to desire the replica

posted on: February 28th, 2010

So after a grotesquely overindulgent burger-fest, Steve & I went to see Avatar. I don’t see many movies in the theater because my hips have been complete and apparently permanent assholes since I was a teen, but given that there is the whole “3-D” part of it, we gave it a whirl.

The story was a little hinkey in that we’ve heard it a bazillion times before (think of every “blockbuster put out in the last 10 years) though I did truly appreciate the fact that we as humans (oops, sorry, THE USA) were the asshats and the aliens were the better kind. It was a refreshing change for the norm.

So, despite the issues I had with the rehashed same old, same old story line, I have to say that the visuals, the lushness of the scenes, the sheer fucking beauty of it…….

Yeah, I loved it. I didn’t even notice it was almost three fucking hours long. Take it from a chick that has wonky hips and avoids theaters like the plague. It’s a really fucking fun ride. And how can you fault something that lets you turn around at any given time to look out to a room full of people wearing creepy Woody Allen-esque black framed glasses?

(And I TOTALLY want to be a hot blue chick running around half naked in a day-glow forest!!!!)

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suz Says:

Haven’t seen it cuz 3D gives me a migraine…but…my friend Shawn says it makes him feel ashamed to be human. I feel that most days…hope your hips are okay, and that you at least got to enjoy some yummy buttery, salty popcorn!

Stever Says:

@suz, this is not the 3D of ancient times most of us are familiar with. It’s a little more subtle so you can take it all in without sensory overload from over exaggerated 3D objects popping out of the screen.

If it still gives you a migraine then it’s still worth seeing at least once. Just the cost of admission to a splendid visual orgasm.

Julie Says:

Wow. I napped. It was better than Lunesta.

suz Says:

the cost of admission and a bottle of Tylenol…hmm…perhaps I shall take my chances! It has been several years…

I’m one of the few people who still hasn’t seen it. I keep putting it off because I don’t really care apart from the 3D thing. I may go finally this week sometime. But honestly, you are the first person out of many I’ve read/talked to etc., who “loved” it. Everyone else was like “Meh, it’s ok but it LOOKS great!” Now I need to get my own damn opinion. :)

Plus who doesn’t want a (visual) oragasm?

Also? An “oragasm” is like an orgasm except uh…origami is involved. Or something.

kim Says:

oragami orgasm? Wow! Whoever is sleeping with you better be flexible!!!
ps- the story was quite “Meh” but the visual makes it worth it.

Brian Smart Says:

Have not seen this. The boy and I watched “Tropic Thunder” on Friday night as the sisters were at a sleepover. Not a great film but it had it’s moments; Robert Downey Jr. playing the black soldier was awesome. The part when he explains to Ben Stiller that his problem with his last film “Simple Jack” was that, unlike Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hanks that Stiller went “total retard” almost made me pass a chicken wing through my nose. Kind of hard to explain to your son that “that’s not a very nice word” at that point was difficult.

kim Says:

hahahahah! I loved that part too- a ridiculous movie but I love RDJr.

Brian Smart Says:

The boy and I have been saying it to each other out of earshot of my wife since Friday.

Kirk Lazarus: “Everybody knows you never go full retard.”
Tugg Speedman: “What do you mean? ”
Kirk Lazarus: “Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, ‘Rain Man,’ look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho’. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, ‘Forrest Gump.’ Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain’t retarded. Peter Sellers, “Being There.” Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full retard, man. Never go full retard. You don’t buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, “I Am Sam.” Remember? Went full retard, went home empty handed… “

kim Says:

@ Julie- Is it just mean or doesn’t Lunesta sound like it would be the name of one of their funky day glow plants??????
Couldn’t resist.

I saw it twice. I wanted to marry Neytiri.

Julie Says:

Liking “Avatar” is perfectly fine. Even loving it. But just don’t go overboard:

kim Says:

@ Julie- No wonder people can never find good acid anymore- all these freaks are hording it! Best link ever btw-
(My guess is we’ll start seeing Avatar “conferences” like the treckies have!!!! Gonna be chuckling over that visual all day long!)

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