I just got back from watching Avatar and I have to say, visually I found it stunning! The colours and 3D were amazing. Pandora, the alien world, had colours literally jumping off the screen and the floating mountains were jaw droppingly gorgeous.
So, as you’d imagine, the special effects and animation were fantastic. But what about the rest of the film?
Well, the story is yet another invasion drama where the Americans, I’m not going to say humans because they’re all American God bless’em, have found Pandora which is an amazing all-natural world with no skyscrapers or roads! Bit like a huge jungle, actually, a lot like a huge jungle with Blue people called the Na’vi.
Though beneath this particular jungle is an extremely rare resource that sells for $20 million a kilo, a bit like oil but a solid.
So the USA decide to try and take it. They don’t waste much time finding a nice way or trying to convince the ‘savages’ (or Na’vi to you or me) to leave so it’s the ‘gung-ho kill everything in our way’ method, a bit like George Bush.
The story revolves around the hero Jake Sulley (no not the monster from Monsters inc) who takes on an Avatar and is accepted as one of the Na’vi while trying to find out more information about them. Safe to say he falls for one of the hot gals and decides he likes them more than the psychotic, gun-toting, blood thirsty human Americans. Which was probably a good decision.
A fantastic war ensues and there is a feel good/be good/do good morale to the tale along with the overwhelming sub-conscious feeling not to trust the US army.
I really enjoyed this film, my family and friends enjoyed this film and you HAVE to watch it in the cinema in 3D. As I said before, the visuals are absolutely stunning!
It’s not the greatest film of all time but it’s definately a good one.