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Old 01-04-2010, 04:31 AM   #1
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I haven't seen it, but i'm seriously contemplating it. I have some friends that say that 3D is the only way to see it.

There is a cinema very near where i live that afaik doesn't have it in 3D. If i wanted to see the movie in 3D, i will have to travel 30-40 minutes and then pay $20 for the movie ticket. But seeing that my personal income is far from steady or substantial, $20 of my hard earned money to go watch a movie requires quite some persuasion. (I'm not counting it out completely).

I haven't heard one bad thing about this movie. None. at. all. All seats were prebooked for days, and all who see it go around raving about it. But if anyone here who has seen it could provide their input on 3D or no 3D, it would be appreciated.

Currently, i'm keeping away from all spoilers (not even reading the synopsis), so please use hidden tags, like always.

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Avatar was nominated for four Golden Globes: Best Film Score, and Best Film Song, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director.


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In 2006, Cameron stated that if Avatar was successful, he hoped to make two sequels to the film.[21] In response to the film's financial success, Cameron confirmed the possibility of making sequels.[20][21]
Meanwhile, despite being its most successful movie, Avatar has been mostly banned in China for fears that the movie may cause political unrest.

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The China Film Group, which is run by the state, believes the plot of human colonists attempting to demolish an alien village for its resources steers too close to a very sensitive issue in China at the moment.

Millions of Chinese people have been evicted from their homes to make room for high rises and government infrastructure projects, reports The LA Times. Avatar's success has also angered some Chinese officials, who fear the film's popularity takes too much market share from their domestic films.
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2D showings of Avatar will now be pulled from Chinese cinemas, but film fans can still see 3D showings of the sci-fi epic. However, there are so few 3D cinema screens in China, it's essentially a theatrical ban for the Golden Globe-winning movie.

So, instead of Avatar, Chinese film fans can look forward to the Chow-Yun Fat biopic of the ancient philosopher Confucius in its place.

An Asian media consultancy, Wolf Group Asia, however, insists that the decision to choose Confucius in favour of Avatar was all to do with the Chinese New Year holiday, which begins in the middle of February.

A spokesperson added, "There are certain windows in the year that are held for domestic films. We're coming up on Chinese New Year, so this can be expected."



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Old 01-04-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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I haven't seen it, but i'm seriously contemplating it. I have some friends that say that 3D is the only way to see it.
This isn't so much because the 3D is good, but because it's an awfully generic film in 2D. The story is old, the characters are clichéed, the events play out like an old Disney animated film and the acting is forgettable.

Despite the film's epic length of 2.75 hours, so much of it still feels cut out or left out. I say this from a sci-fi point of view - if all you're looking for in this film is a timeless tale told Disney-style, there's plenty of here. But District 9 was a far more enjoyable film in pretty much every aspect, and it got sci-fi done right too.

The special effects however, will probably get it an Oscar and are beautiful to look at. The film is only worth its price in 3D, and in I hear it's especially great in IMAX, so if you've got an IMAX theatre near you, that should be good spending. In standard 3D, maybe, but it isn't worth mugging an old lady about. In 2D, you'd might as well forget it and catch it on DVD later.


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Old 01-04-2010, 07:34 AM   #3
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While I agree that the story isn't that original, I found the movie awesome regardless. All those clichée elements are neatly packaged to form a decent story, the acting is very good and the visual effects are breathtaking. Definitely worth a watch.

P.S. I watched it in 2D, like all movies should be watched.

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The plot is very cliché, but it is a visually stunning movie, 9/10

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I'm reluctant to see it... very reluctant, I mean, we've all seen perty visuals in other movies that are just as good if not better. The difference is that this movie is a "hey look at these perty visuals" movie while the others are "hey look it's a movie, but did you notice it had party visuals? no you didn't, did you... that's how good they are"... *looks around*



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Old 01-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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I haven't seen it yet but I plan on it. Fortunately I'll be seeing it in imax-3D which will make it better.

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Old 01-04-2010, 09:54 AM   #7
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It's the movie I've enjoyed the most for years.

I don't care if the story is old, it's a movie that is definetley on my Top 5 list only beaten by Star Wars ANH and ESB (and maybe The Wrestler).
And watch it in 3D, it's friggin' AWESOME!
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #8
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Watch it in 3D. Yes the story is old, yes it's cliched, but who cares, it was awesome. Plus you come out wanting a) your own avatar, and b) to screw 10' tall blue alien babes.

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Old 01-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #9
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For some reason I'm thinking it's best I not watch this movie until the hype-train has left the station and everyone forgot it was here.

Kinda like what I did with 300.

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What difference does it make, Lynk? I recommend watching it in 3D, it might not be shown in theaters after the "hype-train" has died off >:|

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What difference does it make, Lynk? I recommend watching it in 3D, it might not be shown in theaters after the "hype-train" has died off >:|
I won't be able to see it in 3D unless I go out of my way to find a cinema that is showing it in 3D... which down here is most likely NO CINEMA except IMAX cause we're still using ye olden projectors from the silent era ...plus I'm sure there'll be some special Blu-ray edition I can get that'll have it playing in 3D somehow with some universe hax or something. It'll probably end up being a better watch on my setup anyway than any of the cinemas around here. About the only reason I go nowadays is for the popcorn and coke and experience... which I only do with movies I REALLY want to see.

But like I said, I'll do what I did with 300 and watch it when everyone else has forgotten about it. Cause I know, if I saw 300 when it was out in cinemas and every other bastard was seeing it then I wouldn't have seemed as good with general public go "THIS IS SPARTA" every five seconds around me.

Also... I hear this movie is



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XD is that true? Cause if it is... lulz.

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #12
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Loved it. Had a blast with the movie and thought it was absolutely beautiful. Sure it was cliche, but most movies are.

I love your Avatar more though, Lynk *swoon*
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:23 PM   #13
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I lol'd when folks lied about GL wanting to Do More Star Wars Films if this took off... and after seeing the film I lol'd even Harder, Perfectly Fine big budget merchandise dreadnought, the type we see every few years, but it was kinda meh TBH. 350 mills worth of Special effects, but I wouldn't pay to watch it a second time.


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Also... I hear this movie is



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XD is that true? Cause if it is... lulz.
I've heard that it was also like



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which would be just as bad.

This just looks like typically stunning James Cameron visuals packaged with an equally typical (after Titanic, at least -God, I HATE that film) hackneyed, shallow and predictable James Cameron story. See it once, go "Ooh!" and "Ahh!", and then forget about it.


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Old 01-04-2010, 02:47 PM   #15
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I've seen it twice with two different groups of people in 2D (hate 3D).

My biggest complaint with the movie is it's 3 hour length. It's actually 2h 40m, but with about 20 minutes of previews, you're sitting there for 3 freakin' hours.

The story is nothing new or exciting. In my opinion, the movie is a 3 hour tech demo about evil white men taking the native savages' land for their valuable resources.

Bottom line: looks pretty, too long, and old story.

My favorite part of the movie is the when the shuttlecraft flies on screen. That's one cool looking ship.



And that dragon hovercraft is pretty badass too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #16
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I heard it was better than GI-Jo but not as good as Dark Night.

Gi-Jo for me was about 7/10 and I didn't see Dark Night yet.

It should be about 8/10 from what I heard.
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It's most likely the first movie to do 3D right, and that's about the best praise that I can endow.

The rest of it is quite filler-worthy, and is essentially a copy-and-paste of Dances with Wolves, among things, in a sci-fi/action wrapper. And, naturally, the characters are as flat as crêpes. I can concur with others on the grounds that it's too long, but it's not the sheer length that is the culprit; most of it is filler-fodder, and when it's not an action scene, then it's some blasé dialogue. I felt that the story could have been executed in a greater fashion in much less time, to say the least.

I'll warrant a guess that someone will take the same technology and forge it with an actually praiseworthy story, then that will be something to truly gawk at, but Avatar isn't it.
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well, Avatar had an OK story that, yes, i've seen done lots of times before. what made this such a good movie, though, is a combination of how well the story is told, the imaginative setting, and of course, the fantastic visuals.

as far as the story goes, it reminds me of several movies ranging from Fern Gully, Dances With Wolves, and about 50 other movies with space marines. what makes the difference with this story is two things: its very well written, and it doesn't insult your intelligence. the way the story is told allows the movie to tug at your heartstrings at times and then make you smile at other times.

of course, the visuals are the real draw of this movie. having seen this movie in both 2D and 3D, i can honestly say that Avatar is just as breathtaking visually in either format. couple that with the imaginative world that Avatar is based on, and you have a movie that will absolutely take your breath at times.

anyways, if you haven't seen it yet, then you really should consider it. its well worth the price of admission, and i can honestly say that this is one movie that i can't wait to add to my Blu-Ray collection.

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The CGI and cinematography were fabulous, the music was absolutely fascinating. The attention to detail in the art from the broad vistas down to the tiniest bits of jewelry or foliage was amazing. The story was cliche, sure, but it was fun just the same, and the 3D tech was a vast improvement over any 3D movies I've ever seen (Jaws 3D being one of the worst). If you have a vision problem like a lazy eye or your eyes don't work together, don't spend the money for the 3D--it still won't work for you. However, if you don't have those kinds of visual problems, it's quite surprising how far the technology has come.

Sigourney Weaver did such a good job as Dr. Augustine that at first I didn't realize it was "Sigourney Weaver playing X character". Sam Worthington did a great job of portraying a paraplegic--it is extremely hard not to move a limb at all, and he managed it quite well. I suspect they did some special effects to make his legs look as wasted away as they did, too, which added to the effect.

Go see the movie. It's not going to win an Oscar for Best Picture. It's not Schindler's List or The Lion in Winter in terms of intellectual and thought-provoking insights on humanity. It is, however, an enjoyable, visually and musically stunning picture.


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If you have a vision problem like a lazy eye or your eyes don't work together, don't spend the money for the 3D--it still won't work for you. However, if you don't have those kinds of visual problems, it's quite surprising how far the technology has come.
Can you elaborate on this? Because that's exactly what i have. My eyesight took a nosedive last year (randomly). Ive now got long sightedness on my left and short sightedness on my right. I have to wear glasses.

Interestingly enough, Nvidia's discover 3d stuff works for me and i can see these kind of 3d images fine:



along with the Magic Eye stuff:




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My favorite part of the movie is the when the shuttlecraft flies on screen. That's one cool looking ship.

This.

Totally awesome. I wish the movie was all about this ship, then I'd be much happier.


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Time for my two cents:

I saw the movie Sunday afternoon, and I thought that it was one of the better movies that I had seen in a long period of time. Though the plot was cliched and, more than once, predictable, I thought that the movie was put together with a high degree of skill. The beautiful cinematography only added to the movie.

Admittedly, the three hours of sitting in place was a bit much. Don't bring a drink if you intend to watch. >.>

The actors, I thought, played their respective rolls well, and the movie was just fun to watch. Overall, I'd watch the movie again.
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I saw the movie twice in 3D and it was fantastic visual wise the story could have been a little better but I loved it I have a movie poster too on my wall


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Can you elaborate on this? Because that's exactly what i have. My eyesight took a nosedive last year (randomly). Ive now got long sightedness on my left and short sightedness on my right. I have to wear glasses.

Interestingly enough, Nvidia's discover 3d stuff works for me and i can see these kind of 3d images fine:
I was speaking about vision problems even with your best correction (glasses or contacts) on.

If you can see these in 3D, you'll likely see the 3D aspect of the movie just fine. The prescription of your glasses doesn't make any difference, unless you don't happen to have them on.


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I was speaking about vision problems even with your best correction (glasses or contacts) on.

If you can see these in 3D, you'll likely see the 3D aspect of the movie just fine. The prescription of your glasses doesn't make any difference, unless you don't happen to have them on.
wait... i can wear 3D glasses over my correction glasses?
I can see those 3D things without my glasses, but it becomes easier to do if i have my glasses on.



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Avatar was a great movie, I wish to see it on 3D, I bet it looks incredible.



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Saw it in 3D, and it was an absolutely enjoyable visual feast. the story was pretty generic but good enough. It didn't seem too long to me at all. A must see on the big screen.

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Not the best film i've ever seen, but I definitely enjoyed it. Seeing it in 3D was a bit of a waste of time for me though, as I can't see the 3D in 3D films at all. Something to do with my eyes.

But yeah, it's a good film, but nothing you should go out of your way to see.




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I'm really worried about this whole 3D trend that's going on at the moment... the studios are going out of their way to re-release stuff in 3D. I don't quite know how it'll all turn out in the end....

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I'm really worried about this whole 3D trend that's going on at the moment... the studios are going out of their way to re-release stuff in 3D. I don't quite know how it'll all turn out in the end....
It'll be a short-lived fad with any luck. We seem to go through this every 30 years or so (50's, 80's, and now).


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It'll be a short-lived fad with any luck. We seem to go through this every 30 years or so (50's, 80's, and now).
I'd tend to agree. Until the day 3-D doesn't require wearing glasses (or some other extraneous 'gear') it will remain a niche item.

Since it's economically smarter to appeal to a larger pool of pockets, most (if not all) 3-D movies will still be viewable on 2-D screens (DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.). The one unfortunate side effect are the obvious 3-D 'flyover' or 'in-the-face' shots many 3-D movies have. Looks rather corny once it's interpreted to 2-D

As for the movie Avatar, I haven't seen it yet... not sure if I will to be honest unless someone drags me kicking & screaming.. hehe. I'm one of those, wait till it's on Blu-ray or OnDemand kinda peepz.


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I'd tend to agree. Until the day 3-D doesn't require wearing glasses (or some other extraneous 'gear') it will remain a niche item.
Might not be long-another 5 years to a decade.
Australian company 3D Motion has managed to avoid glasses altogether by effectively building them into the computer screen itself.
I think it'd be cool if they gave you a 2-disc Blu-ray or DVD version so you could watch it in 3D if your TV is good enough and 2D if it isn't(or you don't like 3D).

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I'm really worried about this whole 3D trend that's going on at the moment... the studios are going out of their way to re-release stuff in 3D. I don't quite know how it'll all turn out in the end....
Why is it a bad thing? Not a fan of 3D?

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Why is it a bad thing? Not a fan of 3D?
3D glasses don't work for everyone.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:37 PM   #36
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Ok, I heard some mixed reviews of this movie and my cousin Mitchel seemed to like it, so, is it worth seeing?
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Why is it a bad thing? Not a fan of 3D?
Not that, it's just that i don't want studios pressuring film makers to have to make 3D movies when film makers don't want to...

It's kind of like 2D gaming and 3D gaming... 3D gaming is the new standard of gaming, but you don't want 2D gaming to die because it can do a lot of things 3D gaming can never do even though 3D gaming is seen as the less restricted of the two...

I know it'll never be like that for movies and that 2D will always win out over 3D, but the biggest concern is studio pressure just to make money out of it all.

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I had the luck of seeing it without previews (something was wrong the reel or.. I don't know). And it was magnificent: the visuals and the animations of the Na'vi were absolutely beautiful. Just the scenary alone made the movie- the acting of Sigourney Weaver and the native people added even more.

10/10. Definitely my movie for the year.
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Absafreakinglutely awesome.

I saw it in 3D (it worked fine for me), and it was simply amazing. The visuals are like... phwah, insane. As for the storyline cliches, they're very forgivable; you just have to let yourself enjoy the story.

Even though its been almost a full month since the movie opened, seats are still booked out a week in advance; but i managed to nab some great seats by chance a mere day in ahead.

Avatar completely deserves the gazillions of dollars its making everywhere. This was $20 well spent, and i'd gladly go see it again.
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In my opinion, the movie is a 3 hour tech demo about evil white men taking the native savages' land for their valuable resources.
When didnt the evil white men take the native savages valuable land? We need dramatic movies like this now and again to remind us what bastardly *******s they were.

I'm not one to cry over spilled milk, or what happened 200 years ago. If it didn't happen, life would probably be very different now. Nonetheless, i still feel anger at what happened back then. And God forbid that we, as a race, go do it to another race of beings down the track. Mankind should be destroyed before it comes to that.



mfw I read the Revan novel

it is not a cry of joy.

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3D glasses don't work for everyone.
Including Me... sadly.


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