Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday Movie Review...a day late

Avatar
rated PG-13
I gave this movie **** and 1/2 stars.
Obviously we did not see this movie via our blu-ray Netflix, Stephen and I actually got to go out on a movie date and see this in the theaters...in 3D! I heard lots of people raving about it including my parents who saw it twice. I'm so glad we went to see it, it was an excellent show! Sort of Alien meets Matrix meets "insert love story". The story takes place in the year 2154 on Pandora, a lush, Earth-like moon of the planet Polyphemus. There is a human corporation mining a mineral on that moon. But Pandora's atmosphere is toxic to humans, forcing them to use breathing masks. Pandora is inhabited by the Na'vi, a ten-foot-tall blue-skinned species of sapient humanoids, who live in harmony with nature, worshiping a mother goddess called Eywa. To facilitate relations with the Na'vi and research of Pandora's biosphere, scientists grow Na'vi-human hybrid bodies called avatars that are operated via mental link by genetically matching humans. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi...and so the story goes. The scenery was absolutely beautiful, made me wonder if Heaven would be like that. So if you haven't seen this, definitely go check it out! I hear it's even better in IMAX.
The Taking of Pelham 123
rated R
We gave this movie ** stars.
Stephen and I both think Denzel and Travolta are great actors and often play in great movies. This one though was so-so. There was a lot of foul language which was a turn off, why do New Yorkers always have to be portrayed that way? A group of hijackers led by criminal mastermind Ryder (John Travolta) take the passengers aboard a New York subway train hostage and demand a king's ransom. A subway dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) tries to help bring them down. Guess this one could've been better.

Airline: Season 1
rated NR
We gave this series **** stars.
This hit reality-TV series takes viewers behind the ticket counter, into the cockpit and beyond the airport tarmac. "Airline" chronicles the ups and downs of passengers who board Southwest flights at Los Angeles International and Chicago's Midway Airport. You have to understand I come from a family full of airline workers, and now Stephen works at a Hertz airport location. So we can so relate with seeing these crazy passengers every once in awhile. This show definitely makes us laugh - the things some people do or the way they behave is amazing!

1 comment:

Connie said...

avatar is the only one out of these I've seen- it was awesome! I haven't heard anything bad about it, actually..

cute blog!