All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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 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. ..
Incredible VFX, boring story.
literally the biggest waste of money the United States had ever seen!!!
A film trying to show people how to empathize with blue people facing colonialism and imperialism even though they should empathize with real people experiencing colonialism and imperialism in the real world. The blue people have sex with their hair. This movie was pretty much cgi Disney Pocahontas.
A revolutionary film that created a masterpiece of CGI. This a great movie that succeeds in all respects, offering a unique and imaginative take on an unoriginal plot.
Not a Cameron fan but the special effects are impressive if expensive - propose to watch on Blu-Ray.
Visuals (mise-en-scene, camerawork, colour): 5/5
Sound (score, soundtrack, creation, mixing): 4/5
Acting (personal signature, believability): 3/5
Writing (plot, themes, literary techniques, script): 3/5
Direction (special effects, editing, form, style): 4/5
Extended Collector's Edition
It's beautiful. Gorgeous. Splendid. Magnificent. Avatar might be the prettiest movie out there. Every shot of Pandora is simply stunning. The colors are incredible. When it's the night and all the colors light up... wow. I would gladly go on Pandora. Other than being scenery porn Avatar isn't much. It's a basic story with lots of clichés. It's quite predictable. That doesn't ruin the movie and it's still quite enjoyable. However, it's way too long. Lots of stuff could have been cut. Some stuff is very boring and end up having no repercussion on the plot. If only the movie had been cut down by let's say half an hour, it would have been more enjoyable. Also, there's too much…
Complete list. :-(
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…