Monday, December 21, 2009

avatar


This is one of the most unbelievable films I've ever seen - James Cameron's Avatar.

And given I'm still trying to erase from memory the 'New Moon' I downloaded the other day, it's a good thing my brain has been renourished with some filming excellency such as this. Not only was it visually stunning, not to mention hugely costly given that it had been filmed with three-dimensional fitted cameras, and the mindblowing CGI, I won't hear a word on the plot being 'predictable' and 'rubbish'.

It was supposed to be G-rated, which I think lots of people are forgetting. Or perhaps their expectations were too high given James Cameron's back catalogue of works. Personally, I found no problem with the romantic subplots or the happy ending, given that when I watched it in 3D there were an entire row of 7-year-old kids sitting next to me. I don't think an ending of Na'Vi slaughetering and the humans succeeding in destroying Pandora would be a) a terribly good message to send out to the future generations and b) much of a 'family film' viewing content.

I found the plot was hugely relevant in its anti-coloniasm and bringing to light the importance of nature and existing on a planet in an environmentally friendly way. How many films can leave its audience with a converse outcome and make you side with the aliens rather than the humans? Not to mention the idea of the Na'Vi being genetically modified to be able to tap energy from their surroundings through their bodies, rather than relying on machinery like humans do.

Godamm, I was impressed by this movie..... if you haven't seen it in the cinemas, I suggest you do so right away so you too can walk away gaping in awe. So awesome!

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