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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

[9.75/10] Avatar [3D] (2009)


Avatar [3D] (2009)

When a massively ambitious, seemingly impossible to create film aiming to usher in a new era manages to grab hold of it's audience and take them on an unprecedented cinematic roller coaster ride that delivers the goods every turn of the way, it can be considered successful. "Avatar" is that success! While "Avatar"'s plot on paper may read as a standard 'shoot'em-up' action sci-fi flick, it is a near inconceivable task to truly explain how incorrect this appearance truly is. This takes a stroke from every movie, and a dab from every genre, and manages to create a portrait of beauty, in which all pre-existing notion of what cinema can and cannot do is destroyed. Within the lengthy hundred and sixty some odd minutes of film, moviegoers will find that there is always something to keep them enthralled, a merciful gift when considering how tedious many of the longer film of recent memory can become. Also, the 3-D really immersing you into Cameron's futuristic world - Pandora is brought to life with all of the richness and color of our most wild dreams. He makes this dream-like world seem so vividly real, so gloriously captivating that you'll be lucky if you can move out of your seats after your first visit. Sam Worthington does a terrific job playing Jake Sully, who is the main character in the story. Sigourney Weaver, better known as Ripely from the Alien series, is almost back to her best with the role of Dr. Grace Augustine and Stephen Lang does a more then convincing job with Colonel Miles Quaritch, who is head of the Marine team. No matter what can be said about the overtly cheesy script, a criticism that, while holding true, manages to fit charmingly into the over-the-top nature of the film, "Avatar" does as it set out to do, bringing moviegoers a cinematic experience rather than a film. Relying on the technology that he created, Cameron pours his heart into this movie, and it shows in every scene. Ranging from the absurdly detailed creatures to all-too-realistic planet, this flick manages to tell a fulfilling story while all the while throwing jaw-dropping scenery at the audience, giving them only enough time to recover before bombarding them with yet another breathtaking shot. With its groundbreaking and superbly realistic CGI and action sequences, dynamic characters, and a very convincing plot, "Avatar" is an unmissable film that I guarantee you will either like or love. Absolutely phenomenal and a true visual splendor!

  • My Rating: 9.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 84% (7.5/10)
  • IMDb: 8.9/10

4 comments:

Jaccstev said...

I loved this movie from start to end! I could not recommend this movie any more! It is just brilliant... Well worth the a watch for any true movie fan!

DEZMOND said...

have you seen it in 3D?
I went to Belgrade to watch it and it was worth crossing more than 300km :)

nebular said...

So glad you liked it as much as I did! I thought it was the most entertaining and visually breathtaking movie of 2009! It worth the wait ;)

nebular said...

I've seen it ONLY in 3D, Dez! :) I saw it the day after its world premiere, here in Plovdiv. It was a cinemarvellous experience!!! :P I was absolutely blown away by the colors [bluish-greenish]... and... everything else! :D