We first heard about the 10 feet tall blue aliens long before the movie was released. We waited in anticipation for about a year and our eagerness grew bigger and bigger as the Avatar marketing team was doing its job irreproachably.
Then the blessed hay came when we could rush to the theatres, form queues and feel frustrated when being told that all the seats had been taken. Anyhow, sooner or later we all got the chance to see this revolutionary movie (and those who didn’t, should start doing something about it fast!). And did we like it? Most answers will be “Yes, absolutely!”
We can’t say that the plot had a mind-boggling complexity, but the story was nevertheless original. It is true that many of the movie’s major themes are pretty common in our world today – aliens, environment consciousness, love story between two people belonging to two different worlds etc – but the overall story is both original and exciting. And as others before us have noticed, this is the only billion-dollars movie that is not based on a historic event – like Titanic – or an existing franchise – like The Lord of the Rings, which was a book adaptation, the Pirates of the Caribbean, which is a Disney theme-park adaptation, and others.
And now speaking of billions of dollars, guess whose anxious waiting for the release of the Avatar was the most rewarded? Why James Cameron’s, of course! And he didn’t wait one year for his dream to come true. He wrote the script of the movie in 1994, but back then the technology was not advanced enough for his vision! Only 15 years later all the waiting came to an end and the reward for his patience was way beyond expectations. Avatar, the most expensive movie in history ($500 million!) earned some $2,776,000,000.
So hats off to the biggest movie ever made! Just as important to the movie industry as the first color motion picture film was decades ago, the Avatar is a revolutionary cinematic masterpiece, using state of the art technologies and making a huge impression when viewed in a 3D movie theater.