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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Avatar, the movie

I haven't blogged in quite a while. I apologize to any readers that come here either for discussion or to learn something. I have (for better or worse) been summoned to jury duty here in the U.S. For those that are unfamiliar, in the U.S. anybody that registers a vehicle or registers to vote will eventually be called upon to do their civic duty. Jury duty is a process where you might be selected by a lawyer to serve as one of the jurors on a case that is tried in court with a Judge and jury. I not only was summoned for duty, but I was also selected to be on the actual jury. During this time, we're asked to have as little interaction with the 'real' world as is possible, and to never talk about the case. Now that it is over, after 2 whole trying weeks, I can feel more comfortable blogging and such.

This post is going to be a review of a movie I saw this past Christmas Eve (Dec 24th), called Avatar. Most people in the world now should have at least heard of it since it cost over 240 million US dollars to produce, and another 140 million dollars was spent marketing it. Those figures may even be higher in reality. What can I say about it?

Simply Incredible!!!!!!

This has to be one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen, period. Not since the epic Lord of the Rings movies have I felt so enthralled, emotional, and pulled into a movie as deeply as this. I also should mention I saw it in 3D. They offer it in 3D and regular formats. I think seeing it in 3D was even more impressive. I could go on and on about this movie, but I won't. I will see it again for sure. My fiance and I were completely stunned with the movies grand scope and awesome graphics and environment. You completely forget that what you are looking at most of the time does NOT exist! It is graphics! The characters are realistic, and believable.

Again, this is easily in my top 10 movies I have ever seen, and I recommend it as highly as I can.

Please feel free to drop a comment on this. P.S.- I have read all the critic articles about how this movie has an underlying theme such as anti-American, anti-African native, feminist, non-feminist, anti-human, you name it. Sure, there are many themes here that pull on your emotions, but please see the move for what it is first, and then delve deeply into your own subliminal interpretations afterward. One thing is for sure, it makes me think about human irresponsibility and greed and the slow destruction of our own planet...and to this most of us are guilty.


  1. <...human irresponsibility and greed...>

    Then throw away your computer and walk to work, resources aplenty were consumed for both.

  2. Did I also mention that this movie made me think about human naivety and stupidity? Show me how you're doing your part before you make assumptions about myself.

    I'd bet a year's salary that I've done more to help reduce resource use and help the environment at large than your entire family has.

    I welcome all commentary, but some people need to think a bit more before they suggest I throw away my computer. Why should I? So I can consume trees upon trees worth of written and typed information? And get rid of my car...as I telecommute?