Monday, December 21, 2009

Movie Reviews

Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen
Didn't meet the standard of the first one. I won't bore you with my criticisms.

Star Trek
Go see it. It's as good, if not better, then you've heard it is (assuming you read the same blogs I read).

The 3-D isn't 3-D. 3-D movies look flat with visual distortions that try to twist your brain into saying "oh, that mop handle is poking out of the screen". The 3-D in Avatar is more like realism in which there is is rich texture and you can't even begin to fathom where the flat screen is. Everything, boulders, ferns, you name it has a true presence of depth throughout the movie.

I hadn't expected Avatar to live up to it's revolutionary industry changing status, but having seen it, I think it may. After all, for the theater industry to succeed, they need to offer us something that we can't get at home. I think they've found it.

It was also nice seeing aliens that didn't look like humans in costume. Even though they were human enough to relate to and like.

Go see it. You will enjoy it. I plan to see it again, in the theater and that is the best compliment I can give a movie.