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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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Go See Kung Fu Panda.

I cannot stress this enough: Go. See. Kung. Fu. Panda.

This is not a good animated movie.  It is a good movie, period.  Now, its a Dreamworks movie, but it bears no resemblance to any other Dreamworks cgi movie you've ever seen.  This is not Shrek in China, nor is it Sharktale on land.  It's not even regular Pixar good.  This is a different kind of movie altogether. 

Kung Fu Panda is The Incredibles good.

The voice acting was outstanding (I only wish the main bad guy's speaking voice was a little deeper, to match his animal voice and his build/demeanor).  Of course the animation was spot-on.  The creative use of slow motion was very cool.  The story, well, you'll know the story right away... this is not a mysterious plot.  It's not about whether things will happen or not... its about the way they happen, and why.  I was in a happier, giddier mood coming out of this movie than I was for Iron Man, ANY of the Star War prequels, Toy Story 1 or 2, Shrek 1 or 2.... certainly I enjoyed this more than any movie that's come out since I graduated from college (2004).  Some may have been better "artistically", but none more fun.  Especially not for someone thats ever bothered to read a real kungfu story. 

See this movie.  And bring sunglasses... you don't want to be blinded by the awesome.

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