James Cameron's Avatar
Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:45 PM
I am a bit biased as James Cameron raised ruckus over the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie using the term avatar in the title so now it will be called only The Last Airbender.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 04:41 PM
I saw Avatar this weekend. IMO, its the best effort of a sci-fi genre movie of this decade. there are many opinions and list on blogs out there, and most are Typically topped by such picks as "Children of Men" or "Donnie Darko", both very very good films, but Cameron seems to have done something really special with Avatar, even if a number of the plot parts are derivative... he's actually made a film that I want to spend another $10 to see again in the the theater... and I truly can't recall the last time it was that I wanted to do that! Typically I'm content to see a film once in the theater and wait for it to come out on DVD to see it a second or 3rd time... but this movie is so beautifully done, I feel compelled to see it again!
I think that Avatar will take the Oscar for at least "Best visual effects" as I can't think of another movie I saw this year so well done. I think it could also be considered for "Best Art Direction" as well as "Best Cinematography". I doubt it' will win any awards for acting or writing, though I thought the character development was solid, and the actors did a fine job.
A really amazing film... and if you have the opportunity... see it in 3D! Cameron really seems to get how 3D should be used!
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:16 PM
The last time i checked, the Star Trek franchise was alive and well, even before the Abrams movie came out.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:17 PM
I agree that if you plan to see this movie at all, you really should see it on the big screen. I wish that i could see many older movies on the big screen again, like the Star Wars and the Star Trek movies, Indiana Jones and the 1989 Batman films. I would pay good money to see these movies again on the big screen. There is just something lost when movies are viewed on smaller screens IMO.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:52 AM
I too have read the review that make comparisons to movies like Pocahontas, Dances w/wolves or even Fern Gully. And I think there is a ring of truth that Avatars plot is simply a variation on a common theme... but so are many many movies (how many movies out there are simply a variation of a Shakespeare theme like Romeo & Juliet or Hamlet??!!) ... some are done well and others are not. I happen to think this one was done well.
I enjoyed it it immensely in Imax 3D. Enough to go back and see it again in RealD. Mostly to see what the difference in 3D technology would bring, but I found myself more immersed in the story the second time around, even knowing the plot. I liked Dances w/ wolves, even though I'm not a huge Costner fan, and I find myself liking this movie, though it has flaws.
I think the review I've read that resonates best with my experience can be found HERE.
I should add, I will be curious to see what I think of it when the DVD is released... and I think it will be worth spending $1 at redbox to see how it translates to 2D!
Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:17 AM
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