How have audiences responded and reacted to the film?
Generally, Avatar recieved pretty positive reviews from the majority of its critics - 82% of 241 professional critics gave Avatar positive feedback.
Many of the reviews stated that thanks to the 3D effects and CGI, the film was definitely worth watching - many of these reviews barely refer to the storyline itself, making Avatar seem more like an artistic movie rather than anything else:
However, as with any movie, there were also some more negative reviews criticising the storyline of the movie and whether or not it really was as 'deep and meaningful' as it could've, or rather should've been:
As well as reviews, Avatar has recieved a number of awards and nominations. The film recieved nine nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards of the Broadcast Films Critics' Association including 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director'. As expected from a film like Avatar, it has also been nominated for awards praising its special effects including an award for 'Best Visual Effects,' which it also won. The Austin Film Critics Association placed the movie in its 'Top 10' films of the year as well as many other Critics Associations. The London C.A nominated the film as 'Film of the Year' and 'Director of the Year'. The film is even considered to be a possible winner for for 'Best Picture' at the 82nd Acadamy Awards due to its strong box office figures and its apparant successful screening that was held for the Acadamy members.
Audiences also expressed their views on Avatar using the internet. An example of this is via Twitter:
Facebook users were also able to write on the official fan page for Avatar wall:
All of these sources show that on the whole, audiences have responded extremely postively towards the movie - everybody who watched it seemed to agree that the visual effects were stunning, proving that the fact that the movie was in 3D and included loads of special effects helped it to make more money.