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.
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. ..
I can't believe I paid $30 to watch tentacle sex in IMAX 3D.
Absolutely stunning effects. A brilliantly realized fantasy planet which MUST be seen in 3-D. The CGI aliens move with a believability and weight that makes me think this crew could almost pull off realistic CGI humans. Almost.
The story, on the other hand; hackneyed, trite, derivative. Without the stunning visuals to carry it this would be at best a two star movie. I suspect that the story may even be intended to take a back seat and not distract from the visual wonders. Probably a canny decision for recouping the investment, but this technical prowess in the service of a good story could have taken cinema to a new level.
This 2009 American science fiction film is directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, and Sigourney Weaver. ‘Avatar’ is currently the highest grossing film of all time with over $2bn takings.
In 2154, all of Earth’s natural resources are depleted and the Resources Development Administration group have discovered a valuable mineral – unobtanium - on the moon of Polyphemus known as Pandora, a rich moon with forests and oceans inhabited by 10ft tall sapient humanoids known as Na’vi.
Paraplegic former marine Jake Sully (Worthington) is given the chance to make something of himself by replacing his dead brothers role as a ‘driver’, taking on…
I don't care what people say - I really like this. Not too original story perhaps, but visually fantastic. And a story doesn't always have to be original to be good.
just turned over and this beautiful film is on again.
- blue people
Revisiting this film for the first time in years was surely a treat, especially on Blu Ray, wherever the film falls short in story it makes up in absolutely gorgeous visuals and an intense thrill ride through it's action scenes.
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- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…