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AVATAR. Grade: A-average (Based on advance VIP preview - Fri. Aug. 21 and Thurs. Dec. 17)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Written December 18, 2009
AVATAR was directed by James Cameron, and stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, etc. With a production budget of over $237 million(plus $150 million in marketing/promotion), the production quality is FIRST-RATE! I was in awe with the spectacularly computer-generated world(moon) of Pandora. The realistic-looking world-scapes had me transfixed plus combining that with the EXCELLENT cinematography by Mauro Fiore and 3D with tremendous depth, Pandora truly came ALIVE! I was mesmerized by the bio-luminescent night-time flora and fauna - a veritable fairy-land of soft glow and breath-taking lights. I must have hurt my jaw as it dropped and hit the floor. The banshee flights = exhilarating! However, the average plot begged for improvement. That, and the fact that the characters are basically one-dimensional - these were the only drawbacks. VERDICT: James Cameron delivered a spectacular gorgeous action-packed spectacle.
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Five Word Review

By chimac
Written December 18, 2009
Beautiful New World, amazing effects
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Military STAY AWAY or Be Prepared to get VERY ANGRY!!

By kidzig
Written December 25, 2009
This was without a doubt the worst movie my wife and I have seen in years (but then again we didn't see "W"). I guess the Far Left has had so many holes poked in their "Global Warming" campaign thanks to the realization of lies in Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" that they now have to turn to actual fiction (not fiction in the form of a documentary/film) to promote their cause. But thie global warming and schtick wasn't the worst thing in the movie. And neither was the anti-corporate slant, although this was ridiculous too. What was actually sickening about this movie was the extreme bias against the military. Anybody who has ever been proud to serve (or proud of a family member who served) in the military -- no matter what service -- should take extreme offense to this movie. The black and white portrayal of Marines as cold-blooded killers was absolutely despicable (especially during the holiday season when military families have to deal with their loved ones being away).
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boring dialogue? IT'S TRYING to paint a picture of YOU! and most of us

By heyisforhumans
Written December 27, 2009
I keep seeing these bad reviews because the plot is too predictable or people think that this is propaganda or anti-military. Fact is it's not about some deep plot to thrill our numbed minds. It's a simple story that gets played out in real life over and over and over again that so few people ever pay attention to anymore. It's about consciousness of what's around us... what's happened and how we came to be. It's a not supposed to be revolutionary. It's a mirror into our society and our lives. A lot of people don't want to admit it. They want to acknowledge the sacrifices of our armed forces, which can hit quite at home. This movie isn't trying to negate honorable things. It's good to have heart towards people that are out there, and it's good to have a strong character. People are forgetting the mystery and beauty in life beyond their dead marriages. What happened to the innocent in us? Has something made it go away? Pressed to forget? We have changed - reactionaries?
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Five Word Review

By getwired
Written January 04, 2010
Fern_Gully Plus_Smurfs_&_Matrix Equals Liberal_Propaganda for_SHEEPLE_YIKES!
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