Released in 2009, this sci-fi epic was heralded at the time as a marvel of film making, and even though the story is admittadly average, the special effects and immersion of the 3D more than made up for it. The film was nominated for many awards, including the Best Picture, Best DIrector and technical Oscars. It sweeped all the technical Oscars, but lost to The Hurt Locker
in both of the above categories.
It's been about a year, and all the people who said that Avatar was the best movie of all time and that it changed their lives have gone back on their statements, choosing to bash the film's mediocre story. Why is this? Probably because of the deluge of 3D
films, like Clash of the Titans
and The Last Airbender
. However, if you go back and watch the film (3D or not) it's still as entertaining as ever.