Yet, is it all that? Or is it just a bunch of hype and fluff?
Knowing that you, the reader, would be asking those questions (hmm…assuming that you haven’t seen it….which is probably a mistake seeing how almost everyone in the country as seen it…well, at least all those with funds) – I decided to check out Avatar and see what deal was.
Hmm….ok….the little brightly colored avatar on my shoulder is tell me to confuse the true reason I went to the movies… I WANTED to – and it was a chance to hang out with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend. There! You happy? Now I just eliminated my last two readers! Sigh. 😕
I will now write my review to all the ones and zeros still out there…way out there….way out there, like me…..way out there….
Note to self – auto pilot only works on planes – and then you still need a timer or you will over fly your bomb drop landing destination.
Avatar was awesome!
The scenery and graphics of the movie was amazing – it really was an epic story set on a beautiful planet with some crazy animals and trees. Granted, I wasn’t quite sold on the whole 3D thing…it was good…but I’m not sure if it was worth the extra cash… 😕
The story it self was also really good. Yes, it wasn’t a “new” story in that it retold a story that has been told many times before by different people in different ways. Yet, it is a good story – worth being retold. Especially since, we humans can’t seem to get the point!
Without giving the movie away, Avatar is a story about looking beyond one’s culture and worldview and seeing what the world looks like from another advantage point.
It is a story about unstopped consumerism that drives a market-machine to harvest raw-material at any cost.
It is a story about love and finding a new life after an old one was taken away.
It is a story about friendship and fighting for the greater good against uncountable odds.
It is a story about different cultures and priorities.
It is a story about relationship between humanity and the world around us.
It is a story of life.
And, hopefully, it is a story that will make you think about those who are different then you – which will, hopefully, modify your behavior.
Yet…I am sure that most people will miss these stories and just see another cool action/drama film with pretty graphics. They will laugh and rejoice with the characters and then go home and forget about it.
Then one day, someone else will make a movie and we will scream and yell – saying that that movie was already made with Avatar.
Oh well. Such is life.