I have to say that I wasn't impressed with the movie. The CGI looked good, but it looked too shiny, almost like a PS3 game. As for the story, it's nothing I haven't seen before in Dances With Wolves or Pocahontas.
I will not discount your claim but i will dare you to find an original thought in all of humanity in the past 10 years.
Really, going back to theatres nice. But you know with people bumpin yah and stuff and people maken noice ill just watch it at home lol
Yeah the Last Airbender looks really good too.
+1 to "it's worth seeing in 3D". It was filmed as a 3D movie from the beginning, rather than having it pasted in after filming. And it shows.
The depth perception is fluid and continuous, without feeling like "3D for 3D's sake". There was one scene where I flinched, but it was perfectly appropriate to the scene. And it was the only "comin' at ya!" that I remember. There were some other things that seemed closer than the screen, but they weren't for the sake of "in your FACE!", and I felt they enhanced the scenes they were in.
The story is indeed obvious and predictable, as mentioned. But that doesn't make it any less of an enjoyable story. And they did occasionally do something different from what I expected. It is "primitives" vs "civilized", but I wouldn't go so far as to call it "Pocahontas". I think those who do have not actually seen it.
I strongly urge you to see it once on the large screen, in 3D. (I saw it flat screen, not Imax, so I can't comment on the difference there.)
(Also, I usually get a splitting headache from 3D movies. While I did get one from Avatar, it was barely worth an aspirin. Not the pseudo-migraine 3D normally gives me.)
See it at least once on the big screen. It's worth it.