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DRAGON_ROSE

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Report this Dec. 19 2009, 4:37 am

went to see avatar yesterday and i loved every second.

so what if cameron melded his three movies together it was great IMO

what do you think?

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Report this Dec. 19 2009, 7:56 am

same here

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 8:18 am

Quote (RatedRSuperStar @ Dec. 19 2009, 1:56 pm)
same here

what was your fav part?

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 9:27 am

Quote (VAD_BAXTER @ Dec. 22 2009, 3:21 pm)
I was very disappointed, SFX ¿were better than average, acting was very good, story not so good.

to each his or her own i guess

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 10:56 am

Quote (VAD_BAXTER @ Dec. 22 2009, 3:29 pm)
It's all personal opinion of course on my part.

same here

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 8:56 pm

I thought it was fantastic. Granted, the story was formulaic but the special effects along with the 3D were simply amazing. I thought the 3D depth of the command center and forrest was stunning. I also liked how the 3D wasn't the "in your face" style and was used primarily for added depth and detail.

A+

(btw.....this movie is a MUST to see in 3D. I personally wouldn't bother seeing it in 2D, IMO)

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 9:07 pm

Quote (irishmann @ Dec. 21 2009, 9:56 pm)
I thought it was fantastic. Granted, the story was formulaic but the special effects along with the 3D were simply amazing. I thought the 3D depth of the command center and forrest was stunning. I also liked how the 3D wasn't the "in your face" style and was used primarily for added depth and detail.

A+

(btw.....this movie is a MUST to see in 3D. I personally wouldn't bother seeing it in 2D, IMO)

I am almost blind in one eye so I am always left out of the 3D stuff, so it's 2D for me or nothing. :(

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 2:18 am

I'm going for the fifth time in three hours from now...

Best movie ever. The only thing I've talked about since its release...

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 5:21 am

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 7:28 am

As a piece of immersive cinema I thought it was outstanding. On repeat viewings I'm sure I'd be able to find many faults with the unoriginal, and fairly bland story...but on first viewing, on a huge screen, just lapping up all those incredible visuals, I was blown away by it.

But it's not all about the visuals - although they deserve to win every award going...I also thought the performances were great...Worthington managed to make his grunt hugely likeable, Weaver as always was perfect, and Saldana impressed me way more than she did in Trek, I thought she nailed the feisty and noble heroine to a tee.

If I had to make any criticisms at all...and to be fair this could be said about a lot of Cameron's films...then it was just a little bit too long.
I don't mind long films when they can justify the running time, but IMO Avatar could easily have lost half an hour and not suffered.

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 8:07 am

This is a copy and paste of the review I just posted on Ten Forward.

Just got back from seeing Avatar in 3D (well worth seeing in 3D, rather 2D).

I have to go against the comments above and say the first half of this movie bored me SENSELESS. I was literally thinking about napping for the rest of it (even though it was visually STUNNING). The script was absolutely atrocious (even the good bits), and I could care less about any of the characters.

However, there is a very obvious turning point half way through the movie and from then on I was totally engaged and I cared about what was happening, the action really started and it totally stopped SUCKING and entertained me enormously.

Sigourney Weaver is wonderful as always, but her character is flat as a tack and Sigourney (the Queen of Sci-Fi) is wasted in the role. In fact no-one has any good lines, I just can't believe how awful the script is, but once the action starts and the talking stops it is a magnificent spectacle. It's as deep as a teaspoon, but so visually beautiful and (finally) emotionally engaging that it does in fact overcome it's short-comings.

I certainly wouldn't say it's the best film ever, but from a visual effects standpoint, then yes, it's right up there with Matrix for it's innovation, style and perfection.

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 9:20 am

MG, I agree that the dialogue was awful. It was really a collection of soundbites "we're not in Kansas any more" rather than meaningful conversations...and I also said that that I thought the storyline was bland.

But, I dunno...for someone who isn't usually wowed by visuals alone, I have to admit I was just mesmerised from start to finish with these.
Standout moments include the first night on Pandora, when the phosphorescent lichen is illuminating everything...and also the first time we see the floating mountains.

I honestly don't think the film will withstand too many repeat viewings, and especially on a TV screen and not in 3D (although I'll be buying the DVD simply for the 'making of' if they include one). I also don't think it's in the same league as other Cameron classics like Aliens, The Abyss or the Terminator films (although for me it's on a par with Titanic, and is better than True Lies).

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 9:27 am

Have not seen it, but are humans portrayed as blood thirsty monsters?

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 9:45 am

Quote (DarthRage @ Dec. 22 2009, 3:27 pm)
Have not seen it, but are humans portrayed as blood thirsty monsters?

No, they're not.

It's typical James Cameron fare...so there are some good guys and some OTT baaaad guys...and one on-the-fence useless guy (kind of like a mix between Gorman and Burke from Aliens).

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 10:27 am

Quote (MrsStarbuck @ Dec. 23 2009, 9:45 am)
Quote (DarthRage @ Dec. 22 2009, 3:27 pm)
Have not seen it, but are humans portrayed as blood thirsty monsters?

No, they're not.

It's typical James Cameron fare...so there are some good guys and some OTT baaaad guys...and one on-the-fence useless guy (kind of like a mix between Gorman and Burke from Aliens).

Cool. I heard it made us look like the alternate universe humans, warlike and evil. Glad to hear it isn't like that.

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