Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox
Director: James Cameron
Writer(s): James Cameron (written by)
Staring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel Moore
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.
Running Time: 162 min (2 hr and 42 min)
Synopsis: A paraplegic marine dispatched to the planet Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Roger Ebert: 4 Stars
Michael Phillips: 3 Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman: B
At The Movies: A.O. Scott: See Itt, Michael Phillips: See It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 84% (Fresh), Top Critics: 94% (Fresh), RT Community: 91% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 83 out of 100, Users: 8.6 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 75: (37.0% A, 36.1% B, 22.9% C, 3.5% D, and 0.0% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: A- Users: A
Source Material: Written and Directed by James Cameron
Acting and Dialogue: A-: Sam Worthington has prove himself to be a good action star and a thespian at the same time. In this film he showcase a good blend of kick ass and raw acting talent. The others actor bring good performance also. The only negative thing in the film is some of the dialogue, like every great sic-fi it has moments of cheesiness.
Art Direction: A+: I see an Oscar nomination if not a win, one most beautiful film in my life.
Cinematography: A+: Again I see this film being a top contender at the Oscars in this category. There was a great number of camera shot that were magnificent and beautiful.
Direction: A: James Cameron is one of few director that knows how to shoot action sequence properly. As far as flow goes it was good even with the film being almost three hours.
Screenplay: B+: I heard that Avatar resembles "Dancing with the Wolves" when come to the story, but I wouldn't know since I haven't seen that movie. I thought the the story was fine it flowed with the film.
Sound and Music: A: I love how they incorporated African music into the score. The score matched the epic feel of the film and did a good job captivating the wide verity of emotions through out the film.
VFX: A++: Sorry about my French here, but it was Fucking Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. It is for sure going to win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Side Note: The 3-D IMAX experience adds a great deal to the film...It add layers upon layers to an already spectacular world. In my book Pandora and the creatures that live there are as real as can be.
Overall: A+: One of best film I have ever seen in my life. I recommend to all and if you have a IMAX theater near you go see there because it's worth the extra money...You may think it has a weak story but at least go see it to admire it for its VFX beauty.