Avatar

Avatar-Teaser-PosterReleased in mid-Dec, Avatar rocked the box-office – becoming the second highest-grossing film of all time worldwide as well as the top 2009 movie. All within a few short weeks.

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.

0 thoughts on “Avatar”

  1. I haven’t seen the movie. I want to, but can’t right now. I haven’t heard a single person say that they didn’t enjoy it on some level…and many people have said that they didn’t want to see it, were dragged to it, and loved it.

  2. Thanks for the review, still haven’t made it out to see it yet!

    BTW, why don’t you have a subscribe button your blog, so we get notified when you write a new post?

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