So it took me a while to get around to seeing Avatar.  My wife and I happened to want to watch a movie at the theater this weekend.  After reviewing the movies which were playing, I picked Avatar - as it seemed to be the most interesting and intellectual movie available.

The reviews I have heard about the movie were always fairly negative.

Granted I did not know too much about the movie, even after it having been out for several months.  I had not read any teasers nor have I really studied it.   Plus the fact that I do not have a TV and therefore I suppose I missed a lot of television commercials for the movie?

None the less, for me the movie was very well done.   The graphics were mind blowing.  The plot line was pretty decent.  I wouldn't say that the plotline was overly predictable at all times.  There were many twists and turns I did not expect.

The main character was an interesting choice.  I am unsure if he is handicapped in real life, but it really looks like he is.  I think that is amazing, not only to include a handicapped person as a main character, but also to hire a handicapped actor.

I think the military aspect of the movie was very overdone, and almost GI Joe-ish.  You would think in a hundred and fifty years from now we would of learn't better ways to fight then using conventional ammunition...

I am not going to describe the plot line here, as I really do not want to classify it under another film.  It does have a unique plot line, which is similar to a few other films, but unique enough to define itself.

When I went into the movie theater, I thought for sure the movie was going to be bad, from everything people have said.  I came out of the theater refreshingly impressed.  Just goes to show you that you shouldn't take other peoples advice all of the time ;)