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.
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…
Woop de doo. Pocahontas on space.
A strong technical achievement for sure. James Cameron has always pushed the technical envelope, and seeing this movie in 3D on the IMAX screen is worthwhile. The story takes more than an hour to gear up. Until then there a lot of frolicking about with no high enternainment value. However, once the attacks occur, and the film switches to high octane action, it becomes entertainment of the highest calibre. James Horner's score often soars. Good movie, recommended. 01/05/10 - 2nd Viewing on Blu-Ray (no 3-d): The lull experienced beforehand during Worthigton's training to become a Navi seemed to pass quicker, or at least more entertainingly this time. Continued to absorb the amazing SFX, but really began to notice how bad some of the dialogue is. I could also appreciate James Horner's score more, it is really one of his best in a long time. Epic movie, good entertainment.
A simple story, rife with cliches -- but cliche is only a bad thing to people who haven't seen as many movies as others have. There's really nothing wrong with Avatar, and a whole lot right. The world building and cinematic experience are magical.
Wasn't huge fan but it has nice flourishes. Main gripe is the "same old story" aspect of the taking land by force over a native people. Just seems too unoriginal even with all the awesome original elements involved within the story. Question: if bonding via ponytail is kinda like making love, then are the Na'vi people also making love with their horses and flying dragons? Would have rather had more exposition to explain how that shouldn't have been considered more gross. Stephen Laing was great also.
It's funny. This is the second time I have seen this movie (first time not in 3D), and I still cannot really dislike it. As much as I hate the fact that the story is so unoriginal and cliché, like POCAHONTAS, THE NEW WORLD or DANCES WITH WOLVES in space; the depiction of the Na'vi a romantic version of some stereotype Native American tribe; the evil general a stereotype movie villain ... there is still so much in it that I really like. And while I usually don't give a film the thumbs up for looking good or being technically brilliant while sucking story wise, James Cameron's AVATAR still seems to be an exception.
It is still, five years after…
Better than the overrated "Titanic" but still not a very good movie either.
Rewatched on a lil computer screen for a uni assignment. Excruciating.
I can't believe this movie is a month away from being 5 years old and that it took me this long to re-watch since seeing it at the theater.
Ok everyone on the planet has beef with Avatar but to a 14 year old kid this movie was amazing. Who cares if the story is pretty lackluster? THIS MOVIE IS BEAUTIFUL. It's the highest grossing for a reason, give Avatar some love.
- 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!