Avatar 3D Movie Reviews
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I played hooky from work today to see the matinee of this. None of my friends would go to see this movie. I really don't know why people had set their minds against this movie. It doesn't seem like the love it or hate it type of thing that it has become.
I greatly enjoyed the movie. I liked the story and the acting and effects. It didn't seem too long. In fact, I missed it when it was over and wished it had gone on longer.
The movie is visually stunning and the 3D effect is amazing. I haven't seen a 3D movie in a long long time, but this was completely different. I have no idea how they did it, but the 3D effect is excellent. I was actually trying to dodge flying objects and even tried to swat a bug that was buzzing around. Felt silly when I realized it was the movie.
I highly recommend seeing the 3D version of this movie before it leaves the theaters. It just won't be the same on your home system, even if you have the 52" HD plasma with surround sound.
Saw the movie today in 3D. I was thoroughly captivated by the movie and special effects. It's well worth the time and price. I would go see it again and recommend it to my friends and family. I also recommend you see the 3D version for maximum effect.
The movie was well done.
There is no military in the movie as previous posts say. There is a corporation that hires and pays very good money to ex-military and this corporation pays for a job to be done. This is stated in the first 6 minutes of the movie. (go watch it again)
If you are an adrenalin junkie or have to find hidden agendas in all things then don't watch it. If you can enjoy James Cameron's vivid imagination and amazing creativity then you will love this movie.
Boring? Yes! Visually mesmerizing? Yes! Way too long? Oh yeah! And did I mention boring? Stupid story lines are the norm in special effects extravaganzas like this. This one takes the cake, however, and will no doubt get a slew of academy awards.
Avatar is proof that James Cameron has been believing his own press. The infintile attempt to impress the audience with this expression of 'white-guilt' is not worth either the time nor the money that was spent on it. The shallow story was not surprising, but I really expected more for the cinematography and 3-D effects. Frankly, there isn't any part of this movie that is better than G-Force 3D. (hint, that was insult)
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I would rank this as the absolute best special effects movie that I've ever seen, and there have been some good ones.
Although the story itself is like something we've watched before, that's not the main point of this movie. The primary purpose of this movie is to shock your sensors. To experience visual arts and special effects like you've never seen before. Trust me, it does a fantastic job of that .... especially in 3D. I would NOW like to see this in IMAX 3D.
Avatar is a great movie if you know what to look for.
(1) Let's start with the military intrusions into other peoples' homelands in order to take natural resources that belong to them.
(2) Is this a ethical issue? Isn't it the same as stealing from another person?
(3) So perhaps Avatar is an allegory about colonialism.
(4) What about the relocation of native populations, one of the themes in the movie, such as the Indian Removal Policy used by the U.S. Government. Was that an ethical policy?
(5) Is it easier to exploit other people or go to war against them if you think of them a subhuman, like blue monkeys?
(6) Should we care about the legacy of colonialism, such as in the Middle East, where all the nations were once controlled and exploited by European nations? Doesn't such a policy result in anger, hatred, and a desire for revenge? Isn't that the case in the movie?
(7) And the movie raises the issue of using the military to serve commercial interests, rather than protecting the people back home.
(8) Avatar also raises the question about having a false sense of superiority based on having military superiority. Sometimes it doesn't work. It didn't for the Russian, who finally left Afghanistan after fighting there 9 years.
(9) The movie raises the question of using Terminator-like war machines against a people having only primitive weapons.
(10) And what about those paparazzi anthropologists intruding into and disrupting indigenous cultures just to collect information. Is that ethical?
(11) Then there is the ethical question of whether or not it is okay to eradicate natural environments and life forms in order to mine resources. Does nature have any moral rights at all? Indigenous peoples thought it did. Technological societies tend to think otherwise.
(12) The aesthetics of nature versus that of artificial environments. There are two worlds in Avatar--that of people who live in totally artificial environments and the other of people who live in a natural environment. Some people prefer strip-malls, shopping malls, freeways, track homes, and downtown areas enclosed by steel, glass, and concrete. Others find greater beauty in natural environments: beaches, canyons, deserts, forests, etc.
(13) In the movie the earth has been trashed, by what I'm not sure: nuclear holocaust perhaps, perhaps runaway greenhouse effect such as exist on Venus where the temperature is 900 degrees Fahrenheit. The question Avatar raises has to do with how humans have a habit of trashing their habitats. Of course, in reality there is no Pandora to escape to. The nearest planet to Earth is a lot like Venus and about three light-years away. Why is that everywhere humans go they open a Pandora's box? (I watched The Road after Avatar. I could see why humans would be happy to leave a trashed earth.)
(14) The movie raises the question of what is the good life and offers two alternatives. One is artificial, materialistic, machine oriented, individualistic, and disconnected (people separated from family and the hometown). The other is natural, more about being than having; organic, plants and animals being preferred to devices and machines; family oriented; and a way of life that is less seeking and more satisfied with what one has and with living in the present.
(15) A completely different theme has to do with jacking into hyperreality, in the way a gamer jacks into his/her videogame. Is hyperreality preferable in some ways, such as more interesting, appealing, beautiful, engaging, exciting, etc. than the humdrum reality of the everyday world?
Avatar gives a lot to think about if you think about it.
I loved this movie. The special effects especially in 3D were great! I thought it was the best movie I've seen in a long time. I highly recommend it to anyone. It is true that the story is somewhat predictable but it was still a great story and had a happy ending. The almost 3 hours of move time flew by.
Im not one to register at a site and write a review, but with this movie I just had to. Can't say enough good things about it
Avatar is honestly one of the mostt boring movies that I have ever seen in my entire life. I never saw a movie so long and not interesting. That movie was a waste of my time. I didn't even understand the point of it or what it was about.
The good: The technical effects are well done. The look and feel of the alien world and the futuristic machines draw you in.
The bad: Every Hollywood cliche of the last fifty years gets trotted out. No interesting characters. Very predictable plot "twists" if you are older than 12. The 3-D didn't add much.
The ugly: One of the nastiest portrayals of the American military in a major movie since Platoon.