BEFORE THE VIEWING:
Courtney's experience with Avatar: "I have seen 5 minutes and was very turned off by something about their hair I can't remember... However I do remember the writing in that 5 minutes was just atrocious like other James Cameron movies. This movie came out while I was on my mission, but I heard about it constantly... so I experienced the Avatar mania second hand. When I got home I heard it was awful so I decided not to bother. I only watched the 5 min because it was on tv. I also remember thinking "Isn't an avatar your picture on like forums? So it has something to do with that?" No one talks about it so I feel like it can't hold up well."
Amelia's thoughts on Avatar: "What Avatar Is: visually interesting, high grossing, worshipped by the masses.
What Avatar is not: complex, interesting writing, worth creating a new disease, helping me believe in love, making me believe in future children of America, not worthy of creating a sequel
What James Cameron is not: a cinema Demi-God, working on the only sequel that matters: Dark Angel"
Musings DURING the viewing:
My own: Most of my musings consisted of talking about how much I freaking loved Sam Worthington's hair when it gets long. "Oh, what I'd give to run my fingers through that beautiful luscious hair of his. " "His hair is so freaking hot I'm losing it." "THAT HAIR THOUGH!"
Courtney: "When does this take place?? It's the future and he doesn't know how to video blog??? This font for the subtitles is HORRIBLE. They still know how to golf though. Haha they look so weird!! Hey wait she speaks perfect English now??? Also why do they have gauged ears?? Hey when did he get a mowhawk?"
Amelia: "They're not dressing them for their body type! To make sure you aren't anti feminist include Michelle Rodriguez. Why is smoking still a thing in the future? Courtney this is James Cameron he wrote the greatest romance of all time I think he knows what he's doing"
Collective all: Unobtanium?? Bahahaha!
THE "AFTER" REVIEW
Amelia's review "Basically my opinion on Avatar remains the same. It makes great strides in visual effects but doesn't offer anything overly compelling in the writing and story department. I'm not saying never see it. But I am saying see it in theaters with Imax 3d and don't expect a lot of rewatch value."
Courtney's review "This was my first time actually seeing Avatar. I didn't like it at all and am confused by the fact that it was such a hit."
And up next.... I revisit my most hated film of last year to see if I can find anything redeeming about MALEFICENT.