Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar - The 3D review

Ok, I must admit it even before I start - I was dying to see this film. Something that has not happened for me in a long time. But then it was a James Cameron film so that counted for a lot.

So the wife and I got tickets for the paid-preview and were ready with our 3D goggles for the fun to begin. And boy, were we in for a ride!?!

The movie is visual masterpiece... the only adjective I can apply for the visuals is 'Tendulkaresque' and in case you were wondering what that means - it simply implies that there are no adjectives to describe it!

But then again you've seen it all. As good as the special effects are - they don't leave the same impact as the melting humanoid did in Terminator 2, or the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Maybe the bar is raised so high, that its impossible at the moment to move it further.

More than that, it seems all the effort was put into making the film look like no other. Hence, the scriptwriters, the dialouge writers and the actors were perhaps picked up at a garage sale and the net result shows.

The movie leaves you hollow at the end of the show... leaves you wanting for more. I mean the movie simply does not tax your brain in any way, like The Matrix did or for that matter even Mission: Impossible - the first. I would even say that the Terminator films (the first two) had a better plots, actors and lines.

And from what I could overhear at the end of the film while moving out of the theater - most from the fellow audience felt the same.

All said and done - go watch it at least once. I'd give it a 6/10 (just!!)


Sidhusaaheb said...

Thanks for the tip! ;)

Sriram said...

watched it today shanx.. And I echo ur opinion :)

ranga said...

Came out with a hurting tummy from 3 idiots. Avatar caused me to see everything blue for sometime...feeling blue too. Not felt like this since Saawariya...