Jan 16, 2010

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Holy (spoiler free) shit!

Well... yeah thats about it. Holy shit. It has been a while since I have seen a movie that has done everything so... prefect WELL! Sound design? Check! Solid story? Check! Use every single frame? Check! Set design?  Double check!

I also want to complement Avatar for getting people to care about characters that were clearly not human. This is a feat in of itself, as people are scared of what is different. Sure that is one of the many morals in a heavy moral cannon, but it is a welcome refresh to hear people care about something that isn't human... and not a cartoon.

The 3D aspect of the film didn't hurt either. I actually feel it helped bring the film alive, especially with all of the unique plants and animals. And Cameron really shows he knows his craft with the camera work, using the 3D to supplement simple camera techniques like focus and movement, instead of outright us 3D as an after thought.

I do plan on going to see Avatar in 3D again in IMAX, because hot damn, this is in my top 5 best movies of all time.