Well, I finally was able to get to see Avatar last night in IMAX 3-D and was quite impressed. Yes, the story itself is quite predictable and cookie-cutter as is who dies and who doesn’t and who wins and who loses but the special effects are great. I certainly felt it was worth going to see it in a good theatre. It is much more violent than I had expected but worth seeing. I would be quite surprised if there were no Oscars won. I suppose it does make you think about imperialistic governments who want to squash other cultures for monetary gain and hits quite close to home for much of what we have witnessed throughout history.