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Dec. 19th, 2009 10:34 pm
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This was a good movie. Go see it. In 3D IMAX, if possible. You'll need to buy new pants after the movie, but it's well worth it. All the hype about this being a visual game-changer is well deserved. The story, well, yeah.... you've seen this plot before, it was called Dances with Wolves, Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within, The Last Samurai, and there are others but you get the point. Fact: None of those movies even remotely compare to Avatar. Especially the first half. This goes beyond character design and powerful computers. By far the most immersive and enjoyable movie experience I've had since...well, ever. Case in point: by the end of the first quarter of the movie, my brain was convinced that the theater was 1) hot and sticky, 2) filled with flying insects, 3) tall skinny blue people really exist in our physical world, and 4) that guy has useless legs in real life. Go See This Movie, you will not be unhappy. Now, to answer one little thing that people keep bringing up....

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Ok, the mech with the knife.... Might seem dumb, but think about it.... They get there, they have these awesome walking machines of death, and they get PWNED by a big panther.  that figures out real quick how to take your gun away.  What do you do?  A second gun is kind of big and heavy, but they probably tried it for a while.... FAIL.  what do you do now?  Hey, can I get a knife for this thing? Like, a huge bowie knife.... then I can stab it when it jumps on me, and I don't have to worry about ammo and range and what to do after it takes my  gun(s).  Oh shit, this is awesome! Yeah, I'm keeping this sucker right on my hip from now on....eat metal death, giant six legged panther!      For another angle, if you've ever watched any mecha-centered anime, when the gun runs out, or is destroyed, what does the gundam always pull out? A HUGE KNIFE OR SWORD.  And then proceeds to kick much ass.  Or think in Warhammer 40K terms; its a close combat weapon. And that's all I have to say about that.

 

Date: 2009-12-20 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steviemaxwell.livejournal.com
I didn't have an issue at all with the knife for the mech; it may not seem like it belonged, but to me it fit the Colonel's character to have a backup weapon like that available. Your anime analogy does give it much more "credibility" though.

Date: 2009-12-20 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sssage.livejournal.com
thank you for the awesome insight and setting aside my confusion. I think I had my WTF moment because I can't stand the unstoppableness of that character and for me I saw the knife and thought "OH MY GOD REALLY? REALLY? NO WAY"

Date: 2009-12-20 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drone-dragon.livejournal.com
It's a very well placed point. Especially the anime analogy. Like Patlabor... ran out of bullets? Pull out that baton!!!

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