Monday, December 14, 2009
Not in Kansas Anymore
December 18, 2009
Discover Mills AMC
AVATAR in 3-D
Well, this is it kids. Some fourteen years and $300 million in the making. The controversial trailers, the comic-con footage, James Cameron's return to movie making after TITANIC. Rapturous applause. Almost diabolically stupid internet comments.
It all erupts Thursday night. Or Friday morning. Take your pick.
The critics have spoken. 45 reviews. 92% at Rotten Tomatoes. Most love it. Some call it groundbreaking. A few call it cliched. All say it is unlike anything ever seen by human eyeballs. Roger Ebert said sitting down to watch AVATAR was like sitting down to watch STAR WARS in 1977. One thing is for sure - movie making is going to change forever after this weekend.
And as IGN pointed out, ten minutes in and this baby pretty much silences whatever little critic you have camping out behind your eyes and between your ears. This is as close to visiting another planet as most of us will get. No doubt many will want to purchase tickets to Pandora the minute they get out of the theater.
This is mythic.
As IGN also pointed out, the odd thing is - less than a week to go, and the general public seems to have little to no idea what this movie is going to do for cinema, or what it's even about.
Too high concept for general audiences, perhaps?
I guess we'll see.
P.S. No, it wasn't. 3-D Movie. 1-D script. Yep, I called this one wrong kids. Oops.
P.P.S. Actually, it was pretty awesome the second time. Who knew?