What makes this movie is the effects. I saw it in a 3D theater and it was killer. And of course, it is difficult to beat theater sound in a normal house. That's the good news
The bad news it that it is a very politically correct 'green' movie. Almost pagan. It really reflects current enviromental / social / political thinking. That and I've seen and read variations on the story a bunch of times. In Scifi, for sure, but also in other genres.
Wow. I've heard nothing but great reviews about Avatar and left it there. A movie destined to be on my shelves. Unfortunately our political views will dictate the outcome of our movies based on the time we live in. Even Hollywood isn't immune to government. After all, it's what we see and believe.
Tough to compare across genres. But if you like it better than any other flick, so beit. I saw it once and that's enough for me. Maybe I'm thin skinned, but as far as I'm concerned, Avatar is an OK story with a hefty dose of PC Green.
I saw it 3 times, twice in Real 3D and once in IMAX. IMAX made it pop a little more but the real 3D still looked amazing. The first two times were enough, the 3rd was for a friend to see it who hadn't yet. I thought it was one of the best movies that has came out in a long time. I actually had no interest in seeing it, but my g/f talked me into going and I was blown away by it. Truely great. What is sad is, people who didn't get to see it in 3D in the theater are going to watch it at home on a flat 2D screen and are going to be like, "what was so great about it?"
One of the most unique movies i have ever seen. It takes elements from a lot of other movies in a sense, but you feel so immersed in this world, connected almost. At least i did.Amazing. and the effects weren't half bad either...
Agreed. I too was addicted to a world so expertly represented on film that it leaves almost nothing to the imagination. Almost never a dull moment and it still amazes me the CGI and animation are so dead on and realistic it isn't funny. Sure you catch small filming and editing mistakes all the time but in this one you don't care to look for them.
I've seen it maybe 12 times thus far and I swear I catch something new each time I watch. Mr. Cameron didn't disappoint. When the sequel is released, and there will be one, I will buy it unseen as I did the first. I just hope it doesn't take as long as the first one did lol.
I have yet to see any film in 3-D (within the the last 20 years). I'm assuming the experience is much more dramatic today than it was in the late 70's early 80's? Well of course it is. I mean, isn't it? It has to be.
Seeing it in 3D wasn't so much about making it stand out like you could touch it, but rather it enhanced the CGI. It took animation that already looked extremely real and gave it depth to make it appear even that much more real. It gave a feeling of actually being there and being part of the action. It'll be insane if they can top the graphics in the sequel.