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wainuitech
20-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Whos seen it and what did you think ??

Just got back from seeing the 3D version.

The brother inlaw is one of the soldiers , saw him a couple of times. He told us how they actually did the effects-- Awesome :thumbs:

Cant beat movie theatre sound.

plod
20-12-2009, 05:49 PM
Where in the Hutt is it been shown in 3d? son went to it on friday at skycity but no 3d at his session

gary67
20-12-2009, 05:53 PM
3d in Nelson as well as 2d

wainuitech
20-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Westfield / Sky city - had two choices - normal 2D or 3D both the 2.00 and 5Pm today are sold out.

Only got tickets because the brother inlaw was in it :thumbs: Glad I did though - not to shabby ( the film not the brother inlaw :lol: )

josh2200
20-12-2009, 06:02 PM
I saw it in 2D, Best movie of 2009 i reckon.
Really enjoyed it.

Metla
20-12-2009, 06:08 PM
I'll go see it when the hype dies down.

Or perhaps wait for the DVD.




meh....Decision made, I'll wait for the DVD.

wainuitech
20-12-2009, 06:31 PM
Yeah was ten of us go in all, $18 / per ticket for adults, not to sure on kids prices - 3 of them.

josh2200
20-12-2009, 08:51 PM
Ticket prices are getting a tad expensive now, there pretty much half the price of the dvd.
$13.50 seeing im a student, and the 3D movies are $18. it goes up every year.

Trev
20-12-2009, 09:51 PM
Have the game.
:)

supersi
20-12-2009, 10:34 PM
Visually it is stunning and groundbreaking, the 3-d and CGI was incredible. However the other elements which make a truly great movie are missing.

Plot - It's really 'Dances with avatars', but predictable and unchallenging,
clumsy plot-devices to articulate characters roles and agenda's could have been shown and not told better with a decent script. Instead you get video-blogs for those too thick to work out what is going on in the movie. Cameron could have spent a few $$$'s on hiring decent writers, but oh no the nerd had to write it all himself. Bad idea. I guess that would have meant being little less a control-freak.

Characters - James Cameron is a tech-genius, but his asperbergic grasp on characters see's him fall-back on recycling Aliens & Terminator archetypes.

Timing - It's too long, length isn't a problem when you require time to incorporate complexity and nuance into a story but there is none of this.

--Wolf--
20-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Saw it in 3d on Thursday. Don't know how all of you got it for $18, mine was $19.50.

Was pretty good, not the best movie ever as some are saying. To me it was just Dances With Wolves meets Star Wars. Was too long, too many boring bits and not enough action, and when there was action it was mostly just the same crap, big bird meets big gunship, blue dude meets soldier.

But other than that, compared to other crap movies that have been coming out lately (I'm looking at you 2012) it was a good film.

Way too much hype though.

Titanic was better however.

(imo)

johcar
21-12-2009, 08:55 AM
Did you have to wear the stupid-looking coloured-lensed cardboard glasses for the 3D version?

wratterus
21-12-2009, 09:35 AM
I'm going to see it on Tuesday night I think, in 3D, really looking forward to it!, ;)

--Wolf--
21-12-2009, 10:25 AM
The glasses have improved a lot.

Plain black plastic glasses with clear lenses (though they must have something inside them)

wainuitech
21-12-2009, 11:52 AM
The glasses have improved a lot.

Plain black plastic glasses with clear lenses (though they must have something inside them)

Yeah the glasses are a 100% improvement, after a while I didn't even really notice having them on, and they worked a LOT better as well.

Trev
21-12-2009, 11:58 AM
The only movie I have seen in 3D was one of the Jaws movies. In one of the scenes a diver fires at speargun at the audience, you could of sworn the spear was going to hit you. Everyone yelled out.
:)

Renmoo
21-12-2009, 12:08 PM
Yeah the glasses are a 100% improvement, after a while I didn't even really notice having them on, and they worked a LOT better as well.
Can they be worn over corrective glasses?

--Wolf--
21-12-2009, 12:55 PM
Don't see why not.

And Trev, there is nothing that really jumps out at you in this (that I can remember anyway). Which I actually quite liked. Older 3d movies relied on "jumping out at the audience" moments, whereas Avatar just creates a whole 3d atmosphere without overdoing it.

Gobe1
21-12-2009, 01:42 PM
No 3d in New Plymouth :(, still gonna go to it though, cant wait (actually will wait till cheap arse tuesday and a few weeks till the crowds die down....LOL)

wainuitech
21-12-2009, 01:58 PM
Can they be worn over corrective glasses? SWMBO wears glasses and she wore them OK - Mind you one of her eyes is not so good, so she doesn't always get the full 3D effect.

Strommer
21-12-2009, 06:50 PM
Avatar - saw it last night. Amazing. Even SWMBO liked it.
Sure, you can find fault with it (as with anything) but I did not expect a complex story or characters with depth. The visual effects and music were superb. A whole new level of CGI.


Can they be worn over corrective glasses?

Yes but I found it annoying since light came in the sides causing reflection on my specs. Maybe it was the design of the theatre. Was not with Avatar but with Up (a dud flick imo).

Queensgate Sky City Cinema has Avatar in 3D.





meh....Decision made, I'll wait for the DVD.


Nah - gotta see it on the big screen.

paulw
21-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Anyone seen it in Imax 3D yet??

password
23-12-2009, 01:08 AM
I drove down from whangarei to see it at queen st, amazing!!! IMAX in 3d just blew my mind away!!! Loved the movie, best of 2009 I think. A very good job done... Imfact i'm going to go see it again tomorrow up here.... I would love to live in Pandora, awesome place!! :D

Trev
23-12-2009, 08:25 AM
You can virtually, buy the game.
:)