Avatar: A 3-Dimensional Review
What. A. Movie.
No seriously. This movie just blew me away! There were moments that were quite over-the-top (Colonel Miles Quaritch was least affected by fire on his right shoulder). There were moments that were really real (Jake Sully couldn’t stop himself from running as his Avatar, for the first time!). All this in a 3-D movie? *heart-beat-just-skipped*.
The year, 2154. The place, Pandora. Jake Sully, a marine and warrior by heart, comes to this beautiful planet on a mission. The natives of Pandora, the Na’vi (not a very innovative name, sounds a lot like ‘native’ 🙂 ) are a peaceful tribal race. And this is where James Cameron (remember Titanic?) really really shines! The fine minute details (the walk, the language, the expressions) of the Na’vi race show how well-thought-out and detailed his efforts were.
Coming to the story, this was one area I was really impressed. I didn’t have high expectations in this department, and I was taken aback by the (very obvious) analogy to the wars in Afghanistan and Africa. The wars here too were fought for precious minerals. Jake Sully, and his alter-ego Avatar (which means ‘another form’ in Sanskrit) undergoes many trials and tribulations to become one of “them”, to gain their trust. And (of course) he falls in love with Neytiri. I’m not telling you more – you must watch the movie! [Well, its not like I left much 🙂 ]
Finally, and what stands out the most, are the graphics. Some scenes really pop out in 3D. What I liked was that it wasn’t overdone – just perfect! The alter-world of Pandora seems so real, so true-to-life, that the the viewer is literally transported into another universe. That’s the end goal, isn’t it? Worth all the 6 years 14 years, $300 million pumped into this movie. (That’s estimated, it could almost be double of that!)
And that’s Avatar.
Come what may, watch it. In 3D of course!