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Just got back from Avatar in 3D...

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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:14 AM
I got back a little while ago from seeing the midnight showing of Avatar 3D, and it was absolutely mind blowing. This movie marks the first where the CGI characters (at most times) looked 100% real. I actually got creeped out a few times and at one point I got the chills when I realized I was seeing the future of movies: Live actors will be a thing of the past. James Cameron demanded and delivered believable CGI faces. Also, the 3D was visually stunning and the world you are immersed in is so inviting. You wish you could live there.

This is a current "event" because this is a ground breaking movie. It is the first to truly cross into the new frontier. The story was at times heart breaking, uplifting, exciting, tense, and romantic, but by far the visuals were (no pun intended) out of this world.

Words are failing me to describe what I just went through. It was an experience I will never forget. This kind of movie only happens 2 or 3 times in your life. It was like a dream that I didn't want to end. I'm totally going to go see it again at least 2 more times. Just, wow.

[edit on 18-12-2009 by harrytuttle]

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:16 AM
What realistic faces? The aliens? They looked 3D.

The humans were genuine actors ... weren't they?

I also cannot say that I was anywhere near as blown away as you were. Just a standard movie with some cool special effects. The one thing that I will say about the movie is that it really draws you in and the whole 3D glasses thing did make me think I was on Pandora

Other than that ... just standard with some horrible hollywood cheesy lines. When are hollywood going to realise that cheesy lines are vulgar?

[edit on 18-12-2009 by george_gaz]

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:21 AM
reply to post by george_gaz

We must have watched different movies, because I'm with the OP on this one. Absolutely incredible film, totally blew me away. Enchanting and very relevant to the times.

Definitely NOT a standard movie!

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:22 AM
reply to post by george_gaz

Well, I believe (but can't be certain) that the human characters were always real. But with the Na'vi (aliens), it was almost like you were seeing a real human face that was in make up, you know what I mean? The lips, the eyes, the facial expressions, everything except the fact that they looked alien seemed totally real. The textures, the light, the material (clothes, hair) seemed totally real, not a little bit real, I mean COMPLETELY REAL.

Then I had to remind myself that what I was seeing was 100% computer generated - it wasn't an actor. It's like what they say in the Matrix, it can't be explained, you have to see it for yourself. Just make sure it's 3D.

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:28 AM
reply to post by george_gaz

I guess you just added to your comment that you actually saw the movie and you weren't impressed. Well, all I can say is I feel sorry for you that you missed out on the amazing experience I had (and everyone in my party of 4 had). There was an energy in the theater too - everyone was talking about how impressed they were out loud.

Wow, I'm glad I'm not you! lol I really had a great time and experienced something that blew me away.

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:33 AM
i'm not surprised you couldn't tell the difference. considering how airbrushed, plastic and shallow hollywood is, you have to wonder if there is any tangible difference.

looks like it's a good movie though, i'm looking forward to seeing it.

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:34 AM
I'm going to see the film later today after sleep and work.

I am so excited, it has truly been a good long while since I have bin so anxious to see a movie!!

I have not felt like this since Matrix Reloaded!!

Nice thread by the way!

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:40 AM
reply to post by harrytuttle

Trust me ... you wish you were me

On a less jovial note ...

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the "experience" (I attended the world premiere in Leicester Square, London, the whole shabang, speech from Cameron etc. meet and greet etc. everyone applauding and all of that jazz) and as mentioned the effects were great. I cannot say, hand on heart, that those aliens looked real.
It was good 3D work, great work and I see the angle that you are coming at.

As for the rest of the film well the message was clear but the whole romeo juliet thing was whack.

Also ... what is with the whole tree of life crap thing just turned it into esoteric hippy gnostic knowledge.


When the tree of life thing lets Ripley (Sigourney) die but saves the dude with no legs. That whole death scene with Grace was absolutely pointless.

Also, there were parts that were laughable. The sex scene. I mean come on. The cheesy Hollywood lines also ruined parts of the movie and made it laughable (and a comedy is not what I wanted to get out of the movie).

I did think that the story realistically represented the Colonel of the Armed Forces (and they might act in such a situation) but also the "Corporation" and its greed.

[edit on 18-12-2009 by george_gaz]

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:15 AM
reply to post by harrytuttle

They still used human actors for the Aliens, you know. They used an advanced form of motion capture that managed to grab every facial expression and subtle movement of the actors playing the aliens. It wasn't "100% CGI" in the slightest.

To me, the story seems very bland and relies soley on the special effects to distract you from this, like many other "groundbreaking" films of the past, such as ID4.

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:30 AM
I havent seen it yet but I'm looking forward to it.

I'm wondering about the Real/CGI split...watching the previews, I wonder if the audience sees real world video while the main character is human, than the audience perception is changed to CGI after the main character changes into avatar?

Well, I'll find out this weekend...

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:48 AM
I'm actually really excited for you all to see it, it takes alot for me to like or even bother with a film, but it was just amazing, in every sense of the word!


posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 08:10 AM
I loved this film.

I am always very suspicious of films but this film made me feel warm inside!

I would like to know how this film rewrote history or added to the mind control agenda if at all?

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 10:39 PM
OK i saw Avatar last night......Awesome!!!

I really hope this movie does well in the box office so they will make the sequels they want too.

Get your buts out there and watch this movie!!

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:49 AM
Yep, saw the 3D today
Loved it

However as i was watching it I couldn't help but feel ashamed to be part of the human race.

Anyone else feel like that?

We could learn alot from the Navi and how they respect all forms of life
All we care about is profit and we don't mind being fooled by war-profiteers

If we ever make contact of the first kind with aliens we will be the bad guy, not them

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:00 AM
aww man,

I never really go to movies, but this is one I am planning on going to..
but man.. you guys are really gettiing me excited to see it now!!

if it wasnt 3 am I would probably go now after reading your posts. haha

apologies in advance for coming silly question..
but i really never do go to these things....

im assuming they just give you the 3d glasses right?

thanks, great reviews! your enthusiasm is niice!!

However as i was watching it I couldn't help but feel ashamed to be part of the human race.

i fully understand that.
i feel that for/about us often..

we will learn though.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:13 AM
I saw the film and I recommend everyone to go see it, at the very least to prove that good science fiction and expensive 3d effects are worth doing.

The story though was extremely predictable, and filled with new age cliche's. Yeah OK primitives good, whites bad, worshipping earth mother wholesome, materialism bad, corporations evil, paganism good, America evil, pagans good, technology bad, living with no clothes in dangerous rain forest good, etc. etc.

I even got caught up for a moment with the rythmic swaying of the half naked blue smurfs worshiping their earth goddess in the form of a tree. Even cooler the tree is interconnected with all the other trees on the planet, but then I remembered that I am to worship the creator, not debase myself by worshiping merely that which has been created.

For those conspiracy minded, the 3D effects can be quite mind altering. What a fantastic new tool for the elite. How easy it would be to mold your thought processes into the desired mold. You find yourself wishing you could be in this fantasy world and wishing you had the guts to risk your life every few minutes jumping off of cliffs and landing on random reptiles or flora etc. I am sure it would very exhilarating and life affirming, until the giant cat lizard had you for lunch.

I could easily see an impressionable youth seeing this and deciding to go native or to join the communist underground or to follow whatever corporate or political or even satanic spiritual subliminal message has been imprinted on his helpless unprepared mind.

Oh yeah and don't forget to go 3D with this one.

[edit on 20-12-2009 by SevenThunders]

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 10:24 AM
Everyone whom I have spoken to thus far has said they can't really put into words about the movie. Okay you guys and gals got me convinced. 10$, you were going for beer but I think you shall be retasked.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:56 PM
Im going to watch it tomorrow at the imax (H) assuming i can get in cause its snowed loads here XD

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:08 PM
I'm watching it right now.

Comments to follow in a few hours.

[edit on 20-12-2009 by watcher73]

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:14 PM
i just watched it few mins ago, 3D. Epic.. an evolutionary step in our lives in many senses, both technologically as well as consciously. In my opinion, this is all part of the transition of ages... its happening.

A 'better' life does exist.. i just watched it.


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