First of all, I have seen only the 2D version of the movie, in the movie theatre. Second, this is my first official review in Listal, so bear with me.
Avatar is annoyingly controversial movie. When I went to movies I had very low expectations. I'm a fan of Star Wars and I was expecting something like the new episodes: a blast of visual effects. And I got it and it was so extreme. The world took me in and I fell in love with Pandora.
They say the plot is not original at all. In the movie theater I didn't see that so called unoriginality at all, for some reason. Maybe it was because of the athmosphere it created. Maybe because the movie was good indeed. Pocahontas my ass! Even if Avatar is so called "rip off" or a copy from other movies, it still beats the hell out of all those where Avatar is supposingly a copy! But I did not see it. I only saw a new wonderful world with new creatures, robots, technology, love, and athmosphere.
I have seen thousands and thousands of movies and I have to say Avatar one of the best. No doubt they made it for ten years, it shows! The reason I love this movie is because it's visually stunning, the acting is great, it has my favourite actors, the scifi value is magnificent, and it got me emotionally and took me to its undescribably athmosphere. Highly recommended!