Avatar in IMAX 3D

I just got back from watching Avatar and my hat is off to James Cameron. The movie and the experience is first rate. He deserves all of the praise that the film is receiving.

I watched it at the Scotiabank IMAX theatre in Toronto. All of the weekend screenings were sold out. I ordered my seats ahead of time (Friday afternoon) and went to the 10:30 PM screening, thinking it wouldn’t be busy.

I got there at 9:30 PM and there was already a line. Hasn’t this film been out for month already? Apparently this IMAX theatre is always sold out and does the best business in Canada for Avatar.

So, the film? It has a little bit of everything for everyone. There’s a love story, war, religion, environmentalism, terrorism, racial divides and the hero is a man in a wheel chair. There are a lot of messages wrapped up into a 3 hour spectacle like nothing you’ve ever seen.

I waited until now to see the film because I wanted to see it in IMAX 3D and I’m glad I did. I don’t think it would have been the same on a smaller screen. The 3D aspect of the film makes the computer generated landscapes and environments incredible. At times you really feel like you are physically in the film. You forget about the weight of the glasses on your ears and buy into the fantasy world on the screen.

Use Your SCENE Card

If you get a chance, watch this film in an IMAX theatre and book your tickets days ahead of time. Lastly, if you have a SCENE card, use it. A regular movie ticket ($10.50) requires 1,000 SCENE points. An IMAX 3D ticket ($17.50) requires just 1,000 SCENE points. That’s almost half price. Not bad.

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