Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Ok, so I finally watched it

Last night I settled down on the sofa (it was my day off I hasten to add) and watched "Avatar". Technically brilliant, remarkably envisaged, and the storyline good, though it did ring bells with "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee", albeit with a different outcome. Maybe what I enjoyed most were the visuals. Clearly filmed with 3D in mind, with lots of depth to each shot, the imagining of Pandora and its flora and fauna was stunning. Floating islands are not new - I recall them from the cover of a Pan Sci-fi paperback from the 60's - but to actually get amongst them and see detail was excellent. I've purposely waited for the media hype to die down, but IMHO it deserves all its accolades.

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