I got a full-time job! Today was officially my last shift at Video Store Job, and I start my new job on Monday!
We also saw “Avatar” today. And folks – if you can ignore the articles about “white man’s burden” and environmentalism, and if you want to see a visually stunning movie in the realm of “Star Wars” or “Lord of the Rings,” go see “Avatar.” Did you see “Beowulf,” the most recent motion-capture version? Have you noticed how computer-generated characters’ eyes seem lifeless or their movements a little awkward? All of that is gone. The colors, textures, lighting, is all brilliant and natural, even though the entire planet is bioluminescent and inhabited by twelve-foot-tall blue aliens with catlike tails.
Go see this movie. Plug your ears if the dialogue is a little awkward or preachy, because it happens. It’s not perfect, but is is awesome.