Good movie, but haven't I seen it somewhere before....?
One of the review quotes on the box states that it's a movie like no other. I wouldn't agree with that entirely, but it seems that I might be the only person in the world to have noticed! Maybe I have a strange, warped mind but as I watched Avatar I couldn't help thinking how alike the story was to that of Disney's Pocahontas! Travelling to another world (country) with intent to claim the land and rid the place of so-called 'savages', who turn out to be a peaceful people who love their planet (country) and are 'at one with nature'. Then one of the invaders breaks from the group and joins the peace loving poulation and learns their ways, defending them in the final battle. All very similar.... No jolly songs in this one though and the running time is at least twice as long! The running time, however is my only sticking point with this movie. The action, the story and the effects are fantastic - though losing quite a lot without the benefit of a huge 3D cinema experience - but I'm sure it could have been at least half an hour shorter. So make sure you're sitting very comfortably before you start watching and enjoy! You won't be sitting much longer once the movie is over as the extra features on the disc are non-existant.