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tbearer
02-01-2010, 08:53 AM
wondering anyone managed to catch the movie in 3D? I managed to watch the 2D version, and it's really good.

my last experience watching a 3D movie left me DIZZY.

hope to get some feedback before deciding to watch the movie in 3D :)

mykern
02-01-2010, 08:58 AM
An opportunity not to missed at all cost ...watched at Summit ...
There was a fight scene in the last half hour where a cannister flew into the screen .... my friend almost fell off his seat ... thought the cannister was for real ...
However, if you think you can touch Neytiri's pau ... think twice .... no pun intended ...

chin_wan
02-01-2010, 12:17 PM
You should do it in 3D. It's the only thing that's good in the movie, the visual.

If you ask me, the plot is only average. The storyline is very predictable and unoriginal, the characters are zero, the symbolism is cheesy and the dialogues suck.

However, for a movie of almost 3 hours I enjoyed it a lot and never got bored. It has great music, brilliant action, hot alien chicks and awesome 3D animation.

This is the movie the 3D-cinemas have been waiting for and it is also the movie which places 3D-animated expressions and emotions on the same level as those of human actors.

The second time I went to see it in 3D I purposely went in drunk. Better visuals. :)

birdy
02-01-2010, 02:16 PM
The 3D effect is not really that amazing compared to other movies. The 3D effect is just surface effect, ie. not much of scene like things flying towards you. I think for this movie - 2D is good enough

QuietStorm
02-01-2010, 02:24 PM
You should do it in 3D. It's the only thing that's good in the movie, the visual.
The 3D effect is not really that amazing compared to other movies. 2D is good enough.So, how? 3D or 2D? Anyone else has an opinion? Please share. :)

fRaNkY
02-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Was at midvalley at 12 yesterday to Q for the 2 and 3pm 3D show but only have about 3 seats each.. left... kids went back disappointed. :(

chin_wan
02-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Franky...next time, use the power of the Internet. Go to www.gsc.com.my :)

http://www.gsc.com.my/Apps_Showtimes/Showtimes/default.aspx

Queuing for movie tickets is so 2009. :p

tbearer
02-01-2010, 09:08 PM
eh, no one actually answered my question. will i get dizzy if i watch avatar in 3D?

have watched 2 3D movies (about one hour each) and felt dizzy after half hour.

anyone care to share?

i actually think avatar is a great movie - storyline, drama, and of course computer graphics. and the underlying storyline is - preserve nature. one day, if mother nature is not preserved, we may have to breathe via oxygen mask. my 2 cents :)

chin_wan
02-01-2010, 10:04 PM
tbearer, I think only you can answer that question. Some people gets dizzy some people don't. If from experience (your past 2 3D movies), you get dizzy, I think you will get dizzy at this one as well.

FYI...I did not get dizzy.

LMei
02-01-2010, 10:53 PM
eh, no one actually answered my question. will i get dizzy if i watch avatar in 3D?


I tend to get dizzy even at 2D movies if the action is too fast and if I am too near the screen ;) Anyway I watched Avatar in 3D and it's just nice. Not too much that makes your head reel. So the answer is no, you won't get dizzy.

choopy
03-01-2010, 01:02 AM
I'm short-sighted, wearing two spectacles was a bit uncomfortable. So have to remove and adjust my specs periodically. Other than that the movie's visually stunning. Worth the price watching in 3D.

The depth of field layers in 3D was very realistically done and not overly gimmicky like some old 3D movies I've seen eg. like poking poles, guns, swords in your eyes; kicking foot into your mouth, bullet piercing your brains and all that stuff to show off the 3D effects unnecessarily.

mick123
03-01-2010, 07:54 AM
aiks noticed it is rated PG13.....which means my kids can't watch....which means i won't get the chance to watch also :( in the cinema......oh well have to settle for the 2D version of the copied ori.....

QuietStorm
03-01-2010, 10:51 AM
...cinema......oh well have to settle for the 2D version of the copied ori.....Copied ori? :eek: :p

chin_wan
03-01-2010, 11:29 AM
I think mick meant "backup" copy....QuietStorm.

FineTuned
03-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Has anybody seen this movie at the IMAX theater at Times Square? I only get to take the family out to the movies once a year....so might as well go for the best local screening available. But I'm not sure if this is the special IMAX version or the ordinary 3D one also shown in the other cinemas.

EricK
03-01-2010, 03:32 PM
Has anybody seen this movie at the IMAX theater at Times Square? I only get to take the family out to the movies once a year....so might as well go for the best local screening available. But I'm not sure if this is the special IMAX version or the ordinary 3D one also shown in the other cinemas.

The IMAX theatre at times square do not show IMAX films.. it is IMAX ready but for some reason or other they don't bring in the specific film that is IMAX ready.. anyway Avatar wasn't film in IMAX format so there is nothing special for the IMAX version..

tbearer
03-01-2010, 08:10 PM
thanks all for your reply.

will consider watching avatar in 3D :)

mykern
04-01-2010, 06:59 AM
thanks all for your reply.

will consider watching avatar in 3D :)

For your decision :-
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704065404574636450493909862.html

xweird
04-01-2010, 10:23 AM
From what I heard, Avatar 3D is subtle in the deployment of 3D. No gimmicks. Just the way your eyes would normally perceive the world.

I suppose the 3D experience depends on where you are sitting in the cinema.

rakyat
04-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Went for the 3D version w. my parents. My wife, my father & I enjoyed the 3D movie but my mother had to remove the glasses 1/2 hour into the movie as she was having dizzy spells.

Agree that you can see the plot 1 hour into the movie and it does drag-on as the humans begin to 'go native' but the finale battle was the magna opus of the movie

Overall I feel that this movie MUST be watched in 3D as this was the original intention of the director. Just make sure you are seated in the middle as oppose to the side seats. The difference is more then subtle. I bought the side seats and was thinking that the 3D effects were not so great but after I changed to middle seat (the couple left after 1 hour) the effects really 'pop out'

twohands
04-01-2010, 09:05 PM
i saw the movie in 2D and i was wondering if the 3D version is like the old jaws movie type where only when the shark lunge you'll 'feel' the effect, or, if it's the full impact ones where, like for example during the flying scene when the bird dive, do we feel as though we're really flying?

chin_wan
05-01-2010, 01:43 PM
Proof that Avatar is just Pocahontas in 3D. :p :p


WARNING: MOVIE SPOILER. SKIP THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE.






http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TXdnLKoYLHQ/S0K2Htt5OnI/AAAAAAAACMY/ZnVdKjApXxw/s800/original.jpg

MickeyM
05-01-2010, 05:42 PM
Are you serious, chin wan?

QuietStorm
05-01-2010, 05:55 PM
I'm not reading this as I haven't watched the movie! :D


Proof that Avatar is just Pocahontas in 3D. :p :p


WARNING: MOVIE SPOILER. SKIP THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE.






http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TXdnLKoYLHQ/S0K2Htt5OnI/AAAAAAAACMY/ZnVdKjApXxw/s800/original.jpg

patrick
05-01-2010, 07:50 PM
eh, no one actually answered my question. will i get dizzy if i watch avatar in 3D?

have watched 2 3D movies (about one hour each) and felt dizzy after half hour.

anyone care to share?

i actually think avatar is a great movie - storyline, drama, and of course computer graphics. and the underlying storyline is - preserve nature. one day, if mother nature is not preserved, we may have to breathe via oxygen mask. my 2 cents :)

When was the last time you went for 3D movie. I find the modern days 3D exceptionally good compared to the 3Ds of old. My two sens.

VeeJay
10-01-2010, 04:16 PM
Shouldnt this be under Movie Bugs? :-)

Anyways, manage to catch the movie yesterday...fully enjoyed, storyline nothing unusual, but the presentation, sound and graphic was superb.

Also manage to sneak in for Sherlock Homes, enjoyed it as well.

lady-o-leisure
10-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Just got home from watching Avatar in 3D at the imax theatre here in SoCal. It was good. I thought i would get a headache from it but i didnt :) so that was good. I am not one for too much action coz it makes me feel ill. Those rides in disneyland scare me as well.
Anyway, it was a visually very good. Umm... when i was watching it, i was thinking Pocahontas??? So CW is kinda right about that pocahontas thing and no, i didnt see his posting before going.
It costs USD16 for a movie ticket. Small soft drink is US$4.50, popcorn is US$8 and sweets/chocs are $2.50 a packet.
Nothing like watching movies in Msia, u wont burn a hole in the pocket.
Oh.. no numbered seating either, so we had to go an hour early and queue so we can get a decent seat. The line was already long when we got there.
Ok.. so i am off topic but just to let some of you know what it's like in CA. :D

FineTuned
10-01-2010, 11:31 PM
...watching Avatar in 3D at the imax theatre here :D
I'm green with envy! The IMAX version is supposed to be the most intense way to watch AVATAR! But as EricK pointed out earlier....our local IMAX theatre doesn't show IMAX movies! So Malaysians don't get to see AVATAR at its best. Here, we only get the ordinary Dolby 3D (Golden Screen Cinemas) or RealD (TGV Cinemas) versions. Screwed again. :mad:

IMHO James Cameron doesn't strike me as an original story teller. Look at all his previous hit movies....the storylines have all been done before. Titanic, Terminator and sequel, Aliens, True Lies, Abyss...`nuff said. But what he's extremely good at is being a story RE-teller cause he seems to be able to command the funds to use state of the art technology to make his interpretations look very good! Have to salute the man for that, at least.

jimmyay
13-01-2010, 12:19 AM
I just watch 3D version, good graphic, no emotion, simple storyline. At one time, it seems like watching those 3d animation cartoon. The best part is when you see the natives/animal & human together. Then you can see the BIG DIFF in graphic.

The highlighted plants, beast and the planet are awesome. Is 2D going to show the effect too? I really doubt so. Sigh, the storyline.... really boring.

QuietStorm
13-01-2010, 07:10 AM
I suppose the 3D experience depends on where you are sitting in the cinema.I believe the middle seats are the best. :)

QuietStorm
13-01-2010, 07:12 AM
Sigh, the storyline.... really boring.Guess one can't have everything, eh? :p

tbearer
13-01-2010, 09:10 AM
managed to watch in 3D. graphics were good when the natives and jungles came out. the colours were awesome.

but when only humans, colours a bit boring.

i have watched IMAX before, and the 3D here is awesome. things feel like they are flying towards you!

but not this 3D. so a bit disappointed in this sense. btw, didnt feel dizzy :)

Fabe18
13-01-2010, 10:11 AM
managed to watch in 3D. graphics were good when the natives and jungles came out. the colours were awesome.

but when only humans, colours a bit boring.

i have watched IMAX before, and the 3D here is awesome. things feel like they are flying towards you!

but not this 3D. so a bit disappointed in this sense. btw, didnt feel dizzy :)

The 3D in AVATAR was made to be subtle but immersive.. Not in-your-face full 3D impact. Otherwise, can be overbearing to watch it for 3 hours especially for those 3D first timers.

Bear in mind, this is one of the first, if not the first, mainstream 3D movie... There'll be more to come... Saw the trailer of Shrek 3D, the 3D effects are more in-your-face compared to AVATAR.. Should be worth waiting for..

QuietStorm
07-04-2010, 12:14 PM
Finally found the time to watch Avatar in 3D. Worth every cent. It totally blown me away. Its special effects were stunningly mesmerizing. And I like the 3D effects just the way it is, no gimmicky stuff like pot and pans, swords, etc., flying at ya every other second! That is so 70's/80's. :p. Avatar is one damn good movie. To watch it in 3D is the way to go. 2D? Well, it is akin to missing HALF the movie! :D.

A v a t a r r o c k s !


My only regret now is not to watch it in a 3D. Hope you have caught it in 3D by now. :)

Doodles
07-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Watched it a month ago. Really superb show. The 3D effects were amazing. Must watch 3D flick. :D