Since everyone and they mamas keep raving about the flick....I had to see what all the buzz was about.
From the beginning...everyone has been buzzing about James Cameron's new movie, Avatar. Personally, after seeing the trailer I thought it looked like a typical Sci-Fi dweeb movie. You know, the kind of movie Trekkies and Star Wars Nuts were going to see. I assumed since Cameron made the film, that this would be the 21st century's Titanic, but with aliens.
Well, as hard as it may be to admit....I was wrong.
This movie was simply amazing!
The entire concept of this film was out of this world....literally.
The movie is basically about the U.S. government traveling into space to the moon , Pandora , to obtain a kind of special mineral. The political undertones of the movie mimic what European settlers did to the Native Americans thousands of years ago. However, this is in the year 2134 (or something like that) and takes place in space.
The movie was definitely long. I mean, it was 3 hours long. Just when I thought it was over...NOPE...it kept on.
Unfortunately I didn't make it to the IMAX 3-D version of the movie, but I'm glad I didn't. I would have probably been nauseated by the non-stop action.
The special effects were incredible. The entire time I kept wondering how this film was even made. It takes a pretty big imagination to come up with this kind of concept.
With the non-stop action, some things seemed a little hard to believe. Of course, there is a huge fight scene between the Earthlings and the native people known as the "Na'vi". The earthlings have huge helicopters and guns, while the Na'vi have bows and arrows and flew on teridactal-like creatures. It seemed a little cheesy, but the message was cute. It showed that even though the Na'vi don't have such high-tech weapons they have heart and that is enough to win.
I don't want to give out too much because I'm not sure everyone has seen the movie, but you get the point. Go see it!