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In our last week of freedom before we start babysitting full time again next week, we took a few hours off to visit the planet of Pandora and its Na'vi inhabitants. Since everyone and Oprah are talking about Avatar, we had to see for ourselves. Thinking that we might as well go all out, we drove far past the nearest theatre that was showing the movie in 3D and all the way to East Ottawa to see it on the large Imax screen.
Frankly, misgivings about the plot aside, it was so worth it. The visuals are stunning; at least in Imax 3D form they are. In my almost worthless estimation, it's a seminal movie that has forever moved the bar and advanced the goalposts and .... well just go ahead and insert your own favourite cliche because at 2:30 AM, I'm running on empty.
What I think: go see Avatar in 3D on the largest screen that you can find, and sit back and enjoy the incredible visuals without letting the thinness of the plot get in the way of the WOW factor.
That's my opinion, which has got to be worth something if I can recommend the film after having to drive home at night in a blinding snowstorm. Okay, it wasn't blinding all the way, but when the snow did abate it didn't matter because by then the road had disappeared, and it was all just a teensy weensy bit nerve wracking.