I thought it was a fantastic movie on several levels. I got the message, predictable story line or not. Most movies are somewhat predictable for me, I'm rarely surprised by one. (I had Sixth Sense figured out in about 10 minutes and that was supposed to be one of the biggest surprise plots ever.)
The message that we humans are destroying our earth, we Americans enter another country and wreak havoc and yet we call 'them' terrorists, and most of all, that we are all connected to each other and all of nature.
My favorite part was the connection theme - I have had rides on some of my horses where I actually felt that we had a physiological and psychological connection without words or cues. I feel the same when I'm out in nature, mainly alone away from crowds or noises. I actually 'feel' connections to animals and natural 'things' so I truly was fascinated with that aspect.
The computer graphics and visuals were incredible. The best I've seen yet for that type of movie. It reminded me of Jurassic Park when it first came out, to see the dinosaurs like that on the big screen, so alive and realistic was amazing. Predictable plot but none the less awesome to me.
And the amount of people-power needed to produce Avatar was pretty incredible too. So many people had to do their part just right to get this to turn out so great. The result of the James Cameron's genius and the collective effort was near perfection and a hugely expensive movie that will actually made a decent profit.
For me anyway, it was an amazing experience, twice and I'm hoping for one more viewing on the big screen before the run ends. My wife refuses to go for a third time, so I'm going solo if I must!
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King