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James Cameron's epic sci-fi fantasy film released in 2009.

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One of the greatest films of the decade...

  • Dec 20, 2009
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+5

James Cameron has created a visionary style of film making that has yet to be surpassed or ever will. He has taken us to worlds unknown and showed us true terror in Aliens(1986), He gave to us a new and visionary  look at the end of humanity  in Terminator(1984)  and  then again for   what everyone thought was the last time  he showed us  what love and tragedy really truly looked like in Titanic(1996). Now it's 2009 almost 12 years after the ultra-mega success of  Titanic James Cameron  gives  us a breathtaking and  visually stunning  look at what can  easily be called, a whole new world.



James Cameron's "AVATAR" is stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, magical, visually arresting and epic it’s everything you could ever hope for in a motion picture and more. It's so powerful and strong in it's story  and so deeply  involved in it's characters that when the  lights dim and the  narration by Sam Worthington begins, your already  there right beside him all the way. This film doesn't just give you something to watch  like others movies, no it immerses  you  into  the surroundings and the events of the story and characters so deeply that you don't even feel like your watching a movie  but an epic battle between two races  for a  jungle planet called, Pandora.  "AVATAR" is one of those films that you have to see to believe and trust me on this when I say that you will believe.



Sam Worthington (You man know him best as Marcus Wright in "Terminator: Salvation") gives an emotional and powerhouse performance as the heroic Jake Sully.  Worthington was the right choice for the role and he plays it so well that you actually believe the character he plays. Zoë Saldana   is another  class player  in this she  moves you and makes  you fully and completely believe she's nine- ten feet tall  blue Na'vi.  Saldana is a major player in this films massive success and acclaim with her quick witted and commanding performance. Sigourney Weaver shines  as the crass, Na'vi loving scientist  Grace Augustine Weaver  is a key  player for you too really connect with  the Na'vi  and  truly understand there plight  from the human side. Stephen Lang is epic as the hard-nosed, Na'vi hating Colonel, Lang   is so good at being bad that you hate his guts the moment he enters the picture. Lang Helps elevate the films status from great to masterstroke. But all in all the cast pushes the limits of there abilities and comes out on top to make this one of the best films of the year possibly the decade.


James Cameron has given us great adventures in the past but now he has topped every thing he has ever done in the past, even Titanic. He has created a visionary world and adventure that you will soon not forget and will stick with you long after the film is over.

One of the greatest films of the decade...

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November 18, 2010
Excellent review.
 
December 30, 2009
Marcus Wright is on a roll! First "Salvation" then this one and next year, "Clash of the Titans"! The guy must have a great agent! good review!
 
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review by . March 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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   I was waiting to write this review for a while because I had only seen it in 3D. I was utterly amazed because it was the first 3D movie I had ever seen. I wanted to go straight home and write a review giving it a +5 rating. Upon talking with others who had seen the movie and reading various criticisms and analyzes of the film, I began to doubt my initial reaction. Was I letting the CGI effects and the 3D elements hype the movie to a level it didn't deserve? So, I was determined …
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review by . January 30, 2010
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   "Frank, when's this gonna stop?"   "You should already know that."      And I smelt, as it were, the stench of CGI: One of the four beasts saying: "Best ever." And I saw. And behold, a blue alien.      There's a 3-D gimmick goin' 'round takin' names. An' he decides who to free and who to blame. Everybody won't be treated all the same. There'll be a golden ladder reaching down. …
review by . November 12, 2010
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*** out of ****   James Cameron knows how to build hype. He also knows how to spend money very well. “Avatar” is the result of how Cameron spends his time and money, being a technical masterpiece but none the less a terribly familiar trip. Sure, it’s very engaging. Sure, it looks pretty. But when watching it, I noticed that everything Cameron shows or does is something that has been done before. Some of his choices often result in “Avatar” being very predictable …
review by . February 21, 2011
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review by . December 29, 2009
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review by . December 21, 2009
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4 ½ + Stars: Absorbing Fantasy Adventure and Thought-Povoking Themes Make This a Blockbuster!
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review by . December 18, 2009
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Avatar is a 2009 American science fiction epic film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang. The film is set in the year 2154, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a sentient humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi and human hybrid bodies used by several human characters to interact with the natives of Pandora.


Development on Avatar began in 1994, when Cameron wrote an 80-page scriptment for the film. Filming was supposed to take place after the completion of Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, for a planned release in 1999, but according to Cameron, the necessary technology was not yet available to achieve his vision of the film. Work on the language for the film's extraterrestrial beings began in summer 2005, and Cameron began developing the screenplay and fictional universe in early 2006.

Avatar was officially budgeted at US$237 million. Other estimates put the cost between $280 million and $310 million for production, and at $150 million for promotion. The film was released for traditional two-dimensional projectors, as well as in 3-D, using the RealD 3D, Dolby 3D, XpanD 3D and IMAX 3D formats, and also in ...

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Director: James Cameron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 18, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: James Cameron
Runtime: 162 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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