James Camerons Avatar-The Movie

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  1. GreyEclipse

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    Alright, so the thread about shooter reminded me about this movie.
    Shooter was an amazing movie, one of my favorites and so is Avatar.

    So basically I saw all the advertisements and thought "ah, it's just another movie that I would have loved as a kid but would find only mildly interesting now." I wasn't actually going to bother even going to see it but my fiances dad asked if we'd all like to go out and see Avatar again. I was thinking "again," why would you want to see a movie in the theatre twice...

    But wow, I was impressed to say the least.

    It was my first time seeing it and no, I didn't see it in 3-D BUT...
    that movie was awesome. If you like Star Wars or LotRs you will love this movie. Even if you don't like Star Wars or LotRs you will like it.

    I'm just interested to hear from other people who have seen it.

    What were your impressions?

    I'd definitely rate this movie as a 100 on a scale of 1-10.
    This movie got me wanting to be a dang Na'Vi.
    It has me feeling like a kid again, I haven't been this excited about a sequel in a LONG time.
     
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    Its a blatant copy of pocahontas with blue people.


    While I thought it was great special effects wise, it was not an exceptional movie



    You won't like the sequel though. Humans show up, and nuke the technologically retarded Na'vi from orbit. Rain agent orange on the forests, and then move through with flame throwers, and tanks.


    Then we resume mining
     
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    Still thought it was awesome but some people just have to disagree just to disagree.

    I'm guessing that you didn't notice that pocahontas was a freaking alien this time.

    I thought the planet pandora was intriguing but whatever to each his own.
     
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    It had some amazing visual effects and the 3D was well done, but the story was typical boring hollywood.

    Yes. I might not care if they ripped off a decent story, but pocahontas sucked too.
     
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    Avatar, the short version:




    [​IMG]
     
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    Not disagreeing just to disagree. Its just that for all the fuss about it, Cameron didn't have an original idea one.


    Every single thing in the movie was copied from somewhere else. There wasn't even a unexpected twist. It literally followed the plot of a disney movie act for act.


    Like I said, outstanding special effects. Director should be ashamed.
     
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    I saw it in 3D. Visually, it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. But the story was totally unoriginal and lacking from every angle.

    I found this humorous.

    [​IMG]


    ETA- If Disney sued for infringement and I was on the jury, I would award them every penny Avatar made. YMMV.
     
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    I saw it in non 3d first, then saw it in 3d, it is a whole lot different in 3d. The scenes are much more engrossing.

    There are ONLY seven stories in all of literature. So yeah everything we watch, gonna watch has already been done:

     
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    Ah, okay. I respect everyone's opinion.

    It wasn't a original story but IMO he created a whole world.
    That was the part that I found awesome.
    Not to mention that I didn't get bored even though it was a two or three hour movie.
     
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    I agree with this post.
    I think people look too far into something and judge it based on how they perceive it to be COMPARED to something else that they've seen in their lives or on screen already. The fact that Avatar has a lot in common with other stories just goes to prove that a story can be done in a different and creative way. I liked it, regardless.
     
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    With about a half hour left I was hoping for it to end in an unexpected way. I kept thinking if this ends the predictable way it's going to suck. And it did.
     
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    This is a valid point, but a lot of hollywood movies have gone beyond the vague two word description. They have detailed plots laid out and keep making the exact same movie, just with different scenery and actors.
     
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    Man, you guys are getting weird.:weirdthread:

    I guess you can't see beyond the unoriginal story?
    The story wasn't even the good part.
    Pocohontas sucked but the alien version was awesome.
     
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    I guess that comes first for some people.
     
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    lol. Guess so, personally I wasn't expecting much when I went to see it.
    I guess if everybody expected less then they would have liked it much more.

    But no...in all seriousness, I thought it was a great movie.
    I really do think that you guy's have looked too deep into it.

    People are too critical nowadays.
    Everyone either hates something or loves something.
    Most people can't just say "it was visually great but lacked in storyline."

    Everyone has to say it's either crap or it's genius.
     
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    Kubrick said a good movie has, "three good scenes, no bad scenes."

    I think this passes the test.

    1. Scene where he wakes up in his new body and runs outside.

    2. Scene where he first meets the chick.

    3. Taming the draggon scene.

    Can anyone name a bad scene?
     
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    Where is

    8. the deception story?
    9. the utter despair from start to finish story?
    10. the story that makes no sense story?

    Your list is grossly incomplete.

    'Drew
     
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    I thought it was just ordinary boring science fiction, dressed up with 3D glasses. One of those movies that doesn't even stick in my memory until the next week. CGI will be great someday...when it belnds in. Just a very, very "nothing special" movie.

    I can't believe some of the D&D couch potatos in the news freaking out over it, like it's changed their lives or something - lose some weight and start dating girls!
     
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    I thought it was a good movie. Truly entertaining, awesome visual effects (watched it in 3D), and my daughter loved it. However, the story line was very predictable and could have been more original. I would give it a 90-95 out of 100.
     
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    -eh- It was okay-to-good. I'm glad I saw it in the theater but I wouldn't have minded if I only got to see it via DVD too.