Avatar the Movie - My Review of the 2 Billion US Dollar Blockbuster
I’ve finally seen the movie myself and what did I think – it was jaw-droppingly amazing. Was it perfect – no it wasn’t, parts of the movie were a little blurred and the plot was a little predictable but these flaws did not detract from my enjoyment at all. I saw the movie in 3D and I can’t stress strongly enough the need to see this movie in 3D as it is the CGI (computer generated imagery) which puts this movie in a league all by itself. I was spellbound by the imagery and believe that a simplistic story line helped with this. I didn’t have to waste any grey matter thinking about complicated twists and turns in the plot and I could concentrate on the visionary experience.
Whilst the box office takings of “Avatar” may not have started that well by comparison to other blockbusters it is the continuing strength of the takings in the period immediately after release that has lead to its “Titanic”-surpassing success as “Avatar” has become the top grossing movie of all time and it has now broken the 2 billion US$ milestone and obtained nine Oscar nominations.
This of course means that Cameron is in the enviable and possibly unassailable situation of being the Director of the two highest grossing films ever and as he has advised that he has a “a trilogy-scaled arc of story right now” it does seem possible that he might end up with positions one, two, three and four!.
The good thing is that the next two films should not be such a long time in the making as they won’t need to take the nine to ten months it takes to perfect the computer generated imagery and get the facial musculature working for each character as this has already been done for the two main characters “Jake” and “Neytiri” who are both signed up for any sequels. They’ve also already got the sets of “Pandora” in which the movies can be shot and they’ve also got the experience of working with the technology.
I deliberately avoided detailed reviews of the movie as I didn’t want to risk anything spoiling my enjoyment of the movie but I knew the basic story line from watching the previews. Although I’ve said the storyline was a little predictable and simplistic this doesn’t mean that there was no substance to it and there is a message to take from the movie if you want to see one. The message you will see will depend upon your own view of our world. It could be a simple good overcoming evil message; it could be the immorality of the attempted repression of an indigenous people or of the overriding march of a large corporation in search of profits for its shareholders at any cost and others may liken the destruction of Pandora to the rainforests.
I am planning on putting together my own detailed review of the storyline for those who can’t perhaps you might like to read the following hubs.
- Avatar: Summary and Analysis
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- Avatar and American Politics: I See You
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