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.
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.
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…
Dances with Wolves+Aliens
Seriously, the Russians or Chinese didn't make a play for that shit right after the Americans left? No Avatar 2?
And could the ending credits music be any more goddamn annoying.
Excellent world creation but the story was stale and the characters were lifeless, except the villian--subconsciously I think we know we're watching a cartoon.
Great visuals and complex story plot. It truly reflects how self-centred, arrogant and foolish humans can get.
SPECIAL EFFECTS DO NOT MAKE A GOOD MOVIE, IN ANY SHAPE, FORM, OR OPINION!
Overrated movie that is way to pretentious.
This here is a solid action adventure epic, and saying that it isn't Cameron’s best film isn't exactly a bad thing. I think TITANIC, T2 and ALIENS were all better films.
The film brings very little new to the table, other than awesome special effects, a nice sci-fi idea of people using 'avatars' in real life. The film is actually very new age, though it is dressed up as an action blockbuster. Although it’s refreshing to see a film like this breathe a little instead of feeling like it has to deliver an action scene every five minutes.
In some places the CGI is photo-realistic, but mostly not. This didn't bother me, since the film largely comes across as a…
"Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream"
Woop de doo. Pocahontas on space.
A strong technical achievement for sure. James Cameron has always pushed the technical envelope, and seeing this movie in 3D on the IMAX screen is worthwhile. The story takes more than an hour to gear up. Until then there a lot of frolicking about with no high enternainment value. However, once the attacks occur, and the film switches to high octane action, it becomes entertainment of the highest calibre. James Horner's score often soars. Good movie, recommended. 01/05/10 - 2nd Viewing on Blu-Ray (no 3-d): The lull experienced beforehand during Worthigton's training to become a Navi seemed to pass quicker, or at least more entertainingly this time. Continued to absorb the amazing SFX, but really began to notice how bad some of the dialogue is. I could also appreciate James Horner's score more, it is really one of his best in a long time. Epic movie, good entertainment.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- 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…
- 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!