Sunday, April 25, 2010

Avatar Lives Up To The Hype

There has been so much talk about Avatar over the past few months and on my blog, yet, I saw it for the first time last night thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Well, if you have seen the movie, I probably won't say anything that you don't already know, but please go ahead and leave your comment telling me what you loved about Avatar.

After we put the kids to bed we sat down with our review copy and got ready for a long night (the movie is almost 3 hours long). You don't even realize how long the movie is because it moves so quickly and there is no down time.

From the moment it starts you are transported to Pandora. The visual effects of Avatar are amazing. The brilliant color, the imagery, the soundtrack all make for an award winning movie.

Since its global theatrical release last December, AVATAR has continued to make motion picture history. Written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, ZoĆ« Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.  The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office.  Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.  AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.
What I Can Tell You: The movie is amazing. If you haven't seen it. See it! If you have, well, you know, watch it again. I will.  I appreciated the whole save a tree, save a civilization story. WOW, the visuals amazing!!! Stunning clarity. Pure genius. There story moves quickly but you never feel lost. I loved everything about it including the really cool "Halo" guns and crazy robotic suits. I cannot wait to sit with my kids to watch this when they are old enough.  

Parents, while I personally think it is a beautiful piece of work, I cannot show my kids yet. There are three curses in the movie (bitch was one of them).

The Official field guide to Pandora, JAMES CAMERON'S AVATAR: A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT ON THE BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF PANDORA, is the perfect companion to the film. On sale now from It Books.

Avatar is worth the hype. You will not be disappointed. 


  1. Anonymous7:57 PM

    I loved loved this movie. the special affects, the colors, the story line. It was GREAT!!!! I agree with you 100%, that eventhough the movie was over 3 hrs long, not one time was I bored.
    Glad you enjoyed the movie.

  2. Not only are there curse words, but it's a very intense movie. Many children (like mine!) would be scared during the dramatic scenes which pretty much make up the whole movie. Not recommended for little kids but HIGHLY recommended for adults!

  3. I'm gonna be real honest here, I saw it and wasn't as blown away as I thought I would be. There is so much hype surrounding the movie, and I expected to be blown away. I wasn't. It was just okay for me.
    Yup, I'm that one.

  4. I totally loved this movie and Bill & I watched it again on Saturday (we saw it at the theater in 3-D). I loved the story line - all of them: the love of earth, species and each other. I cried several times during the movie even the 2nd time watching it, even though I knew what was going to happen.
    I'm so glad that you enjoyed it... I wish you had seen it in 3-D it was SO amazing.


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