December 19th, 2009

New Tilley Hat

Avatar: Robert Heinlein meets Anne McCaffrey -- a review w/spoilers

Avatar is a movie people will like for many of the wrong reasons, and dislike for the wrong reasons. It's a tremendous achievement, one where the strengths overshadow the weaknesses. Having said that, I'm going to harp on the weaknesses, which means major SPOILERS under the cut.
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I think Avatar is a good movie, one any sf fan should see eventually. The advances in technology work okay but feel like a work in progress. And be aware that it is NOT a kiddie flick. Despite its PG-13 rating, it's very violent and bloody.