Perhaps I was hoping too much from the 3D effect, afterall that IS
the buzz of the whole movie. The first 3D movie I saw was in a
tiny theater in Disney World in Florida where creatures and animals
seemed to jump out of the screen and walk right in front of me.
At one point, out of reflex, I stretched out my arm trying to touch the
little animal floating what looked like inches from my face! I
knew it was only the 3D effect but I couldn't help it (and neither
could many other audiences), my instinct and distorted mind told me to
touch the images. Wow, that was one incredible movie experience!
Nothing like that happened during the entire Avatar. The "layering" effect was certainly present but nothing jumped out of the screen and danced or floated around us. Avatar is still a remarkable movie, but the 3D effect did not meet our expectation. Frankly speaking I thought Titanic's ship-sinking special effect was more mindblowing than the 3D images on Pandora. The story of Jack and Rose is also much more touching than Jake and Neytiri.
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