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  Reply # 283862 18-Dec-2009 18:48 Send private message quote this post

Avatar 3D. It's long (3hrs) and full of formulaic Hollywood stuff:
1. 22nd century techy space marine gear
2. obligatory hard-arse scarred commander with a death wish
3. The hero couple survive.
I actually loved it! The detail of the world he creates is beautiful. If you enjoy Aliens, sky's Mega Machines and impossibly athletic bodies you'll enjoy this.

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  Reply # 284474 21-Dec-2009 21:11 Send private message quote this post

Avatar. Best movie ive ever seen, loved it. This is how movies should be.




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  Reply # 284475 21-Dec-2009 21:15 Send private message quote this post

Another vote for Avatar here - absolutely fantastic!




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  Reply # 284489 21-Dec-2009 22:03 Send private message quote this post

Caught my favourite Christmas movie last night , Bad Santa, not to everyones taste but i would like to know what happened at the start , for the first 10 minutes it was bleeped so much it was like watching a silent movie at times , but then they went to a sudden break and after the adds no more bleeps , anyone else notice this.

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Reply # 284502 21-Dec-2009 23:10 Send private message quote this post

Just watched Underworld for the first time... Actually not a bad movie - 6.5 out of 10.




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  Reply # 284522 22-Dec-2009 07:21 Send private message quote this post

Saw Avatar on IMAX 3D last night. Great technology, so-so story. Too clich? for me.

Very enjoyable, though, and I did not see the hours go by watching it, which is a good thing.

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  Reply # 284563 22-Dec-2009 11:09 Send private message quote this post

Avatar - what's better - Imax 3D or Digital 3D ? ( Assuming SkyCity cinemas in AKL).
I was advised for the Imax 3D to sit towards the back, otherwise the screen could be overwhelming.

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  Reply # 284569 22-Dec-2009 11:16 Send private message quote this post

SepticSceptic: Avatar - what's better - Imax 3D or Digital 3D ? ( Assuming SkyCity cinemas in AKL).
I was advised for the Imax 3D to sit towards the back, otherwise the screen could be overwhelming.



Aim towards the back of the room, but try to get a central seat in the row, or you might get some issues when tilting your head.


SkyCity AKL's IMAX room wasn't bad, but they have a few busted speakers that made for some annoying hiss throughout the movie. If you can, avoid it.




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  Reply # 284635 22-Dec-2009 15:09 Send private message quote this post

is the Avatar movie at Imax excessively loud ? As in do you wince when there are loud action scenes ? Transformers II was like that, it really killed the movie experience. Audio was probably clipped to the extreme, making it sound loud and harsh, rather than just loud :-0(

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  Reply # 284636 22-Dec-2009 15:10 Send private message quote this post

It wasn't loud at all, just cracking.




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  Reply # 284639 22-Dec-2009 15:20 Send private message quote this post

Sounds like over-driven speakers have succumbed :-(

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  Reply # 284655 22-Dec-2009 16:29 Send private message quote this post

AVATAR is the best movie I have seen all year, if not ever. Amazing, I wish I saw it in 3D. In regards to 3D cinemas, where do you guys think is the best place because I'd gladly watch it another time.


I rate it 110/10. So amazing.


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  Reply # 285546 28-Dec-2009 09:59 Send private message quote this post

Went and saw Avatar in 3D last night. The 3D effects totally immerse you in the story and almost make you forget that you're looking at fiction.

Only problem I had was that they had issues with the right eye projector, and it would blank out for a couple of seconds at the time, and when it came back, the focus was borked. This felt really uncomfortable for my eyes

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  Reply # 285557 28-Dec-2009 10:58 Send private message quote this post

Adamal: Went and saw Avatar in 3D last night. The 3D effects totally immerse you in the story and almost make you forget that you're looking at fiction.

Only problem I had was that they had issues with the right eye projector, and it would blank out for a couple of seconds at the time, and when it came back, the focus was borked. This felt really uncomfortable for my eyes

When saying that, you might want to mention which cinema that was at so folks can go to another one.  Was awesome when I saw it at WestCity (AKL) in 3D - apart from the stupid cow who wandered in 5 minutes after the start, sat down beside me and talked through the entire bloody movie.  I need to go see it again now.  Not that I'm complaining about that.

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  Reply # 285560 28-Dec-2009 11:13 Send private message quote this post

Inglorious Basterds - Really enjoyed it, and long as you don't mind a bit of blood and brains. Quite graphic, but a really good film




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