Avatar: movie thoughts

Mike Matei / December 29th, 2009

I finally saw Avatar and it was as amazing as expected. I’m crammed working on Nerd videos all the time, so my text will have to suffice. It’s a shame the two best movies I saw this year (District 9 and Avatar) get no video review, but I couldn’t do them justice anyway.

Simply put, Avatar is an epic. For it’s 2 & a half hour run time, I sat mesmerized, until my eyes watered and I realized I wasn’t blinking. By the time it was over, I had a headache as a result of overstimulation. Now I feel like I need to wind down and watch something like Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero to feel normal again.

Avatar is a spectacle film, with a lot of action and visuals. The story is simple and the anti-war message is very obvious. But in the long run, you get a compelling movie out of it that gains momentum all the way into its final act.


  • pollstm

    April 19, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    lol first.. i allways wanted to said that 😀

  • justjohn123

    April 22, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Never seen Avatar and damn am I missing out. I’ve been wanting to see that for so long. Fortune for me though us that meh parents are buying it on blue ray. 🙂

  • kingrat2314

    June 2, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Glad to see one of my favorite reviewers giving his honest thoughts on Avatar instead of just spouting the “It’s just like Pocahontas/Dances with Wolves etc.” stigma.

  • avgnfan96

    July 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    did you see it in 3D?

    it was amazing

  • lafleur818

    October 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Glad I came across this, I was disappointed when James didn’t do a review (obviously wrong, James you meet all expectations and more). Like what kingrat said, you have to look at a movie for what it does well in, not what it lacks. The message is clear: the world is beautiful, don’t destroy it, especially with greed. It clearly is the most visually stunning film I’ve ever seen, and that alone supports the message. Looking forward to the sequel, James Cameron never fails with sequels! Keep up the good work James (to both of you)!

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