I heard about those blue creatures called Na'vi and their planet Pandora even before I saw the movie. That's a shocker! It was impossible not to hear about it, 'cause everybody was talking about it and I was sure it would be the next Lord of the Rings (the most epic movie of all times, IMO). I was wrong...
So, what's the story? American army finds something very valuable on someone else's territory and they want to have it (money makes the world go round even in outer space). No, that valuable thing is not oil and this movie isn't placed in Afganistan. That would be ridiculos. I mean, who would be on the Afganistan's side, right? *wink wink*
Think of it like this: (Afganistan) people follow the little fat rabbit, fall into a hole and find themselves in wonderland called planet Pandora. They're blue here and they have modified dogs, horses, rhinocerous and dinosaur birds (cause let's face it... it still a cretaceous period there). *2nd wink wink* Still, I think the Americans are trying to fool us. The scenery looks a lot like Las Vegas when the night comes. Did they build a second Vegas in the jungle? *scratches head*
Anyway. It doesn't matter where the story takes place. We all love those rainbow warriors (?) with funky ear piercings and their abnormal connection with the nature, don't we? Their way of connecting with nature is a bit too literal for me and I wanted to call ASPCA when they assaulted all those innocent horses and birds... But then I realized: it's important to be in connection with yourself. Let's face it. Their connecting ''tool'' is quite far from their body and could easily be chopped of. That means no more connection... wireless maybe... Oh, I strayed.
I don't really care where they got the inspiration for the Na'vi and Pandora. Whether it's Las Vegas, Tarzan, native americans or 300. Cause: ''This is Spartaaaaaaaaaaaa!'' Oh, sorry. I meant to say: ''This is our land!'' And they have the right to fight for it. And rape an animal or two while doing it.
It's all OK. Not really original, but OK. I was more disappointed with their choice of actresses. It seems like nothing can happen in outer space if Sigourney Weaver isn't there. But then again: she is part alien, right? And Michelle Rodriguez. Was that chick born in a military uniform? Geez!
I didn't hate the movie. It's OK. But that's it, nothing more. I think it had a little to many of those flying scenes in it and I'd probably be bored with those scenes even if I saw this movie in 3D.
Three movie clip boards are more than enough, don't you think? :)
Lord of the Rings still rocks my boat. Go, Frodo!
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