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Old 12-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #196
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I am just afraid there is toooo much hype on this damn film.

I am expecting at least a 9 (on the 1 to 10 scale)


and if they give me an 8 1/2 - there will be hell to pay,
mayhem and baby shit everywhere !

I don't want this to turn into another fuckin' The Wrastler over hyped controversy.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:24 AM   #197
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3 out of 5 stars

(lock your babies up - mayhem is on the way)


Talking Pictures: 'Avatar' -- 3 stars

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The first 90 minutes of “Avatar” are pretty terrific — a full-immersion technological wonder with wonders to spare. The other 72 minutes, less and less terrific.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:30 AM   #198
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3 out of 5 stars

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Talking Pictures: 'Avatar' -- 3 stars
Hasn't every other review been the exact opposite of that?

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I suppose it was a mite too broad to say that - I wasn't referring to the Spaghettis and Waynes so much as the 60s/70s Indian-sentimentality ones a la Little Big Man and A Man Called Horse, which I figure is pretty obvious. That Avatar is dealing with such colonialism themes without having to tip-toe between the lines of political correctness (the blatant stereotypes of the peaceful, stoic Lakota chief are as annoying as the more offensive ones of the brutal, savage Lakota chief) through the use of a fictional indigenous pussycat population is one of the things I find most appealing about it.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:18 PM   #199
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Well from what the media down here has been saying 'Avatar' is a set up for another two planned movies. They are currently expected to release 'Avatar 2' in 2034 and 'Avatar 3' in 2167.
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Saturday, finals will be over (for better or worse) and Avatar on 6-story IMAX !!
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #201
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^Seeing it at an IMAX as well BB!


I really don't want to be disapointed...but I'm kind of preparing myself to be let down.

Anybody going on Friday? I can't find anybody who wants to see it LOL
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If you go in expecting a Cameron film it's what you're going to get.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:19 PM   #204
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Impressive breakthrough effects, cardboard characters.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:47 PM   #205
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3.5 out of 4 stars from The Boston Globe, which for them is a great review.

'Avatar' movie review - 'Avatar' showtimes - The Boston Globe
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #206
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^Too bad it's not 3.5 stars from Wesley Morris, he's quite stingy when it comes to rating movies that have been well-received elsewhere.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:55 AM   #207
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Saw it last night, but no 3D. Surprisingly, it was never particularly boring throughout - there's enough action, pretty visuals and extremely light comic relief to make sure of that, and the battles are, to say the least, rad. A lot of the CGi was either over or under done, however, and as you can imagine, the characters were terribly shallow, which at least made none of them particularly unlikable. And although the ending seems to be intended as happy, it's instead eerily depressing. Nonetheless, it's an enjoyable romp and not a bad way to spend eleven hours.
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nice review SP, I am watching it on Monday.
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Watched the film yesterday in 3D. Visually it's a marvel, if I see it again it will be to spend more time in its rich, immersive alien world. I just adored watching all those landscapes, creatures, flora etc. Although the effects are amazing I didn't think they were *quite* there with the alien characters' faces, especially when it cuts between them and the real-life actors and you get to see the nuances of expressions and tiny details that the computer-generated faces just can't have. Storyline was painfully trite, the characters were pretty much cardboard cutouts and the corporate baddie was just as cringeworthy as Billy Zane's character in Titanic, but on the other hand it never felt soulless either and corny as they were some moments were genuinely emotional. And it was great to see Sigourney Weaver on big screen again
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You know, the criticisms from the people that aren't screaming "MASTERPIECE!" seem to be the same ones people had with the Star Wars prequels, and I'm wondering why Cameron is getting more of a pass than Lucas did for the same issues.
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