Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Second day of catch up with the movies and I went to see Avatar. I saw the 3D IMAX version and I have to admit it didn’t live up to the hype. It was beautiful, absolutely beautiful. The effects, the technology was definitely awe inspiring. The story however, wasn’t. Oh it was a nice plot, but the action—not explosions or fighting, but plot action—was a bit thin on the ground during the first two thirds of the movie. And even worse, it was not all that inspiring from a science fiction/fantasy point of view..

This isn’t a story I will remember as long as I remember the movie. It was predictable and preachy. Colonialism is bad. The rape of the natural world is bad. It’s more of a matter of someone turning the art department loose with an unlimited budget while skimping on the writing. Yes, I know Cameron was at least partially wrote the screenplay. But the result is an A+ visual with a C+ script.


Anny Cook said...

Hmmmm. Wondered about that.

Jacquéline Roth said...
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Jacquéline Roth said...

Your blue-skinned, pointed-eared, fanged people are much more interesting. As far as the characters go, except for the tail, this is basically a composite of Mystic Valley. New-comer learns to love new and strange society because he loves blue woman and eventually becomes one of them.

The only thing original here is the avatar concept.

Sandra Cox said...

Pretty much sums it up.