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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.
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. ..
Down the middle.
if this is cinematic masterpiece then i'm queen elizabeth ii
I'm kind of torn on Avatar: on the one hand, it's pretty much the epitome of everything that's wrong with Hollywood, on the other, it's entertaining on a big enough screen. I hate the idea that everything I'm watching was filmed on a green screen and created entirely on a computer, but at times it is impressive looking enough to almost make me forget that I'm essentially watching the most expensive cartoon ever made. I remember when Avatar came out and everyone was going crazy about it. I saw it and thought it was okay, but nothing amazing. Now it seems like the tide has turned completely and everyone rips on this movie, it's not cool to admit that you…
Holy Balls. Who ever thought Pocahontas with Blue Rabbits could be so good?
remember when avatar got nominated for best picture and the force awakens didn't?!
In 2010 I watched this about five times, and even the best stories and the best visuals tend to lose their luster after watching it so many times. But with almost 6 years in between viewings (WTF?!) I saw with fresh eyes, and it truly is a great film. Yes, the story and dialogue are terrible at times, but the script does a terrific job of building this world and making us care about the characters and their struggles. The performances bring so much life to characters that seemed two-dimensional at first glance (even Sam Worthington who has not been better since). Then there's the best thing Cameron has to offer: spectacle. No one does it quite like him. Some…
So my dad mentioned that he'd never seen this movie, and since we have it on Bluray we decided to watch it again. I remember Avatar was super hyped up when it came out, and then everyone promptly forgot about it. I remember the plot as "Pocohontas in Space", and that's basically what it is. There's also some heavy handed environmentalism in there, but it's not a totally bad film. The biggest appeal is the spectacle and size of it all, combined with the fact that it was one of the first big movies to have lots of (good) CGI. Rewatching at home in 2D loses a lot of that appeal, and some of the CGI looks a little wonky…
Tardé en verla, pero la espera tuvo su merecida recompensa. Una buena película y una banda sonora acorde a cada escena.
I haven't seen Avatar since it's theatrical release. While it's still a technical marvel, the movie lost most of it's potential viewing it in 2D.
The big action scene at the end is still fantastic and most of the CGI still looked great, but I've noticed more cringeworthy moments this time around. Also, I can't get over Avatar Sigourney Weaver, it just looks wrong.
I'm wondering how the CGI may looks when I'm watching it in a couple of years with my daughters.
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…