Friday, December 25, 2009
My Beloved and I celebrated Christmas Eve by going to see Avatar 3D.
It had the same effect on me as seeing the first Star Wars film when it came out: it took my breath away. I've not seen anything like it before.
The special effects are perfectly integrated with the real actors. The plot is only so-so in places and with a few real holes. I could see the ending coming from a long way off but that didn't seem to matter. What makes this film extraordinary is the beauty of the alien world and with the 3D effects you feel like you're there with them.
It's exciting and tender and sad.
A major theme is the transformation of the main character. It's also a love story but not just the love between a man and an alien: the man falls in love with the whole world. And so did I.
These pictures don't do it justice. You really must see it!