The “Avatar” Experience
I’m thirty-years old and in the year twenty-ten I finally experienced 3D in a movie theater! My wife was more in shock about it than you.
I’m glad to say that I’ve contributed to the blockbuster movie sales of James Cameron’s Avatar and experienced yet another great Tim Burton masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland. Two great movies and two totally different 3D experiences. Come; see me banter on about the “avatar experience” and the twisted add-on to a timeless classic.
James Cameron’s Avatar
The wife and I finally saw this ground-breaking movie. The movie was released December 10, 2009 and we saw it January 24, 2010. We were concerned that the movie would be pulled from the movie theater because it’s been out for so long. Boy were we wrong. The movie has already made billions of dollars world-wide. When we arrive at the IMAX Theater with only minutes to showtime, to our surprise, the movie was sold out! We ended up getting tickets for the regular theater viewing (still in 3D).
This was my first ever 3D experience. I realized that I’m very fortunate to have my first experience be Avatar and not any of the other movies using the quirky 3D effects. Overall; I had a great time. People rag on about the story not being so deep and twisted, but I thought it was well played. I think Jame’s purpose was to not overwhelm people since the visual effects of the movie would already do that.
It took me a while for my eyes to adjust to the subtle 3D effects. After I got comfortable, I really lost myself into what was going on. Sure I could narrate the hero’s every move, but that’s just a product of us being so used to complex storyline.
Alice in Wonderland
The story in this movie is awesome! I loved the fact that they weren’t retelling “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland.” The cast was well done and I will certainly buy this movie when it’s available in BluRay. The only thing I could have done without was the 3D effects. It actually took me out of the movie, the 3D effects kind of got in my way.
I’m too tired to really post a long drawn-out synopsis of both of these movies. Avatar is basically the model for doing a movie in 3D and Alice in Wonderland is not, plain and simple.