Friday, April 30, 2010
OK, OK, I Caved - Finally Watched Avatar
So, I thought I'd finally join the rest of the free world and see what all the hype is about with Avatar. I'd been resisting seeing it for a really long time for a few reasons: I don't like people telling me how good something is because it somehow makes me instantly hate it; I'd heard a lot of people say it was a recycled plot (but isn't everything in Hollywood recycled these days?); and, basically, I thought it was just some movie about blue people. Admittedly (and listen closely because you won't hear me say this very often), I was wrong. Of course, the recycled plot is a fact (as shown above), but who cares. It was very well done and kept my attention the entire time. I really enjoyed it; far more than I thought I would. I am completely perplexed how The Hurt Locker won Best Picture because I pretty much hated that. I also watched Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Wow, now that was a great film, as well. Jeff Bridges totally deserved the Oscar for that. And Colin Farrell singing country music? Yes, please. The soundtrack was great - I might have to download it.