Director James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens, Terminator 2) brings us the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar. Avatar is a story set on the planet of Pandora. On Pandora is a very rare and valuable mineral called Unobtainium and a major corporation wants all it can get. The only problem is the planets indigenous race, the 10-feet-tall, limber and blue Na’vi, have their home right on top of the ore site. The corporation has devised a plan. To neurologically place a human into an “avatar” Na’vi in order to gain their trust and convince them to move. When Jake Sully (twin brother of the dead soldier who was suppose to take the Avatar) is allowed deep into their culture, he has to choose to which side he truly belongs.
Nominated for 9 Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Director, and winning 3 (all for visual effects), Avatar is the most visually striking and inspiring film anyone has ever seen. 80% of the film is full of vivid colors, characters and cinematography that will stun you in your seat. Even the human parts are full of hi-tech computers and holographic images. The story is the only weakness seeing as most of the movie is showing off the animation and color. Many have called Avatar a “Dances with Wolves” with blue people. Either way you see it, you won’t be disappointed with the time investment into seeing a movie that will influence film for the next several decades. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldona, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, and Michelle Rodriguez.
8/10 Stars - Wonderful visuals and beautiful creatures, Avatar will be the benchmark for live animations for years to come.
I can not tell a lie, I didn’t see this film until recently. I never made the time to actually sit down and watch it because it is a rather long film after all. And in all honesty usually when people say something is great I don’t love it as much as everyone else. In this case I was wrong. I wish I had seen Avatar in the theater, but my 60 inch HD TV did it justice. Avatar is an eye popping, overwhelmingly beautiful film. That is almost its downfall. As you watch there is so much visually before you that you don’t have a clue where to look. But as it moves along you adjust and just sit back and bask in everything before you, taking in the whole picture. It literally took my breath away. I do wish the story was a bit more impressive or new but it is still a touching story that unless you have a hard heart will move you to feel for the plight of the Na’vi and cheer for their success over the evil corporation.
9/10 Stars – Visually stunning and a simple plot but one that will pull at the heart strings.
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