How big of an impact a movie can do to you? Wake you up from a year long slumber and write a blog post about it!! Well , the analogy is quite dumb, I know, but that's not the point. Last Night I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of "Avatar" and wannna write about it.

First things first, the movie is just out-of-the-world, both literally and logically. The story happens in a distant planet named Pandora. The Earthlings have found a very rare mineral called Unobtainium in the distant planet and plan to cash in on it. The only problem is the Navi tribe, the native people of the planet who live in harmony with Mother Nature. So, the plan is simple. Create a Navi clone which is controlled by the Hero Jake Sully, make it infiltrate into the Navi' tribe and get them to relocate, leaving all the precious minerals to the Humans. If only life was so simple as we plan it to be. As soon as Jake enters the tribe he meets Neytiri , the princess of the tribe and falls in love with her and the natives' lifestyle. Neytiri teaches the Navi' culture and Jake finds his loyalties changing. After that, its all about pursuing your heart's decisions and doing the right things to save what you care for.

The story is quite generic but don't let it hold you from watching it. You can't expect an art-house cinema in this kind of fantasy setting. Cameroon's latest master piece is like a magic show. It doesn't matter whether you pull a rabbit or a carrot out of the hat, but its how you showcase it is more important and in this case Cameroon has done that like a seasoned pro. He has notched up the bar so high, its gonna take years to level up the playing field again. Avatar is one of those movies where you know right from the start that its a classic-fantasy as in the realms of "The Lord of the Rings". Mind you, its like the LOTR and not the Harry potter stuff [teens with magic wands are so-Disney to me!!]. You will be over-whelmed by the sheer scale of visual imagery that you forget that there need to be a story line or that the characters on screen are computer generated models . The characters are so real that you can't help yourself but falling in love with Neytiri, though the idea of a 10ft warrior princess could deter some. Take whatever special effects you had seen in movies until now, trash it and let Cameroon fill it up for you with his Pandora world.

Do yourself a favor, grab a couple of tickets, watch it in 3D and show your eyes what it was really meant for, You wouldn't regret it. Every time when I fall asleep, I wish I would be transported to the Pandora as our Jake Sully does. Who knows one day it could turn real!!


ashokkumar said…
Nice Review da. Should see this movie soon.
Dan* said…
nice review..... i luv the cartoon they show on nick..... looking forward to it :)
Anonymous said…
NIce REview.........I have watched the movie really a gr8 movie..
keep it up :)

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