Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by Pitch Black » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:42 am

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by sidownes » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:11 am

anyone else seen this yet? I went last night and was VERY impressed. TBH it took my eyes a fair while to settle in, and the story was a bit hokey, but it goes allong at a fair old pace and looks absolutely amazing. Might have to find an imax screening to see it again
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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by julienb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:14 am

I'm very not excited by this :)

fx are a little bit like a very excessive make up: if the girl is already cute, she doesn't need make up anymore ;)

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by sidownes » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:28 am

have you seen it?
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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by julienb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:32 am

I just answered the question: I'm not excited by seeing it.

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by MacGuffin » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:52 pm

COSM wrote:Rumors are they are already producing blue fleshlights.
LMAO :lol:

this reminds me of a disturbing picture:

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by timothyallan » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:11 pm

Well I went in expecting the worse and pretty much had my socks blown off by the awesomeness of it at IMAX 3D. The bar hath been raised.

You don't even mind the plot because it's such a spectacle.

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by nuperspective » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:24 am

timothyallan wrote:Well I went in expecting the worse and pretty much had my socks blown off by the awesomeness of it at IMAX 3D. The bar hath been raised.

You don't even mind the plot because it's such a spectacle.
i second that emotion.

its massive in scale and detail. its really really impressive. it make all other mocap look like a 50's tom and jerry cartoon. the story aint bad but does lull a bit in the middle.

see it and believe it. deffo see it again.

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by Tarekith » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:29 am

Got a ticket for 9:30 AM, 3D IMAX, super stoked.
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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by anybody human » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:20 am

James Cameron was on Charlie Rose tonight, followed by critics David Denby of the New Yorker and A.O. Scott of the NY Times. These guys are gangters, not my fav (that's Margola Dargis of NYT) but these guys are huge snobs, badasses. They both totally loved it. It's got to be good.

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by nuperspective » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:59 am

here a review from a trusted source that nails my verdict.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43406

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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by davepermen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:05 am

i liked how DRM made playback impossible on the preview in some cinemas, as they "didn't got the keys for the playback".

haha. DRM fail.

well, i don't like it so far, much overhype. but, given that i think it's crap, i will be impressed once i get to see it.. if i don't expect much from a movie, then it will impress me more, obviously.

i just hate military-crap movies. so I'm a bit in fear of that. but i will most likely see it. and most likely like it.
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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by COSM » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:01 pm

I just returned and I have to say I was very impressed.

That was the first 3D movie I have been to without colored glasses, and it had some serious porn going on throughout. During the previews my eyes got sore and I thought it was stupid, but soon realized the previews crams as much candy in as they can, as with sound/light, so its much more strenuous than a whole movie. Lots of gentle subtle stuff to keep the strain down in the actual film.

As for the plot, I was also impressed, perhaps not for the story line but for the fact they made a feel good movie out of something that shouldn't naturally feel good to watch. I think it's a pretty good viral eye opener in some sense too.

I found that a lot of the movies heavily emotive scenes had been poached from real life, was pretty clever. You know those Benny Hinn crusades where he is preaching to millions in another language with a translator going sentence by sentence with him, with both of them fueling off each other? Clever shit.

I reckon see it. Blank out, reset, go along with the sop, feels good man, just don't let people see you crying to alien's being in love..
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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by Tarekith » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:59 pm

OMG.

That...


was....


awesome.


I don't even know how to describe, just so well done on so many levels. The 3D aspect blew me away, I had no idea it was going to be that good.
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Re: Is anyone else MASSIVELY excited to see Avatar?

Post by oblique strategies » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:21 pm

drako wrote:Well it's a nice way to get people into the cinemas again, worldwide.
Downloading this movie, without 3d glasses has no much use. 8)
It's a repeat of what happened in the 1950's & 60's when the movie industry was losing its audience to TV. This was the heyday of 3D, cinerama, cinemascope, etc.

This era also brought us director William Castle, who added physical elements to the experience such as having an inflatable, glow-in-the-dark skeleton whisked above the heads of moviegoers in "House On Haunted Hill", or attaching joy-buzzer like devices to the backs of theater seats for "The Tingler" so that select members of the audience would feel their backs crawling!

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