Avatar Movie Gets Rave Reviews [Cinema Static]

by on December 14, 2009

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Well, the rumored $1/2 billion James Cameron project called Avatar has hit the pre-screening route and despite requested embargo’s to not publicize reviews prior to the release date for the general populace, it seemed that many many websites like THR and such just had to spout on about the movie.

This new film is Cameron’s next project after Titanic, (Which I was involved in to a certain extent) which in and of itself, dominated the box office and set records for all to try and break.

In THR’s review, they say he draws on Westerns and at 161 minutes, they feel that Fox will do well by this movie.

Of course with Sam Worthington leading this star-studded cast, it should do just fine. Others include Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Laz Alonso.

The ever-dour perspected website Rotten Tomatoes has Avatar rated at 91%.

Roger Ebert says “Avatar is not simply a sensational entertainment, although it is that. It’s a technical breakthrough.

IGN calls it a “cinematic landmark.” (It’s good to see IGN surviving the FIM disbanding of companies! FIM, Fox Interactive Media, has been disbanded by Fox and letting the individual entities deal with their properties in their own way. Needless to say, employees of FIM were also disbanded mostly.)

Somehow, 1400+ voters over on IMDB are giving it an 8 / 10. I guess that’s an anticipatory score!

So from what we’re seeing out there, James Cameron has hit it out of the park once again. Has he hit it far enough to beat down Titanic numbers. Most think not, but it will be close. (We’re talking scaled #’s, not inflation boosted numbers.)

That’s not the question. The real question is total lack of respect for the requested embargo on reviews… or was that just a marketing ploy / guise to make it look better already. Could Fox have actually stated there’s an embargo to the “mom & pop” critic sites, and in the background, given the go-ahead to their professional allies in the industry, giving them the all coveted first shot on the internet with the information? That seems more in-line to me with this than the bigger, professional sites ignoring this supposed embargo.)

Regardless, it sounds good. Trusted sources tell me it’s good. Therefore, I’m guessing it will be good and I’ll have to actually drag myself to a theater and confirm it’s good!

Avatar comes out on December 18th, 2009.

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Tim December 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

If my theater going habits are any indication of how well this movie will do, it will make a fortune. Probably blow “Twilight” out of the water.

I normally go about once every two years. Normally wait for the movie on DVD. This is completely different. I want to see this one in 3D IMAX, even if I have to put up with sticky soda on the floor; popcorn butter on the arm rests and kids stepping on my toes and banging my knees.

Or maybe not, maybe it won’t appeal to the tween crowd since those are your avid theater goers.

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