Thursday, December 17, 2009

James Cameron's Avatar - A Review



Oh this is one mighty fine looking movie. The graphics fleshing out the world of Pandora are truly magnificent, impressive and breathtaking. Oh wait... BREATHTAKING!

I guess the blase review is mainly as is the case with all big budget movies the actors or characters are mainly props to the CGI so you feel like you're just going through a guided tour of the world of Pandora.

You've got to watch it once at least for the love and attention given to bring the species, flora and fauna to life. The story itself is the same old cliche - soldier sent to spy on natives, falls in love, turns native, expected characters die, hero triumphs, hip hip hurrah.

Great scenes though, some literally breathtaking. Sorry, BREATHTAKING! Cool scenes -  The search and subsequent taming of the 'banshee' and when the 'enforcements from the sky' part of the final battle scene.

It seems like Cameron even recycled some prop elements from Alien - the power loader, the gunship looks like two drop ships from Alien glued together, etc.

Anyway did I mention that it was one darn pwetty picture to watch? It's quite fun in 3-D too.

10 comments:

ah lim said...

ok, in that case this is a must watch movie!

Chindiana said...

yeah, and for THIS one i recommend NO BEERS BEFORE as you'll appreciate the details of the CGI better. well... maybe two beers and a shot of whisky...

ghoul said...

I HATE YOU. :(

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Chindiana said...

um... yeaaaah. OK Ghoulie....

you dont have to sell your kidney for a movie ticket you know... :P

ghoul said...

You take some horns or a spiked tail?

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Chindiana said...

Spiked tail please Ghoul...

peekabooz said...

how much are they paying u to review this?

Chindiana said...

Peekz! - it was grand payment in kind - one breath of fresh air conditioned air... :P

ghoul said...

Just watched it in 3-DEE.

Pretty pretty but wish they did more with the 3-D :P

Could be better, though. Hehe.

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Chindiana said...

Yeah leaves you wondering what all the fuss was about with the 3-D.