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.


Now the theatre is filling up!


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


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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