All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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.
Film #25 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #16 : A film you wish could be the story of your life!
So why on earth would I pick this film as the one I wish had been the story of my life! The way I see it the Na'vi live life in the most honorable way! There is great sense of strength found in the family unit, the community, and an even stronger connection with their environment on Pandora! They respect all forms of life!
They live in a gloriously pristine world that is simply breathtaking and boggles the imagination! It is unlike anything I have ever seen to me this world would be the ultimate in…
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 reportedly contains 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,…
Two hours of landscape photography, followed by a remake of the battle of the fookin' Ewoks.
Looked great on extreme screen as my first 3D experience.
Collector's Extended Cut
Owned - Blu-Ray
Yeah the plot is simplistic and derivative, and it's pretty much a cartoon, but what can I say...
I haven't watched Avatar in like 5 years, but I did find my "review" from 2009:
"Never again doubt James Cameron. The story may have been generic but it makes up for it in characters, performances, visuals, action scenes, music and ground-breaking special effects."
Happy Earth Day, Letterboxd.
Mansfield Movie Plex - 3D DCP
Por fin vi la version extendida. Una pelicula de lo más entretenida, aunque a mi en lo personal su universo y conflicto no me inspiran mucho.
Demasiado estímulo digital para el salón de casa.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!