As the hour drew near, I was getting restless. Will it be any good? Or will it be the biggest let down of this ending decade. I went on record (and by that I mean the radio) saying that I was not a fan of James Camerons direction. And while it led to a heated and fun debate with Steve, what I was trying to get at is this. While Cameron makes great movies (Aliens, Terminator, The Abyss, T2) I never feel that he has a style that sets him apart from any other average director. He just has the foresight and knowledge to push the technological boundaries of film making and that is why we love his movies.
Having said that, I was excited to see Avatar. I kept my pre-viewing knowledge base to a minimum. I didn’t want to know what it was about or even who was in it. So apart from the online trailer I did no research. And because of that, I won’t be telling you anything about the plot here. I want you to experience it like I did and enjoy every breathtaking moment of this groundbreaking masterpiece.
This is the movie of the year. Technologically it is the movie of the decade. Cameron has managed to raise the bar of what we can experience in a movie theatre. There is a lot of talk about the 3-D in this film. And yes it is amazing. It is unlike anything I have ever seen. But what truly makes this movie a masterpiece is the motion capture and computer animation. It is truly a thing to behold. After about 10 minutes you forget that what you are watching is not real. And when you see what I am talking about, you will understand.
Go and see this movie. And then go see it again. And then when you see it, imagine all the greatness that is going to come form this new style of filmmaking. And imagine how awesome it would have been if Lucas was this sort of visionary and tried something like this for episode 1. And then feel sad that all other upcoming action/sci-fi films are going to pale in comparison to Avatar.