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After no doubt living like a king off the stupendous profits earned by Titanic (the highest grossing film of all time), James Cameron returns to directing blockbusters with the sci-fi action film Avatar. The story is set in 2154, where humanity has discovered the planet Alpha Centuri B-4, a world of not only unimaginable treasures and resources, but also deadly life forms. Those who attempt to use the resources for their own personal gain risk not only the new planet fittingly dubbed Pandora, but also the future of earth itself and all who inhabit it.

Cameron has developed new technology (alongside Weta Digital in Wellington) to craft Pandora and its inhabitants. Sigourney Weaver  re-unites with Cameron for the first time since Aliens, starring alongside Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi and Zoe Saldana.

Academy Award winner for Best Cinematogrpahy, Art Direction and Visual Effects, 2010. Golden Globe winner for Best Film and Director, 2010. BAFTA winner for Best Special Effects and Production Design, 2010.
2009Rating: NR, for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking161 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience Fiction
Director:
James Cameron ('The Terminator', 'Aliens', 'The Abyss', 'True Lies', 'Titanic')
Writer:
James Cameron
Cast:
Sigourney WeaverMichelle RodriguezGiovanni RibisiSam WorthingtonZoe SaldanaStephen Lang
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Reviews & comments

A very godd film

I would have given this 5/5 but all the hype surrounding this film lead me to belive this would be so much more dont get me wrong its still a fantastic film I just wish they wouldnt build up films so much that when you see it you feel a little let down

4.0
0

the blue people

a must see movie with a great graphics,action and adventure also.

4.0
0

Doesn't live up to the hype

Yes it is visually amazing, but the storyline feels like someone put a bunch of old film's storylines in a blender and came out with a bunch of sludge - then they added a few herbs and spices to pass it off as amazing.

3.0
0

Pretty effects/Boring story

Unfortunately the story was very predictable. Even my 12 year old son didn't really care for it. 1 billion dollars could've been spent better elsewhere.

1.0
0

I love it i love it.

It is very qood movie to watch its very interestinq and a qood entertaininq movie to watch qreat show qreat show

5.0
0

Pleasantly surprised

No the story wasn't original (or as good as District 9) but a true reflection of the Human Race's awful traits (anyone who says there was no storyline is either stupid or ignorant), and the effects were fantastic and made up for anything the story lacked. Fantastic movie, as a rule, I pay to see movies twice but am contemplating seeing this again because...

5.0
0

WOW! .... Speachless.

It is amazing. It is just simply AMAZING. There is no movie like this. Great graphics great story, everything was so perfect. I watched it in 2D so im planning to go and watch it in 3D which is gonna be even better. Don't miss it.

5.0
0

good but not great

district nine was way better

1.0
0

Pretty... derived.

Looking forward to the sequel where humans return to scorch the face of the planet killing all life in order to get what they want. The two stars are obtained purely by the CGI team. The story was implausible, ridiculous, and derived. The plant life was a combination of sea life and trees, the animals were as they are on earth - with gills (Well done...

2.0
0

Avatar- worth paying 14.50 twice or even thrice!!!!

I've seen it twice and also plan to see it in 3D. Great themes, amazing graphics, all-round stunning, so brilliant!

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Avatar is all-enveloping and transporting, with Cameron & Co.'s years of R&D paying off with a film that, as his work has done before, raises the technical bar and throws down a challenge for the many other filmmakers toiling in the sci-fi/fantasy realm.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

First, let’s be clear… Avatar is much more than a film. It’s a prescribed cinematic experience. Pure effect. The greatest sideshow on Earth... Game-changing - yes. Spectacular - absolutely. Occasional dodgy dialogue and dramatic imperfections - of course. But still - wait for it… - a titanic achievement.

5.0
0
The Times

The Times

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It is truly the Star Wars of our age.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Go see. Be amazed.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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?

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Avatar is a film to behold.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Avatar is all-enveloping and transporting, with Cameron & Co.'s years of R&D paying off with a film that, as his work has done before, raises the technical bar and throws down a challenge for the many other filmmakers toiling in the sci-fi/fantasy realm.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

First, let’s be clear… Avatar is much more than a film. It’s a prescribed cinematic experience. Pure effect. The greatest sideshow on Earth... Game-changing - yes. Spectacular - absolutely. Occasional dodgy dialogue and dramatic imperfections - of course. But still - wait for it… - a titanic achievement.

5.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

It is truly the Star Wars of our age.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Go see. Be amazed.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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?

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Avatar is a film to behold.

4.0
0

A very godd film

I would have given this 5/5 but all the hype surrounding this film lead me to belive this would be so much more dont get me wrong its still a fantastic film I just wish they wouldnt build up films so much that when you see it you feel a little let down

4.0
0

the blue people

a must see movie with a great graphics,action and adventure also.

4.0
0

Doesn't live up to the hype

Yes it is visually amazing, but the storyline feels like someone put a bunch of old film's storylines in a blender and came out with a bunch of sludge - then they added a few herbs and spices to pass it off as amazing.

3.0
0

Pretty effects/Boring story

Unfortunately the story was very predictable. Even my 12 year old son didn't really care for it. 1 billion dollars could've been spent better elsewhere.

1.0
0

I love it i love it.

It is very qood movie to watch its very interestinq and a qood entertaininq movie to watch qreat show qreat show

5.0
0

Pleasantly surprised

No the story wasn't original (or as good as District 9) but a true reflection of the Human Race's awful traits (anyone who says there was no storyline is either stupid or ignorant), and the effects were fantastic and made up for anything the story lacked. Fantastic movie, as a rule, I pay to see movies twice but am contemplating seeing this again because...

5.0
0

WOW! .... Speachless.

It is amazing. It is just simply AMAZING. There is no movie like this. Great graphics great story, everything was so perfect. I watched it in 2D so im planning to go and watch it in 3D which is gonna be even better. Don't miss it.

5.0
0

good but not great

district nine was way better

1.0
0

Pretty... derived.

Looking forward to the sequel where humans return to scorch the face of the planet killing all life in order to get what they want. The two stars are obtained purely by the CGI team. The story was implausible, ridiculous, and derived. The plant life was a combination of sea life and trees, the animals were as they are on earth - with gills (Well done...

2.0
0

Avatar- worth paying 14.50 twice or even thrice!!!!

I've seen it twice and also plan to see it in 3D. Great themes, amazing graphics, all-round stunning, so brilliant!

5.0
0