For those of you still sitting on the fence, and deciding if you want to see the blockbuster Avatar while it's still in theaters, then let his quick review be your guide. I'll help you to make a decision on whether or not you want spend your hard earned money. I'll go over the good points, and the bad points, and come up with an easy decision.
The first positive about the movie is the magnificent special effects. The aliens are so real in this movie, you'd swear they were as real as the guy sitting next to you in the theater. There is no need to suspend your disbelief, or go along with the story. The aliens are just as real as the human actors, and the interaction between them are completely real and believable.
The second positive is the stunning scenery. If you like nature movies even a little bit, you'll love this movie for this reason alone. The mountains, the trees and plants, and even the animals are so completely beautiful and pleasing to the eye that you can easily get lost in just this portion of the movie. There are several scenes that are obviously done with special effects and computers, but they blend right in with the real stuff.
Ok, now for the bad points. The plot is fairly predictable, and there are really no surprises. Even the final battle between the good guy and the bad guy is like something out of a comic book movie. The dialogue is unimaginative, and the ideas presented through the plot are nothing new. In fact, if you've ever seen a movie with a good guy versus a bad guy, then you'll likely figure out how this will end.
The second drawback is that the message of the movie can be taken a slightly condescending. The aliens only survive with the help of a human. And the aliens are clearly metaphorical of Native Americans. So the point seems to be that the aliens are OK so long as they get a white to help them out.
Those two points aside, the stunning visuals and magnificent special effects make this movie well worth your money. I highly recommend that you see it while it's still in theaters, so you can get the most out of the stunning visuals and special effects.