Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I've had this post in my head for a bit but it was the email from a friend that gave me the courage to write! You know who you are...
I have come to the conclusion that I am obviously the only person in the universe who hated Avatar. Yes, it was visually amazing but that could not sustain me through what seemed to me to be a mish mosh of a 100 other movie plots. Did whoever wrote this 'plot' really think we had never seen a movie before this one? The handsome white boy meets and falls in love with the beautiful native girl and dedicates his life to her? dances with wolves. The whole plot about how a dragon can only bond with one rider for his life; word for word out of Ergon. The crazed military guy? I was waiting for him to start yelling, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning". The brave scientist battling the uncaring corporate idiots? Way too many movies to even name.
At one point, I turned to my H and said, this is the dumbest movie I have ever seen. Not a good idea. I felt like a Cowboys fan at an Eagles game.
Not that I wasn't moved at all. I sat in a theater with the most mixed crowd I have ever seen. Blacks, whites, grandparents, young kids and teenagers all siting in complete silence for two and half hours. I never even saw anyone checking their cell phone! I was impressed with the phenomenon, the movie a lot less so. Too bad I'm all alone out here...

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1 comment:

  1. I have absolutely zero desire to see Avatar. In fact, Bruce and I tried to agree on a flick to see when he was on vacation last week of December and this was his first choice. The mere fact that it is long helped with my 'no way jose' response. We ended up seeing It's Complicated.........I had heard it was funny and that both women AND men enjoyed it. Surprisingly, I did not love it, sort of liked it and found it depressing.........go figure. I think I am the only one that was not impressed with that film. Bruce tolerated it. No comparison to the screenwriters other's films.......was expecting something just as good as As Good As it Gets, NOT!