I enjoyed Avatar, but we didn't see the point in paying the extra for the 3D version (especially since it doesn't work for the gf). I reckon the first half of the movie is better than the second though.
Just watched "Bandits" on IPlayer. Was really good actually. some very good twists and turns in it. I didn't even mind the romance bits of the film. Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton worked very well together.
I'd put this as my best movie of 2009 (IB), not that I actually saw many movies last year, but this was the one which had the most impact on me. I'd mostly ignored Tarantino for too long, and subsequently forgotten how violent his movies tend to be. I wasn't prepared for IB- by the time I'd left the cinema I was all shook up. Shockingly good flick.
I haven't seen Fern Gully, but I hear it's almost a direct lift from there...
Agreed, a very good film, but the ending was badly done IMO. (Swimming pool scene.) If you want me to go into detail I'll have to watch the end again to make any sense, and I can't be bothered. But I could think of many better ways to do it.
Took me 2 years to watch this! (New year's eve-new year's day. ) Best film I've seen in a long time, possibly my favourite film. Something about it tickled me up just right. Utterly, astoundingly beautiful, dark and horrific. Please, please watch it.
The way that Avatar was being talked about, including among people in my computer graphics course, you got the impression that the movie was going to change the world or something. I had actually heard or seen little about the actual movie until the first trailer was released, but my imagination had it built up as a film coming very much out of left field, with revolutionary technology and a whole new angle on story telling and aesthetics. When I finally got around to seeing the trailer, I thought that all of the human characters (ie, the whole film) were CG. It looked really great but didn't quite match up to the enigma I'd built in my imagination. After seeing the movie, I thought that if this was Cameron doing something really different, then I'd hate to see the result of him going over old territory. In short, a very entertaining movie but no revolution. The 3D was great but there are even game cinematics being produced these days which look almost as good. Almost.
(i'll concede that maybe as I didn't see the film in the intended stereoscopic 3D I was missing out on something. I've seen a number of recent movies in 3D lately so I'm not sure if I would have experienced much added novelty, but I might go again as a curiosity anyway to see if I'm wrong about that ).
edit: I saw Moon the other night. Imo it offered a far more poignant and interesting take on corporate greed/corruption and unhinged morality than either Avatar or District 9.
Give me a break, that's not normal opinion, call me crazy, but when someone says Jessica Alba is ugly that's not an 'opinion', that is plain and simple rubish, crazy talk.
Ok to say that you feel the film is cliched or something, but 'annoyed'??! COMEE ONN! Can anyone be annoyed by this film?
What irritates me is that people are totally missing the point of this film, it's a one of a kind adventure, almost a dream, that only CGI graphics can give you, there are no real dragons and you can't place a camera on them, there are angles in that jungle that no camera or camera man in the world can acomplish. Instead of people respecting this opurtunity to 'dive' into this imaginary world, they fu*king keep bringing up the 'story' and what not.. This is James Cameroon, if he wanted it, he could of made a better dialog and scenario then both Terminators (and i wouldn't mind if he did offcourse), but that's not the point of the movie..
This films purpose is to make you feel like you've been on a different planet, in 'first person' and did it sucedeed in that.. and it's an obvious mockery of Bush, and America in general.. ok, it's not a first time someone does that, but this is Cameroon's version and the man sure did deserved the right to make his version. He actually transfered his dream about Pandora (he did dreamt it, like he did Terminator) on the big screen and it looks spectacular..
Tastes vary from person to person, there's no disputing this.
There's a difference between a special effects reel and a film. A film (at least a traditional Hollywood film) requires a functional story, and critiquing that story is fair game.
I don't buy it. He's reportedly been working on the movie for more than 15 years, and yes, that includes the script. It's also the first of his big movies that he's written himself (sole writing credit). Something tells me this fact is not unrelated to the generic/disappointing story that resulted. Dude's a great director, but maybe he should leave the writing to someone else.
I'll buy that, even if the different planet displayed a certain lack of imagination.
I'd disagree on this. The armed forces on Pandora are mercenaries--perhaps ex-USMC or US Army, but they're not representative of the US as a country. If anything the movie is about corporate greed, not nationalistic concerns.
(Note: I say all this as someone who saw the movie twice and thoroughly got his money's worth.)
unless you can find a cinema that uses dolby 3d (unlikely) i think you watched the better version
those polarisers take away rather a lot of the colour brilliance
i think moon was rather lacking on the fiction part of the scifi thing
i dont mean that it was missing something what i mean is that the idea was almost too believeable too real too much like something youd expect any of todays fortune 500s to do
also i personally wanted to know more about the blade runner esque 3 year replicant killswitch which sadly wasnt explored in the storyline at all beyond estrablishing that the health of all clones past an present deteriorated quickly after 3 years
oh and a friend keeps complaining how the outside scenes look nothing like the real moon... i guess hes right although i dont remember them that well to have an oppinion
Praise goes to the artistic crew and CGI team that probably actually did all the hard work. The film looked fantastic. No one can deny this. But Boris you are on a forum that promotes a product that is ALL about style over substance.
Avatar was just a director's wankfest IMO. Nothing more nothing less. It was NFS with Gran Turismo graphics. Every 5 minutes I can imagine the director sitting there thinking 'I'm so ****ing good'.
The story was just one big '**** you' at America. It was so shallow and patronising. Mind you Cameron kinda spurts his load with all the glorious destruction at the end of the film. Peple get annoyed at Avatar in the same way people ON THIS FORUM get annoyed when you see people saying Gran Turismo and Forza are the height of simulation racing.
Some of us Boris can see through the thinly designed plots and poor scripting. Just compare it to Moose's 'note worthy film' Gran Turino - a film that tackles the concept of being American in a much more thought provoking way. That's a proper film
Again, you've missed the point. They DO represent US army and US governement. He clearly says in one line "They were soldiers on earth, but here they are mercenaries".. or something like that. It's an obvious represantation of US army and human kind in general... and that Bush'es line "We fight terror with terror"..
If there wasn't for the i*iotic liners like "i didn't signed up for this sh*t" and similiar, the script would've been perfect for this kind of film. The story just works for a film like this, which doesn't need a "you must see me 10 times to get the message" indie, 'smart' kind of story..
There are just epic scenes where you genuinely feel disgusted (and reminded) for beeing a human beeing. Those scenes where everything burns, and you have a slow motion frame of that beautifull horse running all on fire, and an explosion that anihilites them.. Film just made me pi**ed off on myself, and on people even more and it totally placed me on that planet, everything else just didn't matter, he could've said "THIS ISS SPARTAAA" for all i cared..