I went & saw it it 3D on new years day... A - MA - ZING ! If you have ANY interest in seeing it, SEE IT IN 3D
... DON'T WAIT FOR DVD
By far the most visually stimulating movie I've ever seen.
Of course, there is some controversy about the film, in more than one aspect:
I have never heard of the original film that it seems to so closely resemble, so it's a non-issue to me personally.
POLITICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, ETC...
I definitely noticed the Green and anti-war message, and references in the film to Iraq, Vietnam and the American colonial period to emphasize the fact that humans have a terrible history of entitlement in which we take what we need from nature and indigenous peoples and don't give back. It didn't offend me personally, but it sure made me a little ashamed to think about where we've been and where we're going as a society, especially when the movie was over... we were some of the last people to exit the theater, kicking our way through loads of trash & wasted popcorn & soda, 3D glasses discarded on the floor, (even after a message on the screen recommended placing them into a bin at the exit doors for recycling).
We are wasteful creatures & we take too much for granted without concern for consequences. And the worst part is that because the next generations will learn by example, we're not teaching them to care either, (I'm speaking in generalities here) and when we see examples that reflect our wrongdoings we get all bent out of shape & cry "that's not fair! I'm special! I DESERVE special treatment!" We need a good healthy dose of humility & compassion for our own kind. This movie (IMO) points this out... so, sorry I got all riled up... had to get it off my chest.