So who's going to see "Avatar" next week?

Got my tickets for the Imax and looking foward to it.

Mostly positive reviews !

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Film Critic - Susan Granger
Not since Dorothy’s Kansas farmhouse landed in “The Wizard of Oz” – 70 years ago – and the screen transformed from black-and-white to color – has there been such a magical, revelatory moment, as the emergence of the planet Pandora in James Cameron’s “Avatar” in IMAX 3-D. To call it a revolution in sci-fi imagery is an understatement.

On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, “Avatar” is an exciting, spectacularly awesome 10. James Cameron is, once again, “king of the world.”

Australia's Sunday Telegraph
"Avatar is one of the best films ever made, a huge triumph in narrative and visuals, that had me in tears at the end. The wait is not only worth it... It's life changing"


The Sun
The Times UK (4 out of 5)
The Independent (4 out of 5)
Empire UK (5 out of 5)
The Hollywood Reporter
Variety
Screen International
Box Office Magazine (4 out of 5)
Movie City News
This Is London (4 out of 5)
Total Film (5 out of 5)
Cinematical
IGN UK (4.5 out of 5)
Herald Sun AU
CHUD (9 out of 10)
JoBlo (7 out of 10)
Daily Telegraph
Compuserve (Rated A-)
Flick Filosopher
UGO (Rated A)
About.com (Rated A)
Chicago Tribune (3 out of 4)
IGN USA (4.5 out of 5)
Economic Times Avatar-jaw-dropping-mind-blowing/articleshow/53 29158.cms
Screen Crave (8 out of 10)
Den of Geek (3 out of 5, heard more positives than negatives with this one)
In the News (8 out of 10)
Emannuel Levy.com (Rated B+)
Roger Ebert (4 out of 4 stars)
Entertainment Weekly (Rated B)
Manny the Movie Guy (4 out of 4 stars
Rope of Silicon (Rated A-)
Film School Rejects (Rated A)
ComingSoon.net (9 out of 10)
Cinetology (3 out of 3)
Film Stalker (5 out of 5 stars)
MovieWeb (5 out of 5)
Sci Fi Movie Page (3.5 out of 4)
Hollywood.com (4 out of 5)
SSG Syndicate (10 out of 10)
Toronto Star (3 out of 4)
CinemaSpy (4.5 out of 5)
News of the World (5 out of 5)
Richard Crouse (4.5 out of 5)
Only a couple of negative kicking about, including The Guardian...

That made me feel dizzy....

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jonb2412;7195984

That made me feel dizzy....



Best go lie down :thumbsup:

jaybizzle;7195986

Best go lie down :thumbsup:



I'm asleep.. so....
yep BTW looking forward to watching Avatar...looks good

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jonb2412;7195989

I'm asleep.. so.... yep BTW looking forward to watching Avatar...looks … I'm asleep.. so.... yep BTW looking forward to watching Avatar...looks good



Sleep typing :w00t:

Better to give up and just watch the film than go through all those reviews.Looks good, apart from the whole...."This is our Land!!!". part. Bit cheesy when he's not actualy from there.

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Doc1978;7195998

Better to give up and just watch the film than go through all those … Better to give up and just watch the film than go through all those reviews.Looks good, apart from the whole...."This is our Land!!!". part. Bit cheesy when he's not actualy from there.



Wasn't really hinting that people go through the list, just pasted all the positive reviews/scores i noticed on IMDB. Never meant to copy all the links :w00t:

Im with you on the "This is our land" bit. But from one of the reviews i read, it assures me it isnt a cheesefest.

EDIT: Cleaned up the reviews

Never been to the IMAX,always fancied it but there hasn't really been anything that I fancied watching there (Bham).
Will probably go and see this after christmas just to say i've finally seen a movie on the BIG screen.

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wombourne;7196010

Never been to the IMAX,always fancied it but there hasn't really been … Never been to the IMAX,always fancied it but there hasn't really been anything that I fancied watching there (Bham).Will probably go and see this after christmas just to say i've finally seen a movie on the BIG screen.



Ive heard that the first 30 showing's at the London one have sold out.

I seen The Dark Knight there, an Imax def has to be visited at least once!

Whats the age rating on it?

hopefully see it next weekend what website did you use to get the review scores for it?

I sort of want to see it because of all the hype but I will probably leave it til a few weeks after release.

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lindauk;7196142

Whats the age rating on it?



PG13/12A ?

Same as Dark Knight :thumbsup:

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Nick_;7196452

hopefully see it next weekend what website did you use to get the … hopefully see it next weekend what website did you use to get the review scores for it?



IMDB

I dont get the hype for this movie, i'll be giving it a miss anyways.

Banned

im not liking the look of it, but il prob watch it on impulse

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lilsmithy;7200340

I dont get the hype for this movie, i'll be giving it a miss anyways.



What do you mean you 'don't get the hype'?

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lilsmithy;7200340

I dont get the hype for this movie, i'll be giving it a miss anyways.



Its the resurrection of JC, after almost a decade & a half !

I bet you bought Twilights hype :-D

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lilsmithy;7200625

Ive seen loads of people talk about how amazing it looks, im not one for … Ive seen loads of people talk about how amazing it looks, im not one for jizzing over CGI stuff and the story looks kinda cheesy and done to death. Im not sure about it.



Ok. I kinda agree that the SFX don't strike me as being as mindblowing as people have been saying.

The reviews have surprised me though. I thought it was gonna get slaughtered but it sounds like a really good action movie. It's only now that I'm starting to get excited about seeing it.:-D

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FilthAndFurry;7200729

Ok. I kinda agree that the SFX don't strike me as being as mindblowing as … Ok. I kinda agree that the SFX don't strike me as being as mindblowing as people have been saying.The reviews have surprised me though. I thought it was gonna get slaughtered but it sounds like a really good action movie. It's only now that I'm starting to get excited about seeing it.:-D



I thought the teaser looked average, then i went to see the 15 mins in 3D on "Avatar Day". Ive never been to see a film in 3D before and i must admit, i was blown away, never been left in awe by any movie before

The trailers really don't do it justice.

jaybizzle;7200776

The trailers really don't do it justice.



i agree i was looking forward to seeing the trailer in the cinema but after watching it i felt a bit underwhelmed.

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lilsmithy;7200833

i agree i was looking forward to seeing the trailer in the cinema but … i agree i was looking forward to seeing the trailer in the cinema but after watching it i felt a bit underwhelmed.



Trust me when you go and see it in full flow, you will be overwhelmed :thumbsup:

I swear this has been a big flop in the US.

In terms of the money side. I think this is the most expensive film made to date and they never got the return from it in the USA something like that..................anyway may watch this...............

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mighty mugger;7200869

I swear this has been a big flop in the US. In terms of the money side. I … I swear this has been a big flop in the US. In terms of the money side. I think this is the most expensive film made to date and they never got the return from it in the USA something like that..................anyway may watch this...............



Not even out yet and its tracking to be the biggest opener in December history.

This has ZERO chance of being a flop. In fact, it has the every chance of being one of the biggest earners. Imax has it signed up to be the longest serving Imax movie.

Plus with it being announced any day now at being a Golden Globe contender, that should enhance takings even more.

Banned

looks mint


I'll be going

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ODB_69;7202750

looks mintI'll be going



:thumbsup:

Quote from Australia's Sunday Telegraph

"Avatar is one of the best films ever made, a huge triumph in narrative and visuals, that had me in tears at the end. The wait is not only worth it... It's life changing"

I think I might go see it see if its another one of those overhyped movies.

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Just got nominated for 4 Golden Globes

Went to see this last night and it was amazing.

Got mine booked for tomorrow. I'm so chuffed coz I'm going to see it in the brand new Imax which just opened up near me (Metrocentre, Gateshead). I've been wishing an Imax would open up here for years now; so glad it has.

Is it better going for the 2D or 3D version?
from other 3D movies before i have felt let down by the rubbish quality and the price, so hopeing the 2D version is fine.

I went 2D because I was disappointed by 3D stuff before as well, and it was amazing. Gonna go and see it in 3D this weekend just in case though...

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DarkKnight;7261120

Is it better going for the 2D or 3D version?from other 3D movies before i … Is it better going for the 2D or 3D version?from other 3D movies before i have felt let down by the rubbish quality and the price, so hopeing the 2D version is fine.



I seen it on Wednesday.

Go see it in 3D. It adds 50% to the experience, without doubt.

Its the way James Cameron intended on everyone to see it, hell he waited 14 years for the technology.

Banned

Think I will wait for the R5 release

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Carley;7262700

Are you talking about older 3D movies with red/green filters or the newer … Are you talking about older 3D movies with red/green filters or the newer technology 3D?I have always been impressed with the new generation 3D movies, although i have only watched the animation type films with the kids, looking forward to this one.



The new type such as Ice Age 3D. It was actually worse than watching it 2D and it just gave me a headache.

Banned

Usually 3D blows but it's great in this film. Has to be experienced in 3D

looks like a Jar Jar Binks reunion party

I seen the trailer for this & didnt think much of it - but everyone is raving about it.

Worth a watch then chaps ?

Gonna go see it on Wednesday, gold class at Vue. Shame it's not the 3D version, but I prefer the seats and free popcorn in the gold class (and most importantly, no kids)

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[QUOTE=csiman;7262843]Think I will wait for the R5 release



Every film has sum negative reviews. Overall all Avatar has received positive.

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