James Cameron's Avatar is way cooler than the one you use online.

Complex caught a 3-D IMAX screening of James Cameron's Avatar last night to see what December/January cover girl Zoe Saldana was so excited about, and well, this is an event you don't want to miss. Not a movie, mind you, but an event. It was shot specifically to change the way you view 3-D on the big screen, and to see it in any other format would cheat yourself out of all the fun. Our first thought after watching was, Wow, this is gonna make its massive $230 million-plus budget back, plus some. And it deserves to. Check out 5 reasons we encourage you to see Avatar...

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NOT EVEN PORN STARS TAKES 3-D THIS DEEP
• Cameron's special 3-D camera is a technological advancement that has all the big directors' shorts sticky, but what makes it even better is that he doesn't rely on cheap tricks—like, say, a random bag of dicks flying towards you in outer space—to alert you that, YOU'RE WATCHING THIS FILM IN 3-MUTHAFUCKIN'-D!" Far subtler things, like embers from brush fires floating towards you, will make you squint and marvel. Seriously, if we wanted a bag of dicks flying at our faces, we'd be heading to a different kind of theater entirely.

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD
• Cameron put a lot of thought into the planet of Pandora, working with actual scientific experts to create original animal and plant life, as well as Na'vi culture, which includes everything from dress, language, and song to history and legends. Sure, you'll recognize some respectful nods to Native American and African tribes, and maybe even catch some ecological inspirations, but unlike George Lucas', the fantasy world isn't just a ripoff of Earth filled with crude racial and ethnic stereotypes. Weesa-eesa-word to that bumbaclaat fassy bwoy Jar Jar Binks.

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GOOD GREAT BAD GUYS
• We admit that the greed and blood lust of the majority of humans is a bit extra, but that doesn't prevent us from loving corporate monkey Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi) and scarred security head and mass murderer Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang). See, Al Gore, you can make us hate evildoers killing the planet without boring the shit out of people.

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HALF-NAKED BLUE CHICKS
• Giant blue balls don't do much for us (sorry, Dr. Manhattan). Giant blue twos on the other hand... Even with nipple-covering necklaces, we're pretty sure we saw the occasional carefully placed nip. We'd expect nothing less from our undersexed homies in the computer graphics department.

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INTERSPECIES SEX
• Yes, friends, there is a smash scene! And it's kinda kinky when you consider that the male Avatar, or "Dreamwalker," is not a Na'vi but a genetically engineered half-human, half-Na'vi vessel filled by a crippled Marine. So while it looks like some normal guy-girl alien sex, it's actually way freakier, but without the awkwardness of a tiny six-foot-tall man flailing around in a nine-foot-tall Na'vi woman's pothole.

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