I’ve never seen Avatar in 2-D, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing the Bluray version on general principle. Why 2-D? Because I want to see how it plays and feels without the 3-D boost. Avatar‘s four-act story is the reason it works, as I explained in this 12.18.09 post. The eye-pop was secondary. It was the myth, metaphor and fable paying off in a single symphonic voice.