I think I might be one of the last people to see Avatar in the theatre. Took my wife and 2 little boys last night. With the effects and what-not I thought it would be much cooler on the monster screen. I was right. I don’t know if regular tv would do it justice.
It was a pretty cool movie and aside for my fetish for sexy alien chicks, I think one of my favorite parts was the stereotypical tougher-than-nails Marine Colonel. It was like watching Clint Eastwood’s rendition of Gunny Highway in Heartbreak Ridge, except in outer space.
The best part- the coffee scene, of course. I don’t know if you noticed it in the main battle scene, but Col. Quaritch was just standing in the cockpit of the gunship enjoying a nice cup of coffee while the battle raged all around.
The lesson to learn here is that coffee eases stress and makes everything seem not so bad.
I have to wonder, though, what kind of coffee? Some weird alien bean? I cup of self-ground single origin brew? Nah. The Colonel was likely drinking a thick as tar, straight black mug of camp coffee. That’s what Marines do.