Cameron’s military fetish is present and correct. But, again, we’re reminded of other movies when we were hoping for something truly new and mind-blowing.
Those robotic mecha-suits look a lot like the robotic mecha-suits from The Matrix Reloaded, which is never a good thing.
But we’re sure once all those dragons and helicopters are having a massive scrap in the sky, we’ll be too giddy to notice details like that.
Also, we really like the 2001-style bit where all the colours are flashing.
We assume that's when Jake Sulley's consciousness is floating into his Avatar. Trippy - and lovely.