Incredible experience, amazing visual style, great directing... ...almost covers up the fact that the writing is legitimately B-movie quality. It somehow manages to take an extremely derivative formula that is famous for being condescending and actually makes it more condescending. It relies very heavily on the projection of the audience, and if you want to see what I mean, try replacing the main character with a black guy and see how much the story changes. The source of the effect of the projection is kind of why everyone hates white people. All in all it just wasn't really that good. I know for a fact that if it was all live action, and if James Cameron hadn't spent half of the $500 million budget on marketing, no one would give a shit. Of course, that is kind of a ridiculous statement, I realize, because the visuals are such a huge part of the movie. Which leads me back to my point. I just wish people would quit it with the hyperbole, because it's not really fair to the other good movies that came out this year. James Cameron is a good director, but he didn't create a good film with Avatar, he bought it. I'm not trying to be the douche that goes against the grain, this is just my opinion. No one else here feels the same way at least a little?