Why does everyone love Avatar?

I don’t get it. Most of my friends said the story wasn’t much, but the special effects were amazing, so why didn’t the 3D blow me away? And I saw it in the best IMAX theatre in the city. We also got there WAY early to get the best seats. (In the back in the middle.) Well I took pictures. Here is when there was only a few of us.

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Now the theatre is filling up!

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And this is looking inside the new Apple store, on our way back down to the street.

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Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Why does everyone love Avatar?

  1. I haven’t seen Avatar yet, but read some other blogger posts about how the 3D viewing/special effects made them queasy. I do get somewhat disoriented by spinning, so I’m wondering if that might happen with me? Just curious if it had any queasy effect on you?

  2. I felt queasy once, but it was kinda fun. It was a vertigo-like feeling and since I felt safe I enjoyed the amusement-park-ride effect of it.

  3. I don’t get it either, although I haven’t seen it. I am not excited by special effects, but by
    the story. I’d rather watch Buffy reruns, or Titanic for the umpteenth time. Or Under the Tuscan Sun where I can daydream about finding my own Marcello some day. And I definitely don’t want to watch something that’s going to make me queasy… I can do that by myself, in my own home, just by watching CSI, or Law and Order… lol

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