Movie Snob and Avatar
First off, I havenâ€™t seen Avatar so I admit I am just speaking from what Iâ€™ve heard, and Iâ€™ve heard a lot.
I have no interest to see Avatar, at all. There are probably 10 movies in the theater Iâ€™d see before that movie and one of them is Alvin and The Chipmunks. Ok, that was a lie but they are pretty much in the same boat for me. I rarely do cartoons and this is, as far as Iâ€™m concerned, a cartoon.
Itâ€™s a well-known fact I donâ€™t give a rats ass about special effects. Occasionally Iâ€™ll see a movie that has them but not because of the, usually for some other reason. Like The Day After Tomorrow, I saw that for Jake Gyllenhaal. Ok, so maybe that isnâ€™t the worldâ€™s greatest reason to see a movie but itâ€™s my money, shut up! Anyway I remember the scene with the tidal wave, that gave me chills.
I also saw Titanic, because Iâ€™m a sucker for a good romance and the story was interested, even if I knew how it ended. Plus, I might have seen it in the theater 4x but people kept dragging me back, itâ€™s not my fault I was one of the first to see it on Christmas Eve. Anyway, my point was when the ship went down I could feel it down to my bones, it was amazing.
But Avatar, the plot is not enough to get me to see the movie and I need a plot or, you know, a cute guy at least. This movie plot has been done, SO MANY TIMES, and in so many fucking movies. I swear, if you listen closely while watching Avatar you can hear James Cameron snickering in the background.
You know what a great movie is to me?
Visually Beautiful: this does not mean CGI or whatever, I mean artistically beautiful. When I see a scene that could be made into a photograph, thatâ€™s beautiful. To me itâ€™s about the right lighting, the right angles, the right editing, itâ€™s not about computer generated images.
Strong Plot: I want something new or if you canâ€™t do new at least give it to me in a way that it seems new, donâ€™t just regurgitate all the other movies in existence.
I could go on, but I wonâ€™t, you get the point. Plus I didnâ€™t have coffee this morning so Iâ€™ve now run out of steam.