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Old 12-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #226
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So I just came back from a packed 11:50 AM screening, first thing I have to say about it is fkljglkglkg. Sorry, I'm still slobbering over how pants-shittingly awesome it was.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:29 PM   #227
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Good to hear, how was the crowd?
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #228
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They all seemed pretty engaged, either that or disinterested. Lots of stunned silence.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #229
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I went on Friday to a 3:30 pm showing (3-D) Irvine, CA
and it was about 25% full house. Not a lot extra reactions than any other 3-d film I have seen in the last couple of years. I think there was more crowd reaction at the Star Trek movie, but that was a full house, 7:30 Friday evening.

I think this film will work almost as well in 2D. How much more box office would Titanic or Terminator have done if they had been in 3-D?

The effects, CGI or whatever it is, is a big step forward.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #230
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Deep, you in SoCal??
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:43 PM   #231
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Thought you knew, I live in the OC.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #232
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I wanted to see it today, but it looks like the roads are be to dangerous.

So I'm gunna stay home and either watch Momento, Pulp Fiction or Aliens...

Which one should I pick?
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:20 PM   #233
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the one you have not seen for the longest time.

i'd go with aliens or momento (there is a bit of aliens in Avatar, man in robot machine)

i have watch PF enough already. I will have to give it some more time off.
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Good movie.
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Clearly Lance is either in shock, or it wasn't the Second Coming he was hoping for.
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I wasn't expecting a second coming. Just a technological marvel and a quality action flick. Which it was. It met all my expectations quite comfortably.
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I should also add, that although I got to the IMAX theater a good 45 minutes early I still got stuck in the very front row of the theater. Fucking awful. It was horribly uncomfortable to watch, like staring up at at a 100 ft wall trying to make out the picture. Plus I missed the first 5 minutes of the movie because it took an hour to get us all into the theater for God knows what reason... they were letting like 5 people in at a time... I have no idea what was going on. Fucking disaster of a screening.

I want to go watch the film again at a different theater some time this week for a better viewing before I really dig into it.
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I saw it last night as well. Was hoping for Imax, but had to settle for regular old theatre screen... I was absolutely blown away with the CG. I had my doubts going in, but they certainly pulled it off. The realism is like nothing I've seen before. Gollum to the nth degree (actually, Gollum looks like a puppet compared to this. No foolin'). If you didnt know any better, you'd think they were actors in make up. It was really that good. And the main Na'vi girl is super hot too. I was hoping for a nipple slip throughout the movie, but we were only treated to some side boob. I felt the 3D worked particularly well. It really does immerse you into the screen. Its not the cheap shit-floating-right-infront-of-your-face 3D either. The screen just seems to have a depth that feels extremely natural. Theres more a sense of being there in the scenes than with 2D movies. Especially the Bioluminescent forest at night scene The 3D technology doesnt seem to handle motion blur perfectly though. I noticed some jittering when people were moving quickly. but thats a minor complaint.... I dont quite understand all the negativity about the shallowness of characters. A couple might be somewhat cliche, but you'll see that in most films of this nature. Definitely nothing worse than you would find in Terminator... So ya, I loved the movie. The CG exceeded my expectations in every way. I'll be going back to see it on the Imax screen in the next couple weeks
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The CG really is photoreal 99% of the time. It's pretty jaw-dropping. Nothing else even comes within spitting distance. You nearly forget what you're watching isn't entirely live action after about 20 minutes. Same with the 3D. It's pretty perfect, even from my horrible front row perspective. Though it did take about 20 minutes for my eyes to fully adjust (and after that period I never noticed any distinct motion blur either... I'm thinking that too is merely a matter of acclimation). You absolutely forget about it, and you watch the film with all the clarity a familiarity of a 2D film, only with all the depth and immersion the stereo offers of course.
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The crowd was really into it too. There were applause when the credits started to roll
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