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.
This movie is easily the most over-hyped of the decade. As far as story line goes Avatar gets two stars for the overused and cliqued plot that left me wondering why this movie is consistently getting good reviews. Sure the CGI was realistic and beautiful, however good use of cinematography and computers does not make a movie special.
As well as it being an overall very average movie, what made it worse were the reviews claiming that it was the best movie of the decade.
This movie is perfect for simple-minded people who are easily entertained and enjoy staring at glowing objects for hours at a time.
Barley worth **
Do not let the creators of Avatar dupe us. What a load of horse sh**. They release a movie only to re-release a short time later with new scenes and now in "3D".
Seriously, if the scenes are good enough to show us now then why not show them to us in the first place? The 3D aspect, why not release it in 3D when it first came out.
It's about sucking as many $$$ from your wallet as possible and anyone that walks into the theatres to see it in reaffirming that the general public will swallow anything given to them as long as it is packaged well.
The films is entertaining...because its is 3d and you get to see big blue titties kiggling around. Other than that the fim has nothing, sexy navi ass is 100% of this film. The helicopter ladys boobys are even better woling at your face in 'beatuffil' 3 dimensions.
The film itself is everything the critics say, a plot lifted from pochiontis or whatever wih splashings of fern gully. The whole film is so avergae without the snazzy effects and gimmick it would be nothing at all. Compare this to a film like terminator 1 that was made on no budget and yet stands as a great film in its on right, and imagine if this was made in the 80's with no money. Would it be a sci-fi classic? No.
James cameron has pretty muh lost it, and while the film willentertain you - its becasue shizzle flys out at you, not because you give a poop about the hawt navi.
Well apperently the story line of the movie is near abouts the same as Disney's film Pocahontas, and if you've seen pocahontas then the film will be similar just with blue people instead of indians.well good news for me i've never seen pocahontas and the story of the film avatar was new and completely different, so if you're gonna go and see this movie make sure you blank pocahontas from your mind and this film will end up giving you a great story.
When I left the theater I was in awe about this film. But as the day ended I realized that I was spoiled by the CG of the movie. This movie has the craziest CG I have seen to date. The money it took to make that was unbelievable. That is why I was spoiled. The movie was just too beautiful to look at. But here is the thing. A lot of people see this movie, just get googly eyed over the CG and decide it is the best movie ever made. I have heard many people say this movie is revolutionary. They actually used that word. I will admit, as for the CG, it is. There has not been a movie that has ever looked like this. But as a movie in general, there is a lot of pieces missing. The beginning of the story is completely missing. The film rushes into the CG section way too quick. It is pretty obvious they wanted to get the viewers attention and keep it with the beautiful visual effects. Something else I noticed was the dialog. Some parts were excellent. Others, they were really pushing it. I guarantee if this movie was just people in blue suits, it would not have the hype it does now. That is because the story was not strong. The whole back story of the Na'vi was 100% excellent. But the back story about what the film is going for is not really there. I am sorry about all this, but I have to be realistic here. I cannot give a movie a perfect rating if it is not perfect. But this is definitely a movie to see. If you have a chance to see it in 3D, check that out. Just regular is good too. I know you will enjoy it, because it is fun to watch. But I also know if you are a critic, you will agree with what I say. My last note I will say that all of the cast was great. Some of the Na'vi voice overs had bad dialog, but other than that, it was all pretty solid. Sam Worthington did a great job as the main and as a voice over. I really enjoyed Zoe Saldana's voice as the main female Na'vi. Sigourney Weaver brings a little mature feeling to the film and Giovanni Ribisi with Joel Moore bring a little comedy. Fun movie too watch.
If youre one of the five people who has managed to abstain from watching James Camerons 2009 megahit Avatar, than I have one thing to say to you: stay home, watch Pocahontas, The Last Samurai, or Keith Olbermann and save yourself 10 dollars.
The shopworn story in Avatar revolves around Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed marine who is sent to a military/mining outpost on the faraway planet Pandora. Pandora is inhabited by 10-foot tall primitive blue aliens affectionately named Navi, who basically look like the most likeable and cute creatures imaginable. Jake is enlisted by a team of scientists to take control of a human-Navi hybrid body through some futuristic mind-link technology and is soon a 10-foot tall blue version of himself. Without giving too much away, Jake finds himself captured by the native aliens and soon has to choose where his loyalties lie.
Donâï¿½ï¿½t be fooled by the exotic premise, the movie digresses quickly into a clichÃ©-ridden mess with an ending that can be seen from a mile away. The two antagonists in Avatar are laughably one-dimensional white males (what else?). One is the head of the military complex, Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang). The Colonel is everything that elitist Hollywood thinks of the military: aggressive, chauvinistic, callous, and eager for destruction and death. He has some of the most ridiculous dialogue: lines to the effect of Lets hurry up and destroy this peaceful native culture so I can get back in time for dinner and shock and awe(sounds familiar). On top of this he sports a ridiculous set of scars on his face that is only surpassed in dumbness by his over the top southern accent.
The second antagonist plays less of a role in the movie, but is equally comical, bland, and stereotypical as the Colonel. Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi) is the corporate executive of the mining operation on Pandora that is seeking the mineral unobtanium which, as Selfridge explains, âï¿½ï¿½sells for twenty million a kilo.âï¿½ï¿½ And wouldnâï¿½ï¿½t you know it, the deposit of unobtanium is situated right under the village of the Navi. Selfridge thankfully makes only a few appearances in the movie, but Cameron makes sure to squeeze the max amount of populist anger from the audience out of each appearance by having him sit in his plush corporate office and whine about his profits. By his second appearance, I was fully expecting him to give lavish bonuses to AIG bankers or at least, start laying-off workers.
This film is as smug, simplistic, and manipulative as it gets in Hollywood. Especially in the movie business, you sometimes have to look past the absurd pseudo-philosophical politics and just enjoy the movie for what it is. And had this movie had the same politics, but instead looked like, say, The Godfather, I would have done just that. Unfortunately, Cameronâï¿½ï¿½s Avatar mixes a ridiculous message with even more ridiculous dialogue. The story is predictable down to me being able to foresee exact lines and the forest setting is a little too neon and fantastical to be taken seriously. Dont get me wrong, this movie isnt unwatchable. On the contrary, the visuals (especially in IMAX 3D) are everything theyre cracked up to be. But visuals donâï¿½ï¿½t make a movie, theyre meant to compliment it. As soon as Cameron sacrificed story and script for 3D effects, he ceased to be making a movie. The ultimate irony is that I would have sacrificed all the expensive stunning imagery and motion-capture technology in the world for a little bit of depth and originality.