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    I must agree with much that has been said here. I only saw the movie in 2d so far but for the 163 minutes I completely forgot about (almost) everything else. The story is a tried and true plot, but with enough variation for it to remain fresh, and for a wide variety of people to be drawn in to the story.

    Some points that I really enjoyed:
    When the Na'vi leaders are speaking to Jake for the first time I like how they comment on the other scientist avatars as having "their cups already full" and how that makes them harder to teach. I think this is a different, but also very true take on how scientist, though seemingly willing to learn, sometimes are too concerned with what THEY think is important.

    The emotion I felt for Jake (and it seemed to be echoed throughout the theater) the first time he returned to his own body from his avatar was so palatable, the disappointment of him returning from a world where he could walk again filled the theater.

    Even though they were barely explained in the movie, the variation of the different Na'vi tribes was subtle, but very evident (and the plains Na'vi got screwed in the final battle since it seemed all the ground fighters were completely wiped out).

    It's just a small thing, but those little lizards that have the propeller like back spine that glows when it's unfurled was just something that made me smile during the movie.

    There was so much more to it that I can't even begin to explain why and how wonderful it was but for all those who have seen it, you understand I'm sure.

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    i want to add that as i think and remember more and more about the experience, it feels a little like a dream to me. like i was flying throug pandorra myself. the 3d was absolutely stunning, the effects really "made sense" if that makes sense. It didn't seem like "oh lets add 3d to make it cool" (like Iceage 3). Halfway through the film i even forgot that i was watching a movie/sitting in a cinema. Unbelievable. I hope that the DVD version of the film will be in 3d if that is possible anyhow, I don't know.

    Things I found funny/disturbing:
    -Mech using knife,
    -mech holding minigun with both hands,
    -I missed kind of a flashback or some way of showing how the situation on pandorra was before it heated up
    -i waited for him and her to connect their braid-connector-usb-things. hey they have to reproduce somehow... maybe thats material for part 2

    bytheway did anyone see the southpark episode where "smurfs get killed"?


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    So what if the plot wasn't extremely original and done before? It all comes down to how it was executed - and in this case I think I can say that no other movie I have seen have executed an predictable story in such an magnificent and spectacular way as Avatar.

    I am going to see it again this week, it's like a drug! I need more Pandora injected into my eyeballs!

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    now lets all hope it wont get screwed by a bad sequel

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    Definitely not the most original plot, had a few bad pieces of dialog, but I enjoyed the heck out of it. It was a fun experience, watching it in 3D. And I really dug the plugged-into-nature biology of the creatures/plant life. The effects were gorgeous, and not once did I ever think of the 'dead-soulless-eyes' that usually come from the motion-caption tech.

    I'm probably going to see it again. Maybe IMAX next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kfeeras View Post
    now lets all hope it wont get screwed by a bad sequel
    What if it's a good sequel? Remember Terminator 2? I hope it will be a good sequel if they plan to make one.

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    Has a sequel already been announced? I cant imagine any need for one

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    The movie was just okay. Nothing too outstanding going on to merit the hype. You gotta admit it was a paint by numbers epic. I wouldn't call it bad, but I wouldn't pay $12 dollars to see it again.

    I wish I would've seen the Fantastic Mr. Fox instead.

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    I payed $6.75 to see it in 2D. I'd say it was one of the few times all year that I left the theater feeling like I got my moneys worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjacat11 View Post
    The more I think about this film, the more I like it. Seriously, it's growing on me very fast.

    I'm not entirely sure it's Oscar material yet, but I really am loving it.
    That's how I feel at the moment! I keep thinking about the visuals. I might see it again haha. If only it had an original story, I think it would've been the perfect movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwarrior View Post
    Has a sequel already been announced? I cant imagine any need for one
    Cameron has mentioned that if Avatar goes well he is planning to make it into a thrilogy.


    As for what has been sad about the movie so far, I just have to agree I have nothing to add. Fantastic movie, really triggered my divine spark. All I can think of now is Pandoras beauty and painting.


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    god i hope they cram ungodly amounts of xtras into the eventual dvd/bluray release. I need to see the work behind this thing in perverse detail damnit! anyone seen how the "art of avatar" book looks?

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