A couple of months ago I went to a movie about a trip to a moon far, far away called Pandora, the depletion of that planets natural resources and a race of elongated Smurfs called the Na’vi and their pantheistic relationship with their “mother goddess” Eywa. The story is basically just a piece of environmentalist, liberal, new-age propaganda disguised with beautiful visuals. But speaking of beautiful visuals, AVATar provided the best movie viewing experience. Seeing it in IMAX 3D was just like taking a trip to Pandora. It is absolutely the next step in visual effects just like Star Wars and Jurassic Park.
Overall I say that AVATar even with all of it’s shortcomings was definitely worth the $13 to see it in IMAX if not for anything other than the 3D theme park ride aspect of it.