AVATAR Review: IMAX 3D scores big
James Cameron`s epic sci-fi adventure shines bright on the (really) big screen
The final word: 4 out of 4 stars
AVATAR is a stunning achievement. My expectations of the big-budget feature film have been raised. I need to see AVATAR again because there was just too much to process in one viewing and I`m eager to wander through Pandora`s jungles a second time.
There will (rightly) be comparisons made to other movies. There will be those who can`t move past AVATAR`s environmental messaging and dismiss it as climatological propaganda, and there will be still others out there who refuse to see it because it has "space smurfs." Though, really, people must remember this is a movie that is intended to entertain, and at the highest level currently available to modern flimmaking, much in the same way "Star Wars," "Jurassic Park" and "The Matrix" did previously.
There are sequences in AVATAR of such jaw-dropping spectacle that my only reaction was to giggle like a little girl, the 40-minute-long final battle scene being its crowning jewel. The last sequence is worth the price of admission alone.
If you`re expecting the next "Citizen Kane," you`ll be disappointed, but AVATAR succeeds tremendously in being a must-see piece of filmed entertainment. Especially in 3D. Even more so in IMAX 3D. Get your tickets before they sell out for the next month.
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