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Critic Review - Philadelphia Weekly

The movie looks like the kind of gaudy, 1970s airbrush painting you'd see on a van owned by your stoner friend who goes to too many Rush concerts.

March 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly | Comments (55)
Philadelphia Weekly

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Painkiller

Jason Metcalf

This just gos to show you that it doesnt matter how good a film is. somebody somewhere will have some problem with it, no matter how unjustified or pointless that argument is. Airbrush painting? I dont know what you were smoking when you watched this, but I want some!

Jul 25 - 03:43 PM

Kyle H.

Kyle Heaney

Hahahaha...i never really thought that someone could really reach that level of redardation...i mean to actully say the effects in avatar were bad?...how slow are you?...were you looking at thr floor while watching the movie?

Jul 27 - 10:59 AM

Willie

Simon Barth

I didn't like this movie, but the one thing that WAS good was the special effects, and that's the only thing this guy was bashing! What the heck?

Aug 2 - 10:47 PM

Willie

Simon Barth

CORRECTION: I know it's not the ONLY thing he was bashing, but something he shouldn't be criticizing.

Aug 2 - 10:52 PM

Ana Laura V.

Ana Laura Valdez

With all due respect,this movie is a huge breakthrough in animation. Cameron is a genius. Yet I respect other people's opinions, but I felt I had to say something.

Aug 8 - 09:18 PM

Ana Laura V.

Ana Laura Valdez

Aug 8 - 09:19 PM

abbnor

Abby normal

Spot on review. A rehash of Aliens, Star Craft, and The Abyss.

Aug 9 - 08:26 AM

abbnor

Abby normal

Oh, and Aliens, of course!

Aug 11 - 04:25 PM

Bryan S.

Bryan Sein

Ferngully. To the letter. Side by side comparison of scripts is borderline plagarism.

Apr 13 - 02:45 PM

Kankuri

Tavis Turner

This review sums up the exact way I feel about it.

10/5 Stars.

Aug 28 - 03:29 AM

Russ Q.

Russ Quartermain

Same.

Sep 1 - 03:21 PM

Alex M.

Alex Mannings

Hey! Rush are incredible. Screw you, Sean Burns. And Avatar rocks. Srew you again, Sean Burns.

Sep 2 - 06:22 AM

The Douginator

Douglas Carr

All you talked about was the visuals. You didn't say anything about the film. Just because you don't like the visuals, that makes it a bad film?

Foolish amateur...

Sep 4 - 09:26 AM

The Douginator

Douglas Carr

All you talked about was the visuals. You didn't say anything about the film. Just because you don't like the visuals, that makes it a bad film?

Foolish amateur...

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Dustin Jack

Ha dont get where you're coming from because this is the most technical movie ever made.

Dec 3 - 10:27 PM

Rafael R.

Rafael Robyns

Reviews are not recommendations. I think the critics of this critic are missing the value of critical commentary, which (just like a good film) gets us to think or at least to react. You don't need to agree with the commentary in order simply to value the difference in perspective from all of the other glowing reviews. I can see what Burns means in cases where I might have a different opinion, and for that I'm thankful to have something to chew on other than praise for Cameron.

Dec 25 - 01:21 PM

Rafael R.

Rafael Robyns

Reviews are not recommendations. I think the critics of this critic are missing the value of critical commentary, which (just like a good film) gets us to think or at least to react. You don't need to agree with the commentary in order simply to value the difference in perspective from all of the other glowing reviews. I can see what Burns means in cases where I might have a different opinion, and for that I'm thankful to have something to chew on other than praise for Cameron.

Dec 25 - 02:28 PM

Jack A.

Jack AnDellio

bad movie was bad

Dec 28 - 01:25 PM

mandrake2004

robert drake

youre all a bunch of idiots. even if I created the perfect movie youd still find enough people that wouldnt like it. its like with women, its basically a matter of taste. and mr burns here is dead on. this movie is visually stunning and costly like no other, but that might not be enough to call it the best movie ever, regarding its blunders, like that ridiculous plot, mediocre dialogues, poor acting, all too linear characters etc. mind-blowing CGI dont necessarily make the best movie, get over it folks!

Jan 29 - 11:03 AM

mandrake2004

robert drake

youre all a bunch of idiots. even if I created the perfect movie youd still find enough people that wouldnt like it. its like with women, its basically a matter of taste. and mr burns here is dead on. this movie is visually stunning and costly like no other, but that might not be enough to call it the best movie ever, regarding its blunders, like that ridiculous plot, mediocre dialogues, poor acting, all too linear characters etc. mind-blowing CGI dont necessarily make the best movie, get over it folks!

Jan 29 - 11:03 AM

mandrake2004

robert drake

youre all a bunch of idiots. even if I created the perfect movie youd still find enough people that wouldnt like it. its like with women, its basically a matter of taste. and mr burns here is dead on. this movie is visually stunning and costly like no other, but that might not be enough to call it the best movie ever, regarding its blunders, like that ridiculous plot, mediocre dialogues, poor acting, all too linear characters etc. mind-blowing CGI dont necessarily make the best movie, get over it folks!

Jan 29 - 11:03 AM

InDIGnation

Callum McColgan

I don't think he's criticising the effects for being poorly done, I think what he's saying is that they are a bit overdone. Don't get me wrong though, I couldn't disagree less.

Dec 4 - 02:48 AM

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