Hurrah, i finally watched it. Real life has been conspiring against me seeing this film....but no more.
My expectations weren't huge going in, but i must admit i was quite excited. Thankfully i wasn't dissapointed in the slightest.
This movie will definitely cement 3D as more than a gimmick, and much more than that, it makes cinema an event again.
Working in cinema for the past 7 years i've seen loads of films which I would consider to be 'better at the cinema', but that's usually just due to 5 or 6 scenes. Avatar has to be seen in 3D, and i felt almost dissapointed as i left that i won't be able to recreate the experience whenever i wish.
Yes, the plot is very cliche - you can see the devices a mile off, and you'll see lines coming way before the actors open their lips. Despite this, the heart is truely there when the actors speak, and though the routines are tried and tested i felt the emotion shone through nicely.
Above all though, my main love for Avatar is the enviroment. Everything moves & reacts on Pandora, even more so than the characters themselves. Everything is just so full of life. As the na'vi walk, the trees mirror their steps and merely touching the fauna releases a fountain of light and motion. Pandora in itself is a character, probably the most well rounded and developed here, and the 3D slowly helped to utterly immerse me into this beautiful world.
Cameron has a really inspiring creation with Avatar, and i really hope it will influence similar projects in the future.
I couldn't say Avatar is my favourite film of the year, but it was certainly a special experience i'll remember.
Last edited by Varakir; 01-04-10 at 08:58 PM.