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que
12-25-2009, 02:05 AM
you all knew it was coming sooner or later. well here it is. the avatar thread.

i saw it. in IMAX 3D. hate to say it, but one of the best movie experiences i've ever had in my entire life. i was wary when spielberg said it was the best movie he's seen since the original star wars, but this movie lived up to the hype. if i had to sum up in one word, i was "spellbound" the entire time. if you get the chance, see it in 3D, and see it in IMAX 3D. you won't regret it

anyone see it? in 3d?

hughesfan4life
12-25-2009, 01:51 PM
:)awesome film!!.anyone that goes to see it won'tbe dissapointed!

Mark
12-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Good movie, seen it in 3D. I give it a 8.5 not as good as transformers or Iron Man.

Maglorius
12-28-2009, 04:28 PM
After seeing this movie, I want all movies to be in 3D. I wasn't really impressed with the story line though. He basically took the old western story and added a lot of awesome special affects. Avatar meets Dances with Wolves.

Miss Foxy
12-28-2009, 05:19 PM
It looks so boring.. I guess I will go watch it since ya'll are giving it good feedback..

hughesfan4life
12-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Good movie, seen it in 3D. I give it a 8.5 not as good as transformers or Iron Man.:)i agree mark!.enjoyedthefilm,but way prefer transformers!

philips4
12-29-2009, 12:49 AM
Great movie! I thought it was better than Transformers, well the second one at least! They are coming out with an Iron Man 2....:happydancing:

Mark
12-29-2009, 01:22 AM
It looks so boring.. I guess I will go watch it since ya'll are giving it good feedback..

Boring....what???

Mark
12-29-2009, 01:24 AM
Great movie! I thought it was better than Transformers, well the second one at least! They are coming out with an Iron Man 2....:happydancing:

Are you the woman in this picture of yours? tranformers 2 was better than the 1st one. Silly women.

Mark
12-29-2009, 01:26 AM
It looks so boring.. I guess I will go watch it since ya'll are giving it good feedback..

Why are you commenting if you haven't even seen the movie?

philips4
12-29-2009, 02:29 AM
Are you the woman in this picture of yours? tranformers 2 was better than the 1st one. Silly women.

Of course its not me in the picture, I googled strange women whom I have never met to be my stand-in with Matt. Silly man.:tongue0011:

Second one was better?! Hmmmm .... I'm thinking NO .... you boys had Meagan Fox to stare at, we get a bunch of machines and a scrawy boy .... added to over-kill battle scenes. Good movie I'll give ya' but I liked Avatar better

Mark
12-29-2009, 02:33 AM
Of course its not me in the picture, I googled strange women whom I have never met to be my stand-in with Matt. Silly man.:tongue0011:

Second one was better?! Hmmmm .... I'm thinking NO

I hate to say that you are wrong... no I dont.

Look at number 9 and 21.


1. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
2. The Dark Knight (2008) $533,316,061
3. Star Wars (1977) $460,935,665
4. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
5. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459
6. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) $423,032,628
8. Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375
9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) $402,076,689
10. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) $380,262,555
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $377,019,252
12. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $373,377,893
13. The Passion of the Christ (2004) $370,270,943
14. Jurassic Park (1993) $356,784,000
15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $340,478,898
16. Finding Nemo (2003) $339,714,367
17. Spider-Man 3 (2007) $336,530,303
18. Forrest Gump (1994) $329,691,196
19. The Lion King (1994) $328,423,001
20. Shrek the Third (2007) $320,706,665
21. Transformers (2007) $318,759,914
22. Iron Man (2008) $318,298,180
23. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $317,557,891
24. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) $317,011,114

philips4
12-29-2009, 02:37 AM
I didn't say what one made more money, I'm just saying what I like. There are ton of chic flicks out there that made millions that I would rather dig my eyes out w/ a spoon than spend money on.....oh, that brings back bad memories of my last chick flick I saw ....Driving Miss Daisy.....kill me now

Mark
12-29-2009, 02:44 AM
I didn't say what one made more money, I'm just saying what I like.

Now you say it what I like

I thought you said. Second one was better?! Hmmmm .... I'm thinking NO ....

philips4
12-29-2009, 02:51 AM
Now you say it what I like

I thought you said. Second one was better?! Hmmmm .... I'm thinking NO ....


Them is fightin words boy...ha ha ha, its all just semantics .... okay, how is this Its what I like, and IN MY OPINION the second one was better ...... bottom line, action movie=good movie (even if its not as good as Avatar!) :wink:

Mark
12-29-2009, 02:56 AM
:wink:Them is fightin words boy...ha ha ha, its all just semantics .... okay, how is this Its what I like, and IN MY OPINION the second one was better ...... bottom line, action movie=good movie (even if its not as good as Avatar!) :wink:

:wink::wink::wink: ok

TENNESSEAN
12-29-2009, 03:02 AM
Finding nemo was better than transformers:laugh:

philips4
12-29-2009, 05:24 AM
Finding nemo was better than transformers:laugh:

You know Mark will think Finding Nemo 2 will be better than Finding Nemo 1, but, in my opinion, he will be wrong! :happy0198:

Miss Foxy
12-29-2009, 01:54 PM
Why are you commenting if you haven't even seen the movie?
Because I knew some smarty pants (YOU) would say something...:laugh: Gotcha!

Crisco
12-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Transformers 2 was way better.

You could actually see the robots moving and fighting eachother.


It was also much more about the Robots then the first one which is what it should be.

Maglorius
12-29-2009, 04:33 PM
Transformers 2 was way better.

You could actually see the robots moving and fighting eachother.


It was also much more about the Robots then the first one which is what it should be.

So the transforming terminator chick with the long tongue made sense to you and fit in the whole story and realm of Transformers. Seriously they just about ruined the whole thing with Transformers 2

Twinsmama
12-30-2009, 02:43 PM
Gosh where have I been? I haven't seen either of the Transformers or Avatar. Still haven't watched Star Wars either. I think someone gave one of the kids Transformers for Christmas maybe watch it this week. We're going on a little trip and we'll be in the car for a while. Sounds like I may need to get Transformers 2 also.

billwilliams70
12-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the recommendation que, I was wondering about doing the whole IMAX thing, might have to give it a shot.

And a big thank you to Mark as well....for recommending the movie not for getting the thread hijacked by a wake boarding MMA fghter stalker chick. :wink: Although I have yet to see Transformers 2.

Later.
you all knew it was coming sooner or later. well here it is. the avatar thread.

i saw it. in IMAX 3D. hate to say it, but one of the best movie experiences i've ever had in my entire life. i was wary when spielberg said it was the best movie he's seen since the original star wars, but this movie lived up to the hype. if i had to sum up in one word, i was "spellbound" the entire time. if you get the chance, see it in 3D, and see it in IMAX 3D. you won't regret it

anyone see it? in 3d?

philips4
12-30-2009, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the recommendation que, I was wondering about doing the whole IMAX thing, might have to give it a shot.

And a big thank you to Mark as well....for recommending the movie not for getting the thread hijacked by a wake boarding MMA fghter stalker chick. :wink: Although I have yet to see Transformers 2.

Later.

Hey....whatcha talkin' about hijacked, I was just saying....wait, like you can talk, you haven't even seen the movie!:tongue0011:

Jonlion
01-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Transformers 2 was a horrible film!

The original cartoon film is and will always be the best.

billwilliams70
01-03-2010, 08:09 PM
Hey....whatcha talkin' about hijacked, I was just saying....wait, like you can talk, you haven't even seen the movie!:tongue0011:
Yeah, hijacked silly.

Later.

TENNESSEAN
01-03-2010, 10:06 PM
I saw it. it sucked:Whistle:

billwilliams70
01-03-2010, 10:12 PM
I saw it. it sucked:Whistle:
What? Avatar or Transformers 2?

:laugh:

Later.

TENNESSEAN
01-04-2010, 01:45 AM
Both:)

Chuck
01-04-2010, 04:01 AM
I saw Avatar in IMAX/3D tonight and it was....... ok.

The animation and 3D were pretty amazing... the storyline was weak and very predictable.

If you're curious about the 3D or enjoy great animation I would see it but as a movie overall.... you could wait for video.

Vizion
01-08-2010, 12:40 AM
The animation and 3D were pretty amazing... the storyline was weak and very predictable. I agree - the story itself wasn't that bad, but it was FULL of CLICHES and was VERY predictable.

The story couldn't stand on its own (very well) without the CG.

In other words, leave your brain at home, and you'll enjoy it! :wink:

Adia
01-30-2010, 03:32 AM
I enjoyed Avatar, but agree with Chuck, the storyline was weaksauce. At the middle, I told my parents I could save them an hour and tell them what happened next...mega predictable.

County Mike
01-30-2010, 12:06 PM
Kelli and I saw it last night. Great movie for the eyes and imagination. Storyline was basically Pocohontus with the natives putting up a better fight.

We liked it though, because we can enjoy mindless entertainment just for the sake of being entertained. Makes me want to use black lights at the next Halloween party for that cool glow effect that was everywhere in the movie.

DonnaMaria
02-02-2010, 01:02 AM
I saw it yesterday and I thought the movie was fantastic! Really beautiful! The story line reminded me of "Dances With Wolves"

My girls thought that the female lead was obviously based on a Sicilian woman.......not for our physical prowess or our athletic ability but rather because the princess in the story did a lot of stomping around, screaming and slapping!:laugh: In fact my girls said that they have heard me sound EXACTLY like Neytiri……:Whistle::ashamed: I thought that was pretty funny.......

MattHughesRocks
02-05-2010, 12:43 AM
I finally saw the movie today.I'm not a big movie person, not ll that into "special effects" movies...this was the best movie ever made.Everyone needs to go see it!

surveyorshawn
02-11-2010, 12:22 AM
I saw it twice. I was really good!

MattHughesRocks
02-11-2010, 05:45 AM
I'd kill for one of those blue or green colored flying dragons!

I saw it twice. I was really good!

bradwright
02-11-2010, 12:56 PM
I finally saw the movie today.I'm not a big movie person, not ll that into "special effects" movies...this was the best movie ever made.Everyone needs to go see it!

you say your not all that into "special effects" and you went to see Avatar ?:huh:
were you mad at yourself over something and this was your punishment ?:unsure-1::laugh:

billwilliams70
02-12-2010, 06:24 PM
Today I heard Avatar described as "Dances With Wolves" in space.

I still haven't seen it yet.

Later.

TENNESSEAN
02-13-2010, 02:06 AM
Today I heard Avatar described as "Dances With Wolves" in space.

I still haven't seen it yet.

Later.

i would agree

MattHughesRocks
02-13-2010, 02:38 AM
A ridiculous amount of people told me I had to see it.Glad I did! Still want a blue/green flying dragon, like really really bad:laugh:

you say your not all that into "special effects" and you went to see Avatar ?:huh:
were you mad at yourself over something and this was your punishment ?:unsure-1::laugh:

bradwright
02-13-2010, 04:53 PM
A ridiculous amount of people told me I had to see it.Glad I did! Still want a blue/green flying dragon, like really really bad:laugh:

I haven't seen the movie yet but i'm pretty sure those blue/green flying dragons aren't real......sorry:sad:,
but i just thought someone should tell you before you actually go out and try to buy one,
that could have been a bit on the embarrassing side.:wink:

VCURamFan
02-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Here were my two biggest problems with the movie:

I'm sick & tired of being made to feel guilty for what my ancestors did 200-400yrs ago
I hated the underlying (sp?) premise that if you join the military, you come out damaged either physically (i.e. Jake) or psychologically (the Col. & the rest of the "Come Get Some!!!!" boys)
Those are some stereotypes I could really do without.

All that being said, here's how it should have ended!! :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXraSkgssFk

Black Mamba
02-14-2010, 12:00 AM
I agree with the second one. But the first one is a little iffy in my books.

I'm taking an American Indian history class, and no the professor isn't teaching us to feel sorry for them. He's doing a fantastic job of teaching both sides. However, today, I just got back from the Barona Indian Reservation. And to see just that small part of land is theirs, knowing that the entire Lakeside county used to be theirs is pretty f-up. In my humble opinion, no one got messed over worse in history than the American Indian. Yes, the Holocaust is very close second, and Slavery can run a very close third. But what was done to these people, is lack for a better term: mucked up.

And I know, there were some tribes who were vicious. I'm not blinded to that part. But the US has never honored a treaty with the Natives, States have tried to for example make it illegal for Natives not to move from state to state (Standing Bear Decision), certain parts of the US such as The Black Hills of the Dakota are still in debate as to who really owns the land ( Sioux or the Government), some presidents had little or crappy Native American concepts/laws....I can go on and on from I've learned about in the last month of class.

I'm not saying we should feel guilty. But to sit back and think that people should forget about what happened? No, I don't agree with that. I really recommend going to a reservation not for the casinos, but to absorb the history of the people. It's a very humbling and surreal experience.

VCURamFan
02-15-2010, 04:22 AM
I agree with the second one. But the first one is a little iffy in my books.

I'm taking an American Indian history class, and no the professor isn't teaching us to feel sorry for them. He's doing a fantastic job of teaching both sides. However, today, I just got back from the Barona Indian Reservation. And to see just that small part of land is theirs, knowing that the entire Lakeside county used to be theirs is pretty f-up. In my humble opinion, no one got messed over worse in history than the American Indian. Yes, the Holocaust is very close second, and Slavery can run a very close third. But what was done to these people, is lack for a better term: mucked up.

And I know, there were some tribes who were vicious. I'm not blinded to that part. But the US has never honored a treaty with the Natives, States have tried to for example make it illegal for Natives not to move from state to state (Standing Bear Decision), certain parts of the US such as The Black Hills of the Dakota are still in debate as to who really owns the land ( Sioux or the Government), some presidents had little or crappy Native American concepts/laws....I can go on and on from I've learned about in the last month of class.

I'm not saying we should feel guilty. But to sit back and think that people should forget about what happened? No, I don't agree with that. I really recommend going to a reservation not for the casinos, but to absorb the history of the people. It's a very humbling and surreal experience.
This.

I didn't make the horrible mistakes that my forefathers did, so I don't need to be made to feel guilty for it. What I do need is to be taught honestly about the situation so I can make my own decisions about how to react to the situation. If we need to do X, Y & Z to help them, then give me intelligent arguments for & against each so I can chose for myself. Don't go all passive-aggressive & try to guilt-trip me into doing what you want. I hate being manipulated like that & my gut reaction is to out0right rebel against whatever it is you're trying to get me to do.

Example: going green. It's a fantastic thing to do & I want to do everything I can to help. But when I get yelled at for daring to drive a car made in the 90s with relatively little "Green" tech, it makes me wanna go buy a Hummer.

CAMPO
02-15-2010, 01:44 PM
you all knew it was coming sooner or later. well here it is. the avatar thread.

i saw it. in IMAX 3D. hate to say it, but one of the best movie experiences i've ever had in my entire life. i was wary when spielberg said it was the best movie he's seen since the original star wars, but this movie lived up to the hype. if i had to sum up in one word, i was "spellbound" the entire time. if you get the chance, see it in 3D, and see it in IMAX 3D. you won't regret it

anyone see it? in 3d?

I finally saw it this weekend - SOOOO GOOD!!! I enjoyed it so much! And, I'm not much into long movies but this was very well done & didn't seem long at all, so when it was over, I thought "wow..." Definitely recommend it!!!!!!!!!

flo
03-01-2010, 05:05 AM
Here were my two biggest problems with the movie:

I'm sick & tired of being made to feel guilty for what my ancestors did 200-400yrs ago
I hated the underlying (sp?) premise that if you join the military, you come out damaged either physically (i.e. Jake) or psychologically (the Col. & the rest of the "Come Get Some!!!!" boys)
Those are some stereotypes I could really do without.

All that being said, here's how it should have ended!! :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXraSkgssFk

Word and word. We just saw it today in IMAX3D. Visually awesome, great breakthrough technology.

LMAO at the "ending"! :laugh:

flo
03-01-2010, 05:18 AM
In my humble opinion, no one got messed over worse in history than the American Indian. Yes, the Holocaust is very close second, and Slavery can run a very close third. But what was done to these people, is lack for a better term: mucked up.


Around 11 million people died in the Holocaust. Stalin's repressions and resulting famine, approx. 20 million. Mao killed ~ 40 million.

I can understand that you are very rightly affected by the suffering that took place in our own country but, as a place in history, it pales in comparison to these numbers.

And it's just my opinion too, I don't want to step on any toes here. I have a very close friend whose father was a survivor of Kristallnacht and ultimately saved by kindertransport.

NateR
03-01-2010, 06:02 PM
Around 11 million people died in the Holocaust. Stalin's repressions and resulting famine, approx. 20 million. Mao killed ~ 40 million.

I can understand that you are very rightly affected by the suffering that took place in our own country but, as a place in history, it pales in comparison to these numbers.

And it's just my opinion too, I don't want to step on any toes here. I have a very close friend whose father was a survivor of Kristallnacht and ultimately saved by kindertransport.

Excellent point. The only reason people think that the Indians have been the most oppressed is because of the modern revisionist-historical accounts of those days.

The Jews have been the most oppressed group of people in all of human history. Considering what they've gone through over the last 3500 years, just the fact that any of them are still alive today is nothing short of a Divine miracle.

County Mike
03-01-2010, 06:39 PM
The Jews have been the most oppressed group of people in all of human history.

And yet, you don't see them holding their hands out as if someone owes them because of what happened to their relatives. THAT is why so many Jewish people are successful. They work hard and EARN a living instead of waiting for someone to give it to them.

logrus
03-01-2010, 07:19 PM
The cartoon is better, but this was not bad either.

NateR
05-13-2010, 01:37 AM
I saw it for the first time when it came out on DVD. I give it 2 stars out 5.

It definitely worked hard to beat the audience over the head with it's anti-military/anti-capitalism themes while simultaneously promoting an environmental-extremist world view along with goddess worship.

The only thing that really makes it watchable are the visual effects, but even those are less than impressive, since the Navi aliens move a little too smoothly and weightlessly to be completely convincing. The only thing really groundbreaking about the visuals is simply the number of CG elements on the screen at the same time. But I think Lord of the Rings still trumps Avatar there and LOTR at least had a compelling story and interesting characters to captivate audiences.

NateR
05-13-2010, 01:40 AM
And yet, you don't see them holding their hands out as if someone owes them because of what happened to their relatives. THAT is why so many Jewish people are successful. They work hard and EARN a living instead of waiting for someone to give it to them.

Exactly, when the Jews were denied access to banks and hospitals in the US, they didn't whine and complain or petition Congress about it, they simply built their own banks and hospitals. Now those institutions are some of the most successful in the nation.

That's how you're supposed to handle oppression. :laugh:

VCURamFan
05-13-2010, 11:38 AM
I saw it for the first time when it came out on DVD. I give it 2 stars out 5.

It definitely worked hard to beat the audience over the head with it's anti-military/anti-capitalism themes while simultaneously promoting an environmental-extremist world view along with goddess worship.

The only thing that really makes it watchable are the visual effects, but even those are less than impressive, since the Navi aliens move a little too smoothly and weightlessly to be completely convincing. The only thing really groundbreaking about the visuals is simply the number of CG elements on the screen at the same time. But I think Lord of the Rings still trumps Avatar there and LOTR at least had a compelling story and interesting characters to captivate audiences.I agree 100%. I will never watch this movie on DVD because, in my mind, the only redeeming quality was seeing it in IMAX 3D. Unless I get an IMAX 3D projector in my house, I see no reason to own this film.