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.
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. ..
Cameron has unleashed a landmark in the way stories are told through motion pictures, and it will have a profound impact on the future of the cinematic art form. In the decade or so since the blockbuster Titanic, he has pioneered the technology and technique that made this film possible. To see Avatar is to understand filmmaking in the third dimension for the first time. It's completely spellbinding, ambitious and immersive, a film enlivened by all the contradictions it so boldly fuses together, and in a great year for science fiction, Avatar blows them all away. I don’t want to overstate its accomplishments, though, as it's not a perfect film, but it is technologically brilliant and seamless in its visual…
The first time I watched Avatar was shortly after its release in 2009, as soon as it could be rented on video. I was 12 years old, sitting on the floor and experiencing this for the first time on my TV. Honestly, I can say without a doubt now that I didn't appreciate it properly the first time.
I was in a sudden mood to watch Avatar the other day, so I decided to give it a re-watch. I remembered it being not horrible, but not the best, either, mediocre at its core and not worth its hype. I was wrong, whatever made me think that when I was 12. I found myself quickly falling in love with it and…
Pocahontas in space: the movie.
Probably one of the most overrated movies of all time. Beyond the CGI and visuals there ain't much.
Ferngully for adults.
It's easy to understand why many people hate Avatar. The script is very basic and childlish and does not match the visuals of the movie at all. However, Avatar is a visual masterpiece, if viewed as it should be, in 3D. And that's the main focus of the movie, creating a world full of visual wonders. And the movie is clear on this point, using many scenes with the only purpose of bragging the amazing world it has created. Of course, all the aspects of the movie count, but i think Avatar should be analysed more on the aspects it focuses than on the ones it doesn't. Besides, it's and entretaining and enjoyable movie overall.
I was absolutely spellbound with wonder and on the edge of my seat with excitement and tension for every moment of this magnificent IMAX 3D experience at the AMC Parks Mall, so much so that I think Jeremiah got a little worried about me. I mean, how could I NOT deeply love blue cat people?!
"But it's just Pocahontas"
O.K., but Star Wars is just The Hero's Journey.
Harry Potter is just The Hero's Journey.
It's all a load of crap. We go to the movies to escape from our world and have our minds blown again. James Cameron understands this more than anyone else, and "Avatar" is one of his many cinematic masterpieces. A visual spectacle unlike anything else.
Como le gusta liarla a James Cameron. Pues la segunda vez me ha gustado aún más.
Aunque la historia sea un cliché, es demasiado impresionante como para no amarla.
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!