So, Avatar – Awesome special effects, but the story line? Come on….
I found that a lot of the content was “borrowed”. Firstly, why would all the animals on another planet be similar in their basic design, to those on earth. Eg: Horses, Rhino’s?
I also found that a lot of the spiritual myths were based on those of Hinduism, American Indian, and African tribal beliefs. Could they not have come up with somthing origional? I also think that the humanoids had a very similar design to the Elves from LOR.
Having said that – I do however think that the 3d Special effect were phenomenal and well worth the ticket price to go and see in Cinema’s.
Looking at the Oscars list, It has been nominated numerous times, including Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects! (not so much for the acting or screenplay though – surprise!)
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it shouldnt have been nominated so many times, I just think it could have been better. But then again, I never made a movie, so who am I to talk…..
I just dont think there will ever be as many Avatar geeks as there are star wars/Lord of the rings etc….