Day off today and some work just has to be done but Son #2 and I did manage a trip to the Omni to see Avatar. Must confess that I was only going to keep him company and see my first 3D film, but was immensely surprised to find that I was hooked from beginning to end. The special effects were incredible and almost unbelievable for an old duffer like me. Are you sure these weren’t real people?
Loved the fact that men were warriors but women were the spiritual ones. (Women got to fight too.) Son #1 said that he’d loved the effects but thought the story was weak. We didn’t find that. In fact I loved the story – saving the planet, a beautiful aboriginal spirituality, anti-war, anti-imperial, and a little bit of loving too. What’s not to like? And the people were absolutely stunning.
Girls, go and see it. If you thought this was just a movie for the boys, you couldn’t be more wrong.
My only complaint was the flipping cost of the whole exercise! You can tell it has been a while since I have been to the cinema but 2 tickets, some juice and some nachos (which were just vile and inedible) came to £24. Then parking was £9.80. What if we’d had a meal too? Blimey! That would have taken care of this month’s stipend!! I wouldn’t mind so much if the cinema had been warm but I had to sit with my hat and gloves on throughout the whole thing. Brr.