Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The things you do on holidays

I rarely go to the movies when in Australia but since I have been here in New York for the last 3 weeks I have seen 3 movies.
We have seen It's Complicated, Up in the Air and Avatar. (I think that's all, I am not used to seeing so many movies in a short time - and I have seen two live shows.)
I loved Avatar. The story reminded me of several science fiction stories I have read. Authors who come immediately to mind are Alan Dean Foster and C J Cherryh but I am sure that I have read others who have written books about similar issues. The 3D effects and the settings were amazing. It is a long film but you don't really notice it. I have always loved science fiction books more than movies, so I was a little apprehensive about going to the movie but it was well worth it.


theregatha said...

Everyone is raving about Avatar, apparently it is better than Matrix. I have been intending to go to the movies for ages. finally got organised and set off the other night to see "Its complicated", but there were serious power outings because of the hot weather, so they were all cancelled!

Mary said...

Another reason not to look forward to coming home to the heat!