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Avatar: One of the best movies I've ever seen

I saw the new Avatar movie today (opening day).  It surpassed all of my expectations -- and that was when it was only half-way through.

It is rare to watch a new movie that feels so completely unique and original.  Avatar is such a movie.  Every single second is beautifully and carefully rendered.  You can feel the attention to detail at all times.

Most of all, if you choose to see Avatar, do whatever you can to see it in 3-D.  There are theaters showing it in 2-D, and some in 3-D, and being sure to see it in 3-D was a great decision.

The 3-D experience was totally immersive, and thankfully left out all the gimmicks that all other 3-D movies exhibit.  Things like jamming objects into the camera lens to make the audience jump.  To me, that takes you out of the movie, rather than helping it.  In Avatar, 3-D only makes you feel like you are a participant in the action, rather than an entertaining gimmick.

All the good reviews that you may have heard are accurate -- and maybe even understated.  Avatar is one of the best movies in years.


  • I have read most of the critics reviews and I have decided that I want to see it, too! It is playing in 3D and 3D IMAX here. I will pass on the IMAX (I get motion sickness). I am looking forward to seeing the movie.

    By Jack-C, at 12:20 AM

  • We have an IMAX here and I missed the Star Trek movie. I don't go to the movies much anymore. A good friend of mine said that the Star Trek movie in IMAX was great. I just might go to see this based on the good review you give Todd. I can't bear missing two good movies meant to be seen in that

    By joker17, at 12:28 AM

  • Sounds like a must see during the holidays!!!!!Great timing

    By Ms. Pat, at 12:34 AM

  • I have seen a few movies in IMAX (including Star Trek), and although it is a unique experience, I much prefer a good regular movie theater. The problem I have with IMAX is that in addition to the picture being warped, you have to turn your head from side to side to see everything. Even then, you still miss a lot of the action.

    By Todd, at 8:59 AM

  • I didn't see it in the movie theater, just got the DVD. Maybe it would have been better in the theater, but I was disapponited. It was just another version of Fern Gully to me.

    By tbraddock, at 2:11 PM

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