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What, exactly, can I say about Avatar that hasn’t been already said?  So I’ll keep it short.

What I loved: “Feast for the eyes” doesn’t even cover the visual splendour.  The fictional world of Pandora is, alone, worth the price of re-admission.

What I really didn’t care for: If this movie really took 12 years to conceive, you’d think they’d have spent more time on the script.  And since James Cameron gets sole screenwriting credit, I know exactly who to blame.

What I can’t decide on: 3D.  I think I should have seen it on IMAX, but I found it underwhelming.  Then again, maybe it’s just a sign that is was effortlessly and seamlessly integrated into my movie-watching experience. 

What I suggest: Forget the terrible screenplay, and just see the movie.

– Jean AAR