Avatar, Top Grossing Movies & Closing The Year!

by The Smarter Wallet on December 31, 2009

Ah, the laryngitis spell I picked up last week (on Christmas Day, nonetheless!) is still lingering. In fact, I’m still a bit down for the count with a bit of a cold and the requisite fatigue that comes with it. I’m sure that our 4.5 hour jaunt to watch Avatar (commute + almost 3 hour length 3D movie) may have hindered my speedy recovery but the show was well worth catching. I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi or going to the theater as I prefer watching movies in the comfort of my home. Nevertheless, Avatar is one flick I’d wholeheartedly recommend, especially if you can drive yourself to an IMAX theater that’s showing it.

While some people are happy to wax poetic about the blatant political and social messages this movie is aiming to inflict upon the public, I instead, choose to focus on the awesome special effects that probably took a decade or so to implement. I do think that all the hype you’ve heard about it is well substantiated and deserved. Just watch out for the bit of cheese that comes with some of the dialogue. 🙂

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The James Cameron film: Avatar

For fun, I thought to take a look at Wikipedia’s list of top grossing films worldwide. I wonder where this latest James Cameron creation will end up? His other movie, Titanic, is currently the biggest grosser in history, having pulled in an astounding $1,842,879,955. That’s almost 2 billion dollars.

In other news, I’d like to share with you some of the informative end of year articles I’ve come across in the personal finance blogosphere. Some interesting reads include:

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1 Manshu December 31, 2009 at 6:46 am

I saw Avatar recently too, and felt that the hype was justified too. The effects were great and it was a very different type of 3D than I expected. I thought there would be a lot of stuff flying around in your face, but none of that was there, and for the better.

Hope you get well soon. Happy new year!

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