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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Avatar 3D


Q: What’s the movie about?

A: After the Earth has used up all its resources-- and also developed the technology to fly people 6 years into space so they can inhabit the bodies of man-made beings that look like the aliens who live 6 years into space-- earthlings use their military to try to claim the distant planet Pandora's resources as its own.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Laz Alonso

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. I had totally forgotten what Dances with Wolves was about until I saw this movie, which when you change American Indians to blue-alien-nature-worshippers, is pretty much the same movie. That said, if you're a lover of art and fantasy, the sights in this land are not to be missed.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: All the hype and build up made me laugh.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Not likely, but the music might rock you to sleep.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: It really does deserve to sweep the special effects and makeup categories. But anyone who calls this the best picture of the year should be fired immediately. Even if it's your dry cleaner.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: I kinda get what all the hype about Sam Worthington is about. But I did hear his Australian accent slip through noticeably several times.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: I wouldn't be disappointed if James Cameron won the Oscar for Best Director. The world he creates is truly stunning. I would almost suggest watching the movie on mute, and simply enjoying the visual artistry.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Hard to follow and filled with moments that you have to ask your friends to explain the justification for afterwards. Your friends won't be able to justify those holes in the logic either. And the dialogue (what little of it there is) is filled with cliched jingoisms. "Let's dance!"

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: Way too long. As usual. 162minutes. Egregious.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?

A: http://www.moviefone.com/movie/avatar/26982/trailers

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7 comments:

Jess said...

I too was often hit with a "did Dances with wolves cover a lot of this ground already" problems throughout. That and Ferngully, but I won't admit that.

foongpc said...

Hi, nice review! Amazingly, I find the non-3D version to be much better! : )

Dojo said...

I would expect more than special effects / makeup / best director awards. We kinda know how low the standards are getting there too :D

The movie was indeed cute. But the plot was way too linear and "buggy" as you also mentioned, with some pretty serious logic flaws.

The scenes were beautiful at least ...

Monique Elisabeth said...

@foongpc: In order to like the 2D better, you would have to have seen the film both ways. Did you?

foongpc said...

Yes, I saw it twice, first without 3D (could not get the tickets for 3D!) and later, the 3D version.

I don't know why, but I found the 3D a little blurred and not as sharp as the 2D. In case you think I didn't wear the 3D specs, I did of course! Maybe I was seated too near the screen? (3rd row from the screen)

Lucy P. said...

Everyone kept telling me to see this movie because it was visually amazing. But after watching the trailer, I feel like I know the entire script and how everything is going to happen. Maybe I'll catch it in 3D if I find time.

Film-Book dot Com said...

You should watch Battle for Terra. Very similar to Avatar yet very different. Avatar is Dances with Wolves-lite.

my Avatar movie review:
http://film-book.com/film-review-avatar-2009/