cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make and has some new
Writer/director James Cameron has created
another world, the planet of Pandora, which has nine-foot-tall
blue people with long tails and an assortment of creatures --
plants, trees, insects -- like you've never seen before.
Wear your 3-D glasses for sure -- everything
is mysterious and makes the whole landscape come alive around
They set the bar high on this one, and
it's going to be hard to top for quite some time.
It's Matrix meets Star Wars with some gigantic
smurfs thrown in -- with a predictable storyline surrounded by
a marvelous planet full of strange plants, animals, and blue
A corporation is more interested in mining
a rare element than protecting its native species.
Whether it be about genocide, ecology,
or every indigenous people mankind has ever wronged, Avatar
makes its point and then some.
Mind-blowing special effects and romance
combine to make this another blockbuster.
Romance? Sure, it wouldn't be a James Cameron
film if it didn't have a preposterous romantic side story.
James Cameron is one of Hollywood's most
bold, daring, and successful writers and directors.
He's the guy behind such blockbusters as
The Terminator, Aliens, and Titanic.
The director has spent many years building
his own universe with his science-fiction epic Avatar.
The movie tells the tale of a disabled
ex-marine who travels to a far away moon called Pandora.
His job is to help extract a precious natural
resource from the blue aliens who live in the place.
But he finds himself falling in love with
The director's vision of a totally immersive
alien world required a big leap in motion-capture and 3-D technology,
and many hours of mental and physical work.
I was impressed with Cameron's brave blue
world, especially his visual artistry.