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Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
 

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Teen, 13 years old Written bymovielover7271 February 19, 2013
 

Nominated for Best Picture?!?!?:(

It will bore you out of your mind until the end. I found nothing fantastic and exciting except for the closing scene which seemed like it had the most action and the visual effects are INCREDIBLE. The only movie with better ones is Prometheus. Good story and unfortunate language, it all just didn't appeal to me much. Ages 10+
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Kid, 12 years old January 13, 2013
 

A Great Sci Fi Epic

This is the 3rd longest movie i've ever seen. There's lot's of action, and some scary monsters. There's also some language. The main character's a good role model, and the message is to not to destroy the enviroment.
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Parent Written byShugocharafan88 January 7, 2013
 

It's Akanishi Jin's best song yet here's the link: Yellow Gold

This song......i'm addicted to it....... It's called "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors. Also i'm addicted to "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield...... What songs are you addicted to?
Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byLupak January 3, 2013
 

Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Epic! Magnificent! 10 and up! The special effects are great! the green screening is perfect. This is a visual miracle that you won't want to miss! The greatest movie of extincttion
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Kid, 10 years old December 30, 2012
 

what quality you should watch it in.

I loved this film because it is creative but it can get glory and bloody but it is fantastic .The quality i think you should watch it in 3D because it has lots of good effects and you would think it is real and it really work.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byCole9678 December 28, 2012
 

Ava-totes awesome!

Honestly, if it weren't for the language, this movie MIGHT have(i said might, not would have) had a shot at PG. MAYBE. the violence is nothing your typical tween can't handle, although there is this one s3x scene, but all you see is the two people start to get serious, then it goes to the next day. Nothing to really worry about. Other than that, this movie is great! The effects are nuts, and the plotline's not bad either. Not to mention I almost cried in 1 to 2 heartbreaking scenes (that's embarrasing to say since i'm a guy), but I would defininetly recommend watching it if you have 2 hours and 40 minutes on your hands and have nothing else to do.
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Kid, 11 years old December 24, 2012
 

Best Movie

This film is packed with themes, dram and violence and person would want to see this good pg 13 and extraordinary drama sutibale for 9+ and below 9 with adult . AWESOME
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Written byAnonymous December 23, 2012
 

Off 16 & Under iffy for 17 On for 18+

The Blue does not cover Nudity and this film is Not for Kids. This film should be for Adults Only and should be Rated R.
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Teen, 15 years old Written byEvilSteak December 2, 2012
 

Should be fine

Decent bit of violence, small bouts of language. A fun movie, but truly meant to be viewed in theaters in 3D. Still though, you can have fun watching this at home. It's just a good movie. EDIT: There is a make-out scene, where they "mate" or something. Almost the whole thing is implied, don't worry. You're not going to see two star-crossed aliens going at it. Hardly even worth mentioning. It's not a porno. Chill out, guys. Oh, and one woman at the beginning is smoking a cigarette, so if your children see the movie they will probably become drug-crazed killers later in life.
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Adult Written bycritic sense November 5, 2012
 

Recommended Rating: 12+ for sci-fi/action violence, sexual references and mild language

This epic sci-fi/action film presents some battle scenes where people are shot and killed, are impaled by arrows and have explosions. However, the violence itself is quite mild and not bloody. Some scenes may be too intense for young children though, especially the big battle at the end of the movie. There are many long scenes where the aliens show casual, partial nudity. There is an implied sex scene but it's shown off-screen. There are some instances of mild language.
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Teen, 15 years old Written byFreedomSeeker October 20, 2012
 

An amazing movie by James Cameron. Excellent plot and excellent effects- as well as inspiration for thought of the future and the past.

Avatar is a movie that incorporates various themes, ideas and issues together along with a thrilling storyline. It explores such themes of human greed, exploitation of resources, treatment of other cultures, life, and a history that can repeat itself. It alludes to the early colonization of different civilizations and I believe that it is a great movie to think and to explore. Children and teenagers, as well as adults would most likely enjoy this movie- although children younger than 10 would not be able to decipher the theme and the message of the storyline. There are positive messages and positive role models- Jake Sully, in the avatar, fighting for freedom against the hostilities of humans to protect and to preserve Pandora and the Na'vi. Violence is a key to action in this movie- it shows a variety of weaponry, slightly disturbing scenes and people getting wounded- but it does not explicitly show gore. If people know what the violence was for, and understand why it was used in the movie, it would not be a problem. There are slight mentions and allusions to sex-correlated themes in the movie- namely the lack of clothing on the native Na'vi, but people would have to realize that this is merely due to a difference in culture and traditions from the 'human' way of thinking. If some people are offended or disgusted, then they are probably incapable of tolerating/embracing different cultures and civilizations. Children who are watching this movie must be explained that this is due to significant differences between our species and the portrayed native species- and realize that 'their' norms and traditions does not coincide primarily with ours and we cannot 'force' upon 'our' own cultures onto others (which would be the classical case of cultural intolerance). Some children under the age of 10 may or may not fully understand this and may be frightened. The sensual scene between Jake and Neytiri is only subtly presented- most of the children probably would not get too unsettled by this. The movie contains a fair amount of language- however this is crucial in the development of the plot as well. For example, when humans refer to the natives as 'savages,' it could be hinting at the human disregard and lack of respect for the Na'vi civilization. The language used by each character develops their persona and it is crucial in helping the audience understand what they are. The movie has awesome effects- especially the movements portrayed by the Na'vi, facial expressions, and the entire combat scenes and the portrayal of the natural environment. This movie inspires us to think- and it is an original and delightful mix of wonderful plot, history, special effects and characters that is clearly one of the films worth watching before people die. 10/10, thank you for the great movie, James Cameron, and all the people who made this film possible!
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Kid, 10 years old October 4, 2012
 

One of the best movies of all time!

(Please note: This movie is no way connected to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Last Airbender is the movie based on the Nickelodeon series, released by Paramount.) For 13 year olds and (very mature) 12s and 11s, because during one of the fight scenes, my sister got upset. I first watched this, in, like, 2010 or 2011 (when I was 8 or 9), and, so, this movie is basically Dances with Wolves (which I have never, never, ever, watched, due to extreme violence), with aliens. Read: ALIENS. It's about this paraplegic guy named Jake (played by an intriguing Sam Worthington), who takes a trip to Pandora. "We're not in Kansas anymore. We're on Pandora". Pandora's basically a moon planet, forest planet, you know. He is served to fight the aliens. But, when he turns into his Avatar, he ends up on a fantastical journey, especially in 3D. I saw the Extended Edition on Blu-Ray. Also, the DVD. Violence: The violence contains stabbings, fistfights, an intense, intriguing forceback scene, fighting scenes, gun scenes, shooting scenes, and, intense violent scenes. For example: Think Spoiler alert: a brain-poisoning arrow through someone's chest. Non-spoiler alerts: The violence was worth the PG-13. So is the language. Moderate at one point. There is smoking by Dr. Grace Augistine. Animal and creature violence (brief but for some reason, didn't hurt my brain). There also may be some drinking. If you watch the extended version, watch out for the following: A person beating the (snap) out of Jake (at the start). Fairly intense. The sex scene is fairly brief, but, not that bad. The consumerism: Probably confused with the Nickelodeon series. For this, probably: Back-packs. Books. Novelisations. Home Releases. An extended edition. etc. Also, 20th Century Fox. Some startling scenes as well. Other sex includes; the Navi are barely dressed. At all. For that matter. Do also expect Jake as a positive role model (sort of), turning against his league. Positive messages are; Be yourself. Keep true. At least I think so. Thanks for reading! MoviesAreAwesome.
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Kid, 12 years old September 29, 2012
 

The Natives are NAKED!

Great movie, but some sexual things: the Na'vi are practically naked: the women's breasts are almost constantly visible--but keep in mind that these are supertall blue creatures that have a totally different look on clothing. Still, the women could almost be considered naked--where their butts should be can be seen, and their vaginas are visible, but don't really bear a resemblence to human privates.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bygoodreviews101 September 16, 2012
 

Magnificent, epic movie!!! - 4 stars CSM??????

Although this movie has some pretty heavy violence and coarse language, it has very positive messages about doing the right thing. For mature 10 year olds, 11 and up
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Teen, 14 years old Written byCSKY42 August 25, 2012
 

NOT BAD

My two 5 year old cousins watched it with me and at the time i was like 9 they never said they s-word
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Teen, 15 years old Written bymattguy15 August 8, 2012
 

3 hours of awesome

jake stands up agansit the humans to fight for want he wants violence contans shootings expolsions and posionious arrows.jake and an avatar having a quick sex scene the avatars are barley dressed and jake falls in love with an avatar.
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Parent Written byKHTWA July 30, 2012
 

Strong female role models in a sci-fi movie

Excellent special effects and strong female role models. Nice to have strong female roles for our daughter who particularly likes sci-fi movies.
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Kid, 11 years old July 19, 2012
 

Very, very good story, but violent

A very good family movie with a little bit violence. The story of this movie is beautiful.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byanna1999 July 18, 2012
 

really good

The movie was really amazing and had a really great message in the end to save the world. Language is bad, lots of swearing and cursing between characters. The mating scene was disturbing... not for youngsters that part. The blue people wear next to nothing and female genitals are shown when he is taken to their tribe. Violence was biggest problem. Otherwise movie suitable for boys more than girls.
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Kid, 10 years old July 17, 2012
 

Don't bother

Not for anyone it's just crap worst movie ever

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