Monday, January 25, 2010

Dynamite Visuals

Avatar is well on its way to being one of the biggest movies ever. In terms of special effects, it is really special. In terms of plot, it is something of a cross between Dances with Wolves and Matrix.

You can make what you will about whether this is a parable about current wars and whether vastly different world views can coexist.

There are some great metaphysical conceps on display about the interconnectedness of life.

But at the end, do we still have a very colorful and fantastic set of visuals that are all about two armies blowing each other up?

Hollywood always loves those dynamite visuals.

Bottom line, is the story that great, or is it just a showcase for visuals? Let's think about this some more.

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