A marine in the year 2154 is given the opportunity to mentally pilot a mixed DNA alien/human body on the moon, Pandora, in order to make friendly with it's native inhabitants, but his initial objectives come into question when he meets the tribes princess, Neytiri. This is the first film James Cameron has written and directed since Titanic(1997) and he doesn't disappoint. Far from it actually, he managed to create an entire alien world full of wondrous life, both plant and animal. After developing new ways to capture the movements of actors faces, the animated intelligent lifeforms called Na'vi, are brought to life with more realism than any computer animated character before. Not only is the animation exceptional, but a new way of shooting 3D, developed by James Cameron and Vincent Pace, was used to shoot this film. The 3D creates an immersive experience, but it does so like no film before it, and must be experienced first hand to understand. The story is relevant to our planet today and the characters are easy to relate to. I thought the acting was enjoyable overall, with Zoe Saldana's performance extending through her digital character very convincingly. This is a landmark for film making, and will take audiences breath away with the beauty of the universe you're transported to, and the lives who inhabit it.
I watched it in IMAX 15/70 3D, and noticed very
minimal ghosting. The detail was unbelievable and there were no edge enhancement artifacts whatsoever. One of the managers asked me to go check out a few minutes of the RealD 3D presentation after the IMAX showing was finished, and tell him what I thought. Lucky me since they had a problem with the last few minutes of the RealD going blank before it ended
The RealD 2K 3D had a more stable image, but much lower light level and far lower detail. Between the two, I'd choose IMAX 15/70mm 3D. Can't wait to exerience it again.