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I just saw Avatar. It's a decent flick. It's pretty. It made me tingle in the right places. 3D was okay.

More importantly, it did something that films don't seem to do for me much anymore - it let me put aside my cynicism. I actually managed to watch it and feel some things I've not felt in a long while. Dragonish, flying things, beastly things, alien things. Despite a mediocre and predictable story that didn't teach me anything really new, it let me think of things that have been on the back burner.

Things I don't feel enough anymore. Things I regret not feeling enough of. Things that give my life shape and texture and brilliance and wonder.

Not to say that I don't have other things in my life that do this - I've discovered plenty of them over the past few years. But..

I've lived as a normal human being for a bit too long. I don't want to lose sight of something I've had since my childhood that let me be more that. It would be truly shameful.


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Jan. 12th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I liked Avatar more for the dragons than for anything else. The feeling of seeing them flying, when Jake took to the air for the first time, of watching the toruk in combat... *shudder* That's what the movie was all about. :P
Jan. 12th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Exactly. I had to bite my lip and have a little wriggle and a sigh. It hit home.
Jan. 12th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
I'll agree wholeheartedly with this. I don't mind retellings or "old and tired" plots if they're done well, and Avatar is nothing if not well done. That said, with the story out of the way, an old friend coined a phrase that's stuck with me, "furrygasm." It's the sort of afterglow feeling I get when really submersing myself in something that really speaks to the reason I'm a fur in the first place. Avatar had that in spades.
Jan. 12th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
I thought about putting an Avatar post, may well do yet...Ok so it's not the greatest film ever but y'know when your no longer 5 it's difficult to go "OMG Great film!". But yes I managed to reach that suspension of disbelief thingy so I could watch the it and enjoy it without going 'hang on, that don't work' which often happens to me.

I think what I really enjoyed about it was the 'manner' of the cat-people. I like the hunting, the running, climbing, etc. Jake's first run got to me because it brought to me the reason why I exercise; it's fun. :o)
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