15 August 2010
Neytiri calls me skxawng. It means "moron."
So basically: Humans have invaded the planet Pandora, inhabited by giant blue humanoids called Na'vi, looking for unobtanium, a rare and very expensive mineral. Dr Grace Augustine and other scientists have created Na'vi bodies, known as avatars, for their minds to connect with in order to lean from and study the natives. When one of the avatar operatives dies suddenly, his twin brother, a paraplegic ex-marine, is sent to take his place.
Ooooo, pretty! This movie annoys me on a fundamental level. It's basically just a showcase for the awesome special effects and 3D goodness (I think 3D is stupid, btdubs). If it didn't have all the pretty, I doubt people would go see this film or praise it as much as they do. I mean, sure the SFX are cool and will benefit future cinematic endeavours, but I think there's just too much of it. I didn't feel connected with the environment at all and it certainly didn't come to life for me. They should have done more location shoots, I think. The story is unoriginal and bordering on boring - especially how long it is, which is totes unnecessary - as it shoves it's message down the audience's throat (we get it! environment good, humans bad!). Also, I'd like to think in the next 100 years, we've become a little bit more considerate of others and aren't so money happy - also that we don't rely on primary resources as much as they run out and then the people are left screwed. I dunno, I was just angry at the humans - which I know you're supposed to be - and they were so one-dimensional it hurt my brain. Oh, and one last thing: the voice over was annoying, too.
NO! Why is it here? Totes does not deserve to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!