Being a month or two behind the rest of the world, I finally tootled off to see Avatar. My thoughts.
Wow. Visually, amazing. Wow. 3D movies, a whole new world. Avatar itself, stunning. From the jungle to the creatures to the character animation to the sci-fi to the battle scenes.
Naturally a bit cheesy, and in some places a little too obvious ("shock and awe", c'mon). The storyline wasn't bad (my missus disagrees), but let's be honest, all you need is a something *resembling* a plot to provide an excuse for all the rainforest pr0n.
In 3D. Did I mention 3D? Wow.
I could ramble on about the moral contradictions and ambiguities and the ironies-upon-ironies inherent in the 'message' of the movie, but I won't.
I walked out of the movie thinking about how movie-making has progressed in the past 10 years. By the time my son is old enough to go watch movies, what sorts of amazing things will he be taking for granted?