Quality of Life

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for partying, being unhealthy and/or being inconsiderate. This logic has no place in a happy, fulfilling and successful life. Regardless of when you die, you want the life you live today, and tomorrow to be the best life you can possibly have. There is no excuse for not doing the best for yourself and the best you can for those you love. Even if I were going to die in six months, I still would continue my diet exactly as I do (if not do even better) because I want the highest quality for my life. The quantity is quite irrelevant.

~Raederle Phoenix Jacot

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Movie Avatar

I just returned home from seeing Avatar in the theater with my husband. This was Lytenian's first ever movie date. Crazy, I know.

We watched several trailers before choosing a movie last night. I was hesitant about Avatar because the trailer made the movie come off as cliché. Now, the bare bones are cliché; don't get me wrong. But the movie itself was superb.

Firstly, the characters have character. That was not demonstrated in the trailer very well.

Secondly, the animation is phenomenal.

And thirdly, despite doing a play off the ol' pocahontas story-line, there were a number of subplots that were unique in their own right, and a realm that certainly defined itself as an individual with a powerful voice.

I enjoyed it very much and feel that it was very much worth seeing in the theater. The 3D effects were not overdone or hard to watch, as I've experienced with some 3D movies in the past. I never once even noticed the music, so it must have never been out of place or overbearing or missing, since I would have noticed if any of those had been the case.

And of course, lastly, the movie just god-damned beautiful! I need to look up the concept art!

The next day:

Hard to find a site with much by the way of actual concept art. I mostly find a lot of silly fan art and a scattering of shots from the movie. Anyone have a link?


Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

i loved that movie! i was the same way...very hesitant. I ended up watching it not in 3d on my couch once it was out of theaters. The animations were so great and the message wasn't hoaky at all.

Phoenix's Muse said...

I've been told the story was done before, but it didn't matter; the artwork itself was worth going to see.