A few of the items on my bucket list revolve around movies in some way.
I want to have a bad movie marathon. I want to see a movie at a drive-in.
Number 75 on my bucket list was to watch a movie in 3D. So with 3D movies making a comeback as of late, I decided to take advantage of it to cross that item off my list.
This past weekend, I went to see James Cameron’s Avatar in 3D.
And I was very disappointed.
I don’t understand how so many people gave this movie such a good review. I thought it was all right, but nothing special. If I had to rank it, I would have given it about 3.5 out of 5.
The movie was about 25 minutes too long, and I wasn’t too entirely keen on the final scene (you could see it coming a mile away).
Okay, at this point, I’m about to ruin the ending, so stop reading if you don’t want to know what happens.
After the big battle, there’s a scene showing all the humans leaving the planet (not wearing those masks they need to wear outside, which is major plot hole/mistake, by the way). But if you think of the human culture, there was nothing done to assure that people wouldn’t come back.
Think about it logically. The minerals on that world is so valuable, that people were ready to kill every person native to that planet. What’s to stop humans from going back to get those minerals?
The humans get back to earth, tell everyone there that the aliens are hostile and attacked the base, and earth then launches a counter attack. There was nothing there to wrap up the plot in the end.
Anyways, back to the 3D. I was expecting something breathtaking. I was expecting things like, when people are running, it’s almost like they’re about to leap out of the screen and run into you.
But those things never happened. Most of the 3D were just scene-setters, such as the snow scene.
It was a disappointment, but it’s another item scratched off my bucket list.