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NocturnalGuy 2010-01-04 9:40

Saw the Avatar yesterday, not IMAX but a decent sized theatre. Sure, the writing was predictable, but gosh was it ever pretty! I may just have to see it again on the huge screen.

FulanoDeTal 2010-01-04 12:48

I saw it in the IMAX and I agree, it's really cool on the huge screen. Agreed, the story wasn't the most original, but it was a very entertaining film.

Domestic Goddess 2010-01-12 19:53

PS - my SIL did CGI on that film. It was several years of her life (4). And she just did Christmas Carol, too.
We're proud to see her name in the credits!

FulanoDeTal 2010-01-13 12:16

that's awesome! I had that "dream" years ago. I even wrote to LucasFilm to get some information. I think I lost that letter though.

FulanoDeTal 2010-01-13 14:41

from Aarkies:
is your SIL company there?

kokopelli 2010-01-13 19:22

Anyone see it in 3-D? I'm curious about the glasses used. As someone who wears glasses, I wondered if the ones used are able to slip over/clip on, or not. If not, no point in me trying to catch the 3-D version...

RepoMan 2010-01-14 8:59

I have read that the glasses do fit over prescription glasses, but it might be worth a call to the specific theater.

Domestic Goddess 2010-01-14 10:33


Originally Posted by FulanoDeTal (Post 6721)
from Aarkies:
is your SIL company there?

She works for Imagemovers Digital, Which is rub by Robert Zemeckis and Disney. They were borrowed by ILM for Avatar, though. Her main job was the environments in the blue people's lair. Four years to create it, can you imagine?

davet 2010-01-19 22:41

I just saw Avatar in 3D IMAX. Okay, that was an intense experience. A good intense experience, but I am currently enjoying being in my dark, low-sensory-stimulus apartment, as my synapses are a wee bit overloaded.

DG, that's so cool that your SIL has a credit in that movie!

koko: I wear prescription glasses, and my 3D glasses were large enough to fit on top of them with no problem. (Now that I think of it, maybe they had a different size of 3D glasses for people with prescription glasses.)

Gear Jammer 2010-01-25 19:53

Just got back from finally watching Avatar. No IMAX, but did go the 3D route. Glasses are definitely far more comfortable than the old school cardboard, with colored lenses 3D glasses of the past, but I still found myself taking them off from time to time to rub, and refocus my eyes. Can't really see the 3D TV thing taking off with this. Me thinks that it'd cause early blindness were folks to watch several hours a day of 3D TV. I would like to see them make the frames wrap around the face a bit more, to avoid peripheral interference, that I noticed from the edges that stuck out nearly an inch from the sides of my eyes due to there being perfectly flat.

As far as the movie itself, very cool. The CG world was truly beautiful, and the story was very entertaining. Went through more than 2 hours of the movie before my first glance at the time, and it felt like it had been less than an hour. Can't give much better props than that for a movie, as there have been many I've seen where an hour felt like 3. Don't know that I'll go to the theater to see it again, but it's definitely on my DVD purchase list, just hope they release it as a 2 DVD set, with both the 3D, and 2D versions packaged together.

NocturnalGuy 2010-02-02 10:13

Awesome 2-part review:

texasaurus 2010-02-08 10:16

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