Monday, December 21, 2009

Movie Review - Avatar!

Go see Avatar. Go see it in 3D. Go see it now!!!!

For those who've NOT heard about the movie (and I hope you venture out of the closet now and then) here's the Synopsis from IMDB:

When his brother is killed, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. Written by The Massie Twins

This is the movie for which I've waited all year - and I was not disappointed!

The critic's only complaint has been a thin storyline, but I found this to be untrue. It's not an original storyline - big evil group wants to supress & drive off smaller innocent group - but it's how the story is told! It's moving. It's full of action. And yes, it's a love story. All of Cameron's movies are love stories at heart. And it's all the elements of this story working together that draw one into the movie. Some of it is predictable, but that's okay. And the aliens on Pandora reminded me of Native American Indians in their culture and beliefs. Pandora also holds a secret in regards to all the living creatures on its surface...

The special effects and 3D effects? BEYOND AMAZING!!!! Just - WOW! Totally immersive. You forget you are watching a movie - it feels as if you are there on Pandora. Cameron has taken 3D to a whole new level and film making will never be the same. Indeed, he created so many of cameras that were used to film this movie. Some theatres aren't offering it in 3D - skip those! You MUST see it in 3D!
The movie starts slow - and then it builds - and builds - and BUILDS! The battle at the end will leave you breathless. I walked out of this movie in total and complete AWE of what I'd witnessed.

My rating - A+

Yes, it's THAT good. And yes, I will be seeing it again really soon!

Now, what are waiting for? Go to the movie theatre, now!!


The Old Silly said...

Yes Ma'am! Off to the theater right now!

Marvin D Wilson

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Go Marvin go!!!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

From the previews I've seen, this doesn't look like my type of movie. However, because my husband really wants to see it and after your rave review, I guess I'll tag along.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Think my son and husband will be seeing this one over the break. Thanks for the review!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome movie!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I hope to see it over the Christmas weekend. I'm super excited!

Helen Ginger said...

I've been wanting to see it and will definitely go. The theater closest to me has a 3-D theater, but I've not seen anything in it. There's a huge 3-D theater in downtown Austin that we go to. Will need to pick a date and make reservations. Thanks for the recommendation.

Straight From Hel

Karen Walker said...

It's not usually my kind of movie, but this is the third rave review from people I trust. We'll go. You need reservations?

Creative Chronicler said...

So, tell us what you really think of it. Just teasing. I had my doubts about this one but with that kind of endorsement, how can I not go see it?

Anonymous said...

My nephew told me to go see it NOW! in 3D. He and I like the same stuff, so up to the top of my priority list it goes. Have a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Stephen Tremp

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a fun movie :)

Jean said...

Found the film visually aressting but overall it was quite a letdown esp since the narrative was cliche as hell.

Hagelrat said...

looking forward to this one. shiny pretty special effects. :)

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Diane, did you know I do #MovieReviews on Twitter. I go to almost every movie. Though I haven't seen Avatar yet. Thanks for the heads up.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Tweeting movie reviews @FrugalBookPromo

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Diane, did you know I do #MovieReviews on Twitter. I go to almost every movie. Though I haven't seen Avatar yet. Thanks for the heads up.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Tweeting movie reviews @FrugalBookPromo

Anonymous said...

Wow! I guess I'd better go see this now!