"Avatar" had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark. - Washingtonpost
Posted by: jasonjim
I saw Avatar on December 30th. Avatar is a movie that must be seen in a 3D theatre to get the best effect and pleasure out of it. It would not be the same watching it on TV, much of the impact would be lost or diminished.
This is a beautiful movie to watch. Earth has trees and mountains and plants, but you have never ever seen trees and mountains and plants like they appear in this movie on the planet of Pandora. Especially the trees, they are truly majestic. When the Hometree is destroyed by military gunfire it brings a pang to the heart to see something so majestic and powerful finally fall to the ground. The mountainous scenes are awesome. The CGI is spectacular, worth the price of admission alone.
Much of the characterization is done by computer, but the blue characters are believable and you relate to them, sympathize with their plight, and the love between the native blue Princess and the hybrid Avatar is uplifting to watch.
Some of the storyline is reminiscent of Dances With Wolves, and the CGI stuff may have some people recalling some scenes from Lord of the Rings.
This movie is not just a movie, it is an experience not to be missed. The last 20 minutes are awesome to watch for the violence, but also sad in seeing so many splendid characters die, human, native, animal, and giant birds alike.