Movie Review: Avatar

avatarYou really should go see AVATAR. Preferably in 3D. It’s probably the most stunningly gorgeous movie I’ve ever seen, certainly one of the top 3-4 in that category.

Just, when you go, pay no attention to the storyline. It’s really dumb and predictable and basically a rip-off of Pochahontas or Dances With Wolves. And it’s disappointing because the core concept is pretty clever and I just think so much more could’ve been done with the idea.

So … on a scale of 1-10, it’s about a 5. Not sure what it says about the public’s taste that this is the second highest-grossing movie of all-time. We’re easily amused, I suppose.

2 Responses to Movie Review: Avatar

  1. David Mihm January 12, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Matt, you and I are on *exactly* the same page on this one, both in

    “pay no attention to the storyline. It’s really dumb and predictable and basically a rip-off”

    and

    “Not sure what it says about the public’s taste that this is the second highest-grossing movie of all-time.”

    It really saddens me that crap like this makes money. And the fact that it was IMPOSSIBLE to get away from their advertising for the last two months.

    Anyone can make special effects, given enough time. A storyline, and acting, that advance the craft of movie-making hold far more water with me. I would hold up LOTR as a far better example of special effects being used to augment a great story rather than this move which seems incredibly hollow and trite.

    I will not be going to see it.

  2. Juice from HGP January 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    No truer words were ever spoken. Great looking movie, but after 2 minutes into it, I knew I was in for trouble. I slept for at least 30 mins. and spent 2 hours grinding my teeth.

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