I must have seen the trailer to Avatar a year or more ago.
I believe it was one of those films where they release a trailer over a year before the actual film is released. You know, you watch it, think ‘that looks awesome’, and then forget about it until the trailer is re-released.
I go through most of the new trailers on apple.com/trailers every month or two, so I’m pretty sure I saw the Avatar trailer a long time ago.
When all the hype about Avatar started cropping up in the middle of 2009 I decided to watch the trailer again. I remembered it. I also remembered how it didn’t do much for me.
Okay, so the storyline isn’t amazing, but the computer-generated effects are supposed to be mind-blowing. Sure, I’ll see it just for that, but do I really need to? NB: I’m in the digital/new media business. Would it be important for me to see it in 3D on an IMAX screen the size of a sky scraper?
For an adult to see a movie at a major cinema it costs AUD$17.00 (US$15.00; $C16.00; 10€; 1,425¥). Obviously, concessions are less, and on ‘Cheap Tuesday’ you can get a ticket for about AUD$11. That’s expensive!
I’m told it’s between US$5-$10 to see a movie at the cinemas in the USA. (La dee da; everything is cheaper there; blah blah.) That’s not a bad price!
Price aside, there really isn’t much that excites me about the cinemas anymore. The popcorn is covered in butter and I don’t care for that; I don’t drink soft drinks (water is $5+ per bottle); I buy my lollies/candy elsewhere; even the seats in Cinemaxx don’t excite me that much anymore.
I like my couch, our large LCD screen (or even my computer screen), and my loved ones by my side. I LIKE THE PAUSE BUTTON!!!!! 😉
Alrighty, back to Avatar.
Maybe the fact that I can’t get 3D at home (yet) is reason enough to go see it. I saw Final Fantasy in 2001 (wow, has it been that long?) with my Dad and we were pretty amazed at how realistic the animated human characters looked. Is Avatar any better?
Despite all the amazing reviews, I don’t plan on seeing Avatar at the cinemas. I’m sorry if that upsets you. (Change my mind? Or try to.)