View Full Version : Finally watched Avatar...

Todd Jordan
03-22-2011, 06:40 PM
here's my review:

Meh...pretty movie...just didn't care much for it. Love, Todd

Ian Jane
03-23-2011, 08:59 AM
I more or less agree. I wanted to at least appreciate the spectacle of it but even that kind of passed me. I felt the story was predictable and heavy handed and while the acting was fine and the effects were admittedly pretty damn amazing, it didn't pull me in the way it seemed to with so many other people.

Todd Jordan
03-23-2011, 02:25 PM
that's because we are not lemmings. We like things because they appeal to us, not because we're meant to feel like we're supposed to like something. 100 bucks says that I can ask anyone on my floor if they saw Avatar and they'll tell me how great it was. I would then tell them I didn't really care much for it and they tell me I'm crazy. I hate people.

Ian Jane
03-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Many people do suck. A lot of people who have pretty similar tastes and interests to my own were pretty wowed by Avatar though. I dunno. Some people are easy to please in different ways and of course it's all subjective but I really didn't get the hype around this one.

Todd Jordan
03-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Nope, me neither. Yeah it was a visual spectacle to behold, etc etc...but was nothing more to me than a "look what we can do" movie. It wasn't a bore, just was one of those going through the motions kind of activities for me.

Let me re-phrase my hateful statement. I like persons, but I hate people.

John Gargo
03-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Yeah, this movie was pretty lame.

03-23-2011, 07:46 PM
The 3D made it for me. In fact no 3D movie since has made it for me.

Paul Casey
03-24-2011, 12:32 PM
Y'know, if people consider time a dimension, every movie is in 3-D (at least).

Ian Jane
03-24-2011, 12:43 PM
I have the Avatar XXX parody on Blu-ray. I haven't watched it yet. I'm kind of scared of it but Axel Braun's stuff is usually interesting enough that I'll get around to it eventually.

03-24-2011, 01:25 PM

Mike T
03-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Y'know...even the R!S!P! crew dissing the film doesn't make me want to see it. Wasn't it 'scope in the cinemas? And it's 16:9 on DVD & BD. Damn that Super 35 crap allowing for open-matte presentations from a 2.35 image! I still feel that seeing Once Upon a Time in Mexico in its original cinema ratio might have at least made it tolerable... :p

Ian Jane
03-26-2011, 04:01 PM
Scope or not, it's still predictable by the numbers tripe dressed up in fancy computer graphics and passed off as an important work of cinema.

Mike T
03-26-2011, 06:53 PM
Scope or not...

But I like Scope -- it makes a movie feel like a real movie (ever since TVs adopted the middle ratio, well...approximately anyway, as the difference between 1.85 and 1.78 is a virtual whisker top and bottom. Mind you, that doesn't stop some dills from trying to tell you reformatting from 1.85 to 1.78 is as criminal a blunder as 2.35 to 1.78). Scope is my friend... :sosad:

Ian Jane
03-27-2011, 11:47 AM
Don't get me wrong, scope is great, but my point was that I don't think seeing it 2.35.1 or wider would overshadow the fact that the story is predictable and goofy.

Ian Jane
04-16-2019, 09:10 AM
Michelle Yeoh has been cast in the sequel.


Mark Tolch
04-16-2019, 10:53 AM
Too bad our man in Australasia isn't around to comment.

Darcy Parker
04-16-2019, 10:01 PM
I’ve only attempted to watch this with the Rifftrax commentary, and even the I could only take 20 minutes. James Cameron is a total hack.