Review time again :)

The movie watchers world was split into two last weekend - Those who saw AVATAR and those who couldnt get tickets. Luckily i was in the first group :) YES! Seen tht movie...wwohoooo...that too in 3D...woohoo woohooo. OK. Hype subsided. Now to what the heck was that movie all about.

First thing first. This is one movie where the producer cannot complain where in the world did they spent 2000 crores of his money. Well its not exactly "in the world" its literally out of the world!! As i came out of the theater i wasnt exactly sure whether i liked the movie or not. What was the fuss all about this being the mother of all movie going experience? The story was hardly new. Its the Lawrence of Arabia meet Red Indians (Blue ones rather as per the movie). Little by little it started trickling in. Hey..wait a minute..the entire movie is shot in some alien planet right!! Oh yeah...Then the realisation came. None of them is real!!!! 90% of the movie is graphics and is so goddamn original that you wouldnt even realise.

If there is ever an oscar for best imagination..James Cameroon will win hands down as the worlds best "imaginator"!! But i doubt whether he can be accredited with that title for this movie. Except for the floating mountains, none of them seem new. Flying dragons, the most violent of which can be tamed only by hero (sounds like hippogriff from Harry potter?)..thinking trees (ala Lord of the rings)..Mosquito like helicopters (ala terminator 4)..that jockey stick controlled giant roboman (ala matrix)...even those weird looking animals and trees and those jellyfish like characters..you would've seen them all in Discovery Ocean life series...you can keep listing things down. For that matter this is not the first ever 3D movie also. So whats so special about this 2k Crore movie, which has an age old story, retold to suit the taste of the current generation?

Well..the answers lies exactly there. Its definitely not a brainy movie. But the screenplay is what makes it so endearing. James cameroon must surely be a romantic at heart. Even though he spent money like/on water in TITANIC..more than the ship its the love story which stormed our hearts. Here also its no less. The success of the movie lies in the climax..when the villain commander dies criticising the hero for siding with the aliens, against his own race, humans. The audience, actually clapped!!! There lies the success of Cameroon, the story teller. I couldn't remember the last movie, where humans where shown as villains against aliens and still the movie got appreciated... barring "E.T" maybe.

Unfortunately we got only front row seats..tht too for a 3D movie!! first ten minutes i was trying to catch/hit every single thing which moved on screen..only to be reminded by my roomies that the entire theater can see me as we were in first row :D Who Cares :) i had my tickets worth of fun :) This movie is a visual delight. It has so many things to see in the first few frames itself that, watching everything in one sitting is tough. You have to see it more than a few times to actually enjoy every inch of it. And i am sure it wouldn't disappoint you. But i doubt the DVD sales for this movie..unless they come out with something unique for that also.

To come out of the effect of watching AVATAR..saw VETTAIKARAN on the same evening. It negated the effect of a good movie watch and brought us back to real world. Only USP of a Vijay movie are his watever-i-eat-i-wont-put-weight-physique and dance movements. Both takes a hit in this movie. Puli urumuthu song picturisation was a major disappoitnment. Mathabadi..kathaiya?? apdina...baass..vijay padamnu firstay solitenla..kathaiya kekarenga. Konjam Sivaji..konjam bagavathy..avlo thaan padam. After seeing "Arundhathi" i had some hopes over Anushka. Intha padathula..uhum..terara mathiri terila. Anyways..seekrama Suntvla poduvanga. Apo marakkama TV off panitu ess aidunga.

varta..

Comments

dubukudisciple said…
hello naan paa review potu iruken parkavum
RamMmm said…
Avatar and Vettaikkaaran(!!!). Kelappureenga ponga. Enna oru contrast.

Ippo thaan naan 2012 paathu (theaterla) draft review panni vechchirukkaen. :-) Athula CGI rocksnnu oru conclusion. :-) Avatar (3D) will see maybe early in new year. Looks like these are the mothers of all CGI films that will ever be made from now on.
lostworld said…
I loved Avatar too.. for the experience alone !!! ;-) Story as you rightly said was quite unoriginal.

3D feel was awesome. Yup Cameron is brilliant.. :-) Nice review gils.

I read your reply to my comment. Didn't feel offended, I was only hurt since you said 'Yuck' & hence kept my reply short. But I do understand you said it in light vein. No worries, I didn't mean to be rude either :-) ellam ok! ;-)
TheUncanny said…
ROFL....i liked ur vettaikaran review than avatar
savitha said…
The list is growing now: 2012, ippo Avatar!! :D
Srivats said…
Thats a fantastic review machi, naanum dhaan ezudhareney :)

Especially the way you co relate things from the movie to others and the USP of the movie, james is sure a creative genius. I was thinking of it as a mere computer game and wasnt interested much in that, now ur reivew interests me to see it :)

Vettaikaren last line potta paaru adhu supero super review
Aaarti said…
500 roopai worth ita??? dint read review, cos i wanna watch the movie!!! :D

Aahhh, vettaikaran, after all vijay padam, wot else can u expect.. athe masala... anthe commercial factor.. but his movies are fun to watch, kinda like Jackie chan's movies..ur assured of enuf masala!!! :D
rofl rofl on the second movie review..

Avatar i think is like 2010 in terms of one section totally loving it and one saying its nothing to exactly rave abt
G3 said…
Vazhakkam pola posta padikkalae :P aana scroll panni paatha kadaisila KK voda signaturea suttirukkeengannu mattum theriyudhu :P

//varta.. // - idha dhaan sonnen :P
gils said…
//hello naan paa review potu iruken parkavum//

ekakkoi ekakkakoi...after a laaang time kamenting...yech..saw the review :)
gils said…
//Avatar and Vettaikkaaran(!!!). Kelappureenga ponga. Enna oru contrast.//

actualla vettaikaran is a different avataaram!!! ennanu thaan terila

/Ippo thaan naan 2012 paathu (theaterla) draft review panni vechchirukkaen. :-) Athula CGI rocksnnu oru conclusion. :-) Avatar (3D) will see maybe early in new year. Looks like these are the mothers of all CGI films that will ever be made from now on.//

:) maybe :) but somehow..both didnt impress tht much..intha technology vachu inum bettera panirukalaamnu thonuthu
gils said…
//I loved Avatar too.. for the experience alone !!! ;-) Story as you rightly said was quite unoriginal.

3D feel was awesome. Yup Cameron is brilliant.. :-) Nice review gils.//

:)
gils said…
/ROFL....i liked ur vettaikaran review than avatar//

mara tamizhachinu prooviteeenga :D :D

/The list is growing now: 2012, ippo Avatar!! :D/

athivasi..neenga avatar pakarathukulla naan pandora poitu vanthiruven nenakren :D
gils said…
//Thats a fantastic review machi, naanum dhaan ezudhareney :)//

ithula etho egapatta ulkuthu teriuthay!! :)jk..tx

//I was thinking of it as a mere computer game and wasnt interested much in that, now ur reivew interests me to see it :)//

its nt tht bad..kandipa oruthaba pakalam

//Vettaikaren last line potta paaru adhu supero super review//

hehee..i the ilaya tholapathi pan u c
gils said…
//500 roopai worth ita??? dint read review, cos i wanna watch the movie!!! :D//

hehee..naanga ponathu 100rs ticket :D tanananaaa..aana vetaikaran waas 150!!!


//Aahhh, vettaikaran, after all vijay padam, wot else can u expect.. //

sariaaga koorineergal :D
gils said…
//rofl rofl on the second movie review..

Avatar i think is like 2010 in terms of one section totally loving it and one saying its nothing to exactly rave abt//

hmmmm..athu ela padathukum thaan solvanga..aana this movie u can take thalaivar to see..he wud luv tht 3d if not scared at first :)
gils said…
//Vazhakkam pola posta padikkalae :P aana scroll panni paatha kadaisila KK voda signaturea suttirukkeengannu mattum theriyudhu :P
//

athu vijay pada reviewngarathala nanum rajini style kaapi adichen :D and saga rangey thani..uncomparable :)
kanagu said…
naanum rendu padathayum paathen.. but difference ennana... first eh vettaikaran ah paathathu naala... kavala illama vandhen.. :) :)

Vettaikaran vimarsana thoda last line super.. :)
Vidya said…
Ooooooooooo....I am planning on watching Avatar this Christmas day! I still am not too sure about the movie!
gils said…
@kanagu:

:D rendumay paathacha...avatar ennorla kooda releasinga!! truly worldwide thaan pola :D :D

@viddyy:


pathatukaprumum u wnt be sure :D
//You have to see it more than a few times to actually enjoy every inch of it//

I agree with you boss.

this week end i am planning for the second time :)
:) pathacha?? soooberapppu! padam pidichudha illiya doesnt matter, pathurkanum avlo thaan! enna naan solradhu? ;)
ahaaa gils.. iniku thaan oru vishayam gavanikaren engayo poitinga neenga... enna connection idhu!!!
hey btw, naan subscribe panirka blogsla pudhu post potta enaku email varanum.. adhuku enna pannanum nu bloggerla theda enaku time illa(!!), ungluku therinja apdika oru comment thatti vudunga sami... am missing some important vambu thumbu cos i dont log in to blogger that often! :(
gils said…
//
this week end i am planning for the second time :)//

sooooober...me 2 me 2 :D

// padam pidichudha illiya doesnt matter, pathurkanum avlo thaan! enna naan solradhu? ;)//

porks pechuku marupechu ethu :D
gils said…
//iniku thaan oru vishayam gavanikaren engayo poitinga neenga... enna connection idhu!!!//

??? huh

// naan subscribe panirka blogsla pudhu post potta enaku email varanum.. adhuku enna pannanum nu bloggerla theda enaku time illa(!!), ungluku therinja apdika oru comment thatti vudunga sami... am missing some important vambu thumbu cos i dont log in to blogger that often! :(//

apdilaam option irukuma!!! therila...thedi paakren :)
gils said…
hey pikaaali :D enga poita thideernu :)
Annam said…
hey pikaaali :D
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unnai adikirathuku 4 pera kootitu vara poi irunthen...auto charge kuduthurula
Annam said…
haya me the 30:P
Annam said…
dam dam damakku...dishal......unnai straight vanthu adika thaan mudiyala atleast ippidiyavathu:P
Annam said…
chennaila puyal karaiya kadakuthamey giller oru velai kaladi vachuttaaro :)

happy holidays
gils said…
//unnai adikirathuku 4 pera kootitu vara poi irunthen...auto charge kuduthurula//

:D :D romba kammia irukay
:D :D

//dam dam damakku...dishal......unnai straight vanthu adika thaan mudiyala atleast ippidiyavathu:P//

heheheee...pikaaaliku kolantha manasu
gils said…
//chennaila puyal karaiya kadakuthamey giller oru velai kaladi vachuttaaro :)

happy holidays//

naat yet...pongal release :D
Karthik Lollu said…
Unakku la Policekaaran pathaadu da... vera Vera vera vettakaaran thaan da venum 8)

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