Ribs’ Reviews: Avatar

The spectacle of Avatar is spectacular. The hype is justified. I didn’t see it in 3D, but I imagine it adds a whole other dimension to the film (pun intended). While smaller films are sure to steal the Oscars and accolades, James Cameron deserves credit as perhaps the most innovative filmmaker of our time. The world of Pandora was built straight from his imagination as well as the technology needed to create it. Few would take on a project of this scope, but after the success of Titanic, anything else would have been a step back for Cameron.


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The story is not original, but in today’s Hollywood where the films of the ’70s and ’80s are simply being rereleased with a new coat of paint, it shouldn’t prevent you from seeing the movie. As many have said, the similarities to Dances with Wolves ( I would include The Last Samurai, Point Break (also from Cameron), The Fast and the Furious and almost any romance) are endless, including the not-so-hidden political agenda, but that seems almost inevitable anymore. As in most of his films, Cameron seeks to accommodate the masses, in that regard, the story is a success.

I would say Avatar is a must-see, if for no other reason than the benchmark it has set for every blockbuster from this point forward. Cameron gives you your money’s worth and makes a trip to the theater an experience. Isn’t that what movies are for?



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2 Responses to “Ribs’ Reviews: Avatar”

  1. Sheila Says:

    Hey Ribs-
    Ken and I loved this movie!
    Do you plan to see it in 3D as well?
    We kept the sexy glasses so we can look all “Hollywood.”

  2. Denise Says:

    I agree with your review. Actually, I didn’t think that the 3D added that much. But the movie is visually amazing!

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