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.
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James Cameron has made the most expensive movie ever with a reported cost of nearly $300 million. But could a bunch of Smurfs running around speaking a dorky language really pay off?
The film focuses on a man named Jake Sully. He is a paraplegic marine who is dispatched to the planet Pandora on a unique mission. Jake becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world that he feels is his home.
Some say that there wasn't enough time spent on the script of the film. I actually like the premise of it. The idea of people living in this alternate world and controlling these blue creatures with only their mind is really intriguing. But the expense of the film shines through and that's what the production is all about. Everything seamlessly blends into the screen. The tone, lighting, and texture of the movie made me wonder if this is what heaven looks like.
There are slow patches during the second half that have to do with the romance of the lead character and a creature on Pandora. It tries to make the audience feel sentimental at times but ends up being overly tender. Also, some of the anti-war elements and the messages of staying green are a bit too heavy handed at times.
Overall, I think Cameron has made one of the best technical breakthroughs in a while, but this isn't one his best screenplays. I think you should try to see this in 3-D because I bet it would be really cool with all of those creatures flying in your face. One other thing that's great about the movie is the sound. I truly felt immersed in the film's atmosphere for over 2 and a half hours. This is a good, solid movie that definitely should be seen in the theater due to its incredible technical achievements.
A steaming pile of New Age excrement served with a sugary coating. Pretty to look at, but definitely not worth supporting the obvious agenda. In fact, about the only New age idea that wasn't glamorized was same-sex marriage. I'm surprised that the director left that out. Do not let your kids see this. Vulgar language throughout. If you want to see this wait for it to come out on video.
James Cameron proves again that he is uniquely capable at telling an amazing story thru film. With Avatar, he has accomplished something special - nothing less than a beautifully realized dreamscape that we all get to experience. Some may say that the story is predictable, but I feel truly sorry for those that are so jaded or cynical that they can't let themselves get swept away by the true power of an excellent movie, or would deny some of the central truths at the film's core.
The technical achievements of this film will earn it a special place in the history of movie making. The jaw-dropping audiovisuals, and the completely alternate-reality inducing use of 3D, are all the more impressive because they never get in the way of the story, or detract from the characters. Rather, they propel the viewer thru a world that's so believable, and brought to life so completely, with such wondrous inhabitants, that you'll be sorry you have to leave it. Simply a unique and breathtaking experience.
I was terribly impressed by this movie. The plot was amazing and unique, the landscapes and CGI stunningly beautiful, and there was great accompanying soundtrack. Anyone that's a fan of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Action should definitely see this movie! Note: I watched the 3D version. The 3D effect is really pleasant. It's not overbearing to distract from the movie, only subtlety enhance things.
With the job of earning trust with the avatar's jake slurry
falls in love with an avatar he must choose to turn on his own human race or will he help his new "people" ~My Review~
I thought it took me on a amazing journey through the magical land of pandora It was the greatest movie of 2009! And it takes you through tears,laughs and suspense all in all You should go see AVATAR now!
I am always thinking about the nature,Its animals, Its places, Its climates, and more of all the unknown fantastic secrets that are hidden. In this movie the characters surprised me, specialy the animals with their colors and forms; they are amazing.
Jake a veteran marine that was principal character has to spend great adventures in a new place located in an other planet that really was a moon called Pandora.
Jake really liked Pandora...
In conclusion I think that that film deserved the award.