Saw it with Jason and Corinna at the Metreon. Astonishingly beautiful. Filmmakers haven't crossed the uncanny valley yet, they're very close. It was very easy to accept the Na'vi as real creatures, rather than CGI characters. The human technology also felt plausible. For example, the transport ship looked like two geodesic beach balls connected together, with a long rotating arm to provide gravity. The plot? Cliched and PC; as other reviews have suggested, it's Dances with Wolves in Space. However, despite the plot deficiencies, I was engrossed throughout, and would recommend it to others. ****gripes with mild spoilers****
It would've been a nice flip of expectations if corporate guy had turned out to be the hero. As it was, he and the military commander were 2-D baddies. Also, why were radio communications in the valley disrupted, but not the avatar/human connection? What about latency? And it seems likely that any technology sufficiently advanced to create the avatars could have also easily fixed Sully's spine. And it seems vanishingly unlikely that the DNA of the Na'vi and the humans could be combined in the first place (also why didn't the human DNA mess up Sully's ability to plug into the other forest creatures)?
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