Mr. Movie

Carmike gives 'Avatar' parting 3D shot

Avatar has been out of theaters for awhile and has now been released on DVD.

Even in high-def Blu-Ray, turning the flick’s awesome three-dimensions to two seems criminal. Like most movies, it deserves to be seen on the biggest possible screen and as it was filmed — in 3-D.

-- Local show times, theaters, trailer.

Carmike has reopened Avatar and is giving you one last shot at a three-dimensional treat. If you put it off the first time, don’t miss your second — and last — chance.

Though the plot is a hole-filled cliche, writer/director James Cameron’s effects are stunning. The transitions between real life and CGI are seamless. You will really believe you are on a planet where the natives are 10-feet tall.

Mr. Movie rating: 4 stars

Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It opens Friday, April 30 at the Carmike 12.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.