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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.
There are other reasons people will blindly dislike this,…
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. ..
It's been nearly 7 years since Avatar was released and now the hype (which predated the film's release by years) is like a distant fading memory, I finally after all this time revisit Avatar since that initial theatrical viewing.
I really didn't know how it would hold up, I was a different movie viewer then. And I'm really kind of astonished by how much more strongly I feel about the film now than I ever did back then. I jotted pages of notes on this viewing (something I've been doing lately with my revisits of films), perhaps more than I have for any other viewing in recent memory.
It's hard for me to not respond from a defensive perspective to…
Ok, so it's not the subtlest movie ever made. But there is more imagination and creativity in 5 minutes of Avatar than half the bloated, redundant comic book movies of the last five years combined. The story of the skeptical outsider embracing a new culture may be relatively predictable but here it is deftly told and confidently executed.
This is how you do blockbuster filmmaking. The special effects are dazzling and immersive, but never gratuitous. They serve the story and the characters. The action sequences are brilliant, and more important, comprehensible, which is a rare skill if Marvel's sludgy, chaotic movies are any indication. Cameron sets up not just the story, but the terrain and even the technology of the…
Watched the full three hour Collector's Extended Cut.
nice sci fi and world building
I love this movie more with each viewing. Am I last Avatar fan? AHA!
I caught this on one of my Roku channels early this morning while I was still in bed recovering from my overnight fever and I remembered how breathtakingly beautiful everything was. This was James Cameron's 1st movie since "Titanic" and he didn't skip a beat throughout this one. While it does have a great amount of detractors during and after its release, "Avatar" remains one of my favorite fantasy films of the 2000s and if can I watch it again in 3D, I definitely would.
Is amazing the talent of James Cameron to make instant classics and break box offices records. Was this way in "Terminator", "Titanic" and his last "Avatar".
Cameron have a blessed mind to create movies with simple and effective scripts, lots of stunning visual effects and great characters. In "Avatar" the story is constructed around a protagonist that follows all the steps in hero journey, find his true love and fights the antagonist. Nothing new, a wonderful example of a smart use of the cliches.
"Avatar" is an unforgetable movie where the CGI do not make the movie looks plastic, another point to the director.
A great visual experience with a little bit of emotion. I love it!
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