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Critic Review - Washington City Paper

Adjectives such as "beautiful" and "breathtaking" have been thrown at Avatar, and they're apt. But I'll throw in a third B: Boring.

December 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington City Paper | Comments (152)
Washington City Paper

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dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

Here's a few adjectives to describe you tricia...stupid...idiotic...amateurish

If you found the movie boring maybe you should stick Transformers 2 and other movies meant for 8 year olds with A.D.D.

Dec 22 - 08:02 PM

Patrick A.

Patrick Aquilla

your fanboyism outstupids, outidiotics, and outamateurs her review ... so she didnt like the movie ... big deal ... is it THAT personal for you tards? I thought Avatar was great but I can see some of her points as well (plus some of the dialogue was pure cheese) ... were not talking an Armond White type of outlandish review here.

Dec 22 - 08:57 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

It was only pure cheese if you're an idiot...congrats on being an idiot

Dec 22 - 09:01 PM

Rashed801

Rashed Hussaini

hahahah Patrick got OWNED!







Dec 22 - 09:08 PM

Jack A.

Jack AnDellio

Have you even watched this movie

Jul 19 - 02:01 PM

ian j.

ian johnson

Steven.
There were problems with the dialogue in this movie. But seeing as how you can barely write in english I could see how you might have missed it.
I'm, willing to bet Steven,that maybe at one time in your life you were diagnosed with A.D.D. So could you take it easy on your spastic 8 year old peers for liking the Transformers. Thank you and have a glorious day.

Dec 22 - 10:05 PM

ian j.

ian johnson

Steven.
There were problems with the dialogue in this movie. But seeing as how you can barely write in english I could see how you might have missed it.
I'm, willing to bet Steven,that maybe at one time in your life you were diagnosed with A.D.D. So could you take it easy on your spastic 8 year old peers for liking the Transformers. Thank you and have a glorious day.

Dec 22 - 10:06 PM

Emma H.

Emma Howard

whoa slow down there big guy, ha have a glorious day? Really is that the best u can end it?

Dec 25 - 01:17 AM

Nick M.

Nick M

look i know you probably gave "Up" a 100%, but this is an actual 3D movie, with an amazing storyline. Best movie of the year, by far, any decent reviewer would appreciate this movie.

Dec 25 - 01:59 PM

Jonathan W.

Jonathan Williams

haha wow Tricias getting told haha The action was endless and every detail captured your attention the only thing boring in the movie theater the day tricia watched it was her. sorry but that movie rocked.

Dec 27 - 06:55 PM

M B.

M B

I'll throw in one for you: bitter. The movie is brilliant. Saying AVATAR is boring speaks more to whatever is happening in your own life rather than what AVATAR is as a movie.

Dec 22 - 08:05 PM

bryanmTM40

Bryan Wendland

the Washington city paper.... what is that like a free weekly? maybe you should learn how to review movies if you want to break through with the big boy (or girl) newspapers.

Dec 22 - 08:24 PM

screwhead100

Ben Wellick

lol

Dec 22 - 08:36 PM

Alex L.

Alex Lavoie

Boring?
Is it a joke? Are you serious?
Oh wow... you must be a sad and boring person.

Dec 22 - 08:39 PM

Ashley S.

Ashley Smith

For me, there wasn't a dull moment. Not one. Did we watch the same movie? Perhaps you just feel the need to be obstreperous and defiant to show that you're 'different' and 'special'. Who knows....

Dec 22 - 08:45 PM

RC R.

RC Road

Really, I have to spend $6.75 to hit the early show. This is worth the money. I go to the movies to be entertained. Not reach some inner enlightenment. Sorry. This was a great flick. Loved will go again. Sorry you found it sooooo mundane.

Dec 22 - 09:02 PM

Vince V.

Vince Vega

Is this broad serious..Avatar is both entertaining and enlightening..did you not question American society after watching the film. Clearly it shows what we did to the Native Americans. You must have no brain at all if you did not question your way of life after the film. Besides that "Pandora" is absolutely beautiful, and the character emotion is great. Jake's emotional strength and transformation from marine to alien was absolutely amazing. Was there someone not rooting against the humans?

Dec 22 - 09:11 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

someone inform Vince that every culture besides the US has been guilty of similar acts

Dec 22 - 09:14 PM

Esteban H.

Steven Hernandez

Whoever you are, you need to stop defaming me. You are using my name and picture. I am not sure if you're aware of this, but it is illegal, since what you are writing is being published to a mass audience. I have already contacted Rotten Tomatoes about it. Change the name and picture immediately.

Dec 22 - 09:52 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

Maybe youve been cloned

Dec 22 - 10:21 PM

Michael D.

Michael Devine

You are the dumbest person I have ever seen if you really think that movie was boring. Clearly you don't know how to review movies.

Dec 22 - 10:09 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

Wow. Sounds like the people have spoken. You're a pretty boring person if Avatar didnt entertain you.

Dec 22 - 10:15 PM

Esteban H.

Steven Hernandez

"a fail no matter how wondrous the visuals"

Precisely my thoughts.

Dec 22 - 10:35 PM

screenwriter70

Chandler Murphy

What thoughts? lol

Dec 29 - 11:43 AM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

actually my thoughts are that this is the best movie ever.

Pay no attention to the other Steven. That's just a troll who didn't like this movie in order to bring attention to himself.

What a loser.

Dec 22 - 10:53 PM

Vijay D.

Vijay Dukkipati

You know you guys should write a review about this movie. Show your point of views, and it might raise the tomatometer up a bit.

Dec 24 - 07:51 AM

Topsykretts

Richard Quiapo

Hey Steven H., since you like(d) Avatar so much, could you post you review of that movie on here? Many don't see what you see in the film, instead of calling them a moron state why you feel this is the best movie of all time.

Dec 26 - 05:43 AM

Sam S.

Sam Skelton

Some critics just want to criticize. This is one of them. So here's a tip: If you want to criticize such a fantastic movie, go make your own, so we can tell you just how bad your movie is.

Dec 26 - 10:50 AM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

Richard Q. is a moron

Dec 26 - 11:36 AM

Topsykretts

Richard Quiapo

lmao, it's Steven's Mom. lol

Dec 26 - 05:27 PM

guygi u.

guygi uguiguykguy

If Avatar was boring, I'd hate to be this woman's husband. She'll never be satisfied.

Dec 23 - 12:01 AM

Survivor B.

Survivor BK

It seems like most people take it personal when a negative review is posted on a movie you love. Name calling and throwing around insults follows. All I can say is WOW! Reading some of these comments make me ashamed to be a movie fan and sad that this country is producing such ignorant sounding dullards.

Dec 23 - 12:11 AM

Patrick A.

Patrick Aquilla

Steve Hernandez is a cocksmoochin jizz mopper ... wow, that was fun, so thats what its like to be a single digit IQ fanboy, keep up the ownage Steve, youre the grand master debater!!

Dec 23 - 04:58 PM

arunekhortpegasus50

arun ek

I think u have an age of less than 5 year.. to give this kind of a stupid review, the movie is fabulous dear ***** cat.

Dec 23 - 02:36 AM

drunkenhopfrog

Dale Cooper

Please. Make. It. Stop. I'll never forgive Cameron for making a movie that exposes how thoroughly penis-head-a-riffic his fan base is. Comments on RT are more gland-handing rant fests where film fandom bottom feeders congregate to spout out hate-filled diatribes about folks that they've never met and of whom they believe are not allowed to have a different opinion.

The response to this I am sure will be an epic dismissal of semi-literate proportions, but that's ok. I enjoy being correct.

Dec 23 - 03:20 AM

Joanna J.

Joanna Jankovich

drunkenhopfrog

Everyone has their opinion, but you are nothing but a pretentious snob who uses thesaurus to show your smarts. Big words cant help you here or in life. Get one.

Dec 23 - 06:37 AM

john i.

john ives

Who the heck are you and why should James Cameron care if a drunkenhopfrog is going to forgive him for anything he did ? Please. Make. It. Stop.
Talk about semi-literate !

Dec 23 - 04:47 PM

taylor s.

taylor swank

it WAS boring. we've heard this "natives good, white man bad" story umpteen times. and in more creative ways. yes, the visuals were cool, yes it's a breakthrough for technology, but as for story? it insults the audience's intelligence with how shallow and cliche the whole plot is. as if the story was an afterthought once they finished all the cgi.

Dec 23 - 04:23 AM

Jonathan W.

Jonathan Williams

I haven't seen a movie like that before.. The movie wasn't amazing because of the story its amazing because of the diversity of everything in it. Although the creativity and time spent on the story was pretty amazing as well as the detail and flawlessness of it.

Dec 27 - 07:00 PM

Jonathan W.

Jonathan Williams

I haven't seen a movie like that before.. The movie wasn't amazing because of the story its amazing because of the diversity of everything in it. Although the creativity and time spent on the story was pretty amazing as well as the detail and flawlessness of it.

Dec 27 - 07:01 PM

Jarret S.

Jarret Smith

people enjoy hopping on bandwagons. I think your right. And I don't understand all the hype. I really wish I did though. Its mind boggling.

Jan 3 - 10:42 AM

Jbird L.

Jbird Lee

I know I'm not a bandwagon fan for sure. I never saw any of the trailers (don't watch tv), went in the day after it came out (waited 3 hours in line for something I had no idea what it was about; I almost left the line)...and I came out IN AWE, so much that I started gibbering to all my friends, and i never enthusiastically gibbered to my friends about any previous movies before (not even district 9).

I personally thought the characters were amazing. They had a lot of intensity and passion and their acting went beyond just words, it was all through subtle actions, subtle looks.

Say that the movie sucks, it doesn't matter...because the majority of the people says that it rocks.

Jan 15 - 04:01 AM

Matthew D.

Matthew Dynda

In my opinion, Avatar never had one dull moment. I'm trying to see this from your perspective, but I simply can't grasp how this movie was boring, particularly with scenes like Jake riding the banshee (beautifully shot, too).

Dec 23 - 05:56 AM

Who D.

Who Dis

The this quote is an idiotic contradiction in and of itself.

She agrees that the movie is beautiful and breathtaking but also claims that it is boring... I might need to borrow drunkenhopfrog's thesaurus, but aren't breathtaking and boring antonyms?

I feel sorry for anyone who thinks breathtaking beauty is boring.

Dec 23 - 07:50 AM

jorge50000

sean kelley

Who D. - Well said.

Dec 27 - 06:17 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

drunkenhopfrog is a moron...plain and simple.

Dec 23 - 09:06 AM

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