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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have you seen it yet? WHY NOT!!??

I love movies! I enjoy everything about the experience of going to a theater and watching a good flick. The popcorn, the over sized ice cold soda, chocolate covered raisins, and let’s not forget the onion and jalapeno laden hot dog. Dolby surround sound, high back reclining theater seating, arm rests that can be raised, and a warm date with a heartbeat round out the beginnings of what promise to be another trip into the ethereal suspension of belief.

This love affair all started for me with one movie more than any other; “Star Wars”. Star Wars was a pivotal point in cinema. No science fiction movie since has been the same. Long dead are the days of a lit sparkler stuck into the south end of a northbound plastic model space ship hanging by fishing line. In fact, to this day pretty much every major motion picture that utilizes some form of special computer effect is done in whole or in part by ILM which is George Lucas’ brain child.

Like I stated earlier, I feel fortunate because I was able to experience that ground breaking film in a theater during its original release. Now my children will have the same fortunate experience of being able to watch a film that will again revolutionize the movie experience. I am speaking about the movie, “AVATAR”.

It is not my goal here to tell you the story, comment on the underlying political message, compare, contrast, or otherwise try to dazzle you with my insight into the whys and motivations of the actors, producers, or studios. Without being paid or in any way receiving any kind of recompense whatsoever, I am telling you to leave reason at home, load the kids, wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend, next door neighbor, and mailman into your preferred mode of transportation and head to the nearest theater to watch this film. The only rule that I must insist be followed is that you MUST watch this film in 3D preferably in IMAX 3D if at all possible. If not, you will have just “watched” this movie but you will have never actually “seen” it.





12 comments:

Dragonblogger said...

I saw the movie, but in 2D, I play to see it in IMAX 3D next week to compare the difference. I to think the film was amazing, one of the best ever to hit theaters and did a thorough review of it.

Glad to see you enjoyed the film.

Todd said...

From the get go, I have had zero interest in this movie. I don't see that changing, regardless of how many reviews I read. Perhaps when it is showing on TBS or USA, I'll watch it... even then, there are no guarantees.

John @ Family, Fitness and Finances said...

Hi David! I have several friends who have seen Avatar and say it was awesome! We haven't had time to check it out, yet. It's on my list though. :)

I agree 100% about Star Wars...one of my all time favorite movies.

Happy Holidays, hope you enjoy some time with your friends and family. Take care my friend. :)

Peter said...

I'm with you on this David. I have seen Avatar 10 times and counting. I feel sorry for Todd. I must admit I didn't like the trailer for this movie, but after seeing it, it's an amazing experience.

Homeless Blogger said...

Hey, I have not seen you on my blog for ages! Don't you need 300 credits???

T - Another Geek Girl said...

I haven't seen it yet. Working and working. Can't wait until I have a day off to enjoy it.

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Cool blog.

The TIMES Of everywhere said...

No,I haven't seen it and i have no interest of watching it..I'm not much into sci-fi

kotajepara said...

3D more cool than 2D....

carlo said...

I enjoyed this movie. I give it a 7.5/10. It had a good message, it was entertaining, but probably not the greatest movie ever. I might have to see it again though. I had seen Superman at the imaxx and thought the movie wasn't that good, and the 3d effects were ok. I really like the fact that this movie was 3d the entire way through.

Seema Syed said...

I have watched this movie too in IMAX, it is really amazing. Loved it very much, one of the best movies in the recent past.

Seema Syed said...

I have watched this movie too in IMAX, it is really amazing. Loved it very much, one of the best movies in the recent past.

John @ Family, Fitness and Finances said...

Hi David, since my last comment, I have seen Avatar twice! Great movie!