Avatar 3D: marketed as the biggest and best sci-fi adventure of all time – bold claim. From the start it’s totally otherworldly; with the characters, animals, landscapes, textures and backgrounds all meticulously designed. For some reason the planet reminded me of Finding Nemo! The 3D wasn’t flawless as only one object in a frame would show real depth and the rest of the scene appeared out of focus or flat – it’s quite an exercise for the eyes. The sound was uncomfortably loud in parts too, so not an easy film for the senses!! Story-wise it wasn’t the best, or most original, and it took some super-ridiculous & corny twists. The characters are all “stock” clearly falling into the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ camps, and dialogue / acting is generally flat. Cameron’s tried to make it quite humane with the ‘aliens’ clearly echoing our 3rd world; while ‘undertones’ push simple arguments against war on terror and eco-issues. Beyond the impressive looks and epic action scenes all other elements of the film are distinctly average. It’s a great experience, but a victim of its own hype. Don’t expect perfection.
Whoa, you saw this pretty fast. Awfully jealous. Not expecting to be blown away either, but still, it’s James Cameron. Gotta check it out.
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Figured I’d try to see it before they pretty much showed the whole film in TV ad breaks. Definitely worth checking out though!
Nice review! Totally agree with you but I still feel it’s a must see simply because of the stunning CGI. Gave it a B+
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Hmm… I’m surprised, I thought the 3d was really good. Then again I only really have 1.5 eyes so perhaps I didn’t notice any small disparities… then again, everyone I was with (who had 2 eyes) did say it was great as well… Also, to me, the 3d here was much clearer than any other 3d films I’ve seen, no double images or anything!
Hype-wise I think that in a round about way it made me enjoy it more. I’d heard so much hype that I was expecting it would be terrible! I was pleasantly surprised that it was decent enough. As you say though, plot/characterwise is was distinctly average stuff.
I loved that you tagged ‘michelle rodriguez typecast’ haha i totally agree
I totally understand what you mean about it being a victim of its own hype. It’s a hugely enjoyable film but it shouldn’t have taken Cameron ten years to make.