Say hello to one of the biggest cinematic disappointments in years. Director James Cameron, the man behind Titanic and The Terminator, has concocted a big, blue, boring movie that looks great at times, but doesn’t hold together as a story. Sam Worthington plays Jake Sully, a paraplegic soldier who has his DNA fused with an alien being, and is then able to control a hybrid, silly looking being as he slumbers in a special bed. Thanks to an evil commander (Stephen Lang), Sully’s intentions are quite unfriendly at first. But after months of running around in an alien jungle with a dreadlocked spindly blue female creature in a thong, he has second thoughts. Cameron packs a lot of visual pow into his 162-minute movie (some of which you will miss if you don’t view it in 3-D), but the experience becomes exhausting as the story gets more and more predictable, and fails to go anywhere meaningful. The CGI creatures are creepy and goofy-looking, especially in the case of Sigourney Weaver, who plays a scientist who also links up to an alien body. This is easily Cameron’s worst film since Piranha Part Two: The Spawning.
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