Posted on 2/03/10 06:14 PM
With no disrespect to James Cameron, this movie was all hype. Set in the not too distant future, Avatar depicts a world in which greedy earth corporations have hired mercenaries, ex-marines, and scientists in order to extract rare and apparently extremely valuable resources from the planet Pandora. The hired Scientists have created genetic copies of the planet's inhabitants (The Na'vi), that can be controlled remotely by humans. In an attempt to migrate the Na'vi from their resource enriched nesting grounds, these 'Avatars' begin their morally questionable exodus. While Avatar will keep you on the edge of your seat due to it's beautiful 3D effects, the plot is tired and drags on. The longevity would have sufficed if the story had had some appeal, but at points in this film I found myself not really giving a damn and hoping that someone had the balls to invoke manifest destiny. Many can credit James Cameron on his originality for this film, but I strongly believe that if this movie can be considered good at all, it is from a technological and visual standpoint.