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Avatar: Taffy Smurfs vs. Col. Gargamel!

I went into this movie with extremely low expectations. The company paid for us all to take a field trip to see it, so hyped on free popcorn and Cherry Coke, it’s safe to say I was in the mood for a fun sci-fi adventure.

This movie’s a blast. It really should have come out during the summer.

Now, yes, some things just make no sense. A metal called “unobtainium?” That’s code for “We’re not even trying.” The “flux” makes mountains float, but the people and machines moving around on them are held down just fine? The movie’s final resolution is also heavily telegraphed.

But. But. But. BUT!

It’s so very pretty, especially in 3D. The combat sequences are astounding. And the colonel who is apparently half-Terminator? Fantastic in a drill sergeant-gone-Ahab sorta way.

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  1. December 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Cool comments Wes. I think unobtainium was meant to be a joke so you are right – it was another way of saying we can’t use kryptonite so why bother.

    I also thought Giovanni Ribisi was far too much of a lightweight to be assigned the role of a heavy.

    For the rest of my comments, have a look at my review here:
    http://jmmnewaov2.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/avatar/

    jmm

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