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Avatar

DVD - 2010
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The journey continues with the all-new Avatar extended collector's edition. See more, feel more, experience more of James Cameron's spectacular world of Avatar with the all-new three hour extended cut of the film with an alternate opening and over eight hours of never-before-seen materials.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment : Lightstorm Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Extended collector's ed
Branch Call Number: DVD SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Ava, 3 disc
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ahgr
May 01, 2017

I must agree that this film could well have been half as long without all of that ridiculous and destructive shoot 'em up bang, bang military nonsense. I sure hope that the next four sequels already in the making will be more benign with an intelligent story line.
Still, I loved all the visual beauty and will view it again whilst fast forwarding through the boum, boum sequences.

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bitsysmom
Apr 19, 2017

I really liked this movie.

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Janice21383
Jan 23, 2017

Stunning visuals combine with a story so generic it's impossible to tell if it was ripped off from another story, or not (many could be cited, but if you come across a classic science fiction short story about a physically disabled man who via technology is able to live a second life as a blue "leopard" on Jupiter, yes, that's the one I'm thinking of). I'm told several sequels are planned. Lord.

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ManMachine
Jan 22, 2017

Set in the year 2151 - This visually spectacular (yet emotionally haywire) tale of a ruthless rape attempt (by humans) of the planet Pandora for its valuable resources and the near-annihilation of the Na'vi peoples (an indigenous humanoid species of said planet) borrowed heavily (I think) from the well-known story of Tarzan.

Of course, Avatar's story was set on a much greater scale than that of a mere Tarzan-like "jungle" tale - But, all the same, that's how it appeared to me.

Avatar's story also brought to mind the reality of Christopher Columbus's "discovering" of America in 1492 and his search for valuable resources and the devastating effect that that fateful incident had on all of the native peoples of both the American continents.

With a film of this one's striking visual magnitude, it's so easy for the viewer to be completely swept away by the sheer beauty and wonder of it all and to just allow the story to take a back seat for itself.

And that is exactly what happened here with Avatar. It, unfortunately, relied far too heavily on the splendour of its visuals to carry it through and that left us with a story that already had the wind clearly knocked out of its sails by the half-way point.

*Note* - Directed by James Cameron - Avatar's budget was $237 million..... (*Watch movie-trailer*)

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JudahM
Jan 06, 2017

its a good movie but a little bit boring AND FUNNY IT MAKES ME HAPPY

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lukasevansherman
Feb 26, 2014

You all know this is basically just "Dances with Wolves" (or "Pocahontas") with aliens?

r2beat Nov 28, 2011

Very natural. We'll see.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 11, 2011

Boring...and way to long. The story was nothing new and nothing I could get into. The graphics were pretty, but not earth-shattering. Honestly, this movie could have been half the length.

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georgiegirl1234
Mar 10, 2011

only the best movie ever + tones of special features quite interesting to see the production

cooking_girl Feb 28, 2011

Excellent movie, with awesome effects!!

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