Report Avatar in Community Posted December 19, 2009 Prepare for Kroze's spoiler free, mind blown away review... Ready? You sure? Okay... HO-LY FUCKING SHIT OH MY GOD THAT WAS FUCKING AMAZING. Now first off with the story being very "traditional" and even heavy handed at times, I think its story was AMAZINGLY well done and tasteful despite it being tried and true. What Cameron does with it brings it to new levels. And I don't think calling it a Disney-esc plot is a bad thing in this case... its just HIGHLY accessible to a huge population. It's characters were REAL... like I felt for them. The story WAS Dances With Wolves + The Last Samurai IN SPACE! But it was also so much more then just that. Just because it was predictable and done before doesn't mean the plot is immedately BAD... its what you do with it and James Cameron does a FUCK TON with it. Also, what James Cameron movie DOESN'T have those cheesy one liners? The one liners we keep quoting from 20 years ago! "I'll be back!" "Esta la vista baby!" I don't think it would have been a James Cameron movie without them being there and they helped make the movie feel a lot more easy going. This is a sci-fi movie for the masses keep in mind. We are getting our hardcore Sci-Fi James Cameron movie in 4 years with Battle Angel which he has even admitted to being a much more niche film with how its gonna be. Ignoring all the special effects and AMAZING AMAZING CGI (I haven't even seen the movie in IMAX 3D yet and I was STILL squealing like a fat kid in Willy Wonka's candy factory), It still is a great movie just from the way the story was handled, the characters and the acting... especially from Sam Worthington who I hated with a passion back in Terminator Salvation. he really shows off his acting chops here. Michelle Rodriguez also deserves a mention due to I DIDN'T HATE HER FOR ONCE IN A MOVIE. For once I didn't want her to die horribly in a fire (Still not gonna stop calling her Ana-Lucia though... EVER). The standout actor out of the entire cast was totally Stephen Lang and his portrayal of Quaritch as a military man who will NOT give up, even to the last breath. He went far above and beyond a lot of other movie villains I think because he felt REAL, there was no real point where he went over the top evil at all that made me go "Okay, he is now a larger than life, over the top villain". They gave him weight and depth that Lang was able to portray amazingly well and gave us a guy we love to hate despite being all badass. Now the effects and the CGI... or as I like to call it as I was doing so all through the movie OH MY FUCKING GOD THE WATER! THE WATER IS REAL! THE WAY IT REACTS HOLY FUCK! DID YOU SEE THAT FIRE AND THE REALISTIC SHADOWS ITS CASTING ON ITS ENVIROMENT! OH MY GOD THE WATER ON THEIR FACES AND HOW IT REACTS WTF??!?!? WIND ALSO REALISTIC!!??!?! *splooge* And that was only in the first 10 minutes of the movie.. and yet it didn't stop at ALL for the entire rest of the movie. I now believe Pandora IS a real place... its where James Cameron has been for the past 10 years, laughing at George Lucas who is most likely in the bathtub right now singing Linkin Park songs to himself while crying and posting on his live journal "WHERE DID I GO WRONG?!?!? HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN TO MEEEEEE?!??!?!" For a lot of the movie, my brain just couldn't believe that it was mostly CGI. It all looked REAL. And the Navi are the most realistic CGI aliens... no wait... no.. the most realistic aliens, CGI or not, I have ever seen on film EVER. Their emotions, the way they moved... I was losing myself throughout the entire movie. I do not wanna imagine how long it took this movie to render the CGI. I really don't. All in all, possibly one of the greatest movies I have ever seen and that is even with ignoring the groundbreaking special effects and CGI usage. My biggest complaint was the pacing of the movie was sometimes a bit... well... off... And the thing that happens half way through the movie with Michelle Rodriguez's character feels somewhat out of left field. James Cameron, known for being a merciless editor and cutting 20 minutes of plot oriented stuff from several of his movies out obviously cut a few scenes which I think should not have been cut even though the movie was running long already. The nice thing is this isn't an action film... this film takes its time to build up all its MANY many characters and plot threads and the world we NEED to believe in and care about to make the epic final battle all the more worth it. And once the movie really gets going you best hold on to your pants because it is gonna be one wild ride. This will definitely define a LOT of filmmaking over the course of the next decade. James Cameron accomplished his goal and then some with this masterpiece of a movie and EVERYONE needs to see this film at LEAST once in their lives. I hope to god they are able to make back the estimated $300 to $400 MILLION spent making this endavour of blood, sweat and tears. The amount of love and quality put into this project really shows and I plan on going back as soon as possible to see it in IMAX 3D when I get the chance.... like in an hour... I give this movie 9.5 out of 10. Simply amazing... a true epic cinematic masterpiece of film. Why the fuck are you STILL reading this?? GO OUT AND SEE IT NOW!!!