I will rain 3-D down on you like Colonel Quaritch dropping bombs on Hometree.
James Cameron knows how to make movies. Aliens, Terminator (and T2), even True Lies — these are flicks we will stop doing whatever it is we’re doing and watch if we flip past them on a Sunday afternoon.
Avatar is not such a film. We will probably never watch it again. And yet we absolutely do not regret seeing it once.
That said, we would advise you to see it if and only if you’re willing to plunk down the extra change required for a 3-D and/or IMAX experience. Otherwise, go rent some combination of the following movies — Aliens (get Terminator and Titanic while you’re at it), FernGully, Pocahontas, Dances With Wolves, The New World, Apocalypto and Surrogates — then imagine genetically enhanced members of the Blue Man Group in place of the regular actors. You’ll have pretty much the same experience.
James Cameron: No other filmmaker today will make you temporarily forget you’re watching ten foot tall cat people embrace inner peace by resorting to vengeful and bloodthirsty tribal warfare. We guess he’ll be happy with that on his tombstone.