Blue Movie ReviewPosted: May 6, 2010
Not THAT kind of blue movie yer pervs, THIS kind…..
I don’t like hype. In many cases its just a lot of hot air over something that’s just mediocre at best or Dreamgirls at worst. If a film is lauded as being a must see, I generally don’t see, at least til the furore has died down and I’m good and ready. Avatar is one of those movies I had no intention of watching- ever, especially as I don’t do sci- fi. Humans with superhuman powers- yes, creatures that look like humans but with ridges in their heads and pointed ears- nope. Blue people are definitely out but this was unavoidable.
My friend’s son has been going on about how fantastic this film is for weeks and has been waiting with bated breath for the DVD release. As soon it became available he had his copy before sunset and told me I HAD to watch it. On my last visit to their house I tried to coax him into lending it so at least then I could watch it on fast forward and press play at any bits that looked interesting, thus watching it in a very technical sense, but at 16 he’s more than wise to that and insisted I see it there and then. I sighed, took a seat and you know what… it wasn’t too bad. I would even go as far as to say I mildly enjoyed it although I couldn’t stop comparing it to Last of the Mohicans and Dances With Wolves. Visually it was spectacular but the story was disappointingly predictable as I had hoped for something a little grippier to justify all the hype so that was a bit of a let down. Watchable though but not something I would really want to see again. What did you think?