After many months of waiting, today was the day we finally visited Pandora. And what a wonderful trip it was!
James Cameron's first fiction film since Titanic is a unique cinematic experience. Cameron (with the help of many talented people who deserve just as much credit) has managed to create a world so rich and full of details that you can't help but get lost in it for the 160 minutes of Avatar's runtime.
The first 15-20 of those minutes are a bit tricky because that's how long it will take your brain to a) get used to the 3D and b) be convinced that those tall blue people are real! After that you just get immersed to the incredible jungles of Pandora marvelling at the images that pass before your eyes.
This of course does not mean that the movie is perfect. Anyone who has watched the trailer (or any movie with Indians/natives being oppressed by white people) pretty much knows the story from start to finish. A little originality would be welcomed here, but at least the story (although clichéd) is well executed so it didn't bother me that much as I was watching it.
James Cameron is back and he is in top form. Follow him to a theatre (preferably 3D, IMAX 3D even better!) and you're in for a hell of a ride!