Sunday, January 24, 2010
Avatar Movie Review
Grade: Special Effects - A
Story - C+
OK...we finally got sucked in and went to see Avatar. I've got a James Cameron aversion and I hate to feed his movie making machine, but I felt I needed to see it to at least check out the special effects.
And special effects they are. The world of Pandora is amazingly real. The improvements in the computer generated beings has evolved a lot since the days of Golum in the Lord of the Rings series. The computer aspects are now invisible and the people of Pandora look like real people.
As for the story, it's basically Pochantas on steroids. If anyone was surprised by any of the story line...now that would be a surprise. Pretty predictable overall and I was a little disappointed with the obvious climatic battle scene. At one point, I honestly expected the Ewoks to come out and trip the giant robots with ropes and logs.
Overall, well worth seeing for the special effects, but I truly will not be rooting for this movie to win the best movie Oscar.
UPDATE: Feel free to disagree with me. Honest, I can take it.