It took me awhile and finally I saw Avatar.  I saw it in 3-d and it was well worth it (though wearing the 3-d glasses over my glasses was quite uncomfortable).  The plot of the story wasn’t so unique (yes I do think it was just like Fern Gully).  I do think that visually it was incredibly rich.  I could not take my eyes off the screen or take a bathroom break which was somewhat needed though not at an emergency level.

I do not think that the film will win best picture, though it surely shall win for special effects and probably some other awards, too.

What I don’t entirely understand is, how can a movie that is visually so amazing be so lacking in story line.  It was completely predictable.  The relationships were completely obvious.  I don’t want to give anything away in case someone hasn’t seen anything I guess I just expected a little bit more.

I’ve seen a lot of things online that look at the symbolism in the film and explain it and I just don’t think that is entirely necessary.  It is just a movie.  I don’t expect that Avatar 2 will be make an appearance.  How will the special effects that are so captivating make their way into another film?

Also, with such a dig against big corporations and their means of plundering the world, even other worlds, how can James Cameron, who spent millions of dollars justify this movie?  It all seems a little contradictory to me.

Did anyone else find that it was as though James Cameron knew that the iPad was going to be introduced a short time after the release of Avatar?

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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