Monday, December 28, 2009

Avatar



Avatar is indeed a spectacle, especially if one has 3-D glasses on. It actually reminded me of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games - one has seen it all before, but it gets more extravagant & spectacular as the years go by. The colours, images, the magnificent wild beasts & birds, and the elegant movement of the Na'vi people are all beautifully constructed. 

Well, is it the "path breaking" film that its being heralded as? Certainly not. Well maybe, if you were born recently or never watched any of the legendary sci-fi / fantasy films over the years. Conceptually, it's all familiar ground and therefore making it nothing more than "exciting". 

In my mind, nothing can take away the title of "path breaking" from The Matrix.

Rating: * * +

5 comments:

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

I quite enjoyed it but I wouldn't put it down as path breaking either. What stood out for me is the eerie reflection of current times especially in the aftermath of the Copenhagen debacle and the human virus's disdain of nature. I hope we pay dearly for it.

wenerd said...

I quite enjoyed it too - but thats about it. yes, the green connection was topical - but was minimal in terms of its impact on the movie.

wenerd said...

was creditable that the green angle was the premise of the movie of this scale etc. but it just seemed to be another element of the slick gimmicks armoury

Anonymous said...

but the funny thing is that after 1 week I still remember some of the jokes, Aamir's botox, the incredibly silly and unbelievable birthing scene and the lovely Ladakh shots from 3 idiots ...but Avatar is just a haze of gunfire and green...

are you back in town? how about we finish our movies count at an even 4 before you leave? rocket singh and sherlock is on our list next..

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

I am back in town. Yah! lets make it an even 4. But the movies have to be followed by dinner AND drinks :-)