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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blue Movie

Sorry for the lack of posting over the last few days, on Sunday, the day I try and get caught up, I was waylaid by the Super Bowl, and a visit to the cinema to see Avatar. To be honest, I wasn't that bothered about seeing it, but the Ikester and the Mercenary were, so I thought "What the Fuck" and went to see what all the fuss was about. I have seen plenty of the new wave of 3-D, but this was reported as being the most cutting edge available. Which it wasn't. No I didn't see it on an IMAX screen, which does give it more depth, allegedly, but anybody who has seen the Magic Flute, or Bugs Life at Disney Land will wonder what the fuss is about. Even the wildlife/dinosaur shows at the aforementioned IMAX are more impressive. This is not to say that the effects weren't amazing, but the hyperbole was bound to leave one a little disappointed. The CGI on the other hand was remarkable. The big Blue Folk, the scenery and yes the 3-D were top notch, but the most impressive piece of jiggery pokery, to my mind, was the effects used on the guy who was crippled. His legs looked so withered, that I actually enquried of the Mercenary after the movie as too whether he was a paraplegics in real life. He wasn't sure, but admitted it certainly looked that way. But he ain't. Turns out he is some geezer called Sam Worthington, and his legs work perfectly fine, and are quite sturdy to look at. Amazing. The movie itself? Long. Wayyyyy tooo long. But all right. Like the Titanic, but better, and the good guy doesn't die. But you don't get to see Kate Winslets tits. And even though Sigourney Weaver is in it there aren't no pissed off Aliens. Which is a bit of a shame, as that's one of my favourite flicks. Actually they do get a bit pissed at the end, but in tree hugging liberal kind of way, which just isn't the same.

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