First Avatar review crashes Web site

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

James Cameron's new 3-D movie is big. So big it broke The Hollywood Reporter's Web site when the magazine posted the first review of Avatar.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the crash came after The Drudge Report picked up THR's (evidently) positive review, sending the curious into a feeding frenzy. We say evidently because, as of this writing, the page still refuses to load.

Avatar premiered in the U.K. on Thursday, though critics and reviewers alike had to sign nondisclosure agreements not to post their thoughts until Monday. But the general consensus seems to be that Avatar doesn't disappoint.

UPDATE: The embargo has since been lifted, so check back later today for our own Avatar review.