to actually watch the story. At home, still in PJs at noon, it was much easier to watch a story instead of a series of technological advances, than in theaters when you had the 3D technology right up in your face.
And at the end I decided the story-line was good. And most definitely, the eloquence of the dialogue was beautiful. OK, so maybe deciding to name the mineral they were trying to collect "Un-obtanium" may be ridiculous, but seriously... have you seen a recently updated periodic table? It's not much better.
|Really, have you seen this?|
I do have to admit, that although I honestly enjoyed the film again, maybe re-releasing the film in theaters to show the extra 16 minutes of film or whatever was ridiculous. And jut maybe re-releasing the film on Blu-Ray because of some new super-duper extra features may also be ridiculous. And maybe, just maybe, signing James Cameron up for 2 Avatar sequels is ridiculous... BUT you can't let all that ridiculousness take away your enjoyment of the movie. The initial Avatar "wow" factor seemed to have crashed, but isn't that normal? It doesn't change the movie. It doesn't suddenly take away from the reality that Avatar is pretty good. It's an honestly enjoyable film. It's a critically acclaimed film, with Oscar nominations, and still boasts a pretty high Rotten Tomatoes rating:
I'd really suggest for those of you criticizing this review right now to go back and watch the film-- and watch your attitude. And for those of you on the other end of the spectrum... shut up about how absolutely amazing the film is, because frankly you're ruining it for the rest of us. Let me know where you stand. ♥