Tuesday, 29 December 2009
There's been a lot of people moaning about Avatar's "simplistic" story. Well I'm sure these same people turn their noses up at the great myths of humanity from Greek through Native American. Those too are simple stories but also enduring ones which still continue to thrill and entertain us to this day. There's nothing wrong with a simple story when expertly told and in Avatar this is done with skill.
Avatar is, without a doubt, the most visually stunning film I've ever seen. I was concerned, very concerned hence the delay in seeing it, that the mixture of CGI and real actors was going to be jarring and distracting. I needn't have worried. This is the Jurassic Park of this generation, seamlessly merging reality and fiction to the point where you can't see the joins. And this film comes with a message, a simple and straightforward one about greed and our relationship with the world around us be it others or nature.
This film has the emotion, the cinematography and je ne suis quoi to make it well up on my top ten list of all time. I cannot be complimentary enough on this one.
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