I was very excited by the look of this film months ago, (teaser trailers should be banned, seriously they piss me off so much!), it just looked so different and awesome, I wasn’t let down. After seeing it in 3D I can safely say that it is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time, it’s not perfect but it’s comes bloody close. The first thing that hit me was the world of Pandora, every tiny detail is so imaginatively created, you can really see how much time and thought was put into every aspect of the environment, and the creature designs are spectacular, with James Cameron himself designing the badass panther, (I found the gyrocopter geckos hilarious). While this film is so visually stunning the acting is superb and casting could not have been better, everyone from Sam Worthington right down to the tech guys in the background play their parts as if they really belong there. Now a bad aspect is that if you’ve seen the trailer then you know whats going to happen, the story is very predictable, and is basically, in the words of Cameron himself, a retelling of Pocahontas (but this time with giant robot suits), never-the-less the familiar story is told in such a way that keeps you on the edge of your seat to the last second, with some new and unexpected twists along the way. Some have said that the film is too long, personally I could’ve watched another two hours of this story. I can see this film becoming the Star Wars of our generation, lets just pray that George Lucas doesn’t come and make a prequel in 16 years. So in conclusion my advice to you is this; go see it, DO IT NOW!!! Even if you’re not a sci-fi fan you’ll still appreciate the fantastic story telling and the unbelievable special effects, and besides it’s one of those films that Im sure everyone’s going to see and then say “Like Oh my God! You totally HAVE to go see it! It’ll blow your puny mind!” so good luck dealing with the backlash if you say you dont wanna see it. Peace out.
Take it easy
P.S. James Cameron has some sort of vendetta against marines…those poor bastards….