This is the movie everyone was talking about recently, from its fictional world Pandora and the local natives and wildlife, to the computer graphics used. Avatar promised to be one the main blockbuster of 2009.

I wanted to watch the show in 3D as i felt it would bring out the best in the graphics. Got into the Plaza Sing GV theater which was using the XpanD system (the other two are RealD and Dolby 3D) that requires viewers to put on a heavy set of glasses. They are not uncomfortable but nonetheless made one conscious that something is weighing on the nose bridge. But i feel, as someone who doesn’t wear specs, the glasses are still bearable.

Storyline: 4/5

I like plots in which human are the villains overcome with greed and evil. This sets the show apart from the other run-of-the-mill shows. The Pandora world captured in the show is also interestingly unique.

Halfway into the show, I start to feel the difference when scenes switched from the cold offices in the human compounds to the wild of Pandora. The mood switch is noticeable but may not be wholly intended.

Entertainment: 5/5

Maybe it was the 3D effects, or the CGI used, it was hugely entertaining to watch Na’vis in their homelands, the flora and fauna of Pandora.

Cast: 3/5

The good story, coupled with superb CGI can still make a great movie without A-list actors.

Pace & Flow: 4/5

I didn’t feel the 160 min of this show. Events come and pass fast without much noticeable draggy stuffs.

Avatar is definitely one of the must watch movies from 2009.