[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/4197715411/[/flickr] I was one of the lucky few who got the chance to see a screening of the new movie Avatar with TechCrunch last night. I had no intentions of seeing this movie because I have never been a fan of movies that include colorful mythical creatures. But TechCrunch was practically giving the tickets away! I paid a small donation ($5) to the UCSF Foundation (I went local with this one. Our other choice of donation was for the Malaria No More foundation). Plus we got FREE popcorn and a soda! FREEEEEEEEEE! There is nothing better than the word FREE to me right now!
Lined up with a bunch of other tech nerds, I got my ticket and free grub and searched for a seat in the packed theater. I sat all the way in the back, but I was grateful for those seats since there were people in the front row straining their necks to see this awesome movie! Like I said I had no desire to see this movie as of a week ago, so I really didn’t have any expectations. I noticed it had been trending on Twitter the past few days, but I decided to stay surprised and not even look at what people were saying about the movie.
To my surprise Avatar was the best movie I have seen all year! Since it’s only one of the 5 movies I’ve actualy seen in theaters this year it doesn’t say much. But, I am MORE than willing to put this movie in my favorite movies of all time category! Yea, thats right! ALL TIME! It was fricken awesome! I found myself wondering “How the HELL was this movie made!?!?!” throughout most of the film. So much so that I’m definitely going to see it again! I saw it in 3D (which BTW is a MUST), but next time I’m going to go for 3D + IMAX!
I’m proud to put Avatar in my top favorite movies along with Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura (one and two!), The Wedding Singer, and Billy Madison. I’m glad I finally broke the OBVIOUS pattern going on!
P.S. I agree with every part of this article on TechCrunch by Michael Arrington