That being said, going to see Avatar tonight. I'll report back.
Just got back from the theater.
I want my $11 back.
Edited by ekluise, 31 December 2009 - 04:53 PM.
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A mentioned in the other movie thread that this year was one of my favorite as far as movies goes. Avatar is at the top of my all time favorite movies. If it wasn't for Star Trek being released earlier in the year then Avatar would be my favorite of the year.
I heard lots of people talk about how the plot line was sort of empty and you had to see it in 3-D to get the true experience out of it and I couldn't agree more that you needed to see it in 3-D to get the true experience, but I think the story line was so rich that you constantly wanted to see and learn more about the characters.
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Anyways, the reason the story sucks is because he wrote it 15 years ago and only started filming it 4 years ago. I'm sure if he could have brought it out back then the story wouldn't be getting bashed so bad.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:47 PM
i stand corrected. i forgot about this fact, i shouldn't bash thestory so hard then. i'm sure avatar will win some sort of "best graphics" award anyhow.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:30 AM
See, I thought that the storyline was generic and uninspired
Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:29 PM
So what? Is it against the rules to use a concept that has been done before but do it better?
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:52 PM
There was some sort of deal about this movie being to close to a book Call Me Joe.
Disabled Army guy learns to like his new blue-huminoid alien self.
But yeah. I really enjoyed the movie, in my top 5 of the year.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:58 AM
Many people are calling for Avatar to be in the running for best picture, primarily because it grossed so much money and popularity should win out over content. I haven't seen the movie so I can't attest to its content or lack thereof (can only go by what my boyfriend and others have said), but I guess I'm one of those movie snobs who thinks a best picture movie should be something almost timeless, or will speak to future generations about what our generation was all about.
I think it is pretty much a guaranteed winner for visual effects.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:25 PM
Yeah I know, I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand it sucks to watch and hear "and the winner is....Le Lapin Triste Sans Des Pieds!" and you're like, WTF movie is that? On the other hand, I wish people had higher standards in life. We tend to reward mediocrity too often because it's easy. Some people view movies as a place to turn off their brains for a couple hours, others view it as an impetus to think about the larger things in life.
I love to watch Bones, but even if it was the #1 most-watched show in the history of television should it win an Emmy? Heck no, it's not a very good show.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:58 PM
Speaking of Avatar's storyline... I found this on a different forum. Thought it was hilarious and dead-on:
Oh, slight spoiler to plotline..Spoiler
Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:12 PM
I guarantee it will not win Best Picture. Since the academy doubled the nomination ballot from 5 to 10 for best picture, it will be nominated for it. That I have zero doubt in my mind, and I would shocked if it wasn't. Really the main reason they doubled it was, like you said, for more viewers. I admit I was mad when The Dark Knight wasn't nominated last year. I truly think it deserved a nomination. It had a huge box office intake sure, but it was an incredibly good movie overall. Quite a few other people were mad as well. But yeah had it been nominated, the telecast would have gained more viewers on the chance it would win (though it would not have). Hence, they doubled the ballot.
So they opened up best picture, best actress etc to more mainstream movies. The main excuse was movies like Up were shut out of the running because it was animated. So Avatar can now qualify and may win just to prove to "Average Joe Movie Goer" that the oscars aren't "elitest snobs".
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