Wow, I feel like I have watched a movie from the future. Not just a film set in the future, but a movie FROM the future. I don’t want to over state things, but after seeing this film, I know that movies will never be the same again. I saw this movie in IMAX 3D, and it was a visual experience unlike anything I have ever experienced before. Visually the movie was absolutely amazing. It is beautiful, it is mind blowing, it is the sort of movie that only James Cameron could make.
From a story point of view it is not exactly original. Thematically I felt like I had seen a lot of it before in both “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Dances with Wolves”, both entirely excellent films. Now imagine those films set in the future, with amazing special effects, in 3D and with some awesome kick ass action scenes – that should hopefully give you an idea of how good this film is.
It is a long film, over three hours long – but it tells such a grand, epic story, you couldn’t do the movie justice being any shorter. Cameron creates a world so wonderous, so beautiful, you are never bored, and you are always amazed.
Would I be gushing so much if I hadn’t seen it in glorious IMAX 3D? Not sure, I’ll tell you when I go see it again, probably for the fourth or fifth time, after seeing it another two more times in IMAX.
The future is now, and god damn it’s beautiful. Five stars.