Saw Avatar today. I wasn't planning on seeing it the first day, but my son took off from work to do some shopping, and so we went.
I wasn't planning to see it in 3D the first time -- expecting I might want to see it again -- but that was the theater that was available, so we donned the glasses.
"Wow" isn't enough. "OMG" isn't enough. "Motherfucker!" comes closer.
It was amazing. Every penny Cameron spent on it is up there on the screen.
Yeah, yeah, all the ribbedy-dibbety about the plot and dances with smurfs yadda-yadda, but let me tell you that I'm a sci fi guy to the core, I love having somebody smack me in the face with that sense of wonder, I love love stories, and I will flat out tell you, you ain't never, ever seen anything like this on a movie screen.
The bar for CGI has been raised up past Jupiter. The boys and girls at WETA down in NZ should be proud of themselves -- they did good.
It will melt your eyes and blow your sensawunda out through your ears, it will astound you. I just kept shaking my head and going, "Holy shit. Look at that! Holy shit."
Whatever you might think about Jim Cameron, nobody has ever made a movie to visually touch this one. Nobody.
Go see it.