Friday, December 18, 2009


At the risk of offending whoever is reading this blog, I have to ask, is it just me or does the newly released Avatar, as well as the currently playing Twilight Saga look like really stupid movies?

I haven't watched either of them but I haven't the slightest inclination to do so after seeing previews on television plus short clips in the news.

The effects in both movies look really poor, if you ask me, like the ones used in movies from the 60's and 70's, pre-Star Wars. And what's with Avatar, featuring multiple Blue Man Groups? I find it astonishing that so many dollars were spent on these productions, too.

It seems like movies have to be filled with more and more special effects and spectacular scenes just to keep the attention of the audience; if it isn't a thrill a minute, no one is going to want to watch it. Or that seems to be the overriding philosophy among the studios - subtlety is for losers.

Everything's gotta hit you like Godzilla.

Last night the news covered the hoopla over the upcoming Friday premiere of Avatar, and they showed several scenes from the movie. Honestly, after looking at those previews, I thought the effects were no better than what you see in the movie below and I bet the movie below is a whole lot scarier!

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