Avatar the Movie - a long time in the making
So good you’ll have to see it four times or at least that’s the theory Sigourney Weaver has. She believes you’ll go for the first time just because you’re curious and for the second time you’ll go just to make sure you actually saw what you thought you saw. The third time you go is just to enjoy the film now that you know what is going on and you then come back for the fourth time because you miss being there. You have to take this with a degree of skepticism as she does of course play the part of botanist Dr Grace Augustine in the movie, so she does have a vested interest in the movie being a success. However the early reviews from the advance screenings and since the release on 18 December 2009 appear to support Weaver’s contentions.
The movie is written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron who has an enviable track record of successful movies leading up to this release. His last movie “Titanic” which was released in 1997 held the record as the highest grossing film prior to the release of "Avatar".
There is no doubt about the fact that “Avatar” has been a long time coming, as the intended release date has been put back several times and several years. It seems that Cameron has had to wait for the technology to advance before it was able to deliver to his exacting needs and expectations for this movie.
Whilst takings for the first weekend were only 77 million US dollars and were well below those of many other blockbusters, "Avatar" has managed to build its takings and it very quickly passed the one billion US dollar mark putting it into a select group of only five films who have reached this milestone. These films are "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", "The Dark Knight" and "Titanic".The success of the movie has continued to gain momentum as the film gained awards for best drama and best director at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on 17 January 2010. It was certainly a case of history repeating itself as Cameron's "Titanic" gained exactly the same awards when it was released and then on Tuesday 26 January 2010 the movie officially achieved the record of the top-grossing movie of all-time overtaking "Titanic" What makes this record breaking event so spectacular is that it has taken "Avatar" just 39 days to reach what "Titanic" took 41 weeks to do. This now means that Cameron has the first and second placed blockbusters of all times and now has to decide where to go from here!
I've now been to see the movie and consider it to be "jaw droppingly amazing". If that is not enough to make you decide to see the movie I've also included links to two reviews at www.cinematical.com. The first link is to a review by Peter Hall http://www.cinematical.com/2009/12/17/avatar-review/ and the second is a link to a review by Todd Gilchrist http://www.cinematical.com/2009/12/11/avatar-review/
I've also provided a YouTube video of the trailer for the movie and a link to the official site for the movie http://www.avatarmovie.com/
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