Almost 15 years and almost $500 million to make, James Cameron’s Avatar is finally out in theaters this weekend and promises to have some of the best 3D ever seen. We find out what the critics thought about it and also about the movie being sent to die this weekend, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: James Cameron
Plot: On the planet Pandora, a conflict between an Earth corporation harvesting minerals and the native Na’vi reaches a boiling point.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 82%
Critic Consensus: “It might be more impressive on a technical level than as a piece of storytelling, but Avatar reaffirms James Cameron’s singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking.”
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Starring: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary Steenburgen, Sam Elliott
Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Plot: A Manhattan couple on the verge of divorce witness a murder and are forced to enter protective custody together in a small town in Wyoming.
RT Freshness: 9%
Critic Consensus: “It gets a certain amount of mileage out of the inherent likability of its stars, but with an unfunny script and a lack of onscreen chemistry, Did You Hear About the Morgans? falls flat.”