After 3 weeks of waiting to get the tickets on the day of the show, we finally booked the tickets in advance last week and managed to see the movie at Bob-Bullock IMAX theater. The movie is very well done, kudos to James Cameron and the team. Kudos to the actors also, for each of them have performed really well, I came out of the movie truly hating the head of security and the corporate guy and at the same time loving the simple life of Na'vi people. The movie truly transported us to a new world.
The movie plot is not ingenious but the execution is really wonderful. The story is about the planet Pandora where a mining company is in the process of destroying the planet and everything the natives believe in, all the name of quarterly profits. The hero in the interest of getting his real legs back volunteers to enter the world of Na'vi (inhabitants of planet pandora) and slowly learns their ways and starts respecting their simple way of life. He gets transformed so much that in the end he leads the natives in a war against his own people and for a change the natives win (happy ending, which was wonderful).
The movie reminded me of the story of American Indians and for that matter my own country India but with one difference, The Na'vi people are more selfless and placed their society and way of life more than self. I don't want to reveal any more.
Now to the IMAX experience, this was my first IMAX commercial movie and it was worth every single penny. It is tough to describe in words the experience other than saying it was a big screen and seats are elevated. A combination of Avatar-3D and IMAX is worth the extra cost and effort. I recommend everyone to watch the movie in IMAX if you have a chance.