I don't know if we'll get a chance to see this in the theaters or not, but I sort of want to after all the reviews and positive word I've been seeing/hearing lately about how cool it looks. I have to admit, a couple of months ago, I was sort of thinking it might bomb, but it sounds like it is heading towards being the #1 movie of 2009 now, eventually passing Transformers.
I'll echo the "good ole days" comment about movies/movie theaters. Granted, I'm not complaining about getting more spiffy blockbusters each summer, but there was something cool about the "big" movies playing for months on end when we were kids. A month or two back I was finishing up the "Making of Star Wars" book, and it was neat reading how long Star Wars was in theaters back then. I sometimes think that is another reason why kids today, at least for the most part, won't be "tomorrow's collectors". I think we have a lot more attachment to movies (and shows) from our youth, because many of them were the biggest thing for the entire year (or longer). These days, you could be way into a movie one month - but the next month (or even within weeks) there could be something bigger and flashier hitting the theaters that makes you forget about it. I don't know that today's 8-10 year olds will be tracking down Clone Wars figures on ebay some day, but I could be wrong (and that also adds to the question of why I'm buying those CW figures
). Anyways, that's another topic, but I am really surprised with how well Avatar has done.