Have you seen Avatar yet? Yes, I know it has only been open for a short time, but if you haven’t then you are missing out. Avatar breaks new ground with its stereo 3D and integrated CG creating the breathtaking world of Pandora, jaw dropping creatures, and emotionally expressive giant blue characters. The storyline is pedestrian, predictable and preachy, but who cares when one is immersed in such a fantastical yet believable world.
Some people I know have chosen to see it in 2D rather than 3D. They claim it is because 3D gives them headaches, and they don’t like 3D. But they haven’t given this a chance. The stereo 3D in this film is unlike anything you would have seen before. The 3D has been used to enhance the visuals, in the same way that Dolby Digital enhances the sound to provide an enriched movie watching experience. No gimmicky ping pong balls deliberately flying out at the audience to show off the 3D in this. Admittedly you might initially be distracted by the novelty of the 3D, but before long you are likely to forget you are watching stereo 3D, and be taken away to an exciting wonderful new world.
It’s a shame that the story is what it is, but James Cameron has done such an excellent job of creating the world that most people will not be disappointed.