Friday, August 14, 2009


Posted by Anghus

Thanks to some of our contacts, we've been able to get a look at James Cameron's Avatar. Here is the WORLD EXCLUSIVE FIRST REVIEW.

It's good. But it's not the second coming. For those of you who don't know the story, Avatar tells the story of Jake Sully, is a former Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what humans would consider to be a primitive level, but are actually much more evolutionarily advanced than humans from a human perspective. Ten feet tall, have tails and blue skin that sparkles, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened and their warrior abilities unleashed.

Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.

As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Visually, this movie wasn't the leap forward i was expecting, though there are still a number of things to be tweaked. Avatar is "Good" Cameron, not "Great" Cameron. This is Titanic, not Aliens. This is True Lies, not Terminator 2. The peformances are corny. Sam Worthington is still questionable as a leading man. His leaden style seen in Terminator Salvation continues here. There's very little to his character, and he didn't do a very good job of playing handicapped.

Avatar is a lot like Peter Jackson's King Kong. People will claim it's amazing, but most will be dissapointed


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