Five years ago, Avatar was sweeping the country, and it seemed like everybody was talking about nothing else for weeks after its released. I wasn't all that into sci-fi at the time, but the movie seeped into my world. Avatar is the event film of 2009. In a year where nearly every major release didn't live up to its hype, James Cameron's Avatar exceeded every expectation. I didn't expect to ever say this but here it comes. Avatar is my favorite movie of All time. People speculated on everything, from the mechanics of the film-making to James cameroon's production profoundity.
So What's really impressive about Avatar, ultimately, is the fact that it's drawing in scads of people around the world, without setting the world on fire. It's visually stunning in 3-D, a technique that is new to many viewers, and so effectively used in this movie. It was an ultimate eye candy, a sumptuous feast for the eyes. Its also a journey that wraps us up and takes us somewhere. It's the most profound of dreams. James Cameron has created a film in which moviegoers share the same desire as the characters: to live a different life. And through his craft, that dream is fulfilled.
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James Cameron conceived the idea of Avatar back when he was working on Titanic, but the technology wasn't available then to bring his vision to life on the screen. Cameron wrote Avatar in 1995 but had no way - at that time - to create the characters he envisioned and shelved the project until 2005.
Now, after four years of production, AVATAR, a live action film with a new generation of special effects, delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
The movie is a first in that it brings the idea of performance capture to a whole new level. Real people actually acted out each scene, but then their...
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