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,…
Film #25 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #16 : A film you wish could be the story of your life!
So why on earth would I pick this film as the one I wish had been the story of my life! The way I see it the Na'vi live life in the most honorable way! There is great sense of strength found in the family unit, the community, and an even stronger connection with their environment on Pandora! They respect all forms of life!
They live in a gloriously pristine world that is simply breathtaking and boggles the imagination! It is unlike anything I have ever seen to me this world would be the ultimate in…
The best version of Pocahonta/Dances with wolves.
good in blu-ray
I know I'm in the minority, but Avatar did not take my breathe away. It did not move me to tears. It did not shake me to the core. I thought it was decent, but I also found it very cliched and a bit offensive, with the white supreme leaders looking to move into the blue peoples territory.
But there were some nice things going for it: cool CGI, including riding around on those alien birds. Exciting battle scenes in the fight to save the Na'vi homeworld. And Saldana makes a saucy blue Neytiri. Plus Stephen Lang is a badass as the villainous Colonel Quaritch.
Revolutionary for CGI and 3d, James Cameron created another classic which makes us want to be blue people
In 2009, I wrote my very first piece of film criticism, a Facebook status that read:
"Nathan Smith wonders what they were thinking when they nominated "Avatar" for Golden Globe Best Picture. Maybe this? "OMG! Subtitles bouncing off of screen, nightelf mohawks, and glow-in-the-dark ponies! Ooooh shiny... *drools* Very shiny..." Yeah Avatar sucked."
My 3D Bluray of this has been waiting patiently in it's wrapper for the last 2-3 years for me to be bothered to watch it, tonight i am bothered.
I like this film, the stories a load of arse but the visuals are really something to behold. I do find this film disturbs me though as i kinda fancy "Neytiri" and it disturbs me because A) she's a 10 foot blue alien and B) she doesn't exist as she's a CGI creation. Maybe i should stop watching so many films and go out more?
"Yellow Submarine"..... i mention this as the whole time i was watching "Avatar" this evening i kept thinking to myself James Cameron would do an awesome remake of "Yellow Submarine"...... just imagine that!
I watched the extended edition this time, but considering it's been a few years since I watched this movie last, I couldn't discern most of what was added.
This movie has two big aspects worth noting that ring true for many of Cameron's movies: it's a technical masterpiece and it's a shit story.
Every frame of this movie could be framed on your wall as a piece of art. It's breath-taking, which helps the 3 hour running time move by much faster than you realize. The battle scenes are undeniably cool.
My biggest problem with this movie is that the villains are incredibly one-dimensional. They are evil without cause, often dismissing any arguments against their actions because the plot demands…
Great special effects etc. Storyline predictable. Quite long but didn't feel too long. Very enjoyable and engaging.
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!