Day 1735 – Christmas is Past
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Next: another christmas has come and gone. I was more of a slug this year than normal. I seem to have discovered as yet unexplored reserves of slug-ness. New Years comes next and i can say without reservation i’ll be happy to see this year and this decade come to a close. Oh, i’m not complaining about my circumstances. I’m just observing that this year has been particularly hard on parents and this decade has been largely horrible for the fine US of A. It’s been a particularly bad decade to be a soldier.
In about an hour i’m off to see Avatar in IMAX 3D. I’ve already seen the movie in regular D. Avatar represents a new high-water mark for CG imagery. However it represents a low-water mark for script writing. The blogosphere is already going nuts upon nuts pontificating on the blatant racism, the cartoonish corporate greed, the over-the-top military-for-hire goon squad, the pathetically predictable story, and the absolutely state-of-the-art computer generated imagery.
Me? I’ll keep quiet until a get my second viewing in. I wanted to go earlier… compare the 3D version with the 2D version and double check some scenes, but this ain’t Citizen Kane… there’s not seventeen thousand pages of subtext to wander through, so i think i’ll be ok letting some time elapse between viewings.