Saturday, December 19, 2009

Applause for Avatar

I just took my family to see James Cameron's Avatar, and it is magnificent beyond superlatives.

As I told a friend, Avatar is so good you won't believe it. You'll BELIEVE IT, which is why you won't believe it. It is so well-done, it kicks you beyond the "wow that's an amazing special effect stage" to being unaware that you're watching a movie and being absorbed in the story.

The story works at many different levels -- sci fi speculation, historical allegory, contemporary political tale, and individual psychological/spiritual metaphor.

Go see it.

1 comment:

Farrtknocker said...

Excellent description. This movie has to be seen to be believed. I saw this over the weekend in 3-D on an I-Max screen and I would rather call it an experience than a movie. Story, acting, writing, actors, script, music, special effects, sound, make-up, costumes, directing, editing. All of these things and more came together to form something that has never been accomplished is this medium. This is a masterpiece in the truest sense of the word.