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Old 03-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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The cartoon is better, but this was not bad either.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:37 AM
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I saw it for the first time when it came out on DVD. I give it 2 stars out 5.

It definitely worked hard to beat the audience over the head with it's anti-military/anti-capitalism themes while simultaneously promoting an environmental-extremist world view along with goddess worship.

The only thing that really makes it watchable are the visual effects, but even those are less than impressive, since the Navi aliens move a little too smoothly and weightlessly to be completely convincing. The only thing really groundbreaking about the visuals is simply the number of CG elements on the screen at the same time. But I think Lord of the Rings still trumps Avatar there and LOTR at least had a compelling story and interesting characters to captivate audiences.
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And yet, you don't see them holding their hands out as if someone owes them because of what happened to their relatives. THAT is why so many Jewish people are successful. They work hard and EARN a living instead of waiting for someone to give it to them.
Exactly, when the Jews were denied access to banks and hospitals in the US, they didn't whine and complain or petition Congress about it, they simply built their own banks and hospitals. Now those institutions are some of the most successful in the nation.

That's how you're supposed to handle oppression.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:38 AM
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I saw it for the first time when it came out on DVD. I give it 2 stars out 5.

It definitely worked hard to beat the audience over the head with it's anti-military/anti-capitalism themes while simultaneously promoting an environmental-extremist world view along with goddess worship.

The only thing that really makes it watchable are the visual effects, but even those are less than impressive, since the Navi aliens move a little too smoothly and weightlessly to be completely convincing. The only thing really groundbreaking about the visuals is simply the number of CG elements on the screen at the same time. But I think Lord of the Rings still trumps Avatar there and LOTR at least had a compelling story and interesting characters to captivate audiences.
I agree 100%. I will never watch this movie on DVD because, in my mind, the only redeeming quality was seeing it in IMAX 3D. Unless I get an IMAX 3D projector in my house, I see no reason to own this film.
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