Friday, December 17, 2010

Avatar - FINALLY!!!11!

I planned on seeing Avatar in the theater.  Nearly everyone I know who saw it recommended that I see it in 3-D.  I not only did not see it in 3-D, but I did not see it at all. 

Going to the movies isn't something that we do much of these days, not that we ever really did anyway, and we certainly weren't going to hire a sitter for four hours so we could sit quietly and ignore each other in a movie theater.  But, oh how I wanted to watch this darn movie!

Well, Avatar finally hit cable.  The hubby and I are watching it right now so I'm cutting this post short tonight.


  1. The same thing happened to us. We never make it to the theater, and one thing after another prevented Eric from getting to go see this. I saw it pop up on HBO Monday and put it on the DVR. Now it has been there all week and we still haven't watched it, excuses - we have none.

  2. I liked it very much, but my hubby wasn't much of a fan.

    Stop reading here if you don't want to see my spoiler-ish review!

    It's basically Ferngully with Dances with Wolves and Aliens thrown in to keep it interesting. As is often the case in this type of film, the villian is altogether too predictable and their evil moves are intentionally over the top to pull on your heart strings and help you identify with the protagonist. I did like it very much, but I don't get why everyone went so cuckoo over it since it's a retread of very familiar stories. Perhaps I would feel a little differently if I had seen in the theater? Somehow every movie is less impressive when seen at home instead of on the big screen.