I need to post more! I will do shortly now I’m on Xmas Holiday πŸ˜€ Anyway, Avatar, the film – let it be known, I have not seen a film more packed with clichΓ©, plot rippoff and tropes (or to put it more nicely, “Homages”, “inspired bys” and “reused plot devices”). The actual avatars were a bit unique at least, and in some places it was much better directed then the rest even if the dialogue script was terrible, and I had fun plotting out what would happen in advance, I guess – kinda cruel in a way though to the film, which was hard to take very seriously. Kinda average, and that’s that I guess – Moon is still my Sci-fi film of the year, actually my favourite film of the year in general. See that instead if you haven’t! πŸ™‚

Saw it in 3D, and not massively disappointed, just in this case wasn’t much special. Oh well!

It’ll be (is?) a hit and miss film for sci-fi fans that’s for certain. At least this is a spoiler-free review πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “Avatar”

  1. Yep, full of cliches it is. Someone just told me today that it was Pocahontas’s plot with a few lines struck off. There are other reasons for which I like it though. A comparison with Surrogates would also be useful.

    In general, Andrew’s reading is spot on.

  2. I could add a ton of film comparisons, it’d be spoiler-riffic though, so ignore Souviks post if you want to avoid spoilers πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t find Surrogates terribly fun, sadly, since it was a poor sci-fi film (it largely made next to no sense and meandered along haphazardly, even if the concept would have been interesting it left a sour taste in the mouth!). I saw your comparison, I guess it makes a lot of sense comparing them, just not my cup of tea to reflect on either film much – talk about them and they’ll make sequels (well, Avatar will get a sequel anyway…).

    But in any case, see Moon if you can, a much better film. πŸ™‚

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