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Daehawk
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« on: January 08, 2010, 10:49:03 PM »

See we dont go to movies much. they cost too much plus when I pick a movie to go and she agrees then i have to go see one of her movies. Sometimes thats not a good trade to me lol. So if i talk her into going it better be worth it because no matter what i have to see one of her's. With all the ad stuff and hype..is it a let down after all or not what they make it to be?
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 10:49:47 PM »

Visually yes.  Story wise, no.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 10:51:47 PM »

There's a 6 page (!!) thread devoted to this topic already.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 10:59:26 PM »

Story is so-so.  If you watch it in 3-D, it more than makes up for the story, IMHO.  The 3-D and animation are nothing short of revolutionary.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 12:01:25 AM »

if there has been one movie released in the last year that absolutely warrants being seen in the theater, it's Avatar.  there's just no way to get a comparable experience at home.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 12:06:37 AM »

Short answer: Yes. Its a 3D Imax extravaganza that won't pack anywhere near the same wallop on DVD in a tiny home TV. Cameron wants you to go to the theater.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 12:46:34 AM »

Meh.  If you are willing to overlook a storyline you've heard a thousand times before, by all means.  The visuals are cool, and I guess it's cool to go to just to see it.  It's like New York City:  Overhyped, but you have to see it at least once.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 01:18:23 AM »

Yes.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 01:23:15 AM »

Yes.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010, 01:35:02 AM »

It's a very enjoyable movie, particularly so in 3D.  Particularly so in Imax 3D if that's an option.  Shakespeare it ain't, but it's a good time.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 01:50:14 AM »

Plus Neytiri's hot.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 01:58:26 AM »

Yes, it's amazing.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 03:28:57 AM »

Just got back seeing it a second time in 3D. I convinced my wife to go with me this time. I wasn't sure what she would think of it. Turns out she liked out even more than I did.

Definitely go see it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 04:34:23 AM »

Abso-frikin-lutely.

I can't wait to see it again.
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM »

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 06:43:15 PM »

Quote from: iloveplywood on January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.

I can't tell, are you being serious or sarcastic here? If you're being serious... are you serious? You think stuff got in the way of the story of Avatar?
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2010, 06:53:13 PM »

Quote from: iloveplywood on January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.

I have poor eyesight that my spectacles only partly correct. I've never had much luck adding the red/blue acetate 3D glasses to that situation -- they don't work very well either on top of or underneath my specs. So I'm reluctant to pay a premium for a 3D movie. Yet, this one gets such raves...is the 3D process noticeably different than the technologies of a few years ago, or would I be battling my weak eyes and shoddy glasses through the whole thing? I've never found 3D to be more than a distraction.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 07:04:02 PM »

Yes. See it in 3D.
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 11:30:29 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on January 09, 2010, 06:53:13 PM

Quote from: iloveplywood on January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.

I have poor eyesight that my spectacles only partly correct. I've never had much luck adding the red/blue acetate 3D glasses to that situation -- they don't work very well either on top of or underneath my specs. So I'm reluctant to pay a premium for a 3D movie. Yet, this one gets such raves...is the 3D process noticeably different than the technologies of a few years ago, or would I be battling my weak eyes and shoddy glasses through the whole thing? I've never found 3D to be more than a distraction.

The polarized glasses fit comfortably over my regular glasses and it didn't take me too long to get used to them...and I was very, very tired when I saw the movie.

Glad we saw it in 3d.
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2010, 12:24:36 AM »

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on January 09, 2010, 11:30:29 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 09, 2010, 06:53:13 PM

Quote from: iloveplywood on January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.

I have poor eyesight that my spectacles only partly correct. I've never had much luck adding the red/blue acetate 3D glasses to that situation -- they don't work very well either on top of or underneath my specs. So I'm reluctant to pay a premium for a 3D movie. Yet, this one gets such raves...is the 3D process noticeably different than the technologies of a few years ago, or would I be battling my weak eyes and shoddy glasses through the whole thing? I've never found 3D to be more than a distraction.

The polarized glasses fit comfortably over my regular glasses and it didn't take me too long to get used to them...and I was very, very tired when I saw the movie.

Glad we saw it in 3d.

As noted, the polarized glasses now are totally different than the crap paper red/blue ones you're thinking of, and they are sized with the larger ones made so they can go over glasses for people that need to wear them. Go. This is not your Daddy's 3D.  icon_cool
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2010, 02:05:01 AM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 10, 2010, 12:24:36 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on January 09, 2010, 11:30:29 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 09, 2010, 06:53:13 PM

Quote from: iloveplywood on January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.

I have poor eyesight that my spectacles only partly correct. I've never had much luck adding the red/blue acetate 3D glasses to that situation -- they don't work very well either on top of or underneath my specs. So I'm reluctant to pay a premium for a 3D movie. Yet, this one gets such raves...is the 3D process noticeably different than the technologies of a few years ago, or would I be battling my weak eyes and shoddy glasses through the whole thing? I've never found 3D to be more than a distraction.

The polarized glasses fit comfortably over my regular glasses and it didn't take me too long to get used to them...and I was very, very tired when I saw the movie.

Glad we saw it in 3d.

As noted, the polarized glasses now are totally different than the crap paper red/blue ones you're thinking of, and they are sized with the larger ones made so they can go over glasses for people that need to wear them. Go. This is not your Daddy's 3D.  icon_cool

Ironrod's daddy's 3d would look more like this:



...except carved out of rock.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2010, 02:11:17 AM »

Go see it. And see it in 3d.
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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2010, 03:24:04 AM »

Well that settles it. i want to go and in 3D. But wont have the money till next month. i hope it sticks around somewhere near me in 3D.
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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2010, 05:25:51 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on January 10, 2010, 02:05:01 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 10, 2010, 12:24:36 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on January 09, 2010, 11:30:29 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 09, 2010, 06:53:13 PM

Quote from: iloveplywood on January 09, 2010, 05:29:15 PM

I'd see it in 2D.  I think all the effects get in the way of the story.  But that's just me, I'm a story guy.

I have poor eyesight that my spectacles only partly correct. I've never had much luck adding the red/blue acetate 3D glasses to that situation -- they don't work very well either on top of or underneath my specs. So I'm reluctant to pay a premium for a 3D movie. Yet, this one gets such raves...is the 3D process noticeably different than the technologies of a few years ago, or would I be battling my weak eyes and shoddy glasses through the whole thing? I've never found 3D to be more than a distraction.

The polarized glasses fit comfortably over my regular glasses and it didn't take me too long to get used to them...and I was very, very tired when I saw the movie.

Glad we saw it in 3d.

As noted, the polarized glasses now are totally different than the crap paper red/blue ones you're thinking of, and they are sized with the larger ones made so they can go over glasses for people that need to wear them. Go. This is not your Daddy's 3D.  icon_cool

Ironrod's daddy's 3d would look more like this:



...except carved out of rock.  icon_biggrin

My parents really did have a stereopticon like that. I had a Viewmaster.

OK, I'm convinced to give this movie a try if/when the state pays our health insurance reimbursement claim. 
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