January 27th, 2010

Merlin - whoa


Okay, so we went to see Avatar last night. It was one of those, well so many people have said it was good we have to go see it moments and can I just say ....

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who rec'd it - what an amazing film!

I am definitely dragging Soph to see it next week whether she likes it or not (she had a meeting last night so couldn't come with me and Rob). This one has to be seen in 3D.

This is the first movie I have ever seen to use 3D properly. It was not a gimmic used to make things jump out of the screen it was an effect used to enhance the amazing graphics. Graphics which are so good that even when humans and aliens are interacting, I never once thought, 'oh those are good graphics' I just accepted them as real people and places.

I cannot stress enough how brilliant I think this movie is.

The plot is cliché heaven, but, OMG, done so well it doesn't feel like it. The characters are 3D in all senses of the word :).

The only thing I think that wasn't done right was Jake's reaction to his twin's death (I do not consider this a spoiler because it's the premise for getting him into the Avatar program and starting the movie). There was the one comment once he reached Pandora and that was it, nadda. I think it would have been nice to have him deal with the grief I am sure he was repressing from the moment they offered him the Avatar gig (I feel a fanfic hole). That's it though; my only criticism :D

Oh, and I dreamed I was blue all night!
HP - Seeker

Request for assistance - HBP

I don't suppose anyone has a PDF copy of Half Blood Prince I could half inch do they, please?
I have my hard copy at home, but I need to look up the final scenes for reference and I forgot to bring it with me. Even the final couple of chapters would do - specifically the scene on the roof and those following it.

Thanks ever so much for any assistance *hugs*

(beren(at)dtwins(dot)co(dot)uk if you would rather not comment)

Don't worry, found one :) Thanks.