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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.
-1 Year ago-

Mike: Dude, I just saw Avatar. I swear to God, that movie changed my life!
Jim: I know! the 3D was awesome and the story made me really care about the enviroment!

-Now-
Mike: Yeah, Avatar was awful.

Jim: Yeah, who cares if it was pretty? The story was completely awful!
Me: Hypocrites.
by wpk914 November 08, 2010
 
1.
A long ass movie that was basically Pocahontas played by Halo characters.
"What did you think of Avatar?"

"It was 3 hours of predictable Pocahontas/Halo garbage."
by Clint Bubbles January 12, 2010
 
2.
One who has power over the 4 elements of life. Water, Earth, Fire, Air/wind.
The avatar has many powers.
by kyoko May 03, 2005
 
3.
An icon which represents a user in a virtual reality/Internet setting, currently attempted with varying success. The term is adopted from Neal Stephenson; another word used for the same concept is Rudy Rucker's term "tuxedo."
First used from an Internet perspective in 1992 in SNOW CRASH, by Neal Stephenson, in one of those self-fulfilling SF prophecies. Stephenson got the name from the Hindu concept of avatars, which are the personification of various deities or entities.
by LarstaiT November 06, 2003
 
4.
A 2009 movie by James Cameron that is basically Pocahontas dipped in blue paint and exposed to enough radiation to make them grow 10 feet tall and ride dragon-birds, space llamas, and listen to the "flying jellyfish".
"Hey have you ever seen Pocahontas?"

"oh you mean Avatar, the movie with that giant blue girl who falls in love with a human and worships trees?"
by The River Wolf February 11, 2010
 
5.
Being environmentally too friendly. Coming from James Cameron's movie "Avatar"
Dude did you just throw that paper in a NON RECYCLING bin?!

WOAH, Avatar chill
by MiggyChan January 26, 2010
 
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1) A small picture beneath a persons username in posts on forums.
2) Some kind of incarnation of a god.
1) user's avatar is a piece of crap.
2) Fear the Avatar of Zeus!
by Anon. October 03, 2003
 
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It's James (Titanic) Cameron's Iliad, a fully rendered CGI world with Star Trek geek-level attention to detail (i.e. language) and robustness layered on a halfway decent story of love and existential morality.
Avatar is a movie
by AppealToReason December 26, 2009