I have seen this movie in 3D and also in 2D 3 times, when I got my Blu-Ray disk I was gob smacked! The sheer clearness of the movie is amazing. This is one movie that you have to get on Blu-Ray!
Seen it at the cinema? Haven't seen it at the cinema? Regardless of which question you answer this is indeed a quality movie and really does look spectacular in hi-def. Immerse yourself in Pandora and enjoy the story which is Avatar.
Although I found this movie stunning in 3D in the cinema, I found watching the blu-ray was much clearer, and less of a strain for the eyes. I personally prefer watching it in 2D.
The lack of special features can be considered a bonus, it left the entire disk free for the best possible quality of image.
If you are patient, there is a special edition coming out at the end of the year which will contain additional footage, and documentaries etc, but if you can't wait, you certainly won't be disappointed with this minimalistic release.
This movie is Crystal clear with ‘amazing’ special affects. It's absolutely BRILLIANT!!!
This was a very entertaining movie with beautiful graphics and good storyline. In blu ray it made the movie look almost as real as being there.
“Dances with Woads/The DragonRiders of Perndora” aka Avatar
Easily the most original screenplay since Police Academy 6. If Cameron has heard of the concepts of originality or character development he has clearly decided he wants nothing to do with either. One, and only one, spoiler to illustrate – the precious commodity the greedy Earthers want to steal from the innocent noble savages is called unobtainium?! Why not be upfront and just call it takeyourcashium? The 3D effects were the best I've ever seen by a long way. I will be generous and as complimentary as possible and say that the movie was banal, cliched to the extreme and trite. Those were its strong points. A race of goodhearted primitives (looking suspiciously lemur-like at times) need saving from evil corporates by a white male ‘intruder’ – if you're going to use a plot SO hackneyed, try to spice it up a bit, please!
I watch A LOT of Hindi films and 160–170 minutes is not out of the ordinary for them. Very few have ever felt as long as did Avatar, possibly because after 20 minutes I'd already written the script, successfully predicting pretty much everything that was going to happen and when. There were several moments that literally made me laugh out loud they were so bad, and the song over the end credits nicely summed up the entire movie – sounding EXACTLY like the truly ghastly Celine dion nightmare ‘My Heart Will go on’ from Cameron's last trip to the bank. Which of course brings up the delicious irony of a movie with a crudely unsubtle ‘greedy capitalism bad, fuzzy gaianess good’ message being the most expensive ever made and raking in the bucks like there was no tomorrow. I will end by stating that, despite the above I did not really dislike this movie, its awfulness was so epic as to be entertaining, and the 3D visuals were stunning.
I watched Avatar at the movies a month ago and was blown away be the 3D effects; so was wondering what it would be like a second time on Blue Ray at home. I loved it and actually picked up a lot of things I had missed when I watching it in 3D. The movie is still visually stunning without the 3D effect and I felt that I probably enjoyed the emotional side of the movie more in 2D HD. This is not an art movie and never pretends to be; it is to be enjoyed for what it is an entertainment movie and it certainly delivers on that count. If you have not seen it; you should; but make sure you watch it in HD to get the full visual effect
Despite being a fairly predictable story, Avatar is a fantastic film. The sheer scope of what Camerson managed to accomplish with the CG in this film is mind boggling.
The picture quality and sound are second to none, a definite film to show-off your sound and video system.
Avatar would have been special for any ONE of the following reasons; Great Story Telling Great engaging Characters Awesome Groundbreaking Special Effects Great Message Movie Great Action Movie Great SF Movie Great Acting of actual actors, actor voice over and CGI characters based on real actors prompts. The fact they are already calling this a Classic/must have is because it gave all the above reasons to make it so. After you have watched 2–3 times, relive the enjoyment by watching others who haven't seen it;drop their jaws, cry, laugh, shake their heads, cheer, etc when they watch it. One of those you can't go wrong if you give this as a gift. mikeo00 13/5/2010
Just like his previous late 90's hit (TITANIC), this film depicts what of colonisers on another planet would do to those inhabitants & their resources.
Pretty much the same as European colonizers, except in a futuristic, alien world.
Much better in blu-ray being much clearer than the normal dvd. The kids love it. Not bad at all made in NZ
If there is only one movie that you need to see then Avatar is it. The movie is action from go right through to the end. Epic journey beautifully set out and on blu ray is much better than the original. If the next three Avatar movies are as good as this one then one can expect a great adventure.
The visual aspects of the film look good and crisp. If anything, this film is a good test to test out the performance of your audio-visual hardware.
As for the film content itself, arguably more important than visuals, the plot and screenwriting are average at best, while the characters are tired one dimensional clichés.
Avatar is a perfect example of dangling pretty things in front of the audience in the hopes that everyone won't see all the other deficiencies. Dazzling effects alone do not make an average film an excellent one.
I've lost count of how often I've watched this movie, and I'm still finding new details to keep me amused.
“Avatar” have successfully taught me about the immoral acts of humans in their ways of destroying the habitat of the indigenous people and exterminating their land and culture. At the same time, I have also realised the side effects of the development of technology and science. I was impressed by Cameron’s ability to convey how science and technology is making us slowly lose connection with nature and also our ability to be compassionate. This has made me realised that as technology and science enhances, there is a great potential danger for humans to lose their connection with nature and the living, hence their sense of right and wrong, and would be very likely to later end up committing immoral crimes which they wouldn’t even realise. This is also why I felt very impressed in Cameron’s Avatar, as he intelligently addresses the consequences of science and technology, as a reminder for people of this generation to not commit the same crime as the type seen in the film. The film is a must watch for all ages.
Definitely watch more than once
This movie is excellent both graphics and storyline wise.
This movie has great animations and is the future of graphics, the plot however is lacking and half way in you know how its gonna end but great eye candy.
I can not get over how clear this movie is. Compared with other blu-ray movies I have watched this movie wins by far. The picture quality is so clear you would think its the next thing from blu-ray. The movie case comes in a nice sparkly cardboard cover. I had more enjoyment watching this movie at home in Blu-ray than I did at the cinema. This is one of those movies that have to be purchused in blu-ray. It won't be the same in DVD.
This is now my favorite movie of all time. The graphics are just insane and amazing with blu-ray! I have watched this movie 3 times now on blu-ray and i still love it! It touches base on everything!… love, courage, pride, power, selfishness omg the list could go on! If i could give this movie a 10 star rating i would!.. But i cant… SO 5 STARS IT IS!!! :D
I was bedazzled by the quality and experience I got by watching this movie at home. For my parents who had not watched it before they were slapped in the face by the graphics and quality of the movie and what Blu-ray indeed can offer. If you want a reason to get a Blu-ray payer or PS3, I would recommend the later this movie can be a convincing factor for what HD is capable of on Blu-ray.
To put it simply – this is THE movie to show off the quality of Blu-Ray. If you know someone who isn't sold on the idea of going Hi-Definition, all you need to do is show them this movie. Although personally I thought the plot was a little weak and predictable, the visual fidelity of this movie kinda makes up for this short fall. You can just watch Avatar with your brain switched off and enjoy amazing visuals.
I purchased a PS3 just to watch Avatar on blueray. Loved it at the movies, loved it on bluray, sound incredible, no 3D glasses required. Visually stunning, pump up the sound system, scare the cats,rattle the windows, sit back and enjoy.
The room rocked, depth of colour was amazing, sound was brilliant. Best Blue Ray DVD to date.
Avatar Blu-ray + Full HD TV = Epic!!
I literally haven't felt this way about a movie since my first viewing of the original Star Wars. It's brilliant. You must watch it in a cinema that uses the polarised 3D glasses (eg Hoyts). It's so immersive that you feel saddened to be leaving Pandora when you leave the theatre. Yay, and again YAY!
While the film itself is brilliant to watch, be aware that all the extra's we're accustomed to seeing in DVD & Blu-Ray releases are missing – there are no special features, commentaries or even trailers included in this release, which comes as something of a disappointment, particularly if the you have any interest in the behind the scenes work of the film.
Loved this BR despite the obvious holes in the storyline. The detail and brightness of the Blue Ray HD DVD far outweighs the 3-D cinema experience.
Excellent quality Blu Ray. No compromises there. This film excels in 3d vision though.
This movie is fantastic, Visually spectacular, the dialog is a little naff in bits, but the pacing is excellent, and an all around enjoyable action/sci-fi.
As far at the blu-ray version goes… it is stunning, the quality of the sound and picture is the best I have ever seen, if you have a blu-ray player dont think twice about it. worth every cent.