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A paraplegic ex-marine finds a new life on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet's indigenous Na'vi race in this ambitious digital 3D sci-fi epic from Academy Award-winning Titanic director James Cameron. The film, which marks Cameron's first dramatic feature since 1997's Titanic, follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a war veteran who gets called to the depths of space to pick up the job of his slain twin brother for the scientific arm of a megacorporation looking to ...

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Phyllis D

Nov 26, 2010

Absorbing

This movie is absorbing in its ability to magnify probably the most important issues of today within a fantasy setting. Special effects are extremely effective. The mind soars with the characters. However, the issues of corporate/military dominance over the future and well-being of humanity does not lie far beneath the surface.

advancedinstructor

Aug 1, 2010

Avatar

Fanciful, but with genuine emotion throughout. This film had several facets to it: Fantasy, to be sure, but adventure, armed conflict of inspired underdog versus overlord (a la "Rocky"), a slow-building, low-key but tender love story that touches your heart when the Pandoran wife has just rescued her alien (human) husband and it is obvious that genetic differences don't matter between them, despotic villains worthy of the name, sweeping panorama and great special effects (which must appear glorious in 3-D), a plausible plot involving reckless human exploitation of another species, etc. I was skeptical, but eventually "forgot" (overlooked) the color of the Pandorans' skin and wound up rooting for their cause. You won't be disappointed with this movie on either a physical or an emotional level.

Ampersand

Jul 12, 2010

Well, it's pretty

My favorite part of this movie was the hammerhead-rhinoceri. (That isn't a real word, but it's fun to say.)

The CG work on this movie is breathtaking, but as I watched the movie, I felt sad that the people who worked so hard to make this movie look good had so little to work with. The story is lame and the characters are flat and unbelievable.

All in all, I think it's worth borrowing to see it once.

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