It’s like, that movie…

Avatar movie logo

I won’t write a whole lot about James Cameron’s latest, Avatar, because the following diagram sums up almost exactly how I feel about the movie (courtesy of Aurich Lawson, from Ars Technica):

A Venn diagram of Dances With Wolves, Fern Gully, Dune with Avatar in the middle
Avatar: the Venn diagram

It just seems as if storywriters cobbled together elements from many popular movies (look in the comments, especially) and added a huge dose of incredible 3D imagery – akin to hanging Monica Bellucci’s beautifully voluptuous body on Kate Moss’s scrawny skeleton. The movie is still entertaining – as the huge box office opening numbers attest – and the world of Pandora is certainly compelling, but time will tell whether this particular chapter of its history will have the same legs as Cameron’s previous work in the genre such as Terminator and Alien.

Watch it and make up your own mind, but if you do, definitely go for a 3D session otherwise you’d be missing out on one of the most compelling things about this movie.


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