Join Date: Apr 2007
12-29-2009, 05:59 PM
First off I'd like to start with Avatar was a BEAUTIFUL movie! SUCH a beautiful world! And I adored all the glowing stuff, especially the glowing freckles!
But my post will mainly be about how much I truly hate anything in 3-D. I've never been to one before so this was supposed to be a great experience. We bought tickets to go to Imax 3-D (expensive little buggers!) And thought we were arriving early. Apparently TN has very few Imax theaters. And the manager (you'll hear more from him later) said that this was the only Imax in a 300 mile radius So apprently showing up an hour early was NOT early enough. The best seats we could manage was semi near the front on the VERY end of the aisle. Well, this stinks, but wth, let's enjoy the movie. Before the movie even starts I have a headache from the glasses. Greeeeaaaattt. The movie starts and there is severe ghosting going on. Surely not? I read tons of reveiws online that says that Imax was suppossed to have the least amount of ghosting!? So I leave Aaron in his seat (he was looking forward to this much more than me) and I go to talk to a manager.
I explain to him that I already have a huge headache and I'm not paying $30 for a ghosting movie. He asked where we were seated and upon hearing that we were on the end he promptly offered me a refund and free tickets to a later showing at a regular 3-D showing. I accept with much gratitude and go grab Aaron. We get into the nearly EMPTY 3-D theater and manage some decent middle row seats. We were in the lower part of the middle section, right above the low section. Have to sit back all the way in order to see the whole screen (thank goodness for the slightly reclinable seats!).
The movie started out fantasticly! WOW! I absolutely adored all the effects, the beautiful setting and the story line! But I still had a slight headache, and figured it was from what little I saw of the Imax version. Wrong. About half way through I'm extremely nascious with a splitting headache. These tickets were free, and Aaron wasn't having any of the troubles that I was having so the rest of the movie I spent either with closed eyes taking deep breaths or risking watching on the more beautiful scenes.
Aaron felt awful because I refused to leave and deprive him of seeing his last 3-D movie that he'll ever go to, lol. Turns out I'm a Mike Newton of 3-D. Yay for pathetic me. -.-
Aaron's taking me to a regular showing this weekend so that I'll be able to watch the whole movie, so that's great and I'm really looking forward to that.
Before I finish up I'll tell you how I spent the rest of my evening: I was extremely sick to my stomach and starving so we went to a waffle house so I could get something in my stomach. It was 2 am and nothing was open. Again I curse TN, stuff is always open in CA. T.T
After an hour of having those wretched glasses off and something in my belly, I feel better.
Avatar=A FANTASTIC movie (and I only saw parts xD)
3-D= Never ever again.