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Siobhan
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Posted - 01/25/2010 :  23:56:02  Show Profile Send Siobhan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you get the chance see "Avatar" on the IMAX. It may not be the most original story (Unobtainium? Really?? Is that the most creative name Cameron came up with???), but the imagery is gorgeous. The planet is truly beautiful. The creatures vibrant and frightening in some cases. I REALLY enjoyed the ride even though I did end up in tears several times.

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diricawl
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Posted - 01/26/2010 :  08:07:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He didn't even come up with that name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtanium

The film I liked, despite its many, many flaws. I will say that John Boorman's The Emerald Forest made roughly the same point at about 1 percent the budget. Unfortunately I have no depth perception, so the whole concept of 3D is lost on me.

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

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Siobhan
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Posted - 01/26/2010 :  10:51:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of my friends from tai chi has the same problem. She said she felt really bad after all the 3D.

Now that I read that wiki article, I seem to recall hearing that before somewhere. Still, I think Cameron should have come up with something original since it is a solid concrete object in his world, not just a theoretical something or other. I love that we have a whole set of terms with varying meanings for items we don't have. Wishalloy and handwavium! Hee hee hee! I'm imagining a serious engineering development meeting/presentation where an engineer has to come up and present his latest brainstorm and he comes up with an unobtainium gerter that holds up a skin of wishalloy coated in a handwavium gel simply because he has a raging hangover and is out of ideas.

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Theowyn
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Posted - 01/28/2010 :  13:35:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought the movie was gorgeous and I didn't even see it in 3D. But yes, the story was absolutely cliche. In fact, I almost passed entirely because of that. I am glad I saw it, but I'm also glad I didn't pay the higher price for 3D or IMAX.

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