I rarely go to the movies when in Australia but since I have been here in New York for the last 3 weeks I have seen 3 movies.
We have seen It's Complicated, Up in the Air and Avatar. (I think that's all, I am not used to seeing so many movies in a short time - and I have seen two live shows.)
I loved Avatar. The story reminded me of several science fiction stories I have read. Authors who come immediately to mind are Alan Dean Foster and C J Cherryh but I am sure that I have read others who have written books about similar issues. The 3D effects and the settings were amazing. It is a long film but you don't really notice it. I have always loved science fiction books more than movies, so I was a little apprehensive about going to the movie but it was well worth it.