Sunday, January 17, 2010
Avatar - Review
It's a movie I've been told is a *must-see* and more specifically - an *in theater* must see. So when a friend invited Brent and I to join her and her husband Saturday afternoon I was in. We got ourselves a sitter and off we went.
My husband had heard that the storyline itself wasn't fabulous but that the animation and effects were really impressive. It's true - they are spectacular...and it may not have been this way for everyone, but this movie had me from the very beginning....and only sucked me in further as it went along. I absolutely loved the storyline - I loved the characters and their development and I loved how it all came together. I, of course, also loved how the ending was left with room for a sequel :)
The animation - the creativity....each detail brilliantly planned and executed. I loved the creatures - despite being *scary* and certainly not something I would want to run into *eeks*...but they looked normal - they made sense in the Na'vi world. It all made sense.
My only critique - seriously the ONLY one, is the 3-D. I didn't feel like it was utilized as well as it could have been. Though the glasses are definitely better quality than the cardboard ones I remember as a kid, there weren't a lot of effects (in my opinion) that were really *3-D necessary*. That being said, it was still a fun bonus and certainly didn't have a negative impact on the experience.
In addition, though the movie was 3 hours long and I even had to break a personal rule and run out near the end (during a non-action scene of course) and use the *ladies chambers* - the movie could not have been any shorter. Everything was necessary....and for me, did not seem too long at all, though I don't recommend drinking much during the first half....there are few opportunities for such a break.
All in all, for me, this is a BEAUTIFUL movie.Definitely one to see - IN THE THEATER - and one we'll be buying for our collection without a doubt.
SO GO SEE IT!!! If you have seen it, let me know what YOU think...I'd love to hear.