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 ;)