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Posted on 1/26/11 08:30 AM
Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time. Now while it is expected that a blockbuster by James Cameron, which was released in IMAX 3-D, would make a lot of money, after seeing it, I confess myself utterly appalled at the fact that this tops the list.
The movie is not terrible. The special effects are incredible and the 3-D works brilliantly, however this is the only thing about the movie that I truly liked. The story was a rehash of Pocahontas and Ferngully, and the dialogue, plot, acting, and hilariously bad naming of the unobtainable rock that the humans are searching for (Unobtanium....really?) make Avatar one of the most overrated movies of all time.
I give the movie a 30% for one reason and one reason alone, and that is the special effects. James Cameron, as overhyped of a director as he really is, did an excellent job revolutionizing the way people will see heavy-CGI movies, and is paving the road for movies like Tron and I imagine many more to come. However, this does not make up for the rehashed story, bland plot, and stylishly confusing battle scenes.