(This review may contain spoilers).
I think this movie is one that truly gives viewers a chance to see the two different worlds. Jake Sully is a likable character; one whose motivations I could understand and get behind. Plus, despite being a Marine, I enjoyed seeing his almost childlike joy in experiencing the new world.
The movie itself was very visually appealing. The whole planet of Pandora was beautiful and there were a lot of different types of flora and fauna. It was disappointing not to see more of the Na’vi culture, but what I did see was very interesting. Plus, I thought it was cool how everything on the planet was connected together.
Although there was some motivation provided for the bad guys, I was disappointed that they just came across as bad people, with little to no redeeming qualities. It was really good to see Grace’s relationship with the Na’vi people and the fact that she really cared about them, rather than only getting samples and building her knowledge base.
I liked Norm and him, along with Trudy, is a character I would have liked to see more of. I liked Trudy especially because she was a strong character who did what she thought was right.
I thought that the idea of the Na’vi being able to bond with the animals on Pandora came across really well. There were some really amazing scenes where Jake and Neytiri fly and I think those were really nicely made.
I thought that the romance came across really well, as did the conflicts that arose between Jake and Neytiri. The film did an excellent job of showing how Jake felt more at home on Pandora, in my opinion.
I thought the music in this movie was really beautiful and did a really good job of setting the scene. There was quite a bit of action in this… but also many scenes that were quite emotional.
Apparently, there may be at least one sequel in the planning. I’d personally like to see more of the world of Pandora… and more of the characters and their struggles, too.
This movie was very visually appealing with quite a few good actors and it’s one I personally enjoy. If you like science fiction with hints of fantasy… give this a try.