Huff Post Review- Avatar: The 3D IMAX Experience (2009)
by Scott Mendelson
I don`t know if Avatar is a `game-changer`. I don`t know if Avatar cost $300 million or $500 million. I don`t know if it will come anywhere close to Titanic`s box-office totals or Oscar glories. Frankly, I don`t care about any of those things. I do know that Avatar is a wonderful big-screen entertainment. It uses astounding visual effects tools to tell a most old fashioned story and tells it very well. It is eye-poppingly gorgeous, jaw-droppingly exciting, and sharply acted. It is a soaring adventure story that is remarkable in its construction. Most impressively, it actually lives up to the hype and delivers on everything that James Cameron has been promising us for the last few years. The first thing that crossed my mind as the film ended was simply `Wow, the crazy son of a bitch did it!`.
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