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Emily, Jillian and I went to see "Avatar" on New Year's Eve. Anything good you've heard about that movie is true, and then some -- it was awesome!

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keith5by5
Jan. 2nd, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
Looks to be a fun film.

After a pretty disappointing year film-wise (GI. Joe blew monkey chunks, Watchmen & Transformers II didn't interest me), I'm really looking forward to 2010 what with Holmes, The Road, The Book Of Eli, and Clash Of The Titans.

Now if only Eliza could get some proper work.

Anyway, Happy New Year mate!
ozma914
Jan. 3rd, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
Happy New year to you, too! Avatar is basically the story of the Native Americans meeting the first white invaders. Nothing particularly new about the plot, but the CGI work was seamless and amazing, and the action sequences top notch.
keith5by5
Jan. 3rd, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, the plot pretty much stands out from the trailers.
ozma914
Jan. 3rd, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
In addition to the Native American parallels there's some politicizing going on in the background, but I've gotten pretty good at ignoring Hollywood liberalism.
keith5by5
Jan. 3rd, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
You'd sort of have to be to watch anything from Hollyweird.
ozma914
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Exactly.
keith5by5
Jan. 2nd, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
Oh and Daybreakers of course.
cdniche
Jan. 2nd, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I want to see this movie sheerly because it seems so different from what is already out there.
ozma914
Jan. 3rd, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
The theme and basic storyline aren't really new -- just lifted from early America to a new planet -- but the characters are great, the CGI is spectacular, and the action sequences are top notch. Oh, and the music -- I'm a big fan of James Horner, who also did the scores for Titanic and Apollo 13 (among many others).
cbtreks
Jan. 2nd, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
We saw it yesterday. I loved the Real 3D effect and kept thinking of books I've loved that would look great done as movies this way. (Of course, with Hollywood's track record regarding turning books into movies, I don't know that I'd want to trust them with said books!)
ozma914
Jan. 3rd, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
Sometimes Hollywood does a book justice ... but not usually! The Twilight movies were better than the books, but they didn't have much to work with.

I saw Avatar in 2D, and I'm glad we did -- it was so realistic that I think Emily and I would have both had motion sickness problems. Maybe we'll try it on video, where we can pause it if need be!

Hm ... now that CGI is so seamless, I'd like to see my beloved Oz books get the treatment they deserve.
cbtreks
Jan. 3rd, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hm ... now that CGI is so seamless, I'd like to see my beloved Oz books get the treatment they deserve

Can Dorothy have silver slippers? (And be blonde!)
ozma914
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Dorothy had *better* be blonde, if they don't want me knocking down the studio doors!
amelia_seyroon
Jan. 2nd, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
I wasn't interested in seeing it, I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and Princess and the Frog way more. X)
ozma914
Jan. 3rd, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
Well, to each his (or her) own. I'd like to see Princess and the Frog, but I like my literary characters true to their original characterizations: from what I've seen of it Sherlock Holmes might be a great action flick, but not Holmes at all.
cbtreks
Jan. 3rd, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
That is exactly what I thought about the Robin Hood movie that was in the previews. I have absolutely no interest in seeing it - what they were showing on screen was not Robin Hood.
ozma914
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
I wonder why they don't just create a new character for these stories? Trying to get a profit bump from the name brand, I suppose.
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