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Friday, January 29, 2010

When Cameron was in 3-D Land...

Okay, so it’s the biggest movie in the history of movies, and yet the only constant thing I continue to hear from everyone (aside from how visually stunning it is) is that “you have to see it in 3D.” Fine, since it’s not going to be in an IMAX theater forever I might as well give in. But on the same note only 10% of the people that I’ve talked to tell me that it’s simply a good movie…probably because, simply it is not. What disturbs me about a movie like “Avatar” (without having seen it) is the obvious attempt by the filmmakers to assemble several popular socio-political themes and wrap it up in the biggest, shiniest technologically advanced package that money can buy thereby taking every calculated “lowest common denominator” elements of such films that do nothing more than draw a crowd. Now, I’m not saying everyone who likes this movie is an idiot. And yes, I understand that this is a business and I don’t have a problem with that either. I’m simply saying that when the world takes off it’s 3D glasses, they might not like what they see after all.

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  1. This is Tim. Great job on the podcast. I think in a lot of ways, Jerf is right. I think these days you just have to sit back and realize that the market is not geared for us anymore. The executives at most companies could give two shits about what we think because Joe Plumber will eat this shit up like crazy. I, like Hal, loathe the fact that we have accepted gee-whiz technology over story, but the tide turned that way when we were children and got all psyched over a tall, talking dog and a trash can that beeps while basically roaming around in a remake of Hidden Fortress. I just hope that the days of films such as No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood are not coming to an end. That is why instead of pouring your hard earned money into seeing these blockbusters, you should support the other films. Love that intro.

  2. the intro is good. It sounds like the doomsday machine staff is growing. We need to do a followup on avatar soon.