Full Movie Reviews
cinegeek.de - wrote on 05/16/2016
Bevor ein James Cameron Film das Licht der Leinwand erblickt, geht ein Raunen durch die Filmwelt. Welcher Wahnsinn wird es diesmal sein? Alle Zweifler hat Cameron bisher noch immer zum Schweigen gebracht, denn er ist ein Regisseur, der weiss, wie man 250 Millionen Dollar erfolgreich investiert! Avatar ist nicht nur grandioses Unterhaltungs-Kino - hier erleben wir einen technischen Durchbruch! Ein Film mit "grüner" Botschaft (wie esoterisch Avatar eigentlich ist, mögen andere verstehen), ein Werk, das eine Friedensbotschaft enthält. Visuell dermassen vielschichtig, dass wir es einige Male sehen müssen! Avatar kreiert sogar eine neue Sprache, Na'vi, die kein Mensch je lernen wird, auch kein Teenager-Mensch! Kurzum, hier kommt ein Blockbuster, der nicht verpasst werden darf, will man …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/01/2012
Sometimes people overanalyze or critic negatively because of one of the quotes from the films characters Mo’at: “It is hard to fill a cup which is already full.” Viewing this again with another version never persuaded any perceptions of the movie. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic ex-marine meets Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver). He also talks to Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang), head of RDA's private security force and gives orders for him to follow. This reviewer is viewing the special edition re-release from the 3 disc DVD, which boasts of additional detailed scenes. The innovative Capturing Avatar, and humane A Message from Pandora (where Cameron and his wife meet a real tribe where people will suffer from a creation of a dam), deleted/additional scenes …
John - wrote on 04/25/2012
This is a cheap rip off of classic movies. The most obvious is Fern Gully. If you have seen Fern Gully you should see all of the connections, because there are a lot of them. The scene where the huge machine is cutting through the forest, where the person from the "bad guys" falls in love with the native, the hero standing up to those he once called friends, the hero rallying the natives to fight... from what i have given examples of so far 1. clearly shows the basic plot of Avatar, and 2. i was laying out the plot to Fern Gully.
The 3D version of this film is not worth the money, it doesn't add to the film at all. Unless you are willing to pay an inflated price to see bubbles wander from the screen from time to time it really isn't worth it.
I have given this film 1/2 star …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2012
A wheelchair bound ex-marine is called in to manipulate a genetically engineered version of a member of the indigenous population of a forest planet in an attempt to remove them from their homeland so it can be strip-mined for a rare mineral. James Cameron's return behind the camera is well known for its ground breaking 3D effects, but it was more his track record of producing the interesting stories that gave the original concepts of Alien and The Terminator a different twist which attracted me to this movie. In this case however, all he has presented us with is another Hollywood guilt trip about the murder of the previous occupants of the US in the middle of a huge CGI circle jerk. Much of this film is visually impressive but still unconvincing as a real world, feeling more like an …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
‘The Terminator’ and ‘Titanic’ were certainly both notable films for their effects, but also for their innovative stories as well. Is it possible for Director/Writer James Cameron to strike pay dirt yet a third time? Does his latest offering, ‘Avatar’ live up to the hype? Is the 3-D version worth the extra coin? The answer is yes, yes, yes! I can’t say how the film directly compares to the regular 2-D version, but this is not one of those movies where the 3-D effects are limited to just a few scenes, so I think it really added value to the viewing experience.
The film itself is a visual stunner. WETA (of ‘Lord Of The Rings’ fame) studios played a major role in providing the CGI that makes up the bulk of this film. The computerized graphics manage to avoid making the …
gideon43 - wrote on 05/20/2010
Truly one of the most jaw dropping, mind blowing and visually stunning cinematic experiences ever, Avatar is without doubt a milestone in Movie History. Beautifully rendered special effects masterfully created in 3D help to create a fantastical world which is simply awesome.
James Cameron is without question a visionary trailblazer of the highest calibre.
Is Avatar a "great" film, its certainly a very, very good one, some of the dialogue is a little clunky, the storyline is pretty much formulaic and the "green" save the rainforest message is fairly righteous but Avatar is an action packed rollicking good movie with interesting characters, grandeur battle scenes and a heart well and truly in the right place.
This could well be where the future of film making begins.
The Film Rebel
The Film Rebel - wrote on 05/13/2010
Note to James Cameron: A shitty story plus pretty visuals DOES NOT EQUAL REVOLUTIONARY!!!!!!
Jeez, who would've thought the same morons who thought Transformers 2 was the best movie ever would pay good money to see this shit heap. Ok, fine. Shit heap is pushing it. I guess its an ok movie, but the fact that this film is getting such positive press is astounding to me.
First off, let me get one thing out of the way. All the things you heard about this film's story is TRUE. This has one of the most unoriginal story lines I have ever heard, and yet people are defending it. Hell, film critic Richard Roeper(one of my inspirations, I might add) said "Everyone claims Avatar rips off 'Dances with Wolves'. Well, last I remember Kevin Costner didn't go in an electric chamber and was …
DJColts18 - wrote on 04/11/2010
When seeing the first preview of Avatar, I got so excited until I saw the blue guys. I promised my cousins we'd go see it but I thought it was going to be so stupid. When the day came to go see it, I was dreading sitting in the theatre for almost 3 hours. Once the movies started, it seemed like it was 45 minutes long. I got so lost in it, the time flew. Two days after I saw it the first time, I went to the theatre during the day to see it again by myself. Overall, it is an amazing movie and not just because of the 3D features and visuals. I was convinced that the story was going to be stupid, and to my surprise, it was great. I cannot wait for this movie to come to DVD because it is definately a must own. The imagination behind this movie is everything it was hyped up to be and …
Arun - wrote on 02/13/2010
I went to watch this movie because I had never seen a 3D movie before. The CG effects were simply stunning and captivating but the plot was very familiar. As the second half of the movie progressed it became less and less interesting to watch. The direction is okay and there is nothing to complain about the acting.
The movie is set in the future with humans trying to extract a precious mineral called "unobtanium" lying in the depths of a moon of a distant planet. The locals called Na'vi(giant 10-foot tall blue human like people) who lead a tribal sort of life refuse to relocate from the mineral rich areas. A team of scientists create "avatars" which are genetically created Na'vi that can be controlled by humans. Using the "avatars" the scientists attempt to convince the locals to …
prettypirate - wrote on 02/07/2010
I walked into the theater expecting to see an okay movie with great special effects. Boy, was I blown away. This has got to be the best movie I have ever seen. The plot is so imaginitive and at the same time there is some startling resemblances to recent events. You have to see this movie in 3D, it's like the whole gripping story happens right before your eyes. The screenplay is really good, an excellent cast. I was not prepared for the drama factor and at one point I was totally overcome by heartfelt sobs. A movie has never affected me so deeply. The Na'vi has such a true love bond with their home, the lush forest, that I too long to walk there. It completely enthralls your mind and senses for the entire time in a world of truth and sadness and possibilities. You don't ever want it to …