Avatar

Avatar

Avatar takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learnt to call home...--©Official Site 3.6 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
Avatar

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Genre Action / Adventure
Director James Cameron
Cast Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi Sam Worthington
Studio Fox UK
Release Date December 2009
Running Time 166 mins
 

Avatar takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learnt to call home...--©Official Site

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Reviews

Empire Magazine

Chris Hewitt

It’s been twelve years since Titanic, but the King of the World has returned with a flawed but fantastic tour de force that, taken on its merits as a film, especially in two dimensions, warrants four stars. However, if you can wrap a pair of 3D glasses round your peepers, this becomes a transcendent, full-on five-star experience that's the closest we'll ever come to setting foot on a strange new world. Just don’t leave it so long next time, eh, Jim?

25/03/2010

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Variety

Todd McCarthy

The most expensive and technically ambitious film ever made, James Cameron's long-gestating epic pitting Earthly despoilers against a forest-dwelling alien race delivers unique spectacle, breathtaking sights, narrative excitement and an overarching anti-imperialist, back-to-nature theme that will play very well around the world, and yet is rather ironic coming from such a technology-driven picture.

10/12/2009

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

But perhaps we're all looking in the wrong direction, frantically inspecting Avatar for evidence of James Cameron's hi-tech machismo and undiminished box office clout. Strip away from this movie the director's massive reputation, and you have a truly weird story about an aggressive futureworld corporation bankrolling avatar-technology so that human beings can insinuate themselves into the lives of aliens to seduce them. What an indie-freaky idea it is – and that is what makes it an experience.

17/12/2009

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

You can't help but be impressed by Avatar as a spectacle, and the combination of motion capture and CGI has been honed to a degree of sophistication that is almost scarily lifelike. Yet, as in Titanic, Cameron's technical wizardry far outstrips his narrative capability, and the last third of the picture goes full-tilt into action mode, blitzing all before it with aerial explosions and hand-to-hand combat.

18/12/2009

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The Independent on Sunday

Jonathan Rommey

Magnificent as Avatar often is, it comes across as kitsch, somewhat pious, and altogether a corporate production rather than one with any human personality: essentially, the CGI equivalent of Cirque du Soleil. What the film doesn't offer is any real imaginative leap.

20/12/2009

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The Observer

Philip French

Avatar is overlong, dramatically two-dimensional, smug and simplistic. It preaches a sermon about our duty towards the preservation of the environment while leaving the biggest trail of carbon footprints since Godzilla trampled New York. But the imagery is often breathtaking, the ferocious battles brilliantly staged and technically it pushes the medium forward, though not necessarily in a direction that everyone, myself included, will approve of.

20/12/2009

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