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Home News Avatar's Early Review - "Vomit Inducing"
Avatar's Early Review - "Vomit Inducing" Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Thursday, 26 November 2009 20:00

As the world waits for James Cameron's epic labour of three-dimensional love, the vote's in, at least for one critic. Published on, the review from a "real live entertainment worker" of Avatar is far from positive. In fact, it describes it as "vomit inducing".

The guy, who remains anonymous, has seen a fairly large glimpse of the film and isn't impressed. Taking Cameron's titan of cinema to pieces, his review points out that "the story/acting/tone are alienating and weird", before going on to explain his main issue with the film: "The problem is with cutting in between 3D focal points and perspective - the mind cannot adjust to it without a buffer - thus, Avatar is literally vomit inducing."

Harsh words for the Fox release, which is mounting the kind of hype that rivals low-budget phenomenon Paranormal Activity. Now I'm not a hugely convinced Avatar fan, as you know. It looks moderately impressive, but I'm worried by what looks like a terrible love story and cliched dialogue. With a slew of trailers gradually being released, some fears are allayed, others made worse. But the studio are clearly out to eradicate all doubts with their latest concoction: the world's first interactive trailer.

Containing links to feeds from Twitter and Facebook, it jazzes up their theatrical teaser with profiles, cast comments and other things multimedia. It'll certainly give you all the Avatar fixes you need. Whether you're impressed by it or not is another matter. All we know for now is that for one person, it's not a pretty sight. His review concludes: "There are very beautiful moments, with great editing/sound/art direction, but overall it's a horrible piece of shit."

Avatar is released on Friday 18th December. Read on for a glimpse of the interactive trailer.





Comments (2)
1 Friday, 27 November 2009 16:29
I like how one early review draws comparisons with Fern Gully, that incredible Tim Curry vehicle. But surely not the basis for a blow-the-budget action epic.
2 Friday, 11 December 2009 04:15
Man oh man does that review sound like sour grapes. I wouldn't buy a single word that guy has written. I've seen MANY other reviews online and they all call the film, at the least, a most entertaining experience... the reviews go from Good to Excellent, but not like this joker's POV. I think this guy has an axe to grind and wouldn't believe anything. I mean, C'mon - "vomit inducing..."? That's pure idiocy. Either that, or the person has a constitution like a marshmellow. I rate his review on a scale of 1 to 10 as: PURE BS

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