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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.
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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. ..
This is a good movie with impressive visuals but it's also a little too clichéd and the characters aren't that interesting. Still, the cinematography, the action scenes, the world of Pandora, and the special effects used to create the Na'vi are enough to keep the film entertaining and enjoyable. And no, I'm not bothered by the similarities that this film has to Dances with Wolves or Pocahontas. I've met a few people who believe that these similarities discredit the entire movie but I find that to be a ridiculous viewpoint.
Now, whether or not those films told this story better is up for debate.
I'm not even sure if I actually watched this movie on this day, but I've seen it so many fucking times it doesn't even matter. I don't even know why I watched it so many times! It wasn't even that good! I think I watched this so many times because my mom watched it so many times. And my mom watched it so many times because she didn't want her $20 blu-ray to go to waste. She didn't even really like the movie, so it made no sense for her to buy the blu-ray, but she just really wanted to try out her new blu-ray player. Anyways, there's my long ass rant for this unnecessarily long, mediocre movie.
I haven't seen this movie since it came out in 2009. Quite frankly, I didn't care to re-watch it. I tried once a couple years ago but I got kind of sick and gave up. Now, I decided to give it another shot and I still kind of feel the same way. Sure, the technology was innovative at the time but I've never been a guy to give a bland movie a break just because of innovative technology. This movie is just not very good. The CG kind of makes me ill at times to be honest and I hate 3D so that gimmick does nothing for me. I have never liked Sam Worthington as an actor. The plot is…
A dazzling spectacle for the senses, the world of Pandora is wondrous and captivating. While I remember every character to be effective in their role in the plot, a re-watch is warranted as my critical eye has developed a bit in the last seven years.
When you watch Avatar in IMAX 3D it is impossible not to like. My biggest complaint is the length of the film.
A perfect example of people hating just to hate. This movie rules.
this is the film everybody watched when it first came out but nobody can remember any details about it
Hasn't everyone watched this already? One of the earlier, successful 3D movies....probably a bit dated now in it's schematics, but still a good escape from the real world day-to-day humdrum. Sam Worthington was launched in this movie, .....and sank to obscurity thereafter!!
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