« on: February 5, 2010, 03:49 PM »
Oh come on now. Quit ripping on Titanic and Dances With Wolves. Those two movies are pretty damn good you have to admit. The only problem with them now is that they have been run into the ground by overplay. The only thing that annoyed me about Titanic was hearing that song by Celine Dion everywhere I went for an entire year. That and all the media hype they generate afterwards. I thought the acting in both were pretty decent really. I mean you got Kate Winslet in there who gets nominated every damn year. The old lady was pretty damn good to. Yeah, I even think Leo held his own for a young twenty year old at the time.
No, I know what you guys mean. Avatar certainly is not the greatest story you will ever see. Neither was Star Wars basic good vs evil with horrible dialogue. Yet it's beloved by millons 30 years later. People love to rip on these basic stories but those are the one that get butts in the seats because most everyone can relate to it in someway.
Don't be bagging on Wolves, Titanic, and Avatar just because they re-tell a story in some unique way. That's the main appeal of Avatar. He retold an old story in a newer way that quite frankly a lot of people had not seen done before. If any of you saw it in IMAX 3-D you had to impressed by the shots and lighting. If not well I don't know what to tell you. Maybe art house films are all you like now?
Honestly, some us are just showing our age a bit ripping on this one to. It's like we have all seen too many movies now and they just don't impress like they used to. It's hard for any filmmaker to wow anyone anymore. A lot of that has to do with the hammering of the special effects and sound over your head. But I really did not feel that way with Avatar. It was special effects laden of course but did not feel like it was driven into me like a spike on purpose.
Anyway, Avatar is a pretty darn good movie overall. I'd go again definately. Hell I saw The Phatom Menance enough times in the theatre and that was supposedly the stinker of all time right?