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post #136 of 270
I got to see it at the refurbished Empire theatre in the refurbished Power & Light District in the [mostly un-refurbished] downtown of Kansas City. I sat in a real leather seat which vibrated to reinforce the bass. Awesome, but I had seen this plot template before. The website Darkroastedblend has as its latest article the fictional antecedents of this movie, one of which I had actually read many years ago. It's well worth a look.

Everyone seems to be talking about the hidden messages in the movie, but the one most folks missed is of special interest to me, that being the transfer of mind to brain. This movie makes it clear that they are not the same thing, and I have believed that for some time.

BTW, I got to see it free, yes, FREE.
post #137 of 270
Anyone seen it in both IMAX 3D and RealD? We saw it in IMAX 3D and it was very impressive. I felt like the $13.50 ticket price was fully justified. I did notice that if I tilted my head too far from vertical I got a blurry double image but just watching normally this didn't happen. This was in one of the 'fake' IMAX theaters (Gulf Point 30 in Houston). They are also showing it in RealD and 2D at the same complex but when I asked at the box office which 3D format looked better the ticket seller said IMAX was the better one. After reading all the discussion I would like to go see it in again in RealD for comparison.
post #138 of 270
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I did notice that if I tilted my head too far from vertical I got a blurry double image but just watching normally this didn't happen.
That's an Imax thing. You can move your head more watching in RealD.
post #139 of 270
James Cameron said hes going to make an Avatar Trilogy. Damn, I cant wait till the new Avatar movies are coming!
post #140 of 270
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James Cameron said hes going to make an Avatar Trilogy. Damn, I cant wait till the new Avatar movies are coming!
Will it be on the attack of the green and yellow men next? Mark my words, it'll probably end the same way the first movie did.
post #141 of 270
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Will it be on the attack of the green and yellow men next? Mark my words, it'll probably end the same way the first movie did.
Didnt bother me with Terminator 1 & 2
post #142 of 270
I just saw it yesterday. It blew me away. The thing about the visuals isn't that they're amazing, but they're believable. I never once found myself thinking that the characters were digital, which is what's really amazing. I've never seen a movie with digitally modeled characters where I wasn't distracted by them.
As for the plot...not amazing or original, but very captivating. I came in expecting a badly written movie with incredible visuals, and I was wrong.

Easily the best sci-fi/fantasy movie of 2009, if not the best overall. At least from what I've seen.

One last thing. There was really only one thing about the movie that really bothered me, and it's mostly just my failure to suspend my disbelief, but the floating mountains just really got to me. There wasn't anything wrong with it particularly, but I could not come up with any logical explanation for them. Mostly it's just me being a dork, but it really bothered me because I can't think of a way that it could be physically possible. XD
post #143 of 270
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Will it be on the attack of the green and yellow men next? Mark my words, it'll probably end the same way the first movie did.
Dont have the source, but J. Cameron said other moons around the big gas planet are going to be involved. Could be interesting.

I personally hope the next movie is going to show more information about life on Pandora itself, because thats the reason why I think Avatar is IMO the best movie ever made.
post #144 of 270
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Originally Posted by kh6idf View Post
Anyone seen it in both IMAX 3D and RealD? We saw it in IMAX 3D and it was very impressive. I felt like the $13.50 ticket price was fully justified. I did notice that if I tilted my head too far from vertical I got a blurry double image but just watching normally this didn't happen. This was in one of the 'fake' IMAX theaters (Gulf Point 30 in Houston). They are also showing it in RealD and 2D at the same complex but when I asked at the box office which 3D format looked better the ticket seller said IMAX was the better one. After reading all the discussion I would like to go see it in again in RealD for comparison.

Linear polarisation, which Imax 3d uses causes this, the light is ploarised in onbe direction only. Real D uses circulat polarisation, which reduces the off axis ghosting. Don't ask me how.. all I know is I can watch Real D without needing to keep locked on one part of the screen. It doesn't help that with the huge Imax screens you almost have to move your head around just to see it all.. and that makers the ghosting worse.

Here's a summary

What to Choose: IMAX 3D versus RealD versus Dolby 3D for 3D Movies? - 3D Vision Blog
post #145 of 270
This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The graphics were great, but I guess it just takes more for me to be interested in a movie, If I wanted great graphics I would play a video game.

No wonder people are stupid.

Did anyone find an independent clause in the script?
post #146 of 270
[QUOTE=craiglester;6261599]Linear polarisation, which Imax 3d uses causes this, the light is ploarised in onbe direction only. Real D uses circulat polarisation, which reduces the off axis ghosting. Don't ask me how.. all I know is I can watch Real D without needing to keep locked on one part of the screen. It doesn't help that with the huge Imax screens you almost have to move your head around just to see it all.. and that makers the ghosting worse.

The 'ghosting' was only noticeable when I tried to make it happen. Just watching the movie in a normal fashion, it looked perfectly fine (great, really) in 3D IMAX.
post #147 of 270
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Originally Posted by Scott_Tarlow View Post
This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The graphics were great, but I guess it just takes more for me to be interested in a movie, If I wanted great graphics I would play a video game.

No wonder people are stupid.

Did anyone find an independent clause in the script?
I’m stupid and proud of it then.
post #148 of 270
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I’m stupid and proud of it then.
Yeah, count me amongst the friggin' idiots of society, I guess.
post #149 of 270
Like moths to a flame...
post #150 of 270
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This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen...Did anyone find an independent clause in the script?
Tell me this - do you ever read just for pleasure or for enjoyment???
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