Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #347 Avatar

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2011 at 4:52 AM

Movie #347 Avatar

(2009, US, d. James Cameron)

I always compare James Cameron to be older, much more talented brother or cousin of Michael Bay. They both have a unique grand scale of thinking but they both execute their stories in different ways. Thankfully, Cameron knows how to tell a story, no matter how simple or common it may be. Just like he did with Titanic, Cameron takes Avatar to a whole new level. Sure the story is simple. It’s been repeated in films like Dances With Wolves and even Pocahontas, but the real star of Avatar is its incredible visual imagery. The first great mainstream film to make effective use of 3D technology, it is a film that takes the potential of film to a whole new dimension. I could go on for another page about the milestone achievements reached by the visual effects company, WETA, but any film is only as good as the story being told. And in this case, Cameron proves he can tell a story, no matter how simple it may be. With strong performances from star Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang, it is a film that strongly depends on its visuals, but it least it has a story that can support them.

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