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There’s not much to say in this conversation that hasn’t already been said by the film critics out there. I’ll add my name to the list of fans, but I won’t go so far as to say it’s one of the best films of the year. Easily one of the greatest technical achievements in this year’s crop of film releases, but as far as plot, characters, and script are concerned, there’s not much for you. What a world, what an imagination, and what a thrilling ride (especially the last 60 minutes). The sequence of events is entirely predictable, and the characters are straight out of an archetype handbook, but the emotional push behind Avatar is why you need to see it for yourself. And see it, you must. The 3-D aspect of Avatar is not a gimmick. It almost feels unfair to use the term, “3-D,” because what Avatar radiates is something much more advanced and revolutionary. Think of it as the first 3-D movie where the experience was heightened, rather than distracted, which was occasionally the case with some of this year’s 3-D animated releases. I can’t recall another 3-D experience when I was able to forget the clunky glasses on my face. If for only that reason, Avatar is something quite new.

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