Ya know when I took my mom and a couple of my cousins to the movie, one of them actually compared it to real historical events. In this case, how the Europeans oppressed the Native Americans. Is that a bad thing. Heck no, in fact I find it a very good thing, as the movie reflects real historical aspects of our society and is not some kinda cliche. Sure, the basic premise of Avatar is probably something we're all familiar with, and one we've seen a lot in films and literature, but that doesn't stop it from being a good one. Now add a future setting, a far away planet, Avatars, some awesome Na'Vi biological magic, Banshee's, some bitchin' RDA weapons and AMPsuits, and you got yourself one hell of a ride. In other words, ticket money well spent.
Couldn't have put it better myself. A new experience is exactly what I look for each time I step into a dark movie theater!