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Discussion in 'The Movies' started by dreadlk, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Stuart I've been thinking a lot about what you said about finding it wanting. I personally thought the movie was great, however once they introduced the characters I really fealt that it was not going to be a character driven movie. Now each of us is going to take something different and have different feelings on things but I really think this movie is a setup for something more. Unfortunately I've found that lately characters are being pushed aside for CG in action movies. While CG and action are very important in action movies some character is still needed. I have a feeling that this will continue to go on and find myself lowering expectations for movies everytime a new one comes out. I no longer get excited about new movies because 90% of the time I do I leave disappointed.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Shades228, you're absolutely right. If I'd gone in with lower expectations I would have left happier. It's just that Mr. Cameron has done some films that I did truly enjoy and I had hoped for this to be his best film. Technically speaking, it certainly is. In other regards, it's not.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    After reading all the posts in this thread and being inundated with the plethora of pr for this movie, Melissa and I decided to see it this weekend. I checked the ticket prices, $8.75 ea. $17.50..ok not too bad until I scrolled down the page..$3.00 3D upcharge for each ticket..WHAT!! Total $23.50.......no way in he$$.....We'll wait for the dvd.....I really don't care about the 3D. Why should we pay extra to see a movie the way it was intended to be seen? Avatar...see ya at BlockBuster.
     
  4. WERA689

    WERA689 Well-Known Member

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    Miami mentioned that $3 charge to me, too! And he said they had a "recycle your 3D glasses" bin at the exit. For 3 bux, I'd keep em!
     
  5. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Hmmm...might be worth it if the glasses made excellent polarized sunglasses and are fashionable. :grin:

    NAH!!!! What with the cost of some popcorn and soda, I'm not going to spend over a quarter of a hundred bucks to see a movie.
     
  6. jeffshoaf

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    I wonder if you can avoid the 3D service fee if you save your glasses and use 'em at the next 3D flick?
     
  7. dogs31

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    IMHO: The 3D was worth the extra $3.50. However, it sure beats paying $15 per person for IMAX ( I have one in my town right in the same plaza where the theater I go to is located across from it) since the matinee price for my theater is $7.00. So the total price was $10.50
     
  8. Boston_bill

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    I liked the movie but it was way too long. This was my first experience with 3D. We saw it in a crowded theater so we were in the first five rows.
    Amazing experience though.
     
  9. HIPAR

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    I haven't seen it yet but if it's all about 3D, there's substance missing. If that's the case I'm immediately at a disadvantage because I cannot see in 3D.

    --- CHAS
     
  10. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I just saw this movie.

    First, it works. The story is good. The effects are good. Definitely worth seeing.

    The problem is that perhaps I have seen too many movies in my lifetime. I continue seeing the same thing recycled over and over again.

    This movie is basically "Dances with Wolves" and "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest" all rolled into one.

    Don't get me wrong. It's well executed. This is the best use of 3D I have ever seen. Very, very well done. This is THE 3D movie to see.

    Can't wait for the sequels but I hope they follow a different path (story wise).
     
  11. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Don't worry about it. While the 3D does help make it a more immersive experience, James Cameron is a good story teller. You will still enjoy it.
     
  12. Smthkd

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    Agreed, Im looking forward to the Bluray release of this. Sorry no 3D release for me!
     
  13. dogs31

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    You gotta see it in 3D
     
  14. pfp

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    I enjoyed this movie and I definitley hear what you are saying. I came across this shortly after I saw the film and found it absolutely hilarious.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    :thats:
    Maybe you should have put that in spoiler tags. :lol:
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I saw that same writeup and laughed as well. But then again, who's got the last laugh now... Mr. Cameron picked up several awards last night including best drama.
     
  17. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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  18. Smthkd

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    Ive already seen it 2x in IMAX 3D.. Im talking about when its release on Bluray, I dont need to buy it in 3D!:)
     
  19. dogs31

    dogs31 Godfather

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    Oh my bad
     
  20. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Melissa and I saw the movie yesterday. The 3D was good but we weren't all that impressed by it, We were more impressed with the preview's 3D. Left with a headache, and the glasses. We don't have any desire to see other 3D movies.
    Melissa and I missed our pause button.
     

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