Revisiting this after its original cinema release - still one of only 3 or 4 films where the 3D actually worked in the film's favour - it's hard to see why it has become something of a joke. Yes, the story is derivative - hi, have you met Hollywood? - but the sheer technical wizardry used to tell that derivative story is astonishing: to so casually dismiss such an obvious work of passion is to misunderstand cinema.
Forever famous for giving us James Cameron's CGI version of "Pocahontas". There are few directors that manage to combine action, technology and gorgeous cinematography better than James Cameron, but the old story about the clash between the new and old don't have much more original to it, but we did get to see interracial alien sex for once and some unique alien designs.
Watch the extended version. It doesn't get justified by the theatrical version at all. It shapes the characters more, and we get to see how earth really is in the future. Had the extended version actually be the theatrical version, this movie maybe could've swept those Oscars.
Entièrement tournée en relief, avec un nouveau procédé bien plus performant que les expérimentations précédentes, cette oeuvre classique dans son contenu scénaristique, véhiculant une histoire fort plaisante à l'explicite message écolo-pacifique, se pose comme un vrai ravissement visuel, entraînant de par l'universalité de son propos harmonieux, une franche et massive adéquation. www.cinefiches.com