Avatar - Notepad

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

The storyline is tad clichéd and so are some dialogues. But at its very essence, Avatar is a story about love, hope and the fight for survival. The themes of colonisation and destruction of the native paradise are universal as is the film’s take on capitalism. Perhaps written with the Oscars in mind, Avatar is a movie that holds up a mirror to current society by setting it in the future and in a world outside our own.



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Plot Summary

Jake Sully finds himself replacing his twin brother in a science experiment that involves him getting into a Matrix-like situation, stepping into the forests of an alien planet, getting to know the race and eventually leading to their destruction.

What Worked

  • The immensely gripping screenplay
  • CGI -- especially Sully’s first flight atop a dragon-like flying creature is a must-see in 3D
  • The themes of love, colonialism and anti-capitalism
  • What did not

    Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The somewhat clichéd story
  • Some equally clichéd dialogues
  • The most uninspiring war speech before the final assault