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January 11 2010 @ 04:59 pm
Avatar: The most beautiful bad movie ever....  
Avatar is really a hard movie for me to judge because I think visually it was one of the best movies ever. It is well worth seeing in theaters in 3D for that. The story left a lot to be desired so for this reason I would tell people not to waste their money or their time. This leaves me somewhere in the middle.

My main issue was it was a huge mix of Hollywood's Pochantas and Dances with Wolves. I can deal with a lot of stuff but some things are just too much. It got very much into the whole mother Earth thing which I put absolutely no stock in, but could handle because it is a fantasy movie, although this fantasy story was as predictable as they come and again a huge rip off.

The idea behind the story (scientist make it possible to put your mind into an alien grown body for communication purposes and survival) was interesting. The romance was expected but I'm okay with that. And, of course, us human's/American's are just evil enough to move to a world and destroy the local populace for our own desires. Okay fine. So let's take Pochantas and Dances with Wolves and kind of squish them together. Honestly, does Hollywood have an original thought?

This movie was just too long winded on a subject that is really worth addressing. It is never right to move into an area and just kill or forcibly move the people who live there prior.

The thing is that some of the story I really wanted to love and I could see myself watching this movie again someday off a DVD but it just wasn't as good a everyone makes it out to be. So I'm thinking I would recommend waiting until it comes out on DVD to rent but then you have to decided if you want to see the grandness on the big screen and in 3D.

This is not to say that a couple icons here and there would be necessary... it is a very beautiful movie visually.
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d: Alice and Hatter flyingnebakanezer on January 12th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Interesting. I am hearing varying opinions on the movie and I'm just not sure I even want to see it. I want to see what the hype is about but at the same time, the story does not interest me much. A friend said the 3D was too much for her.
Jill aka Jo: Dumb: Highlander Dohsireesanwar on January 12th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the hype is that it is a beautifully made movie. It is rare to see something so realistic that isn't and one of my favorite things about Pandora (the planet they are on) is that everything is vibrant colors and when they walk of move through the forest the florescence in the plants leave color illumination behind for a short amount of time. It is really neat to see especially in 3D.

But as I said, a beautiful movie does not make a good movie. If only the movie had had a wonderful story to go along with the visual.
catcey: Two Side Wickedcatcey on January 12th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
You're just verifying that I do not want to see this movie. I knew that's what it would harp on and with blue people, just wasn't appealing to me. Sure, the visuals are stunning, but so what if you don't like the story plot.

I'm so tired of hearing about it, not your post, I'm glad to hear someone, one of maybe a handful that have actually said that it wasn't that great. So, thank you.

Knowing that we think so much alike makes me even more sure I shouldn't bother.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Standing Stonessireesanwar on January 12th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
See I love fantasy and stuff like Trek so blue people weren't that big of a deal. Especially since they are supposed to be aliens. That would be cool in a really good story. Sadly all they cared about was the visual aspect of the movie.

You are welcome. I'm a little sick of the hype too. This movie proves to me that mindless movie goers are a norm anymore. They see visual stuff and think it is great. Sad.

Yeah. But if someday you see it and love it.... not my fault. *lol*
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..: hellomiravisu on January 13th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
The blue aliens were a bonus to me, have always wanted to be blue myself ;) However, in this movie, isn't it really the humans who are the aliens, the pesky invaders?

I thought the movie ended far far too quickly! But that was also my opinion on The Two Towers and the lot :)

While the plot wasn't the most dazzling, it still was amazingly beautiful, and the thing with the avatar phenomenon itself among other things, made one wonder what that world's take was on souls etc. It might have worked better as a more fleshed out (and even lengthier) tv series to give it more plot stability. Seems there are plans for more movies though.. *cues Jaws theme*

Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Claire graphic novelsireesanwar on January 13th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
See me too. I like alien stuff so blue aliens weren't that big of a deal to me but I can't say I've ever wanted to be blue. Tan maybe but not really blue.

Yes. We were the pesky invaders and I get a little tired of seeing it in movies. We go to a planet and are horrible or aliens come to our planet and we attack. Like Star Trek... be ready but see what they want first.

Too quickly? Wow.

It really was amazingly beautiful movie.

Great point about the soul. That kind of bothered me. I mean so many things like this just ignore the soul aspect. That is also why I believe that transferring to another body is impossible. You can't take the soul with you.

As for the Navi people I would guess there take is that their deity was involved in that since it was a great deal different from the normal soul concerned religions of Earth.

MOre movies? I really hope not. Because even if this was my favorite movie... they would just ruin it.
catcey: Wicked Lotterycatcey on January 13th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
I love fantasy too, but once the plot started coming out more in the commercials I knew I wouldn't be into it. Plus I think I'm one of a very few who doesn't really like Cameron. Didn't like Titanic much. I think it's the rebel in me. LOL I tend not to like stuff that everyone else goes gaga over and love stuff that no one else understands or likes.

Totally agree with your second statement.

I doubt that will happen. One I may never bother to take the time to watch it unless forced and two I'll be just stubborn enough to dislike it anyway. I'm a Taurus after all. LOL
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 13th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Again. Titanic was visually beautiful and not much more.
Angelserenitysangel on January 12th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Visually I can see it being an amazing movie to watch, but yeah the story,heard a lot of negative about it, thought the funniest was Jim Beaver calling it 'Dancing With Smurfs'.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 13th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
*lol* So funny. Yeah he's right.
Angelserenitysangel on January 13th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
BTW I don't think you've seen this post. I thought you might like to know and just in case you miss the post.