Went to see Avatar the other day, in Imax 3D too. One of the most visually beautiful movies you’ll ever see.
In the world of Pandora, Humans have begun to colonise the planet in order to being mining operations of a precious mineral. However, the native inhabitants of the Na'vi resist their presence where their live directly in the way of human mining operations, which threatens to destroy the unique ecosystem of Pandora itself. In genetically engineered Na'vi bodies, the humans as well as our hero Jake Sully is thrust into a unique position to interact with the Na'vi people.
Avatar presents a wonderful adventure into a pretty spectacular new world, needless the say, the animation and visuals are breathtaking. In Imax 3D, one could really appreciate the quality of visuals that is really something to behold, making it well worth it if you have the opportunity. In terms of story, one cannot fault it as it is well delievered and paced, squeezing a lot of content into quite a lengthy film.
While some human vehicle designs were awesome in action, they were not groundbreakingly original with familiar themes and ideas most likely due to the restriction in art direction and believability in human created machines. It is the very world of Pandora itself and the Na'vi people that what is to be really appreciated here with its fantastic lore and art direction, making one feel really immersed into a completely new world. The environments and the colours is what really sets the film apart with a magnificent use of scale that really settles Pandora as its own alluring, living world. Where, without spoiling anything, the whole conceptual side of the ecosystem and creatures that inhabit Pandora is deeply fascinating that no doubt stayed with my thoughts long after the film had ended.
Overall, Avatar is an amazing film that I throughly enjoyed that is likely to become one of my top favourites films. The hype surronding this movie is well justified and is a must-see on the big screen for everyone and those keen into CG animation. For those wondering whether to see it in 2D or 3D, I would certainly recommended seeing it in 3D to see the film in its best quality as this type of film demands it, and if you can see it in Imax 3D, then do not hesitate to do so as you won't be disapointed.