All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Enter the World of Pandora.
In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
James Cameron's next film is just going to be footage of him squealing with glee, naked, touching himself, in a pile of your hard earned money, on a greenscreen backdrop, in 3D, mocking you for spending so much cash to see his hokey movies. You'll love it and it will break all kinds of records and James Cameron will then buy the moon.
...Right. Ok, so I'll be honest. The first time I saw this I thought it was a technological masterpiece and was blown away by what I was watching. I rated it 4 stars.
Now, watching it at home on the small screen, I had to struggle to finish it. I was bored out of my skull. Sure, it is still a feast of well made CGI and innovative technology and I applaud Cameron for it. But he should have thought about the plot a bit harder. Just a tad.
Still, the plot is what it is and doesn't do justice to the visual achievements, but that's not what irked me about it now. This film's ego is too big. It…
The most overrated movie of all time.
James Cameron's Avatar, above all else, is a transporting and utterly breathtaking experience. Let's face it, whether you were for or against this movie from the beginning, you cannot deny the miraculous and wondrous scope of the entire project. In terms of the hype and build-up for the film's initial release, there has never been a film that was as-talked about and water-cooler friendly than Avatar. Hell, I remember going to see the film opening night on the biggest screen possible in 3D, and at least three people that I knew were there. It was an event, one that brought the collective moviegoing audience together for a ride that hasn't been bested in modern cinema.
Now, I'm just going to…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I would say that I don't understand why this movie gets so much hate, but that would be a lie. I get it. I get that most people these days don't enjoy movies *as movies*. They may think they do, but they really just enjoy the fact that movies entertain them. There's a difference.
What people don't like about Avatar is that it was made to be a good movie, and not made to be a dumb source of entertainment for the misguided youth of today. Yes, it has a classic structure. Yes, it has common themes. Yes, it's a *story*. And that's what most people these days don't care for.
There are other reasons people will blindly dislike this,…
Dammit, I'm starting to feel like this film's fickle mistress.
The first time I watched this I rated it four stars, the second time I wasn't that generous.
Yesterday my mate wanted to show off his 'I'm single and have too much money' TV and decided to do that by screening Avatar. I was not exactly bursting at the seems with enthusiasm.
Still something funny happened. Going in and knowing I felt the story to be bland and predictable I could somehow appreciate Cameron's obvious skill at creating unique visuals and marvellous action sequences much more.
I actually enjoyed myself a bit, which surprised me a lot.
So I'll settle the difference and leave it at that. ..
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. - IMDb
Upon the release of Avatar back in 2009, the hype was that great that I wasn't at all interested in seeing it. Until I had to kill a few hours one day and was blown away by what I saw.
Fast forward to 2016 and I've watched it for the third time, and while it's still visually stunning, a fair bit of the shine was taken off it on this rewatch.
I wouldn't mind seeing it in 3D with all the elements needed for a highest quality watch.
Special effects are great. Everything else - rip offs of things you've seen. You might enjoy it if you're not a big cinephile but let's just stop right there. Basically as if this movie was made in order to manipulate you into buying a ticket. Nothing wrong with that. However, the only thing here is effects and a movie that can only be watched once and never talked about again.
Is this true cinema? Not at all. Is this Hollywood? Most likely but even there - feeling is extremely absent here. More like money over anything. This is not a great film that grossed more than any flick as far as box office goes. This is a terrible film that made you think - oh wow. This is awesome. Any other thoughts? None. Why? Nothing is a perfect word to describe this useless piece of nothing. This film has no purpose whatsoever except one thing - manipulation.
Finally gave in and decided to watch Avatar. I wish I hadn't. The first half hour or so is good but then they introduce the Na'Vi and the cgi gets way too distracting. I stick by my previous statement that it looks like a video game. Then there's all that hippie tree hugger bullshit that goes on forever.
Movie blockbusters these days are full of CGI-fest action and visuals, where the screen is loaded with somewhat realistic images produced completely artificially. There's so much junk moving through the frame, that it all just becomes static after a while.
Avatar continues to stand out and show how movies like that can be done right.
Well, never has such a trite, pseudophilosophical look at the complex interaction of two cultures, boiled down to their most exaggerated singular characteristics been made to look so pretty.
I'd heard this variously described as Space Pocahontas and Space Lorax, and those descriptions are wholly accurate. The plot is razor thin. Unobtainium? I get that the focus of the movie isn't about the mineral itself (but rather its acquisition) but they could have tried harder to not be so obvious.
Nearly all of the human characters are without redemption while the Na'vi are endlessly noble. Both sides are essentially a single characteristic writ large: people bad. People acquisitive. People disrespectful of nature. Na'vi good. Na'vi reverent of nature. There's no…
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the greatest actor of his generation
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