Avatar is for a younger crowd. Not for old farts like us (laughs). I felt like I was in a video game. It reminded me of what the kids watch on...what are those things? I have one, not a gameboy...the Nintendo light. It was a combo of Star Wars and Alien.
This guy's brother gets killed in Afghanistan. He takes his brother's place as a scientific swat guy. The scientists pay money to go to Avatarland (I don't know the name of the place, I call it Avatarland) to save what they have. When he goes in, he meets a native girl who would normally turn around and kill him but she fell in love. They are very in tune with the earth and trees and animals and bugs, they love everything. Nothing looks like it does here. Everything thing is giant sized. A fly would be gigantic there. Something that looked like a panther was actually a monster, but it helped him at the end. (Am I giving it away?)
Sigourney Weaver is in it - I like her but she looks terrible as an Avatarist. She had braids. When they transform, they keep part of your faces and she looked like a young Sigourney from Alice in Wonderland.
There was a reason why they had this movie. There was a theme: Be good to your mother. It's ll about mother earth. Be good to your mother and she'll be good to you. All the animals had a voice. It was good b/c the animals had a chance to do something.
For special effects, they'll win everything. But 3 hours of special effects was too much. I fell asleep for a few minutes.
I give it about 2 stars. It's worse than Lord of the Rings.