Dances With Na’vi


Last night, Sarah and I enjoyed a lovely dinner just the two of us so that we could spend some time talking before I fly back to LA today. My whirlwind trip is practically over so I’m glad I had the chance to hang out with Sarah one on one before I leave. We grabbed a bite to eat at Bahama Breeze and then went to see Avatar in IMAX 3D:

I’m sure you’ve heard many good things about Avatar so I’m really just joining the chorus here. The movie is really spectacular. In IMAX 3D, you are totally sucked into the world that James Cameron has created. Truth be told, I was more impressed with the 3D of Beowulf but this film really made the movie seem … real. The FX were flawless … FLAWLESS and the story, altho told many times before, is a very compelling one. It did take me about an hour to “get into” the film. The Na’vi people looked too much like Zoobilee Zoo to me while the animal life on Pandora looked like evolved Pokémon monsters. But you really do warm up to the FX and then BAM! get sucked in. By the end of the film, I was literally cheering out loud. The final battle scene reminded me a lot of the battle scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (ie. Ewoks vs. Empire) which is prolly why I loved it so much. I am NOT a fan of Titanic, not by any stretch of the imagination but I’m a big fan of Avatar. James Cameron is a great storyteller, yes, but it’s the marriage of special effects and storytelling that really make this movie great. If you have the chance, see this movie in IMAX 3D — you won’t be sorry!

After the jump, check out a few fun pics that Sarah and I snapped at the movie theater last night …

We had a blast, as we tend to do. It was so much fun being home this weekend. That said, I’m really looking forward to going home to the warmth of SoCal. I’ll be comin’ atcha from the Left Coast tomorrow ;)

  • Jerika

    After a day of reading amusing negative reviews, I forgot that people actually liked it.

  • Ama

    I really didn’t think I would like this movie, but I liked it- a lot more then I could have imagined.

    But you know that other guy(sorry forgot his name ^^; ), who was an avatar too and knew their language(He had been studying it) when he first spoke their language and was still in his human form. It kind of reminded me of those stereotypical geeks who create their own language to talk to one another.

    But lucky you, I only got to see it in regular 3D :( oh well, the movie is still good either way. :D

  • spacegirl

    OMG Zoobilee Zoo!!?? I had totally forgot about this show, watched it all the time when I was a kid! Good god, it’s pretty awful.

  • Nicola

    I thought Avatar was absolutely stunning, and I only saw the 2D version at a standard cinema. Me and my friends really want to go back and see the 3D version.


    You don’t like Titanic, Trent?! I love that movie! I thought it was amazing and truly timeless. That’s just me, though. I still want to see this movie, dammit.

  • -ohmy-

    I saw the movie last night – I really enjoyed it although the story line was a little predictable. The 3D Effects are so amazing that for the 3D aspect alone it’s worth the price of admission!

  • Devon

    It didn’t hurt the story how Ubercute Sam Worthington was…and I didn’t know how I felt about Alien romance and sex…it was…awkward….

  • Hmm I might see this in standard 2d cinema because I did not enjoy the 3d experience. Did not enjoy the story, too. Sam was cute, though. :) Love the lit-up plants, too. haha


  • J

    Wow.. James Cameron is probably the greatest Director of our time. Of corse i will give honorary mentions to the marvellous Peter Jackson, Clint Eastwood and Steven Speilberg among MANY others.
    But think about it, he has been the creator of so many wonderful, epic and memorable films. He made Aliens better than the original, created what would become Terminator. Gave a shot and succeeded at a comedy/action flick with romance (True Lies), told the story of the most successful movie made, Titanic and even gave a shot at a TV Series (Dark Angel).

    I understand not everyone likes Titanic and they don’t have to. But i think Trent and others, you should at least appreciate and respect Cameron for making the film so darn bloody EPIC but not getting lost in that moment and to keep the romance of Jack and Rose intact. It does drag on, but Kate and Leo are so wonderful together it makes up for it.

    After watching Avatar I have come to realize just how legendary James Cameron is. I knew he was there but also knew there was something missing and Avatar makes up for this. I HOPE that this wins Best Picture at the Oscars but i have a feeling they are going to pull the whole, ‘This movie was so successful, expensive and epic and we haven’t gave a film like that an award in years’ route. And something like An Education or Precious will win.

  • Im glad Im not the only one who didnt like titanic, I want one of those chipmunks!

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I saw it in 3D and it was amazing! The story was so palable with current events going on. The visual was stunning. I thought that movie was very good! GASP, how can you NOT LIKE TITANTIC!!! AHHHHHHH

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    Oops, that would be Palpable.

  • judy

    i liked it better the first time when it was called Pocahontas.

  • Dan

    I was reluctant to see it at first, but then I saw it- it was really good!