brian's Review of Avatar
Overall I found this film tedious, simplistic, clunky, wishy washy, LOUD both visually and aurally...and ultimately unsatisfying.
On the other hand, I will admit to feeling, impressed, exhilirated and in genuine awe of certain key scenes and moments. It provided a gluttonous feast of eye popping eye candy..for us to gorge ourselves on.
It also had a smattering of moments..which almost, but not quite evoked the profound and sublime..Moments sadly smothered by the overall sense of visual, directorial excess.
A repeat watching...on my humble widescreen...this time without the distraction of the impressive 3D..did nothing to up my sense that the film is very flabby...weighed down by its excesses....rather than lifting us up by its vision.
A very expensive 'all round' missed opportunity to be a really good film.