In my opinion Avatar totally lives up to the hype. I saw it today and I was blown away.
The world they’ve created is great. The Na’vi are really cool. It’s very “Cowboys and Indians”, but who cares.
For me, the mark of a good action/fantasy film is that I want to come out of the cinema wishing it was real and I was there. I came out of Iron Man and I wanted to be Iron Man. I came out of Avatar and I wanted to be a Na’vi, so it did the job for me.
I saw the 3D version. Some of the scenes worked really well in 3D, some not so well. I’m not convinced about the whole 3D thing. It feels more like a gimmick than necessary for the cinema experience.
Irrespective of that, it was a great film. Can’t wait for the DVD. I think it will join the list of films I watch on a regular basis.