I never got to see it in the cinema, but I couldn't help myself and bought it on DVD earlier today. Main reason I didn't get to see it in the cinema was due to time restraints, but probably also negative hype, or whatever. The whole "creator of Titanic" promotion thing along with the trailer being mediocre (compared to the actual product), just sort of made me stubborn.
It's actually one of the better movies I've seen this year. Definitely the best sci-fi movie so far.
It did leave me with an odd sense of awkwardness as I felt attracted to the female lead character. A woman who happens to be nine feet tall with blue skin, cat ears and a tail. Her being semi-naked throughout the 160 minute film might have had something to do with it as well.
In all seriousness, though, it's a good movie. It pulls a lot of stuff from other movies, which is probably why it hit home base for so many people. I mean, I recognized themes from Matrix, Star Wars, Spirits Within and even Tarzan.
Looking forward to the sequels, though it saddens me that Cameron has mentioned that "if [he] was to begin production of Avatar 2 tomorrow, it would still be 3 years away."
I want more tall, slender women with feline traits and blue skin, dammit!
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