I watched Avatar last night and wow! What a great movie. I really had no desire to ever watch that movie, it just didn’t appeal to me even though I’m a fan of Sci-Fi action flicks. My kids had the Avatar Happy Meal action figures and they freaked me out just a little. But the hubs signed us up for Netflix recently and we ended up with Avatar.
I intended to read while hubs watched the movie, I often do that. But I was captivated from the very beginning and needless to say I got no reading done. I’m sure it had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Sam Worthington is drop dead sexy. That couldn’t have anything to do with it at all. I don’t know which I like more, looking at him or listening to him. Both, I refuse to pick.
Besides Sam Worthington, the visuals in this movie are simply stunning.
So, I’m reminded just how much I love to watch Sci-Fi and I’ve been inspired to seek out more of the same since I’ve been mostly a reader not a watcher this past year. But the interesting thing is, I don’t read very much Sci-Fi. Almost none in fact. I think because I love the visuals of the movies, and maybe my imagination is just not geared in that direction when reading. Modern Sci-Fi movies pack such an amazing visual punch. As I was considering this while watching Avatar I received a review request for Dying Light, a recently released Sci-Fi Vampire thriller by D. Scott Meek. Perfect timing right? Needless to say I accepted and will have a review coming up.
So, my questions for you today are, do you like Sci-Fi? Do you prefer to read, watch or both? What are your book and movie recommendations?