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…
Performances : 5.5/10
Story : 4/10
Production : 8/10
Overall : 5.83/10
Normally I wouldn't review Avatar. It's too early in the morning (it's Noon, I know) and I have no burning desire to write. Honestly, I'm only doing this so I can bounce my Noah review off of my main page. It's been up there for almost a week and while I'm happy with how it came out I'm tired of the religious debate, especially since that's not what I wrote it looking for. Also, I hate being called a retard because of my completely subjective ratings system. But hey, every orchard has its rotten apples, or something.
Avatar was a fucking let-down. I've heard people raving about…
Today as the highest grossing film of all time, I get the impression that 'Avatar' has not stayed in the hearts and minds of its audience in the way many other high grossing films have - including James Cameron's 'Titanic'. I was wondering with the prospect of three, yes three, 'Avatar' sequels on the horizon are we as the general film watching community that bothered to return to the world of Pandora and the giant blue tribe of Na'vi? Three sequels is some serious overkill right there so that in itself is rather off putting to me but I do get the impression that not many people are even bothered for even one!
Now I have always liked the film…
Yes, the plot is unoriginal and the characters are weak, but the incredible visual spectacle of AVATAR is what really got me interested in filmmaking when I saw it in 2009. The whole movie is immersive, James Cameron’s direction is colorful and imaginative, the music is riveting and every shot of the beautiful cinematography leaves something to behold. I understand completely that many think it’s overrated, but this is the film that made me appreciate film as an art form, and that's why it’s so special to me.
Rewatched the extended edition. This movie has gone from 4,5 stars to 1,5 to 3 to finally 3,5 stars now. I'm able to look past the cameron-isms, the thin characters and horrible dialogue, and just marvel at it's entertainment value and visual spectacle.
The one legitimately interesting thing about this movie also happens to be its central conceit. In The Jazz Singer, Al Jolson’s trademark line “You ain’t heard nothin’ yet” became a double entendre that conveniently marked a new age in film. Similarly, the avatars in Cameron’s film signal a new era in special effects. Within the narrative, they are explicitly designed to evoke life but are in fact remote-controlled suits. The goal of animation has always been to convince us for a brief time that we’re watching real people instead of an assortment of shapes. With Avatar’s final image — a pair of eyes opening — Cameron states that this goal has been finally attained. Real life has been breathed into…
Oh boy was this overrated. Smurfs 18+.
I want to live in that glow-in-the-dark planet too!
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!