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Dec 21, 01:55 PM · from the mouth of Tyler

Go see this movie! In 3D! I’m not going to write a review here, other than to say that this movie was awesome, and the 3D was amazing. Go see it! I can’t get the movie out of my head. I want to go see it again.

Here’s a great review on Gizmodo, not of the film itself, but of the 3D.

Have you guys seen it? What did you think? If not, GO SEE IT! In 3D! Then report back.

Seen any other good movies lately?


Comment [7]

  1. Iak responds with:

    I do want to see it. Alas I haven’t had a chance yet. I actually haven’t been to the movies in weeks. =(

    · Dec 21, 06:34 PM
  2. andy responds with:

    I think Lisa and I are going with her grandma sometime next week. The previews frankly haven’t looked all that thrilling to me, but the reviews are so stellar that I feel inexorably drawn to it.

    · Dec 22, 07:29 PM
  3. Ty responds with:

    Yeah, I agree about the previews… The review I linked to above said that the movie has been undermarketed, and I’ve got to agree with that.

    Is it the greatest movie ever? No, I’m sure it isn’t. Is it Oscar material? I’m sure it’ll pick up some awards for the cinematography or visual effects or whatever, but not for best actor or best film or anything like that. But that’s not that important to me. I don’t know, the whole movie was just an amazing experience for me. The reviewer above likens it to the awe he felt as a boy seeing Jurassic Park for the first time, and I can definitely see that. I also could compare it to The Matrix… The first time I saw that movie in the theater (while in college) it completely blew my mind. Not just for the visual effects, but the story and idea behind it. The next two Matrix movies sucked, and should have never been made. And I think the same is true of this one… they shouldn’t try to make more of them. I don’t see how they could compare.

    But despite the intriguing story line, the 3D really is the reason to see it in the theater. That can’t be duplicated at home. TV manufacturers are just starting to talk about releasing 3D-capable TVs, but early reviews of the technology seem to be pretty bad. And if you haven’t been to a modern 3D movie before, this isn’t your old fashioned red and blue glasses that give you a headache. These newer 3D movies use polarized glasses to achieve the effect, and it’s totally watchable. The first 3D movie I saw like this was Up, and that was great. Bur for some reason seeing it on live action is so much more thrilling than on animation.

    The thing that really impressed me was the artistry and imagination that went into creating Pandora, the planet the movie takes place on. It’s this amazing world filled with bio-luminescence, and when the sun goes down the whole place glows like it’s under a black light. Very cool.

    · Dec 23, 01:55 PM
  4. Iak responds with:

    So sad that Cameron took the “safe” route with the storyline. The movie was good… but it could have been epic.

    I saw Leap Year on Friday. It had some funny parts and the characters could be amusing. But the saving grace was Ireland. Otherwise it was pretty run of the mill.

    · Jan 25, 08:43 AM
  5. Ty responds with:

    I thought it was fairly epic… How do you think the story should have been different? I so want to see it again before it leaves the theater. I have every intention of buying it on Blu-Ray, but it won’t be the same as in 3D.

    I haven’t heard of Leap Year. I’ll have to look into it…

    · Jan 25, 10:04 AM
  6. Iak responds with:

    Oh, well I liked it just fine, I was just nitpicking. There are a lot of one dimensional characters in the movie. And the storyline was fairly predictable. It just felt like without all the new technology and special effects it wouldn’t be doing so well.

    I like to compare it to District 9 and its relatively tiny budget. =)

    · Feb 5, 12:41 PM
  7. Sarah responds with:

    Jim and I saw it twice in IMAX 3D. Don’t you love that I’m just now seeing this? :)

    · Jul 1, 12:18 PM
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