I didn't enjoy avatar all that much.
That army guy must have iron lungs to hold his breath for that long. Firing a gun. Running about. Shouting. Piloting a mech. etc.
So does that helicopter lady. She must've been up there in that beat up helicopter breathing the air for close to an hour with no trouble.
Where did ol' scar face get a knife for his mech? Why would anyone give him the go ahead to request the manufacture of such a big knife. It holds no practicle purpose.... See More
What are these machines running on? If it took three months to send out the diggers to that planet - how are they able to get so much fuel for all these mechs and helicopters?
That one GIANT helicopter would NOT be able to fly. Those four propellers would not be powerful enough. If they were - those smaller helicopters would not be able to take off ANYWHERE near as close as they did.
Frank Buffay manages to summarise the story line in about six seconds right at the start of the film. "See this rock. They have a tree over a lot of this rock." - If you can do that with the plot of a film -- it's not an interesting enough plot to stretch out for three hours. What makes that worse, is his little speech about this 'unobtanium' had no relevence to the conversation he was having. It's like he has ADD or something.
WHY ARE THERE FLOATING ROCKS? THIS MAKES NO SENSE. sdfjerpijge90a5wu509yhjtras >:C
How much energy do these plants produce in order to give off light? Seriously.
The hair. That's just... silly. They explained the network - and I didn't like the idea, but it sort of makes sense in a fantasy sort of way. But the idea of all these things evolving to work off the same network is rediculous. And why can a horse not merge with a pterodactyl or whatever. Why is it only the Na'vi who do this?
People get stored in that tree? Or their memory does? Their 'energy'. Since when has someones conciousness been a quantative amount that people are able to measure and store.
There's no emotional connection to the characters. I don't care if their avatars die in the start of the film because they just wake up in their little tube. There's no danger for them. It's boring.
The Na'vi are made out to be this do-no-wrong preechy spiritual gods. Seriously. This is the preechiest film I've seen in a long time. I don't want to be told how much of a cunt I am for destroying my planet. I could sympathise more with the humans than these blue people.
The fight scenes were good - even though there were a few awkward camera angles that made no sense. 3D was used well. Animation firmly in the uncanny valley.
But pretty graphics don't make a film.
I'm not disliking it for the sake of disliking it. I'm disliking it because it's a bad film.
On an interesting side note:
Compare the na'vi to the mudokens [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oddworld:_
Abe%27s_Oddysee] - They have so many similarities. But I can sympathise more with the oddworldians. They're not flawless, they fart and make mistkaes. They don't understand every little bit of their world.
I'd much rather help them save their forest than these tree hugging blue people. >:C
Copy and Pasta'd from a rant of mine elsewhere.
The main thing that irked me with it though, was the way it was marketed. They used the animation and photo-realism as it's main selling point. But they were trying to achieve realism to the point that you would believe these people existed. They shouldn't have mentioned it at all. It's Lucas Arts selling starwars with, "Guys! Look how good these suits are!".