Have you seen it yet? We just did, finally! Since its global theatrical release last December, AVATAR has continued to make motion picture history. Written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.
My question was “can director, James Cameron top Titanic?” Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office. AVATAR takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.
My Husband’s Take: I didn’t go see AVATAR at the theater because my butt fell asleep at “Titanic”. I was worried that as James Cameron’s star grew, his movies got longer, and the movie became more about the special effects and less about the story. Not one to believe the hype created by all the awards it received, I thought myself lucky to have missed seeing the movie.
I was WRONG! This movie is great because the story is truly awesome! Sure the movie has all the cutting edge special effects and cinematography but the story is a mix of classic story lines and themes including environmentalism, colonialism, and the clash between science, religion and popular thinking. This movie uses mythology like “Star Wars”, questions the role of science like “Frankenstein”, depicts the plight of the native people like “Dances With Wolves”, shows the destructive nature of man like “Apocalypse Now,” while exploring the true nature of love and proposing a direct connection between man and nature. The breathtaking planet Pandora allows us to leave the limits of the human world behind and explore the possibilities if we can only overcome the inherit flaws of humanity.
Watch it! The movie can be found for $16.99-$17.99 on Amazon for Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo.
We were sent the movie for purpose of this review. The opinions are our tried-and-true experience and were not influenced by any source.