All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Performances : 5.5/10
Story : 4/10
Production : 8/10
Overall : 5.83/10
Normally I wouldn't review Avatar. It's too early in the morning (it's Noon, I know) and I have no burning desire to write. Honestly, I'm only doing this so I can bounce my Noah review off of my main page. It's been up there for almost a week and while I'm happy with how it came out I'm tired of the religious debate, especially since that's not what I wrote it looking for. Also, I hate being called a retard because of my completely subjective ratings system. But hey, every orchard has its rotten apples, or something.
Avatar was a fucking let-down. I've heard people raving about…
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. ..
The backlash against this film came fast and furious. There are a lot of legitimate complaints - it's full of tropes, including some very unfortunate ones like the "white savior." And, films that succeed on the technical strengths of their effects often don't age well. As soon as this was out of the theaters, a lot of the magic was gone.
Cameron does build a really impressive, and visually astonishing, setting here though, and he runs a very competent plot through it. And, for all the (justified) "white savior" complaints, it does tackle issues of colonialism and resource expropriation as few Hollywood films do.
Beautiful visuals, but the themes were a bit too transparant
I go back and forth on thinking this movie is great to it is just an average film because the thing that makes this film great is the special effects and taking us to a world that we have never seen before. The special effects still look good even after 5 years, but the story is still nothing impressive. We have seen this script before. Is this basically a western rewritten because people come to the New World to get the goods from the new land but they have an evil idea and the natives who people think are bad aren't at all bad but just protecting their land and then a lot of battles ensue. I believe that is…
Impressive technological marvel.
Impressively terrible film.
-Looks nice, although it often just feels like I'm watching a video game cutscene.
-Lots of effort must have went into creating its fictional universe.
-Too long and poorly paced.
-Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have no chemistry, especially with their masquerade of CGI.
-The movie never relaxes and has fun with itself, because it's preoccupied with trying to make sure you're impressed with its visuals and its moral importance. Speaking of which,
-It drapes a black-and-white set of morals over its characters, which never meshes well with a story that thinks it's really saying something about imperialism, prejudice, deforestation, the military, and whatever else. All of the straw men, false dichotomies, and oversimplified views of…
Long in the tooth.
I mean it's basically pocahontas
Una peli polémica, no solo porque tiene tantos haters como fanboys, sino que terminó siendo la más taquillera de la historia (un titulo muy pesado, por lo que a muchos les molesta el éxito que tuvo, y como resultado la insulten). Pero yo considero esta peli muy entretenida, plasmada solo como Cameron haría, espectaculares efectos visuales, personajes redondos y muy emotivas las escenas de acción (especialmente la magnifica batalla final). Narrado con maestría, con fallos, pero que quedan chicos al lado de las cosas buenas. Le falta garra a la historia, y es predecible desde el principio. Gran peli de aventuras.
very good story, but a very long movie
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…