Avatar (****)

I’m not a James Cameron fan boy. What man can be cool with the man that married one of the most bad ass chicks in movie history, remember Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. She should have continued making movies and kicking ass after that. He almost redeemed himself with the series Dark Angel that really catapulted Jessica Alba to stardom, but again she had not done much action since. So while Cameron does have a history of making the women he portrays in films kick ass, they seem to not do much of it in other movies after. I cannot be too mad at him since he also gave us First Blood and Aliens, and it is in the process of bringing the manga Battle Angel Alita to live.

This piece of work is truly movie magic. Sure, the story might be over simplistic, the theme and many movie elements borrowed but as far as direction Avatar will become a masterpiece.

The colors and textures in the movie don’t feel like CGI even if the colors are extremely unnatural. He managed to create a tropical paradise that looks even more spectacular at night.

I had never seen a 3D movie before and since we had the option we decided to pay a little more. It was absolutely worth it. The action sequences are as excellent as the ones in Terminator.

It is not a short movie, but the time went by extremely fast. The movie might have been a little slow at times but you cannot notice since you are drooling at the amazing imagery in front of you.

There is not much I can say about the movie or the story without pretty much giving it away. So I will just tell you to go watch it, enjoy it, and be truly entertained.

4 Responses to Avatar (****)

  1. Maybe it’s just me, but I am not that excited about this movie. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see it but I am not in a hurry. In fact, I am kind of bummed that when/if John Carter makes it to the big screen it will be seen as derivative of this (when it was actually an early influence).

    Sherlock Holmes is a bigger deal for me, probably because I have been a fan of the character since I was a kid. Every other Sunday after work one of our few cable stations (maaaaybe WGN) had Basil Rathbone’s Holmes movies. Alternating weeks were Charlie Chan.

    No matter what my interest tho, I am pleased that people seem to be liking it. Have read 3 or 4 reviews from people I know and respect now, and all have been positive.

    One final thought, people who went as Dr Manhattan for Halloween last year can reuse their blue body paint come the holiday this year!

  2. I can’t help being freaked out that I missed the opening weekend for Avatar. Currently we are under three feet of snow so after tunneling out I will be hitting the movie first thing. In IMAX and with high expectations. I am a certifiable Cameron fangirl. Terminator, T2, Aliens, The Abyss. Love them all. Yes the female leads kick butt, but his longtime use of some of my favorite actors also ups the ante for me. Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Hendrickson (sp) I just wish they were all in this opus.

  3. I saw Avatar last night with Juli and the fam and OMG that was cool. I have to say that I’m a fan, I wasn’t very excited about the movie, but I think it’s one that people need to see. :)

  4. i haven’t seen it yet but i know it is an amazing film in terms of the new frontier vision. happy holidays man. have a good new year.

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