Amazing value plus long anticipated Earth opening.
I did go out to the theater to see James Cameron's Avatar with my daughters. I had great expectations, having seen Aliens, Terminator 1 & 2, The Abyss, Titanic, just to name a few of his blockbuster hits. Cameron's films always come rolling in, guns blasting, edge of your seat action, heart thrilling scenes and teeth gnashing bad guys. The exact thing I love. If you don't know what an avatar is, here's the definition compliments of Webster: the incarnation of a HINDU DEITY; an incarnation in human form. That's the entire idea behind this movie. An alternative life from the one that you may have now. The Na'vi are the indigenous people thriving on Planet Pandora and their existence is being threatened by a major corporation that wants a crucial mineral that exists only on their homeland. Avatar explores the question: Would civilized man's thinking change if it were another planet? Cameron paraplegic hero, Jake Sully, has the opportunity to live among the Na'vi in an alternate reality. Jake molds, bonds and begins to understand. He sees this new world and the natives for what they are, far more intelligent than his counterparts believe. There is a bonding between the Na'vi and mother earth that is deep and profound, calling back to the tales we read from our own INDIAN heritage. This film has captured the most breathtaking and believable artistic sense I have seen in years. The hero, Jake Sully, has to decide what is more important. The life he knew or the life that exists only in his dreams. I'll leave you hanging there because I hate it when the review tells the entire story. All I can say was there was, when I saw this film at the theater, there was a hushed lull that fell over the audience during the entire film, not a child cried, whimpered or whined. Not a soul bounded up and down the stairs seeking refills or a bathroom break. There was clapping throughout the audience when the credits rolled and my daughters, were among them.
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