It’s not for everyone but Avatar might just be our favorite movie of all time. It has a lot going for it and Rachel and I both agree: the estimated 500 million dollar budget was worth every penny.
After 2 hours and 40 minutes, I left the theater in panic mode because it was over and there isn’t yet a sequel. In the 10 years it took him to make it, James Cameron created a world I don’t want to just visit every 5 years when they release a sequel, I want to live there, now.
To me, that’s a sign of a great movie. Every movie I’ve ever truly loved has left me with some desire for a part of it to be real. Everything about Avatar is completely different from the norm and that’s exactly the point. It’s so unique and different that I wish I could experience it myself. They even create a rational for how things work rooted in (a tiny bit of) science. The characters quickly develop into emotional connections, to each other and the audience. On top of that the effects, the animation, the scenery, everything about the movie was stellar.
We didn’t watch it in 3D, but I’m seeing the movie again with coworkers this Tuesday at the IMAX in 3D so we’ll see how that changes things. From the first viewing I can only assume it makes it even better. There wasn’t a ton of gimmicky things flying towards the screen, just a lot of really stunning scenery that would be all the more impressive in 3D.
Filled with even more anticipation than I was before. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer:
Although written sunday, this post isn’t going up until I’m sitting in the theater on Tuesday. Wouldn’t want to spoil it for my coworkers by giving them expectations before they see it.
I’m not up early often. Today I was, so after dropping Rachel off at the airport at 4:30am I decided to explore a nearby Fairport park to see if I could find a scenic spot to watch the sunrise.
I haven’t been able to figure out what the name of the park is, and it’s not really advertised as a park at all. There’s just a small stone parking lot and an old worn out sign that no longer has anything on it.
The scenery there is quite beautiful though, and it’s probably one of the best places to watch the sunrise in Fairport NY.
After the battle of the skags and a great hearty breakfast by my aunt Pauline we headed out for the day at about 11am. We got lucky lucky with fresh groomed trails and absolutely beautiful snowmobiling conditions. First stop for the day was Littl Blue Mountain which is a short mile or so jaunt up a steep non groomed trail filled with switchbacks. The Scenery was stunningly beautiful from the top. It was such a clear day we could see all the way to White Face Mountain and Big Tupper’s Ski trails.
For our next stop we headed on to the most southern point in the St Lawrence County Snowmobile trail system, Horseshoe Lake. The last 5-10 miles of the trail to Horseshoe is on state land and the 4 big storms from this year have put their toll on the trail. Unfortunately because it’s on the ‘forever wild’ state land the trees criss crossing the trail can’t be cut until approval is given from the state. This made for a rough few miles getting to Horseshoe but the view is always worth it. The Lake is still frozen and a few people have ventured out on it. We were not among them. We had a quick snack in the blistering cold wind and then headed for home.
Overall we had a great ride today. We covered approximately 100 miles and met about 15 sleds. That’s what its always like up here. Beautiful and practically void of people.