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12.18.2009

Today's the day! While "Avatar Day" was earlier this year, today is the real AVATAR Day as James Cameron's first feature film since TITANIC hits theaters. A bunch of us here at JoBlo.com have already gotten our chance to see the film and while you can read them all here (Chris Bumbray, Jenna Busch, Arrow), what we want now is to hear what YOU think.

I'm sure a lot of you already have your tickets (and if you don't you might be in trouble) and plans all set for this weekend. Hell, maybe you're just getting home from a midnight screening! Either way, we'll leave the Strike Backs open all weekend for you to share your thoughts. And if you've got a Movie Fan Central account (and why don't you??), you can head to the MFC and post an official review on your profile page. Please try to keep spoilers to a minimum and remember, no ragging on others for their opinion.

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1:08AM on 12/28/2009

Just don't get it

Why can people not accept something for what it is. Some of the people commenting hear act like every movie should be some new and completely different story, which is simply just impossible. Sure this was a fairly standard story arc that has been used plenty in the past, so what? This movie was one of the best movie-going (Imax 3-D, the first time doing 3-D) experiences I can remember. This film was just a visual masterpiece. It was not trying to reinvent the story, so quit judging it as if
Why can people not accept something for what it is. Some of the people commenting hear act like every movie should be some new and completely different story, which is simply just impossible. Sure this was a fairly standard story arc that has been used plenty in the past, so what? This movie was one of the best movie-going (Imax 3-D, the first time doing 3-D) experiences I can remember. This film was just a visual masterpiece. It was not trying to reinvent the story, so quit judging it as if that was its goal.I personally was not bothered by anything during the movie. Sure going back and over analyzing it I can find things, but it is just that... over-analyzing. The people that don;t like this movie probably hated Speed Racer too which I considered one of the most underrated films last year. Get over yourselves and just ENJOY the movie. Enjoy the experience. And respect it for what it is not judge it for what it is not.
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3:27PM on 12/24/2009

This movie is AWESOME

My dad and i saw this movie on 12-22-09 and we saw it in 3-D and it was fucking awesome. I am going to get this on DVD.
My dad and i saw this movie on 12-22-09 and we saw it in 3-D and it was fucking awesome. I am going to get this on DVD.
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9:36PM on 12/23/2009
I can see the complaints here for people saying the story has been told before. That's mine too. Now, if I were 14 or 15 years old, maybe I haven't seen all of the movies this one borrowed parts from so it might seem pretty great, but I just can't agree. Yes, the effects are great but that's really all I enjoyed. Well besides the fact that I really thought the human army guys were pretty funny especially the main guy in charge. There were some great lines for him that Cameron missed though in
I can see the complaints here for people saying the story has been told before. That's mine too. Now, if I were 14 or 15 years old, maybe I haven't seen all of the movies this one borrowed parts from so it might seem pretty great, but I just can't agree. Yes, the effects are great but that's really all I enjoyed. Well besides the fact that I really thought the human army guys were pretty funny especially the main guy in charge. There were some great lines for him that Cameron missed though in my opinion. How about when the natives first started shooting arrows at their ship before they Big Tree. Why not "Sticks and Stones won't break these bones", or when the tree comes down "Timber!..." would have been great. The funniest line in the movie was when he says something along the lines of "Great job guys, beer's on me". I loved this guy.
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6:05AM on 12/22/2009

Will see it again in theatres

despite its flaws Avatar was very entertaining in many ways. I cant understand really how you could watch this movie and not enjoy it on some level.. Not to worry about effects heavy films taking over though, its needless to say that this style only lends itself to particular types of movies.
despite its flaws Avatar was very entertaining in many ways. I cant understand really how you could watch this movie and not enjoy it on some level.. Not to worry about effects heavy films taking over though, its needless to say that this style only lends itself to particular types of movies.
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2:46AM on 12/22/2009

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

I can't drink the Koolaide on this one. Avatar was boring, unoriginal, poorly written, and long as shit.

Seriously, I checked my cell phone with an hour left and was like, "Really, another fucking hour of this?"

The special effects, are fine, I'm not arguing they aren't. But, as long as filmmakers keep putting special effects before story we'll keep getting Transformers 2 and Avatar. I really couldn't tell you the difference between Michael Bay and James Cameron after watching
I can't drink the Koolaide on this one. Avatar was boring, unoriginal, poorly written, and long as shit.

Seriously, I checked my cell phone with an hour left and was like, "Really, another fucking hour of this?"

The special effects, are fine, I'm not arguing they aren't. But, as long as filmmakers keep putting special effects before story we'll keep getting Transformers 2 and Avatar. I really couldn't tell you the difference between Michael Bay and James Cameron after watching Avatar.

For reals, Avatar is going to be so quickly forgotten, because it's really a lot like Star Trek: The Motion Picture (not this year’s Trek). It’s all glamour shots (this case of Pandora and not The Enterprise) and very little plot. So, it looks good now, but in 20 years when the special effects are outdated, my kids will be like “What the fuck is this mess? People liked this?”

I can’t understand why so many people like it. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!

That being said, 3-D is cool. I would love to see a good action movie with less CGI in 3-D. Like Bond 23, Mission Impossible 4, or Star Trek 2.
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4:43PM on 12/22/2009
i 100% agree with you on this
i 100% agree with you on this
12:28AM on 12/22/2009

Truly awful

Terrible film. generic plot. no memorable characters. Way too much CGI. Cat people. heavy handed message. Cameron has done much better.
Terrible film. generic plot. no memorable characters. Way too much CGI. Cat people. heavy handed message. Cameron has done much better.
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10:25AM on 12/21/2009

Pretty good film

Let's just get this out of the way...visually, this film is so far above what I've ever seen. The CGI is damn near perfect. Granted there were a couple times the characters had that CGI "look" but those were very few. They looked incredibly real and I have to tip my hat to the VFX department for they have raised the bar incredibly high for others to follow. The landscapes are absolutely breathtaking. I sat thru the whole film just going "WOW" at each shot of Pandora. Literally every frame of
Let's just get this out of the way...visually, this film is so far above what I've ever seen. The CGI is damn near perfect. Granted there were a couple times the characters had that CGI "look" but those were very few. They looked incredibly real and I have to tip my hat to the VFX department for they have raised the bar incredibly high for others to follow. The landscapes are absolutely breathtaking. I sat thru the whole film just going "WOW" at each shot of Pandora. Literally every frame of this film is beautiful to see, and the 3D works perfectly to make you feel like you're right there but it's not intrusive to the movie-watching experience.

The story is ok, it's fairly predictable but I still found it enjoyable to go along with. The action sequences are top notch. The only complaint I would have is I just couldn't really get a connection with the characters, they're likable enough but I didn't really feel vested in what happens to them. But again that's really a minor complaint considering how much fun I had watching this film.

I'd give it an 8/10, a must see for sure.
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4:00AM on 12/21/2009

amazing!!!!

This movie sent shivers up my spine....the landscapes and the world that Cameron created is unbelievable!!

Best Picture for sure!
This movie sent shivers up my spine....the landscapes and the world that Cameron created is unbelievable!!

Best Picture for sure!
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3:09AM on 12/21/2009
Great film! Cameron proves once again why he is hailed as the greatest action director in Hollywood. Avatar is without a doubt the best film of this year, and the best theatrical experience of the last decade.
Great film! Cameron proves once again why he is hailed as the greatest action director in Hollywood. Avatar is without a doubt the best film of this year, and the best theatrical experience of the last decade.
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2:40AM on 12/21/2009
Avatar was so great. You really got transported to another world, i cared for the good people and blue people in the film and it looked absolutely stunning.
At least in 3D: 9/10
Avatar was so great. You really got transported to another world, i cared for the good people and blue people in the film and it looked absolutely stunning.
At least in 3D: 9/10
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1:24AM on 12/21/2009

The Most Stunning 3D Film ever, Story as dumb as rocks!!

I saw this IMAX 3D & it was absolutely astounding to see. As cool as the creatures & all them were, the most visually arresting was the glow in the dark plants & the entire jungle landscape stole the show. Granted Cameron is not known for his storytelling abilities, but my god this is a cliche ridden laughfest of a script. Maybe he could have been part of the story, but to waste such an amazingly beautiful film to such a stupid story we've seen 100 times over & done better is not an excuse.
I saw this IMAX 3D & it was absolutely astounding to see. As cool as the creatures & all them were, the most visually arresting was the glow in the dark plants & the entire jungle landscape stole the show. Granted Cameron is not known for his storytelling abilities, but my god this is a cliche ridden laughfest of a script. Maybe he could have been part of the story, but to waste such an amazingly beautiful film to such a stupid story we've seen 100 times over & done better is not an excuse. The dialog in places makes "Titantic's" seem like Shakespeare! Again, don't pay much attention to anything said (especially the almost pointless human side) & just look at how amazing it looks & you'll be pleased. It was decided by many that besides making Humans the bad guys, it would have been better to just have a story completely about the Na'vi & their world, get rid of the EVIL GREEDY Corporations & NOBODY would've cared.
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5:15PM on 12/20/2009

3/4

Yes, this was a visually stunning 3D film. Yes, the action scenes were amazing. With those expected key points aside Avatar should've gone way beyond what was apparent from the trailers...but it didn't. I was definitely entertained for 2 1/2 hrs, although some of the dialogue was close to vomit-inducing.
Yes, this was a visually stunning 3D film. Yes, the action scenes were amazing. With those expected key points aside Avatar should've gone way beyond what was apparent from the trailers...but it didn't. I was definitely entertained for 2 1/2 hrs, although some of the dialogue was close to vomit-inducing.
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4:08PM on 12/20/2009

I give it to Cameron, but...

I still wasnt totally convinced this movie will change movies.

The mocap was spectacular and VFX were stellar and out of this world, but eye candy only goes so far. but if you step back and realize this movie has been done too many times before, the only difference was that this just had slightly more depth.

i'm not going to rain on cameron's parade, i've never liked the man nor his filmmaking but they're are a hell of a lot who do, which is all fine, your liking is your liking. i just
I still wasnt totally convinced this movie will change movies.

The mocap was spectacular and VFX were stellar and out of this world, but eye candy only goes so far. but if you step back and realize this movie has been done too many times before, the only difference was that this just had slightly more depth.

i'm not going to rain on cameron's parade, i've never liked the man nor his filmmaking but they're are a hell of a lot who do, which is all fine, your liking is your liking. i just am a man of traditional storytelling with REAL actors for the majority of the movie, not a CGI cat.

i put this in red as opposed to neutral because i'm more lenient towards a negative vibe from this movie.
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5:12PM on 12/20/2009
Thank you
Thank you
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3:06PM on 12/20/2009

AWESOME!!

This movie was worth every bit of the hype, it was brilliant! james cameron has come back with a mighty punch!! Without doubt one one of the best and most original movies of the year!! and I hope im not the only person too who thought that the na'vi chick Neytiri was totally a babe!!
This movie was worth every bit of the hype, it was brilliant! james cameron has come back with a mighty punch!! Without doubt one one of the best and most original movies of the year!! and I hope im not the only person too who thought that the na'vi chick Neytiri was totally a babe!!
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3:03PM on 12/20/2009

Screw the haters!

I just experienced one of the most breathtaking films of all-time. I was sitting there wishing I could have my own Avatar and stay there on Pandora. I loved the story (no matter how simple it was) and the characters were terrific (Lang was badass!).

Thank you Jim...you're still the man.
I just experienced one of the most breathtaking films of all-time. I was sitting there wishing I could have my own Avatar and stay there on Pandora. I loved the story (no matter how simple it was) and the characters were terrific (Lang was badass!).

Thank you Jim...you're still the man.
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2:16PM on 12/20/2009

Amazing

I can't believe people can be as pessimistic and totally jaded like "BadFilmsRule".

I agree 100% with ACEHOLEO182 though.
This film really moved me.
I left the theater feeling like I just had experience, like I was there with Jake the whole time through his experience and transformation.

I can't wait to see the directors cut with the earth scenes put back into the beginning.
I can't believe people can be as pessimistic and totally jaded like "BadFilmsRule".

I agree 100% with ACEHOLEO182 though.
This film really moved me.
I left the theater feeling like I just had experience, like I was there with Jake the whole time through his experience and transformation.

I can't wait to see the directors cut with the earth scenes put back into the beginning.
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12:45PM on 12/20/2009

People really like this?

I was so excited to see this after the outpouring of love on ths site users. Man was it dumb. I have seen this flick at least 40 different times in the past. Sure it looked good, but the story was just plain stupid and unoriginal and the dialog was almost as bad as AOTC's. The only thing that saved this flick was the 3D and the effects, they were very well done. However, this is not a film that will sell all that well on DVD, because lets face it. Who really wants to watch this if it is not in
I was so excited to see this after the outpouring of love on ths site users. Man was it dumb. I have seen this flick at least 40 different times in the past. Sure it looked good, but the story was just plain stupid and unoriginal and the dialog was almost as bad as AOTC's. The only thing that saved this flick was the 3D and the effects, they were very well done. However, this is not a film that will sell all that well on DVD, because lets face it. Who really wants to watch this if it is not in 3D. I know I will never watch it again.
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1:38PM on 12/20/2009
That's too bad you didn't like it, dude. I saw it twice and it was just as good the second time!

I think it'll do fine in DVD sales. I know I'll buy it -- Seems to me the few negative reviews are a testament to the love towards the film... but who knows?

I forgave the "tired plot" because I cared about the characters and just loved the visuals. Probably the most beautiful film I've ever seen. I'm not sure I'd call it "plain stupid", that seems more angry than constructive...

Personally,
That's too bad you didn't like it, dude. I saw it twice and it was just as good the second time!

I think it'll do fine in DVD sales. I know I'll buy it -- Seems to me the few negative reviews are a testament to the love towards the film... but who knows?

I forgave the "tired plot" because I cared about the characters and just loved the visuals. Probably the most beautiful film I've ever seen. I'm not sure I'd call it "plain stupid", that seems more angry than constructive...

Personally, I found myself forgetting that it was 3D most of the time, so I don't think the fact that it's 3D is really the only thing holding it up -- I think it's more just a bonus.

Still, I hope you give it another shot. It's a gorgeous film and lots of fun -- and at least 10 times better than half of the horrible films that premiered this summer (Wolverine, Transformers 2, Terminator: Salvation, etc...)
1:48PM on 12/20/2009
Ya I don't get the hype either - will the DVD come with pairs of 3D glasses? So we can experience the same magic on our 27*-50 inch TV screens? I think not... Again is it worth the watch? If your easily won over by awesome CGI- I guess so because that's all your looking at, its the only plus - makes me wonder why Transformers didn't have a high rating as well That had awesome CGI hmmm...
Ya I don't get the hype either - will the DVD come with pairs of 3D glasses? So we can experience the same magic on our 27*-50 inch TV screens? I think not... Again is it worth the watch? If your easily won over by awesome CGI- I guess so because that's all your looking at, its the only plus - makes me wonder why Transformers didn't have a high rating as well That had awesome CGI hmmm...
12:27PM on 12/20/2009

Wow, Amazing, Incredible..

Saw it and loved it. I don't understand why people are saying it is unoriginal though... The script had an equal balance of economics, politics, law, society, and most of all, religion. I think it is an increibly original script...

After all, there are only 21 original maps for storytelling. Every film or novel uses one of these, and the way to make it original is to make it your own. That's exactly what Cameron did, so I say bravo!
Saw it and loved it. I don't understand why people are saying it is unoriginal though... The script had an equal balance of economics, politics, law, society, and most of all, religion. I think it is an increibly original script...

After all, there are only 21 original maps for storytelling. Every film or novel uses one of these, and the way to make it original is to make it your own. That's exactly what Cameron did, so I say bravo!
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11:50AM on 12/20/2009

Awesome

What a fantastic movie! This is what going to the cinema is all about. Sure the narrative was derivative of others (that were in themselves derivative of others etc.) but it's a story I like hearing. The setting/characters, visuals and the universe were what Cameron brought to it and it sucked me in completely. I couldn't believe that 3 hours had passed so quickly...

Very minor niggles - a) It should've been a harder more interesting fight to get on to the big flying lizard for Jake. b) The
What a fantastic movie! This is what going to the cinema is all about. Sure the narrative was derivative of others (that were in themselves derivative of others etc.) but it's a story I like hearing. The setting/characters, visuals and the universe were what Cameron brought to it and it sucked me in completely. I couldn't believe that 3 hours had passed so quickly...

Very minor niggles - a) It should've been a harder more interesting fight to get on to the big flying lizard for Jake. b) The score was so terribly boring, not bad...just boring and definitely not memorable. This needed a much better score.
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11:27AM on 12/20/2009

Amazing

Possibly my new favorite movie. This is why Cameron is my favorite director, he just doesn't miss.
Possibly my new favorite movie. This is why Cameron is my favorite director, he just doesn't miss.
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11:11AM on 12/20/2009

Saw it again last night

in 3D. Avatar had sex with my eyeballs again, but on ecstacy.
in 3D. Avatar had sex with my eyeballs again, but on ecstacy.
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10:41AM on 12/20/2009

Totally worth every penny

I wasn't really looking forward to it but after watching it I have to say it was one of the best films I've seen this decade.
I wasn't really looking forward to it but after watching it I have to say it was one of the best films I've seen this decade.
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8:11AM on 12/20/2009

LOVED IT!

I have to say that before seeing Avatar, I wasn't sure how it fit on my best of 2009 list, but after seeing it, it belongs up there with the best of them and will have a high setting in best of the decade as well. See it on 3D, it is a feast for the yes and the mind
I have to say that before seeing Avatar, I wasn't sure how it fit on my best of 2009 list, but after seeing it, it belongs up there with the best of them and will have a high setting in best of the decade as well. See it on 3D, it is a feast for the yes and the mind
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7:41AM on 12/20/2009
Visually this is probably the most amazing thing I have seen! However it suffers from an average script and terrible dialogue, Titanic syndrome all over again. Unfortunately Cameron does do corny dialogue a little too well and that is always the con side of his otherwise excellent films.
Visually this is probably the most amazing thing I have seen! However it suffers from an average script and terrible dialogue, Titanic syndrome all over again. Unfortunately Cameron does do corny dialogue a little too well and that is always the con side of his otherwise excellent films.
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7:01AM on 12/20/2009
Not the greatest movie of the decade but a pretty good film anyway,i enjoyed it .
Not the greatest movie of the decade but a pretty good film anyway,i enjoyed it .
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6:00AM on 12/20/2009

Original?

I'd like to know what you people consider original these days. Everything's been done. Name a blockbuster film from this year with a completely "unique" story. Yeah, good luck. You can't say District 9 because Alien Nation did that in 1988.
I'd like to know what you people consider original these days. Everything's been done. Name a blockbuster film from this year with a completely "unique" story. Yeah, good luck. You can't say District 9 because Alien Nation did that in 1988.
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2:08PM on 12/20/2009
Well...
District 9 had an originality span of 20 years with a production budget of $30 million. Avatar had an originality span 10 years, or did it? with a production budget of close to 300 million. I think people would find things to be more original when they haven't had seen them in a while- say like 20 years... Rather than 10...where Avatar is part "Titanic" part "True Lies" part "Terminator 2" part "Aliens" all movies that came out in 86, 91, 94, 97. Still recent and Too soon...for people
Well...
District 9 had an originality span of 20 years with a production budget of $30 million. Avatar had an originality span 10 years, or did it? with a production budget of close to 300 million. I think people would find things to be more original when they haven't had seen them in a while- say like 20 years... Rather than 10...where Avatar is part "Titanic" part "True Lies" part "Terminator 2" part "Aliens" all movies that came out in 86, 91, 94, 97. Still recent and Too soon...for people to completely forget about them. With all this positive stuff - It should beat Titantic's Record or it will just be a overhyped eye candy failure to be honest. Maybe they'll make their money back. Also out of 100 plus people in this thread your the only one to mention Alien Nation which most people probably don't even know about it -making District 9 that more original...
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10:34PM on 12/20/2009
LOL. Ok, so basically, having an ignorant audience makes you an "original" director, the less money you have to make a film, the better your film is, and director should just throw their aesthetic out the window completely. Sound like you're knocking James Cameron for being James Cameron. Weak argument in my opinion. Every director poaches from their own work, Scorsese, Kubrick, Aronofsky. As Picasso once said "Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal." Star Wars: A New Hope is the BEST example
LOL. Ok, so basically, having an ignorant audience makes you an "original" director, the less money you have to make a film, the better your film is, and director should just throw their aesthetic out the window completely. Sound like you're knocking James Cameron for being James Cameron. Weak argument in my opinion. Every director poaches from their own work, Scorsese, Kubrick, Aronofsky. As Picasso once said "Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal." Star Wars: A New Hope is the BEST example of this.
3:30AM on 12/20/2009
Is the film great? Yes. Is it the next great Cameron film we've been waiting for? Of course not. The visual effects are nothing like we have ever seen before. But at the same time the script feels like something that Cameron wrote in the late 90s (which he did), shoved in a drawer for years, and then taken out to be created into the most visually stunning, yet creatively lame story ever made. Avatar is worth seeing, but it is certainly not the masterpiece everyone was hoping it would be.
Is the film great? Yes. Is it the next great Cameron film we've been waiting for? Of course not. The visual effects are nothing like we have ever seen before. But at the same time the script feels like something that Cameron wrote in the late 90s (which he did), shoved in a drawer for years, and then taken out to be created into the most visually stunning, yet creatively lame story ever made. Avatar is worth seeing, but it is certainly not the masterpiece everyone was hoping it would be.
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2:34AM on 12/20/2009

3D is the only way

The movie uses 3D in a way that feels natural and not forced and makes as if you're part of the experience. There are moments when things like bugs, dirt and glass come at you and you're stunned. It also doesn't hurt that the acting saves the film's plot.
The movie uses 3D in a way that feels natural and not forced and makes as if you're part of the experience. There are moments when things like bugs, dirt and glass come at you and you're stunned. It also doesn't hurt that the acting saves the film's plot.
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12:25AM on 12/20/2009

Just like I said it would be...!

I've been saying it was going to kick ass, the naysayers/haters had their say and were proven wrong (again). Oddly enough some of the same people are commenting on this page on how much they loved it. Duh!!! It's mother effin James Cameron! The film was incredible because at it's core emotionally it was very powerful and engrossing on top of all the bad ass cgi and action. The 3 hours flew by. Saw it in 3d Imax too...incredible!
I've been saying it was going to kick ass, the naysayers/haters had their say and were proven wrong (again). Oddly enough some of the same people are commenting on this page on how much they loved it. Duh!!! It's mother effin James Cameron! The film was incredible because at it's core emotionally it was very powerful and engrossing on top of all the bad ass cgi and action. The 3 hours flew by. Saw it in 3d Imax too...incredible!
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11:57PM on 12/19/2009

VIVA LA AVATAR!!!

It's been more than 24 hours and I am still thinking about how AMAZING this movie is! I haven't been this rocked since, EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!
Yeah, that's right, EMPIRE friggin' STRIKES BACK. Made me feel like I was 8 years old again... and I'm one cynical basterd. This movie is the stuff of legend!
It's been more than 24 hours and I am still thinking about how AMAZING this movie is! I haven't been this rocked since, EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!
Yeah, that's right, EMPIRE friggin' STRIKES BACK. Made me feel like I was 8 years old again... and I'm one cynical basterd. This movie is the stuff of legend!
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10:56PM on 12/19/2009

A Rollercoaser Ride

So last night was the night, Gold Class, Recliner chairs, a few bourbons throughout and nibbles and then one Frackin awesome film. I knew it was going to rock, but this actually blew me away. The action, the EFFECTS that will like said and will revolutionise film forever, the acting, the script - it all rocked. For me it has surpassed all of James Cameron’s work to date and I cannot wait to go and IMAX it on my next round.
So last night was the night, Gold Class, Recliner chairs, a few bourbons throughout and nibbles and then one Frackin awesome film. I knew it was going to rock, but this actually blew me away. The action, the EFFECTS that will like said and will revolutionise film forever, the acting, the script - it all rocked. For me it has surpassed all of James Cameron’s work to date and I cannot wait to go and IMAX it on my next round.
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10:50PM on 12/19/2009

Amazing

Amazing visuals, great story but unoriginal, and casting nearly perfect.

9.5/10!
Amazing visuals, great story but unoriginal, and casting nearly perfect.

9.5/10!
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10:13PM on 12/19/2009

trust Cameron

All the trailers looked "meh" at best. But it was James fricken Cameron for good grief sake. So I payed the 13 dollars and sat down. What came next knocked me out. Every single penny is on the screen, yes it borrowed heavily from the story of the Indians life being "asked" to relocate in the old west. But unfortunately things like that have happened in the past. Cameron just put it on film and told a great story.
All the trailers looked "meh" at best. But it was James fricken Cameron for good grief sake. So I payed the 13 dollars and sat down. What came next knocked me out. Every single penny is on the screen, yes it borrowed heavily from the story of the Indians life being "asked" to relocate in the old west. But unfortunately things like that have happened in the past. Cameron just put it on film and told a great story.
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9:40PM on 12/19/2009
Hats off to Cameron. IMAX 3D was intense, and I can say I was engaged in this movie in every sense.
Hats off to Cameron. IMAX 3D was intense, and I can say I was engaged in this movie in every sense.
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9:20PM on 12/19/2009

ONE WORD

Perfect!
Perfect!
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8:53PM on 12/19/2009

Loved Every Minute, Will Watch Again!!

I absolutely loved this movie. It really took me back to a place in childhood where I would get lost in a movie and I haven't experienced that in soooo long. I will definitely watch this again, so happy I saw it!!
I absolutely loved this movie. It really took me back to a place in childhood where I would get lost in a movie and I haven't experienced that in soooo long. I will definitely watch this again, so happy I saw it!!
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8:09PM on 12/19/2009

pissed me self

it was a great movie. Only an autistic like cameron can do a film that complex. QUALITY.
it was a great movie. Only an autistic like cameron can do a film that complex. QUALITY.
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7:31PM on 12/19/2009

Over All Great...

First the negative: Some excruciatingly bad dialogue at points. Plot is by-the-numbers, and ideas are borrowed liberally from other movies...
HOWEVER...
(Now the positive): The effects make Jurrasic Park look like A Land of the Lost tv show. The most seamless and blend of live action and CGI EVER. (After awhile you just give up even trying to tell). Night time on Pandora looks like the most kick ass rave party ever, and the running time flies by. Absolutely amazing visuals...
First the negative: Some excruciatingly bad dialogue at points. Plot is by-the-numbers, and ideas are borrowed liberally from other movies...
HOWEVER...
(Now the positive): The effects make Jurrasic Park look like A Land of the Lost tv show. The most seamless and blend of live action and CGI EVER. (After awhile you just give up even trying to tell). Night time on Pandora looks like the most kick ass rave party ever, and the running time flies by. Absolutely amazing visuals...
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7:01PM on 12/19/2009
94% positive on 82 comments? Wow... I was expecting 70-80% fresh from most schmoes but this is great fucking news! I can't wait for Avatar in IMAX-3D Wednesday night!!
94% positive on 82 comments? Wow... I was expecting 70-80% fresh from most schmoes but this is great fucking news! I can't wait for Avatar in IMAX-3D Wednesday night!!
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6:52PM on 12/19/2009

Unbelievable

Absolutely visually stunning in every way. Saw it it IMAX and was stunned by the beauty of almost every shot. Check that, stunned by every shot, even when Jake made his video logs and Sigourney did something as simple as look in a microscope. I didn't think this could be a game-changer, but I believe it is. I didn't have any problem with the dialogue or acting, I was so immersed in this world. Thematically, Cameron has always made movies about the power of love and its redemptive qualities,
Absolutely visually stunning in every way. Saw it it IMAX and was stunned by the beauty of almost every shot. Check that, stunned by every shot, even when Jake made his video logs and Sigourney did something as simple as look in a microscope. I didn't think this could be a game-changer, but I believe it is. I didn't have any problem with the dialogue or acting, I was so immersed in this world. Thematically, Cameron has always made movies about the power of love and its redemptive qualities, which was on display here. But, there was also always a theme of the power of love to redeem the HUMAN spirit (OK, maybe not True Lies), something that was missing here. I wonder why the difference.
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6:03PM on 12/19/2009

fucking awesome

Just saw it this morning in IMAX 3-D. Best visual effects in any film in history. Action sequences were classic Cameron. Chaos and a million things happening, but you can SEE what is going on...none of this close-up shaky cam stuff. A big chunk of this movie is just exploring this beautiful world with these characters. While it is a familiar story template, the sci-fi aspect of it really brings some new and exciting dynamics to it. I loved the whole concept of Pandora, I loved the
Just saw it this morning in IMAX 3-D. Best visual effects in any film in history. Action sequences were classic Cameron. Chaos and a million things happening, but you can SEE what is going on...none of this close-up shaky cam stuff. A big chunk of this movie is just exploring this beautiful world with these characters. While it is a familiar story template, the sci-fi aspect of it really brings some new and exciting dynamics to it. I loved the whole concept of Pandora, I loved the performances, I loved pretty much anything about it.
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5:57PM on 12/19/2009

AMAZING

Maybe the most immersed in a film I have ever been. This will be one of my all-time favorites. 10/10
Maybe the most immersed in a film I have ever been. This will be one of my all-time favorites. 10/10
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5:42PM on 12/19/2009

fantastic

tired of everything being ripped apart limb by limb...yes most movies suck, but this is more then that, this is an experience, and in that fact, this is a 10/10 most amazing visual mind fuck i have ever seen, dont waste the worlds time by ripping apart things you didnt like, that are in fact, meaningless to 99 percent of the world, go watch it for what it is, a mind fuck, or acid trip if you will
tired of everything being ripped apart limb by limb...yes most movies suck, but this is more then that, this is an experience, and in that fact, this is a 10/10 most amazing visual mind fuck i have ever seen, dont waste the worlds time by ripping apart things you didnt like, that are in fact, meaningless to 99 percent of the world, go watch it for what it is, a mind fuck, or acid trip if you will
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3:02PM on 12/20/2009
No one cares.
No one cares.
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5:29PM on 12/19/2009

stellar

Gotta say....I think Cameron has taken the best bits from all his movies and mashed them together in a new original story/stunningly awesome technological film. nice work!
Gotta say....I think Cameron has taken the best bits from all his movies and mashed them together in a new original story/stunningly awesome technological film. nice work!
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4:05PM on 12/19/2009

meh, it was alright

I reviewed it on MFC.
I reviewed it on MFC.
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5:40PM on 12/19/2009
no one cares
no one cares
6:21PM on 12/19/2009
Good Review - I think your right about everything
Good Review - I think your right about everything
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4:01PM on 12/19/2009
I saw it in 2D because 3D movies don't work on my eyes. And even then, the movie looked incredible beyond my expectations. The story and dialog were fine - I don't know what everyone is griping about. In fact, the story, when you put every chronological event together, is perfect. It rewards the protagonists in a way I've never seen happen in a movie - however, it happens often in books and tv shows. I've also heard a lot about how people were creeped out by the Na'vi; but I found myself
I saw it in 2D because 3D movies don't work on my eyes. And even then, the movie looked incredible beyond my expectations. The story and dialog were fine - I don't know what everyone is griping about. In fact, the story, when you put every chronological event together, is perfect. It rewards the protagonists in a way I've never seen happen in a movie - however, it happens often in books and tv shows. I've also heard a lot about how people were creeped out by the Na'vi; but I found myself admiring them as beautiful and attractive humans. Neytiri, in particular, came off as a very exotic jungle hottie. The movie was powerful and emotional, but to insist that it must be seen in 3D is to miss the point entirely. I enjoyed the movie very deeply; my eyes were overjoyed; and my mind was pleased, all without the employ of 3D.
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4:00PM on 12/19/2009
Really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun, despite having some cringe worthy dialogue.
Really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun, despite having some cringe worthy dialogue.
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2:17PM on 12/19/2009

8/10

Despite some awful dialogue and a mediocre story, Avatar is a pretty fantastic ride. It's easy to immerse yourself in the events and characters because the visuals seem so real... it's quite a technological achievement.
Despite some awful dialogue and a mediocre story, Avatar is a pretty fantastic ride. It's easy to immerse yourself in the events and characters because the visuals seem so real... it's quite a technological achievement.
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1:11PM on 12/19/2009

This movie is...

a complete mind fuck...in the best possible way :D It should be only seen in 3D (IMAX I assume is so much more better)...watching it in 2D is almost an insult lol
a complete mind fuck...in the best possible way :D It should be only seen in 3D (IMAX I assume is so much more better)...watching it in 2D is almost an insult lol
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12:18PM on 12/19/2009
thought it was amazing - really glad i saw it in imax 3d
thought it was amazing - really glad i saw it in imax 3d
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11:51AM on 12/19/2009
I loved it! Story it was as expected, but the way it was presented made me not pay the cliches any mind. Cameron is a true filmmaker and he definitely is in touch with the audience whereas most other filmmakers seem to insult your intelligence with half-assed attempts at pushing the envelope. Cameron knows what it is to 'push the envelope!' From start to finish, I was in complete awe of what was on screen and how technically detailed it looked without me thinking, that's fake for one
I loved it! Story it was as expected, but the way it was presented made me not pay the cliches any mind. Cameron is a true filmmaker and he definitely is in touch with the audience whereas most other filmmakers seem to insult your intelligence with half-assed attempts at pushing the envelope. Cameron knows what it is to 'push the envelope!' From start to finish, I was in complete awe of what was on screen and how technically detailed it looked without me thinking, that's fake for one moment. That's how it should be! Where what is on screen is so mesmerizing that you don't have any time to stop and think, that's digitally rendered! I am definitely doing a second screening of this!
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11:19AM on 12/19/2009
mind blowing special effects, the closest i have ever come to stepping through the screen into a movie..
as for story, what can i say, enough to keep me enthralled for 3 hours without looking at my watch once..
9/10
mind blowing special effects, the closest i have ever come to stepping through the screen into a movie..
as for story, what can i say, enough to keep me enthralled for 3 hours without looking at my watch once..
9/10
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11:12AM on 12/19/2009

Looks Like An Awesome Movie

I can't wait to see this movie,i am going to see this movie this Tuesday in 3D. Anybody heard or seen Avatar in 3D please let me know.
I can't wait to see this movie,i am going to see this movie this Tuesday in 3D. Anybody heard or seen Avatar in 3D please let me know.
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12:18PM on 12/19/2009
3d is the way to go, you'll love it
3d is the way to go, you'll love it
1:19PM on 12/19/2009
yea man, just saw it last night in IMAX 3d, just amazing, only word to describe it...left the theatre feeling like i was on that planet....so weird
yea man, just saw it last night in IMAX 3d, just amazing, only word to describe it...left the theatre feeling like i was on that planet....so weird
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4:58AM on 12/19/2009

Ferngully...on STEROIDS!

Only way it could have been better would have been if they'd have let James Horner go wild with the soundtrack like "ALIENS"...or a cameo by Tim Curry. HAH!
Saw it, loved it, will see it again and own it.
Ferngully...on STEROIDS!!! HOW could you go wrong? And as far as being like other "message" films, EVERY generation should be reminded of the wrongs of greed and indifference. "Lest We Forget"
'NUFF SAID!
Otherwise saw it, loved it, will see it again and will own it.
Like I said above
Only way it could have been better would have been if they'd have let James Horner go wild with the soundtrack like "ALIENS"...or a cameo by Tim Curry. HAH!
Saw it, loved it, will see it again and own it.
Ferngully...on STEROIDS!!! HOW could you go wrong? And as far as being like other "message" films, EVERY generation should be reminded of the wrongs of greed and indifference. "Lest We Forget"
'NUFF SAID!
Otherwise saw it, loved it, will see it again and will own it.
Like I said above Ferngully
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4:36AM on 12/19/2009

Awesome movie

Saw it at a packed out Imax and a regualr 3D screening, With all the hype and stuff out fo the way I loved it even more the second time I watched it.
Unintentional laughter? Bullshit! Instead there were tears in a few places from people.
The movie rocks, the visuals will stun you and if you aren't a robot the story will move you.
See it, you wont regret or forget it.
Saw it at a packed out Imax and a regualr 3D screening, With all the hype and stuff out fo the way I loved it even more the second time I watched it.
Unintentional laughter? Bullshit! Instead there were tears in a few places from people.
The movie rocks, the visuals will stun you and if you aren't a robot the story will move you.
See it, you wont regret or forget it.
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2:01PM on 12/19/2009
The story probably would be a little more "moving" if we hadn't seen it already in Dances with Wolves and The Last Samurai
The story probably would be a little more "moving" if we hadn't seen it already in Dances with Wolves and The Last Samurai
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2:50AM on 12/19/2009
The story's not perfect, and I can understand some of the criticisms towards the film, but I'll be damned if I didn't feel like a 6-year-old kid again watching this. Welcome back, Mr. Cameron. We've missed you.
The story's not perfect, and I can understand some of the criticisms towards the film, but I'll be damned if I didn't feel like a 6-year-old kid again watching this. Welcome back, Mr. Cameron. We've missed you.
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2:47AM on 12/19/2009
Haven't seen it, but from what I've read, really seems like a narrative for the Gulf War. Attack a foreign planet to mine their energy resources? Yea, count me out.

And I'm liking the feedback on others posts. They say, "I didn't care for this", and get slammed with negatives. They suck it's dick and get pluses. Typical. I can see this turning into another LOTR type scenario. People who don't like it are "haters" and people who love it are "losers".

Hey, I'm being honest. Just doesn't
Haven't seen it, but from what I've read, really seems like a narrative for the Gulf War. Attack a foreign planet to mine their energy resources? Yea, count me out.

And I'm liking the feedback on others posts. They say, "I didn't care for this", and get slammed with negatives. They suck it's dick and get pluses. Typical. I can see this turning into another LOTR type scenario. People who don't like it are "haters" and people who love it are "losers".

Hey, I'm being honest. Just doesn't look like my cup of tea. A visual showcase using a dated worn plot... in 3D. Again, I'll pass and wait for Book Of Eli. :)
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12:07PM on 12/19/2009
I agree with you 100% I think you nailed it actually. It's the story that makes a movie not the overwhelming amount of flash in it - Although it does help and has the effect of swooning over most people as we can see here on this thread...
I agree with you 100% I think you nailed it actually. It's the story that makes a movie not the overwhelming amount of flash in it - Although it does help and has the effect of swooning over most people as we can see here on this thread...
1:59PM on 12/19/2009
Donnie, I'm with you on this one too. What I find funny is how most other movies that rely heavily on FX to make up for whats lacking, in this case script and recycled plot, get bashed (i.e. transformers 2) but this one still is getting praises... doesn't make much sense
Donnie, I'm with you on this one too. What I find funny is how most other movies that rely heavily on FX to make up for whats lacking, in this case script and recycled plot, get bashed (i.e. transformers 2) but this one still is getting praises... doesn't make much sense
2:18AM on 12/19/2009

Really well done, but ripped off other films.

I thought it was a really good, simple, film. It's like Cameron's take on a familiar story. The originality comes from the design of the characters and environment. If this film gets props for anything, I think it should be for bringing movies back to what they used to be, when they were both entertaining and made you feel something. I got incredibly wrapped up in the story, and that hasn't happened in a long time. It was preachy though, I'll admit. I also got a big Lord of the Rings vibe near
I thought it was a really good, simple, film. It's like Cameron's take on a familiar story. The originality comes from the design of the characters and environment. If this film gets props for anything, I think it should be for bringing movies back to what they used to be, when they were both entertaining and made you feel something. I got incredibly wrapped up in the story, and that hasn't happened in a long time. It was preachy though, I'll admit. I also got a big Lord of the Rings vibe near the end battle. When things were going bad, I thought Gandalf was gonna show up with the Rohan Riders. I say check it out. It's certainly not a stupid film, but it didn't have to be as complex as something like The Dark Knight to be good. It's as much as a metaphor as Star Wars is.
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12:39AM on 12/19/2009

Beautiful

Cheesey dialogue
Obvious story
but absolutley breathtaking
like my eyes saw something for the first time. You don't get that very often...
Cheesey dialogue
Obvious story
but absolutley breathtaking
like my eyes saw something for the first time. You don't get that very often...
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12:30AM on 12/19/2009

Well

Looks like the Majority as myself loves it, my theater was packed with all sorts of different kinds of people and everyone loved it. Everyone stood up and clapped at the end. Minus a few people out there seems this is getting a lot of love :D
Looks like the Majority as myself loves it, my theater was packed with all sorts of different kinds of people and everyone loved it. Everyone stood up and clapped at the end. Minus a few people out there seems this is getting a lot of love :D
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11:39PM on 12/18/2009

Run...Its a BOMB!

I saw Avatar on opening night in a Real3D theater that wasn't even close to being sold out. The film did not play well. There were several moments of unintentional laughter and a palatable feeling of restlessness in the crowd. Despite the awe inspiring visuals the film is overly long, preachy, and too derivative to have mass appeal. I'm a HUGE Cameron fan but I'm just not feeling the Avatar vibe. I also have to say that if Lucas had directed this movie as it exists in its current form then the
I saw Avatar on opening night in a Real3D theater that wasn't even close to being sold out. The film did not play well. There were several moments of unintentional laughter and a palatable feeling of restlessness in the crowd. Despite the awe inspiring visuals the film is overly long, preachy, and too derivative to have mass appeal. I'm a HUGE Cameron fan but I'm just not feeling the Avatar vibe. I also have to say that if Lucas had directed this movie as it exists in its current form then the fan-boys would have absolutely hated it.
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2:48AM on 12/19/2009
Hey, I gave you thumbs up for honesty and differing opinion. It seems like if you don't like this kind of flick, you're "not allowed" to comment, and if you do, you're a "hater". Whatever, if you don't like it, you don't like it.
Hey, I gave you thumbs up for honesty and differing opinion. It seems like if you don't like this kind of flick, you're "not allowed" to comment, and if you do, you're a "hater". Whatever, if you don't like it, you don't like it.
12:29AM on 12/20/2009
I swear you must hate cinema to dislike this movie...it's the only explanation. Only one person in the entire theater actually got up during our screening to a packed audience full of everyone from the old to the young. If you're a HUGE Cameron fan why are you doubting this film?
I swear you must hate cinema to dislike this movie...it's the only explanation. Only one person in the entire theater actually got up during our screening to a packed audience full of everyone from the old to the young. If you're a HUGE Cameron fan why are you doubting this film?
11:11PM on 12/18/2009
Avatar = A futuristic Vietnam war fought on acid against blue Aztec Indians, also on acid.
Avatar = A futuristic Vietnam war fought on acid against blue Aztec Indians, also on acid.
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11:01PM on 12/18/2009

A masterpiece...

Avatar is a flawlessly executed action blockbuster. Yes the story is simple, but so are the stories to Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park. Movies are about emotion, they are about the experience. All the great blockbusters of the past were just this, and Avatar follows right along with them. Avatar gave us great characters, a heartfelt story, brilliant effects, and superb direction. This film just made the #1 spot on my 'Top Films of 2009' list.
Avatar is a flawlessly executed action blockbuster. Yes the story is simple, but so are the stories to Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park. Movies are about emotion, they are about the experience. All the great blockbusters of the past were just this, and Avatar follows right along with them. Avatar gave us great characters, a heartfelt story, brilliant effects, and superb direction. This film just made the #1 spot on my 'Top Films of 2009' list.
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10:32PM on 12/18/2009

Awesome

Deserves the hype, fuck the haters. They must be creatively and spiritually dead inside.

Just kidding...
Deserves the hype, fuck the haters. They must be creatively and spiritually dead inside.

Just kidding...
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9:55PM on 12/18/2009

Also..

They showed the teaser trailer for the Cruise/Diaz film Knight and Day and it looked GREAT as well.
They showed the teaser trailer for the Cruise/Diaz film Knight and Day and it looked GREAT as well.
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9:54PM on 12/18/2009
Spectacular to look at, spectacular effects. But with the same story as Dances With Wolves, The Last Samurai, and The New World. It's certainly been done before, but hey..I LOVE that story line. Avatar was pretty great, not amazing though. But I will be watching this film MANY MANY more times in my lifetime I will tell you that. The ending was great too. And the badass Marine guy was fucking great.
Spectacular to look at, spectacular effects. But with the same story as Dances With Wolves, The Last Samurai, and The New World. It's certainly been done before, but hey..I LOVE that story line. Avatar was pretty great, not amazing though. But I will be watching this film MANY MANY more times in my lifetime I will tell you that. The ending was great too. And the badass Marine guy was fucking great.
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8:44PM on 12/18/2009

Masterpiece

Totally worth the wait. The new Star Wars...only better, and I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
The plot was a revisitation of many we have seen before...and that's a good thing! These are themes and stories that we can trace back through the history of the human race. They are meant to be told over and over again, lest we forget them.
Totally worth the wait. The new Star Wars...only better, and I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
The plot was a revisitation of many we have seen before...and that's a good thing! These are themes and stories that we can trace back through the history of the human race. They are meant to be told over and over again, lest we forget them.
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6:29PM on 12/18/2009

A masterpiece that many don't yet understand

The greatest injustice this film ever got was having 20 minutes screened, totally out of context and not at all in the sequence of the film, some months ago. That created a bad buzz and mellowed the hype over the film. People were bashing it without seeing it and, in some cases, actually publishing reviews without seeing the film.

That out of the way, this is a film like no other I’ve seen. The closest point of comparison would be to compare it to the original Star Wars film but doing so
The greatest injustice this film ever got was having 20 minutes screened, totally out of context and not at all in the sequence of the film, some months ago. That created a bad buzz and mellowed the hype over the film. People were bashing it without seeing it and, in some cases, actually publishing reviews without seeing the film.

That out of the way, this is a film like no other I’ve seen. The closest point of comparison would be to compare it to the original Star Wars film but doing so will only drive expectations higher and assign a preset bias for viewers nihilistically looking for things to bash it on and those who made up their minds on the film before anyone had seen a finished cut.

It is, without reservation, a masterpiece. It’s one of those films that you have to see to understand as it, with the near perfected 3D process Cameron used in directing the film, literally takes you inside this totally alien world. You don’t just see the world—you are in the world. It’s a very intimate process for the viewer and one that is as joyful for the viewer to behold as it is for the film’s main character; a paraplegic who regains the ability to walk through the use of a remote alien body. The film is quite similar to the initial Star Wars as it is an introduction to a whole new world. The audience is given the clean slate of someone who knows nothing of this world and learns as he goes. Kind of like how A New Hope was a tutorial on the Star Wars universe before the story kicked up in Empire, that's what this is like.

This is not a story heavy film by any means. It’s not supposed to be. People that talk about the plot are missing the point of the film. There are clear allegories to the European colonization of North America and the American war in Iraq, but the movie never gets to intricate about the details. It’s not supposed to. Most of the story is told through themes. Rebirth is a major theme as the Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is granted a second life on the world of Pandora after giving up on his lost first one on Earth. Dreams play a large part as well. He sees the world of Pandora while he sleeps, living his life there almost as though it were a recurring dream. As he becomes more invested in that world it raises the question of which world is the dream and which his waking home. If you accept a dream as reality, does reality become a dream? That’s something I pondered as Sully became more and more a part of the Pandorian world. This film is not plot heavy but, much like how the visuals and 3D are something unique, the story is not told through a traditional narrative. In the lead up to the giant effects battles at the end, before re-entering his Avatar, Sully is asked what his plan is. He answers, quite honestly, that he doesn’t have one. It’s instinct. He knows what to do when he’s a part of the Pandorian surroundings and the audience knows the story when they’re there.

I’ve heard some criticism that the Na’vi (ten foot tall blue aliens) don’t look realistic. That’s not true at all. They’re unrealistic and alien (duh) in the context of human surroundings, but that’s not their setting in any respect here. They’re a part of an alien world and that world is one that they perfectly fit into, as it's vibrant and colorful. The one criticism I would throw at the film is that the human characters swear a bit too much. There are no f-bombs or anything like that, but “goddamn” is used several times as is “shit.” One of the shits is perfectly timed and got a big laugh out of the audience but, aside from that, I’d rather this movie not have that as it is one of those films that could be heavily marketed to kids as well as adults (see: Star Wars.) Still, that’s a very minor quibble that I thought of while thinking how much my nephew (a 5-year old Star Wars fanatic) would love this film, but he won't see it for years because of a few choice words in it.

This is the best film I’ve seen since The Dark Knight. Seeing it in 3D is an absolute must. I didn't get nauseous once during it and the glasses worked to perfection over my reading glasses (for anyone wondering about that.) The 3D isn't used as a gimmick, as they one lunge thing at the viewer a couple times. It's used to show the world in a manner that brings us inside the world. This is one of those films that everyone should see while it's in theaters. Comparing it to Star Wars may make for an unfair level of expectation going in—The Empire Strikes Back is a superior film—but this is a masterwork on the scale of what the original Star Wars set out to do.


And it’s better than Star Wars.
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6:51PM on 12/18/2009
"A masterpiece that many don't yet understand"

Well, thank god we have you to explain it to us.

Whew!
"A masterpiece that many don't yet understand"

Well, thank god we have you to explain it to us.

Whew!
7:41PM on 12/18/2009
No need to be rude about it. Lots of people are basing their reviews on the plot of the film and that's a mistake. This film is not about plot. To say that the plot is secondary in the story would be to massively overstate the traditional plot. The story is told through themes and visuals.
No need to be rude about it. Lots of people are basing their reviews on the plot of the film and that's a mistake. This film is not about plot. To say that the plot is secondary in the story would be to massively overstate the traditional plot. The story is told through themes and visuals.
8:16PM on 12/18/2009
Uh, no. People are basing their review on the movie presented to them. That includes (if you're an observant reviewer) story, plot (every story has a plot (except those from JJ Abrams)), and FX (what you're calling "themes and visuals"). Most people base their review on the movie as a whole, not on one aspect or another. That's a generalization best left to arthouse film critics who try to justify nonsensical crap films as being gospel.
Uh, no. People are basing their review on the movie presented to them. That includes (if you're an observant reviewer) story, plot (every story has a plot (except those from JJ Abrams)), and FX (what you're calling "themes and visuals"). Most people base their review on the movie as a whole, not on one aspect or another. That's a generalization best left to arthouse film critics who try to justify nonsensical crap films as being gospel.
9:36PM on 12/18/2009
What I'm saying is that the story and plot is told through different means than more straight forward narratives. The vast majority of the plot is advanced by playing off themes that we already know (colonization of North America, et al.) The bulk of what's there—and this is what the "arthouse film critics" will be dissecting for years to come—is told through the visuals of what's going on in the jungle and underlying themes, such as rebirth, dreams and so forth.

This is a film that quite
What I'm saying is that the story and plot is told through different means than more straight forward narratives. The vast majority of the plot is advanced by playing off themes that we already know (colonization of North America, et al.) The bulk of what's there—and this is what the "arthouse film critics" will be dissecting for years to come—is told through the visuals of what's going on in the jungle and underlying themes, such as rebirth, dreams and so forth.

This is a film that quite obviously puts the actual narrative at a lower priority than visually showing the audience a new world.
10:27PM on 12/18/2009
Whatever keeps you warm at night, I suppose.
Whatever keeps you warm at night, I suppose.
12:53AM on 12/20/2009
Seriously, kdraines...why do you hate cinema so much?...think about it, you're trashing a film YOU HAVEN"T SEEN ( according to you)...WHY!?!??!?!?!

And F yeah this movie kicked AAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Seriously, kdraines...why do you hate cinema so much?...think about it, you're trashing a film YOU HAVEN"T SEEN ( according to you)...WHY!?!??!?!?!

And F yeah this movie kicked AAAAASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
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6:28PM on 12/18/2009
I saw it in IMAX today. Dances With Wolves In Space was a great story....for 1994. For 2009, it was kind of slow and plodding and even ham-fisted in parts. The 3D in some scenes was spectacular, but (for me) seemed to be a crutch that the movie relied on heavily. In the end, I walked out of the theater tired, $12 lighter, and nary a thought of the movie I had just seen in my mind. Does that I mean I hated it? No. It means that I'm pretty much indifferent to it.

Final analysis, I will not be
I saw it in IMAX today. Dances With Wolves In Space was a great story....for 1994. For 2009, it was kind of slow and plodding and even ham-fisted in parts. The 3D in some scenes was spectacular, but (for me) seemed to be a crutch that the movie relied on heavily. In the end, I walked out of the theater tired, $12 lighter, and nary a thought of the movie I had just seen in my mind. Does that I mean I hated it? No. It means that I'm pretty much indifferent to it.

Final analysis, I will not be buying this on DVD or Blu-ray when it comes out, and one viewing in the theater was more than enough for me.
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2:32PM on 12/19/2009
I have yet to see it, but I have a strong feeling I will come out of the movie with the same feelings
I have yet to see it, but I have a strong feeling I will come out of the movie with the same feelings
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6:13PM on 12/18/2009

PRETTY FRIGGIN EPIC

Although I do have to say that I thought the first act dragged just a bit, but after the hour, it was fantastic.
Although I do have to say that I thought the first act dragged just a bit, but after the hour, it was fantastic.
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5:54PM on 12/18/2009

Mind-blowing

Avatar just skull fucked my mind with a blue dick and blew my mind. My head is still hurting. The visuals and all were amazing but during a lot of the love scenes I was cringing, mostly due to the terrible dialogue.

By the way my theatre was no where near full and not even close to selling out. Granted it was an 11:45 AM screening, does this spell trouble to the opening weekend?
Avatar just skull fucked my mind with a blue dick and blew my mind. My head is still hurting. The visuals and all were amazing but during a lot of the love scenes I was cringing, mostly due to the terrible dialogue.

By the way my theatre was no where near full and not even close to selling out. Granted it was an 11:45 AM screening, does this spell trouble to the opening weekend?
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2:50AM on 12/19/2009
Did you seriously get a negative review cause you said it wasn't a sell out, or maybe questioning it's future greatness? Sad. I evened it out for you... at this time anyway.
Did you seriously get a negative review cause you said it wasn't a sell out, or maybe questioning it's future greatness? Sad. I evened it out for you... at this time anyway.
1:55PM on 12/19/2009
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5:48PM on 12/18/2009

A solid 8/10

That's a LOT of production work, just like a memorable sci-fi movie should be.
Now, the history feels a little old, but still a very good movie.
I love Neytiri.
That's a LOT of production work, just like a memorable sci-fi movie should be.
Now, the history feels a little old, but still a very good movie.
I love Neytiri.
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5:31PM on 12/18/2009

Meh

Meh - another movie with a predictable story that overwhelms you with amazing graphics which I will give it- and that's about it. Other than that not life changing at all - my action award movie this year is District 9 no doubt.
Meh - another movie with a predictable story that overwhelms you with amazing graphics which I will give it- and that's about it. Other than that not life changing at all - my action award movie this year is District 9 no doubt.
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5:24PM on 12/18/2009

AVATAR, BABY!

Just saw Avatar at the Universal City Walk in IMAX-3D and, for the first time in twenty years, an event movie lived up to the hype. If anything, it was better than the hype (due to a lackluster ad campaign). It was awesome. There were a few scenes where I got teary, not because of the emotional content, but because of the overwhelming feeling of joy I was receiving from the total immersive experience.
Best movie going experience I've had in decades! And I'm a tough cookie to crack.

Viva la
Just saw Avatar at the Universal City Walk in IMAX-3D and, for the first time in twenty years, an event movie lived up to the hype. If anything, it was better than the hype (due to a lackluster ad campaign). It was awesome. There were a few scenes where I got teary, not because of the emotional content, but because of the overwhelming feeling of joy I was receiving from the total immersive experience.
Best movie going experience I've had in decades! And I'm a tough cookie to crack.

Viva la Avatar!
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4:40PM on 12/18/2009
I saw an advanced screening of Avatar on Wednesday night, and then I saw it again last night. It's one of the best movies of 2009! James Cameron is a genius and deserves to be nominated for best director when the academy awards roll around.
I saw an advanced screening of Avatar on Wednesday night, and then I saw it again last night. It's one of the best movies of 2009! James Cameron is a genius and deserves to be nominated for best director when the academy awards roll around.
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4:35PM on 12/18/2009

loved it!!!

it was way the hell better than i thought. def. on my top 5 of 2009. right behind star trek, moon, 500 days of summer, district 9.
it was way the hell better than i thought. def. on my top 5 of 2009. right behind star trek, moon, 500 days of summer, district 9.
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4:21PM on 12/18/2009
Incredible movie.. I will definitely see it again. I saw it in fake IMAX in 3D and it was spectacular. If it comes to the real IMAX theater near me then I will be first in line to get tickets. One thing I didn't like about the movie was the score.. not memorable and it definitely did not enhance the dramatic scenes in ways it could have.
Incredible movie.. I will definitely see it again. I saw it in fake IMAX in 3D and it was spectacular. If it comes to the real IMAX theater near me then I will be first in line to get tickets. One thing I didn't like about the movie was the score.. not memorable and it definitely did not enhance the dramatic scenes in ways it could have.
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3:45PM on 12/18/2009

locked_n_loaded

well like kdraines said, the ''haters'' (its just a stupid term people use when others don't agree with their views, a bit childish if you ask me) don't want to see the movie so you think they will run to the Thursday midnight showing? obviously we won't go see it right away, if at all. and the fact that all you guys here loved it doesn't mean much. It's you guys who looked forward to it and you were satisfied. Good. We don't feel it looks good, so we don't want to see it. But does that make
well like kdraines said, the ''haters'' (its just a stupid term people use when others don't agree with their views, a bit childish if you ask me) don't want to see the movie so you think they will run to the Thursday midnight showing? obviously we won't go see it right away, if at all. and the fact that all you guys here loved it doesn't mean much. It's you guys who looked forward to it and you were satisfied. Good. We don't feel it looks good, so we don't want to see it. But does that make the movie generally good or bad? no. some of the ''lovers'' even say that the dialogue and overall story is bad. it's all about opinion, and the fact that the people that were excited about this movie liked doesn't convince me to see it. and btw theres no point hating on it again by saying it will suck, the movie is out, so anyone can make their own judgment.

(oh and btw part of why i i'm hating on this movie is the whole 3D thing being the center of the Avatar ''experience'', when in reality they are doing that only because it costs 20-30% more to go see a movie in 3D, thus inflating their numbers)
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4:04PM on 12/18/2009
You're right, "haters" is a silly term. But what else do we call those who diss a movie before they even see it? It won't make or break my day if you stay home and miss a good time at the movies. It's those who pass judgment on something they haven't seen yet that really bothers me. For example, you say you are "hating" (thought you didn't like that term??) on Avatar because of the marketing? Since when did marketing make a movie good/bad?? Some of the best movies of all time had terrible
You're right, "haters" is a silly term. But what else do we call those who diss a movie before they even see it? It won't make or break my day if you stay home and miss a good time at the movies. It's those who pass judgment on something they haven't seen yet that really bothers me. For example, you say you are "hating" (thought you didn't like that term??) on Avatar because of the marketing? Since when did marketing make a movie good/bad?? Some of the best movies of all time had terrible marketing.

At any rate, I hope you do see it eventually, because it really is a blast.
4:30PM on 12/18/2009
Cameron has been pushing 3D since the early 90's when he filmed the 3D Terminator ride for Universal. The fact that the studio distributing the film wants money is hardly the main reason for them employing the 3D.
Cameron has been pushing 3D since the early 90's when he filmed the 3D Terminator ride for Universal. The fact that the studio distributing the film wants money is hardly the main reason for them employing the 3D.
5:36PM on 12/18/2009
I find it comically hypocritical that anyone would take others to task for judging a movie before it comes out.

Try to convince me (or yourself) that you've never done that.
I find it comically hypocritical that anyone would take others to task for judging a movie before it comes out.

Try to convince me (or yourself) that you've never done that.
3:22PM on 12/18/2009

A MUST SEE!

I fucking loved it! The visuals blew me away and for a while, I forgot that it was all computer-generated. It felt as if the Na'vi were real beings. I loved every minute of it! Simply amazing!
I fucking loved it! The visuals blew me away and for a while, I forgot that it was all computer-generated. It felt as if the Na'vi were real beings. I loved every minute of it! Simply amazing!
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2:54PM on 12/18/2009

btw

where's all the haters that were talking crap about this movie and JC before the movie came out? ;P
where's all the haters that were talking crap about this movie and JC before the movie came out? ;P
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3:07PM on 12/18/2009
We're still here. But since I have no desire nor intention of seeing it, what exactly am I supposed to say?

Hell, even the rave reviews are talking about the atrocious dialogue and weak-tea plot.
We're still here. But since I have no desire nor intention of seeing it, what exactly am I supposed to say?

Hell, even the rave reviews are talking about the atrocious dialogue and weak-tea plot.
10:22AM on 12/20/2009
To kdraines. I was looking forward to this movie years ago and when I saw the trailer I became indifferent and wasn't sure if I wanted to see it. I saw the movie last night and it was worth it. Will be seeing it again. Since you have no intention of seeing it then I'll tell you exactly what you're supposed to say. Nothing. No one wants to hear it.
To kdraines. I was looking forward to this movie years ago and when I saw the trailer I became indifferent and wasn't sure if I wanted to see it. I saw the movie last night and it was worth it. Will be seeing it again. Since you have no intention of seeing it then I'll tell you exactly what you're supposed to say. Nothing. No one wants to hear it.
2:45PM on 12/18/2009

Avatar

had sex with with my eyeballs
had sex with with my eyeballs
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2:39PM on 12/18/2009
Awe inspiring!!! Avatar was everything if was hyped up to be and more!!! I can't believe how wrong all of the reviews from here were! This is proably my favorite movie of the year hands down. Sure D9 was amazing, but Avatar blew my mind even more than D9 did!
Awe inspiring!!! Avatar was everything if was hyped up to be and more!!! I can't believe how wrong all of the reviews from here were! This is proably my favorite movie of the year hands down. Sure D9 was amazing, but Avatar blew my mind even more than D9 did!
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2:37PM on 12/18/2009
Avatar = Amazing! I saw it last night, and I can't wait to see it again!
Avatar = Amazing! I saw it last night, and I can't wait to see it again!
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2:27PM on 12/18/2009
I have a question about the ones who saw it in IMAX3D... was it a real IMAX? Because my theater just put in a new IMAX close to me but it's just one of those "oversized screens". Not the actual IMAX screen where the speakers are behind it... which one did you guys see it on?
I have a question about the ones who saw it in IMAX3D... was it a real IMAX? Because my theater just put in a new IMAX close to me but it's just one of those "oversized screens". Not the actual IMAX screen where the speakers are behind it... which one did you guys see it on?
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10:34PM on 12/19/2009
I didn't see it but the IMAX theaters by me that are the normal huge ass screens aren't playing it. The only IMAX playing it is the same kind you mentioned.
I didn't see it but the IMAX theaters by me that are the normal huge ass screens aren't playing it. The only IMAX playing it is the same kind you mentioned.
2:07PM on 12/18/2009
I saw it in IMAX 3D and RealD, and will say it is a million times better in IMAX 3D. The depth perception and overall quality is far better in IMAX. Go to that screening if you can! As for the film, it was wonderful! One of the most amazing experiences I've had at a theater in such a long time! The CG was PERFECT. In terms of visuals this is the film to live up to. The story wasn't as bad as people made it out to be (I think everyone forgot just how bad Transformers was). I felt like I was
I saw it in IMAX 3D and RealD, and will say it is a million times better in IMAX 3D. The depth perception and overall quality is far better in IMAX. Go to that screening if you can! As for the film, it was wonderful! One of the most amazing experiences I've had at a theater in such a long time! The CG was PERFECT. In terms of visuals this is the film to live up to. The story wasn't as bad as people made it out to be (I think everyone forgot just how bad Transformers was). I felt like I was watching a live action Miyazaki film.
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1:23PM on 12/18/2009

Saw It Two Days Ago....

And it is absolutely mind-blowing. It is masterpiece. I've still got a buzz from seeing that.
And it is absolutely mind-blowing. It is masterpiece. I've still got a buzz from seeing that.
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1:12PM on 12/18/2009
Avatar was fucking incredible. Jaw-dropping, Heart-pounding, mind-blowing, incredible.

I now know what it was like for people to see King Kong in 1933 and Star Wars in 1977. It's not just a movie, but an experience that you have to see to believe. The 3D is stunning as you are literally part of the adventure. Not just the movie of the decade, but quite possibly the movie of our generation.
Avatar was fucking incredible. Jaw-dropping, Heart-pounding, mind-blowing, incredible.

I now know what it was like for people to see King Kong in 1933 and Star Wars in 1977. It's not just a movie, but an experience that you have to see to believe. The 3D is stunning as you are literally part of the adventure. Not just the movie of the decade, but quite possibly the movie of our generation.
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12:56PM on 12/18/2009
After seeing it in 3D, I mourn that I may never again see it in 3D.
After seeing it in 3D, I mourn that I may never again see it in 3D.
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12:30PM on 12/18/2009

Question about the 3D

Can anyone tell me if the 3D version is a good version. I won't be able to see it in IMAX 3D and I was just wondering how much of a difference it will make.
Can anyone tell me if the 3D version is a good version. I won't be able to see it in IMAX 3D and I was just wondering how much of a difference it will make.
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1:42PM on 12/18/2009
I saw it in regular 3D on a pretty large screen last night, and it looked amazing. I'm seeing it in IMAX tonight, and I have a feeling it will look even better, as it was filmed specifically for IMAX. That being said, you definitely will want to see it in 3D, with or without IMAX.
I saw it in regular 3D on a pretty large screen last night, and it looked amazing. I'm seeing it in IMAX tonight, and I have a feeling it will look even better, as it was filmed specifically for IMAX. That being said, you definitely will want to see it in 3D, with or without IMAX.
2:06PM on 12/18/2009
I saw it in IMAX 3D and I can tell you without seeing it yet in a normal screen, it makes quite the difference. The entire movie is shot in IMAX, so it can utilize IMAX's giant screen, top to bottom. Unlike other movies (like TDK) where only a few scenes are shot for IMAX, Avatar was shot ALL in IMAX. And the 3D on such a large screen make the giant beautiful nature of pandora seem life like and true. There were times I got motion sickness it was that good.

Sorry you can't see it in
I saw it in IMAX 3D and I can tell you without seeing it yet in a normal screen, it makes quite the difference. The entire movie is shot in IMAX, so it can utilize IMAX's giant screen, top to bottom. Unlike other movies (like TDK) where only a few scenes are shot for IMAX, Avatar was shot ALL in IMAX. And the 3D on such a large screen make the giant beautiful nature of pandora seem life like and true. There were times I got motion sickness it was that good.

Sorry you can't see it in IMAX, because I think it really does make the difference, which is what these screens do. :(
12:19PM on 12/18/2009

It's SOLID 9/10

Let's get one thing straight, AVATAR is not meant to be the world's greatest love story. That film has already been made, it's called TITANIC.
Let's get one thing straight, AVATAR is not meant to be the world's greatest love story. That film has already been made, it's called TITANIC.
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11:41AM on 12/18/2009

Copied from the what film did you watch today thread:

So its finally here! Avatar was a blast, for those who accused me of being a film snob for disliking Transformers 2, y'know, because films can contain bad dialogue and special effects yet still be great; THIS is the film you were talking about! The 3D visuals were awesome, the beautiful landscape shots, the performance capture techniques and of course, beastly CGI monsters a-plenty, the format never felt like a gimmick at all, it just fit this type of entertainment. As for the film itself, some
So its finally here! Avatar was a blast, for those who accused me of being a film snob for disliking Transformers 2, y'know, because films can contain bad dialogue and special effects yet still be great; THIS is the film you were talking about! The 3D visuals were awesome, the beautiful landscape shots, the performance capture techniques and of course, beastly CGI monsters a-plenty, the format never felt like a gimmick at all, it just fit this type of entertainment. As for the film itself, some good things to say, some bad. Dialogue was the bad thing, aspiring filmmakers of this forum take note, I never want to hear the phrases "C'mon bitch!", "Get some!" or "Yeeeeeaaaaah!" in a movie ever again. Worthington isn't the 'bland' presence some critics have said he is, but I do think he needs to step up the charisma a little if he wants to be the new Willis or Gibson. However, his character was a little implausible at times (he makes some dumb, childlike moves just after he convinced us he was a noble soldier). Also, if the film was indeed meant to be a statement on the US occupation in the Middle East like Worthington claimed it was...sad face. Despite those complaints, the movie was an amazing ride, credit all due to Cameron and his typically excellent direction of the action set-pieces. I also really liked the tone here, lets say Aliens was Cameron doing horror, Terminator 2 his action movie and Titanic his romance/drama, this is what I'd call his Disney film. That's not an insult at all though, the combination of the classic hero v villian tale, full of love, betrayal, struggle and a score suitable for these themes took me back to the good 'ol days of when I watched movies just to be entertained.

[B]8/10[/B]
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11:27AM on 12/18/2009

MAGNIFICENT

Avatar...words cannot describe what a film this is. I saw this last night at the midnight opening on IMAX 3D. Oh wow. Not a single element was overlooked. That was one of the most entertaining events I have been too (next to Cirque du Solei).

Let it not be mistaken, this movie MUST be seen on IMAX 3D to get the full effect of what this film is. No regular screen will do this justice. Since the whole movie was shot for IMAX, unlike other movies like TDK where only parts filled the
Avatar...words cannot describe what a film this is. I saw this last night at the midnight opening on IMAX 3D. Oh wow. Not a single element was overlooked. That was one of the most entertaining events I have been too (next to Cirque du Solei).

Let it not be mistaken, this movie MUST be seen on IMAX 3D to get the full effect of what this film is. No regular screen will do this justice. Since the whole movie was shot for IMAX, unlike other movies like TDK where only parts filled the whole IMAX screen, the whole movie of Avatar filled the screen. And the whole movie was in 3D too! Even scenes where they didn't need it, it was there. And it made it that much better. There was a scene where 3D dust was on the screen and I went to wipe off my glasses....oh yes.

Catch this on IMAX 3D because no home theater, or standard movie theater can capture this amazing tale.

James Cameron, I bow to you.
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9:53AM on 12/18/2009

Breathtaking!

I saw it yesterday morning. 9.45am showing. I was fantastic. James Cameron has excelled all expectations. Ten times greater than anything it will be compared to. A must viewing in 3D.
I saw it yesterday morning. 9.45am showing. I was fantastic. James Cameron has excelled all expectations. Ten times greater than anything it will be compared to. A must viewing in 3D.
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9:48AM on 12/18/2009
The beauty about Avatar is that it's a story that has been told a dozen times before. It's Pocahontas thrown into a world of sci-fi and action. I say "beauty" because James Cameron was able to take an ordinary story and tell it through extraordinary means. Like all great films, Avatar has romance, heroes, conflicts, action, adventure, and is tons of fun. I personally didn't think the CGI for the Na'vi was very realistic; I still think it looks artificial, but it's consistency of looking that
The beauty about Avatar is that it's a story that has been told a dozen times before. It's Pocahontas thrown into a world of sci-fi and action. I say "beauty" because James Cameron was able to take an ordinary story and tell it through extraordinary means. Like all great films, Avatar has romance, heroes, conflicts, action, adventure, and is tons of fun. I personally didn't think the CGI for the Na'vi was very realistic; I still think it looks artificial, but it's consistency of looking that way enables you to get "lost" in the magic of it all and soon you're embedded so deep into the story that you don't care anymore.

I'm not sure if there's a sequel or prequel for this but I've heard the phrase "it's the new Star Wars" from more than a dozen people who have watched it in the last 24hours...and I have to admit, Avatar lives up to that phrase. Not a big fan of Sam Worthington, though.

Anyway, great stuff. Will be watching it again soon. I wouldn't call it the greatest film on earth because like I said; the story's been told a dozen times before. Only this time it's told with a world that's visually stunning, characters you truly care for, lots of emotion, and on a grand epic scale. In short; I loved it.
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9:28AM on 12/18/2009
It was like nothing I have ever seen before. It was fun, moving and breathtaking to look at. Movies like this only come around once a decade or so...this is our generation's Star Wars.
It was like nothing I have ever seen before. It was fun, moving and breathtaking to look at. Movies like this only come around once a decade or so...this is our generation's Star Wars.
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9:06AM on 12/18/2009
oh snap. i forgot it comes out today....i knew it was sometime mid december.
oh snap. i forgot it comes out today....i knew it was sometime mid december.
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12:36PM on 12/18/2009
I forgot too.
I forgot too.
8:38AM on 12/18/2009

Best movie ever

Best movie ever i got to the point of crying with the beauty of the things going on screen i got out of the cinema in shock and my legs were shaking. Amazing final battle great story although it looks like dances with wolves or princess Mononoke but so what, the actors are also very well the bad guy rocked weaver was excellent as always and i know she is a CGI caracther but witch guy didn´t felt in love with Neytiri. See it in 3D and experience a lifetime changing moment that you will never
Best movie ever i got to the point of crying with the beauty of the things going on screen i got out of the cinema in shock and my legs were shaking. Amazing final battle great story although it looks like dances with wolves or princess Mononoke but so what, the actors are also very well the bad guy rocked weaver was excellent as always and i know she is a CGI caracther but witch guy didn´t felt in love with Neytiri. See it in 3D and experience a lifetime changing moment that you will never forget. gretings from Portugal ;)
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