AVATAR (James Cameron, 2009)

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Didn’t realize that the colors of the wind were just shades of blue. Fantastic special effects, though.

I don’t think I’ll ever warm up to Avatar. It took me three days to finish the movie because my eyes were not cooperating.

And I just hated the fact that James Horner simply recycled his award-winning score for Titanic. Please.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published August 3, 2013.)

TITANIC (James Cameron, 1997)

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Sure it was hokey and the screenplay (Jack! Rose! Jack!! Rose!!) was rightfully snubbed by the Academy Awards but fourteen years later and the movie had not aged one bit. What other film could satisfy a Discovery/History channel geek and a hopeless romantic?

The additional dimension further elevated the beauty onscreen (the underwater scenes, the gorgeous costumes, a nude Kate Winslet) and it was even more fun to relive the magic and spectacle. I could watch this over and over in any format without even noticing the three hour running time.

It was nothing short of magnificent. It was movie-making at its finest. (Yes, I’m a fan. Haters can continue to hate.)

Rating: 5/5