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Take the history between James Cameron, the filmmaker,and Kenneth Turan, the film critic. It isn pretty. Cameron made and Turan did not likeit to say the least. Why am I telling you all this? Because today in our countdown we have the Los Angeles Times review of written by Turan. Think of "Avatar" as "The Jazz Singer" of 3 D filmmaking. Think of it as the most expensive and accomplished Saturday matinee movie ever made. Think of it as the ultimate James Cameron production. Whatever way you choose to look at it, "Avatar's" shock and awe demand to be seen. You've never experienced anything like it, and neither has anyone else. He is not a director you want to underestimate, and with "Avatar's" story of futurist adventures on a moon called Pandora he that has been missing for far too long. An extraordinary act of visual imagination, "Avatar" is not the first of the new generation of 3 D films, just as "Jazz Singer" was not the first time people had spoken on screen. But like the Al Jolson vehicle, it's the one that's going to energize audiences about the full potential of this medium. That's because to see "Avatar" is to feel like you understand filmmaking in three dimensions for the first time. In Cameron's hands, 3 D is not the forced gimmick it's often been, but a way to create an alternate reality and insert us so completely and seamlessly into it that we feel like we've actually been there, not watched it on a screen. If taking pleasure in spectacle and adventure is one of the reasons you go to the movies, this is something you won't want to miss. A total immersion accomplishment like that did not come easily or for that matter, cheaply: 2,000 people worked on the project for three years and estimates of "Avatar's" budget put it in the neighborhood of $300 million. Cameron began thinking about the film 15 years ago, and had to wait until either his company or someone else's invented the numerous technologies and cameras, often too complicated to describe easily, that turned his vision into a reality. It's not only in 3 D that "Avatar" makes great strides, it's also in refining a technology called motion capture, which involves filming actors wearing sensors and then running the result through CGI computers. It's been men pandora charms used with varying degrees of success in everything from Golum's role in "The Lord of the Rings" to "Polar Express." Cameron's version, which he's renamed "performance capture," has been used to take the inhabitants of Pandora, 10 foot tall creatures with yellow cat's eyes, long tails and blue translucent skin called the Na'vi, and make them appear as completely real as the film's human characters. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Cameron's visual accomplishments is that they are so powerful we're barely troubled by the same weakness for flat dialogue and obvious characterization that put such a dent in "Titanic." Those qualities are here, all right, no mistake about that, but perhaps because of the power of the visuals, the strangeness of the science fiction world and the fact that many of the characters are Na'vi and not human it doesn't feel like they matter as much. The film's romantic protagonists paradoxically end up feeling more like creatures whose fates we care about than Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on the boat. "Avatar" starts not on Pandora but right here on Earth, the year 2154 to be exact, and it throws a lot of plot at you very fast. The planet is under ecological siege, which is why people are flying six light years to Pandora to get their hands on a substance called (no kidding) Unobtanium that can make all the difference. The problem is that the nature worshiping Na'vi live on Pandora, and they are not inclined to get out of the way. In an attempt to make nice with the Na'vi, scientist Dr. Grace Augustine (Cameron veteran Sigourney Weaver) has spearheaded a program that creates avatars, genetically engineered hybrids between human and Na'vi DNA, basically human minds in Na'vi bodies. These beings can breath Pandora's toxic air and potentially open up interspecies lines of communication. Paralyzed combat veteran Jake Sully (Australian actor Sam Worthington) gets to be one of the minds inside a Na'vi body because he has the same DNA as his murdered twin brother. While the twin was a scientist, Jake is a gung ho Marine and as such attracts the attention of Colonel Miles Quaritch, head of security for the human enclave (the always potent Stephen Lang), who tells him Pandora is so bad "if there pandora gold sale is a hell, you might want to go there for R once hothead Jake goes over the security barrier and enters Pandora proper, he and we can't help but be wowed by the intensity and specificity with which this world has been imagined by Cameron and production designers Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg. With 500 different kinds of plants and creatures including the rhino like Hammerhead Titanothere and the delicate, jellyfish type spore creatures called Atokirina, not to mention all variety of fierce flying beings, this is a place watch charm pandora that is both indescribable and a little bit familiar. For it turns out that Pandora has been shrewdly designed to be like Earth but different. We have trees but not ones that are a thousand feet tall, we have mountains but not ones that hover in the air and are called "the legendary floating mountains of Pandora." And the markings of a rain forest frog have ended up on the back of a huge winged creature. Once Jake's avatar gets into Pandora, he naturally meets up with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), the most attractive woman on the planet who just happens to be the daughter of clan chief Eytukan (Wes Studi) and shaman Moat (CCH Pounder). "You have a strong heart, no fear, but stupid, ignorant, like a child," she says, summing Jake up nicely, and the race is on. Jake ends up learning the Na'vi language (specifically created for the film by USC linguist Paul Frommer) and in general going native in ways he doesn't anticipate but everyone in the audience will. pandorra charms "Avatar" is definitely not into breaking new narrative ground, but its ability to balance a familiar story with groundbreaking visuals is potent enough that even at an overly long 2 hours and 40 minutes this is a film people will be seeing more than once. Perhaps most unexpected of all, "Avatar" is surprisingly enlivened by all the seeming contradictions it brazenly puts together. At one and the same time this film is a boys' adventure tale with a major romantic element, an anti imperialism movie that gets considerable mileage out of depicting invading armies, a neo pagan, anti technology film that touts the healing powers of nature but is up to its neck in the latest gizmos and gadgets. It's a bundle of contradictions but James Cameron, clearly, wouldn't have it any other way. Avatar is a panned piece of garbage with already outdated technology, and an historical box office disaster. Wearing 3D glasses for 3 hours gave the audience a massive splitting headache. They should have seen this coming. The technology to make this movie is substandard and overhyped as being cutting edge. Real cutting edge tech is on the internet 24/7. That where you find the real avatars, not in clunker movie theaters. This movie bombed for every apparent reason as it should have and was expected to. It was a failure in every way. The movie was magnificent. The 3D was used effectively to tell the story and not as some sort of technology showcase. The integration between cg and live action was seamless. The story may have been and reflective of other stories as some have stated but that does not diminish this movie in any way. It was a good story, well told. Joseph Campbell might have pointed out that the journey this story embarks on sounds familiar because it contains elements of the greater story we tell about ourselves. Say what you will this was ground breaking. It is a movie that reminds me of why I go to the movies. It will do what only a handful of movies have done for me and that is make me go out and see it again as soon as I can. I betting when the word gets out this movie will get another jolt and surpass the box office predictions. Well done. Well done. Well done. MovieMaker you were so right. What a flop! It only made $70+ million domestically (with about half the theatres on the East Coast closed BTW) and over $200+ million worldwide in it first weekend. The football field length lines of people I saw going to see it, for every showing, must have been a fluke. With x mas being the biggest day of the year for movies I sure Avatar will be a total failure. What terrible timing for a release date. How does it feel to be so wrong on so many different levels about everything you said? Every penny spent on this film is visible on the screen. The 3 D visuals blended seamlessly with the CGI setting a new standard in the theatrical experience. That being said, was a big disappointment. The script was a direct remake of any number of Hollywood action adventures going back to earlyy standard cowboys and Indians movies, whether it was the big oil company trying to take over the land or the gold miners or the cattle drivers etc. Other more recent direct plot lifts include, Matrix With Wolves and 9 These films did it better. Nothing original in except for pretty pictures. is 100% predictable because you seen it all before and you just don care. Jim Cameron used to be a great filmmaker. the story and the humanity of the characters, came first. His stories were original, never seen before. Look at the first two Terminator films. Completely original. Look at what could have been a typical Sci Fi/Horror sequel in He made it original and as compelling or more so than the first one. Even Abyss was an original concept. He started to lose it with Titanic and has never recovered. Cameron has forgotten that having characters that you really care about is what gives a film life. An example: Sigourney Weaver character, is little more than a 2 dimensional version of Ripley from the films, but not as strong and less likable. A completely away character. When they finally kill her off, you pretty much glad to be done with her whining. And what with the cigarette business? Is this supposed to make her look macho? Cool? Huhhhh? It appears that most of the critics and the initial public reaction are believing the massive advertising campaign and hype surrounding this film.
The LA Times Complex column, masquerading as journalism, has been a one sided advertisement for almost daily for the past few weeks. Even (notoriously Cameron unfriendly) Kenneth Turan review is not negative although he tries mighty hard not to really like it. In a few years when film schools talk about milestones in film making, will be up there as a major contendor as a break thru film in CGI and visual FX, but certainly won be in the Top 10 films of all time.
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