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    Fell asleep after the ridiculous mating scene. Didn't want to kill anymore brain cells following the formulaic, crappy plot. Even the Thai wife was commenting on how childish the script was. The special effects were top notch, however. It was the same issue with Titanic. Great special effects for the time, but a screenplay written for 12 year olds. We had just seen Hurt Locker and District 9 a few days before we saw Avatar, so maybe our expectations were too high going in.


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    does 3D really makes it an unforgettable experience ? I find this hard to believe,
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    Not sure about unforgivable or even possibly unforgettable, but after seeing it in 2D and then 3D, the 3D experience was much more vivid... The 3D effects are not like anything you've seen before using legacy 3D technology...

    The storyline is dated and predictable, but from a pure escapism perspective, it's like stepping into a live-action 3D comic book for 3 hours...
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    Butterfly,

    I think if you're comparing it with the old red/green cardboard lenses type movies of yesteryear, it's understandable that you can't really get your head around the concept.

    In answer, it is as giant a leap in technology as Pixar were when they revolutionised animation.

    Yes, it is that visually immersive and stunning.

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    Everyone goes on about predictable plot, basic plot etc... Exactly what would have been a better one?

    In my opinion it was a classic formula, good vs bad - it's message was not original but I didn't go in to see it expecting to watch The Usual Suspects with blue people.

    Take it for what it is - a good movie that will please most people and that caters for all, hence it's success. Obviously you can't please everybody, but I personally could appreciate the obvious detail, passion and love that had gone into this from the director regardless of the budget.

    Incidentally, when is it's last IMAX showing at Paragon?

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    Bugger, I think it might have finished at the IMAX. Can find any listings for it on MovieSeer.

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    Seen it last week in KL in 3D. Absolute ball bighter off a script and brilliant graphics.
    Had this little fella freaking out every time something flew out of the screen, funny as fok. Well worth a look and must remember that its only entertainment so just sit back and enjoy it.
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    will need to give it a try then, soon

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    Saw it in 3D today. Enjoyed it overall, moreso for the visuals but the kids enjoyed it.The 12 year old did mention Pochahontas in the taxi on the way home. I haven't seen it so I can't comment.Worth 1000 THB and 3 hours of my time?....yeah I'd say so.

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    ^ where ?

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    Anybody besides me who has a motion sickness problem?

    My stomach was quite queasy afterwards.

    But well worth it despite the little problem.

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    Saw it in 3D as well. Loved it. Visually impressive. I thought the plot was predictable, but aren't they always. Nice way to spend a few hours though.

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    ^^^ SFX Emporium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Saw it in 3D today. Enjoyed it overall, moreso for the visuals but the kids enjoyed it.The 12 year old did mention Pochahontas in the taxi on the way home. I haven't seen it so I can't comment.Worth 1000 THB and 3 hours of my time?....yeah I'd say so.
    That is one astute 12-year-old.

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    finally got to see it, I was surprised it was still playing in 3D at the Emporium

    well despite all the negative comments about the story, I really liked it, it was well put together, of course it was predictable, but it was done properly and the actors were ace so that went down quite well.

    Strangely not too impressed by the special effects, the beginning scenes floating in the spaceship in 3D was much better. When it becomes a cartoon, it's harder to see. A lot of it seemed to be 2D actually, with a few characters in 3D

    a lot of nice action scenes, story good, but classic, and nice ending.

    That girl in her bikini was quite hot, nice ass, surprised it wasn't censored

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    ^ The blue bitch? ...yeah, I'd do her.

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    she thinks your a twat though!

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    AVATAR Achieves The Highest Worldwide Gross of All Time with $1.84 Billion

    For some time now, its been a foregone conclusion that Avatar would surpass Titanic to become the highest grossing film of all time worldwide. Now it’s official, as The Hollywood Reporter puts the technological wonder at an estimated global total of $1.8437 billion, just ahead of Titanic’s worldwide total of $1,843,201,268. Domestically, Avatar is still about $48 million behind Titanic’s astounding $600.8 million pull more than a decade ago, but that record will likely fall before month’s end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib
    For some time now, its been a foregone conclusion that Avatar would surpass Titanic to become the highest grossing film of all time worldwide.
    It's not that surprising that Avatar beat the overseas record since Titanic only got halfway across.

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    It's not that surprising that Avatar beat the overseas record since Titanic only got halfway across.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    Everyone goes on about predictable plot, basic plot etc... Exactly what would have been a better one?

    In my opinion it was a classic formula, good vs bad - it's message was not original but I didn't go in to see it expecting to watch The Usual Suspects with blue people.
    It just dawned on me why I hated the storyline so much. The movie was a "Dances with Wolves" ripoff with a bunch of giant smurfs instead of Native Americans.

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    It just dawned on me why I hated the storyline so much. The movie was a "Dances with Wolves" ripoff with a bunch of giant smurfs instead of Native Americans.

    blah blah blah Pocahontas blah blah



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    'Avatar,' 'The Hurt Locker' lead Oscar nominations (AP) - The 82nd Annual Academy Awards® - Yahoo! Movies

    Looks like hot blue alien chicks are the ticket to ride into the Academy Awards this year...

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow.

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    Finally got round to watching this one last night at home on a large flatscreen.
    All I can say is :

    Graphics 10/10
    Storyline, acting 1/10

    As some have mentioned on here before it was a complete rip-off from Dances with Wolves. A pile of shite imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Seen it last week in KL in 3D. Absolute ball bighter off a script and brilliant graphics.
    Had this little fella freaking out every time something flew out of the screen, funny as fok. Well worth a look and must remember that its only entertainment so just sit back and enjoy it.

    So, take your medicine like a good boy - tastes like shite but it'll do you good...?

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