Written on: 29/08/2011 by lightning (20 reviews written)
I loved this film.
The effects were amazing, and I missed it at the cinema, where it would have been even better I guess. However I also missed all the "hype" so when I saw it I had no real expectations.
I did not think the "plot" was "weak" as some have said, it was in keeping with a film of this type. I loved the Na'vi characters, but I even missed the environmental message that people are saying it has (although I see it now) so I must be really useless!!
One small point, I've heard a few references to the word "unobtanium" being laughable, but in fact it's a generic word used by scientists to describe any material that's very hard to get, hence its use in films. I guess the alternative would be to make a word up, like they did in Star Trek for instance.
Anyway back to Avatar. I liked the love story between Jake and Neytiri, in fact I like Neytiri, but that's another story....and after reading another review on here I think that it took a bit more than "Microsoft Paint" to produce these Na'vi characters!
What impressed me was the lifelike reality of everything, you could really imagine it existed. I've watched the film about 5 times, so not too obsessed with it, and am looking forward to the second episode.