waste of time
Reviewed by kkzmom for Avatar at 2011-11-09 14:14:08
maybe my opinion is affected by the fact that i didn't watch it in 3-D, or in a movie theater. however, i believe i would have felt the same and it was a waste of my time. if i wanted to watch computer graphics, i would have gone to the library.
okey fans you are right mark wahlberg's role died in the movie. oh this is also a book like the lovely bones. i'm fine to see this movie i think. i want to cry but i can't hold it in that night when i saw it.okey i will never be on a boat in a storm. in my nightmare, i died in a storm when i was on a boat in the storm. now i see mark wahlberg's role in a happy place.
Like "Apollo 13" you know how the story ends, but you are held spellbound as the events unfold regardless. Captivating performances from a superb cast, exciting visual effects, majestic art design and costumes, a sweeping music score and undying love. It's got it all!
Yes and No
Reviewed by shanahan for Troy at 2010-05-11 12:52:43
The Dark Hero98 is at least partly right: this is a good action film, and it captures at least some of the grandeur of the Greek epics. But . . . it plays too fast and loose with the Iliad, and some of its characterizations are weak: you would hardly expect, for instance, that the Odysseus of this film could become the hero of the Odyssey. And Brad Pitt as Achilles? I think Homer had someone a bit more raw in mind. It's a bit like casting Redford as Gatsby - when Gatsby was Jewish . . .
The latest and most greatest masterpiece of the brilliant director James Cameron. The perfect 3-D movie drags you into the world of extreme nature and beautiful animals. Special effects are the soul of magnificent. But along with this beauty comes a price: tears. The brutality on nature done by humans is great and I would not recommend this movie for 12 years of under!!! Even through this, Avatar is a full success and it should be seen.
Wolfgang Peterson presents his greatest movie yet, Troy. A true masterpiece, I think. A masterpiece of acting,fighting,truth, vengeance and a perfect example of what love can do. Surely to be seen by fans of Greek Mythology and fans of big battles. Oh, and Helen is most beautiful.
Reviewed by Meg for Titanic at 2010-04-07 16:55:18
This is a good film, but the romance is so sacchrine Hollywood. Plus, although I liked the historical aspects, I felt like people I talked to who said "The boat sank. Get used to it." Still, essential teen viewing, 'specially for those exposed only to "Twilight."
Avatar is the latest masterpiece from the genius mind of James Cameron that is sure to win dubious honors and be the talk of more than just a movie. No doubt this will spawn graphic novels, toys, and possibly a side series to go along with it. I went into this unsure of what expectations lead me to. Would this be another overhyped CGI movie with very little plot and brains? Or will it be a movie that has proven hype and showed it is bigger and badder than anything? Avatar is proven to be in a class of it's own. Avatar, next to The Dark Knight, are two of the biggest blockbusters of my time. Both showed off impressive graphics, but I feel the caped Batman lacked majorly in terms of storyline and in depth mention of what they were trying to accoplish. Avatar, at least follows a specific storyline, one not many kids would understand (I think I got the message). The sculptured storyline and decent character development was just the tip of the iceberg for Avatar. The storyline, is very hard to explain, but Ill do it with the best of my abilites. In the year 2154, a handicapped man named Jake Sully is sent to an RDA corporation in replace of his brother who had recently passed away. Unlike his brother, Jake has basically no idea of what to do or what to expect for that matter. The main objective is to create avatars the humors control to explore the world of Pandora. Pandora is populated by a paleolithic form of blue skin creatures, taller than humans, and resembiling a feline form. The texture and detail in the creatures is spectacular and a true visual work of art. I was really impressed at the in-depth plot. I was unknowing of the plot of this movie and expected the plot to be near non-existent and just have the movie be amazing visuals. This proves that James Cameron can still have a full storyline simultaneously having stunning graphics. Like internet-phenominon, James Rolfe (The Angry Video Game Nerd) said. "James Cameron can take to his grave that he mad two of the greatest movie sequels of all time. Terminator 2 and Aliens." How Cameron does this? I have no idea. He truely spends hard earned time and money on his films and actually comes up with a good storyline as well as showing off fantastic visuals. No other director puts time and effort into his films like Cameron. According to sources, I hear that two sequels will be spawned with the success of the film. I just hope that Cameron doesnt feel rushed with the sequels. Avatar took James Cameron fourteen years to make. Originally planned a release after Titanic Cameron stated technology needed to "catch-up" for the movie to be worthwhile. It shocked me because Cameron was patient in the time of the release. I would love to show the person who invented the saying
The action scenes are great (not surprising, since the movie's directed by John Woo); they're the highlight of the movie. The writing and acting, on the other hand, are a different story. The script has good intentions, but ultimately fails due to characterization cliches, poor dialogue, and wanna-be sentimentality. Nicholas Cage acts in his typical, apathetic fashion (a zombie-esque scowl upon his face, peppered with the occasional slurred line) for most of the movie; the rest of the performers don't fare much better.
Great special effects, little else.
Reviewed by NWRdr4 for Avatar at 2010-01-31 15:50:24
Although Avatar has startling special effects, which are no short of beautiful, the rest of the film is unfortunately mediocre... the poor script is basically a rip-off/re-hash of Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas, and other movies of the sort. It tries to be more "profound" than it actually is, and ends up seeming pretentious and corny. The acting's not too great either.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West continues theme of mice as immigrants trying to make it in America and the cats as the leaders who exploit their little opportunity. Due to poverty and overpopulation in the cities, immigrants emigrate west hoping for a better life yet still find exploitation. The theme of exploitation is balanced well with the notion that the immigrants were the backbone of American development as it expanded west. The immigrants were exploited, yet they continued labor in hopes of fortune that was rarely reached. The film also shows that you can be happy in times of trouble if you believe in yourself; a powerful ideal not to lose.
Great drama, as well as "feel good" patriotic classic. All around excellent movie, with actors and story providing plenty of engagement, and scenery/effects gluing it all together. Own this one (and watch HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" miniseries, almost a companion piece to this motion picture)!