Krukolibidinous; only it’s mankind’s

History was made this past week as James Cameron’s avatar became the highest grossing film ever.

This means the film has finally created a burg, in which it can truly claim to be the best film ever. Many people have complained about the plot of the film but it is an ingenious blend of fantasy, action, adventure, science fiction, romance and drama;

In the Earth year 2149, parapalegic ex-Marine Jake Sully is offered the chance to travel to a distant Class M planet (well, large moon) inhabited by a sapient cat-like humanoid race, the Na’vi, in order to help exploit the planet’s resources. Arriving roughly 5 years later, he remotely “drives” a genetic hybrid of a Na’vi and his late identical twin brother Tom in order to learn from them and influence them. He falls in love with Neytiri, the eldest daughter of the local tribal leaders, and joins them, finding their culture & society compelling. Now he must choose sides… either remaining loyal to the humans and the corporate, and possibly insane, ex-Marines, or helping to protect the Na’vi.

In the film has, undoubtedly, the best uses of visual effects in any film ever.  Each frame (1/24 of a second) of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours to complete. This is probably the reason that James Cameron started this film before he started Titanic (the second highest grossing film ever).

7 weeks on Avatar continues to top the charts and by far making almost twice as much per week as any other film. This isn’t so bad when we consider that the film debuted on the 14th of December 2009. James Cameron has released two film in 12 years; both of which have gone straight to the top of the highest grossing films ever. Sure we cam claim that Steven Spielberg is the best director ever but can anyone really overlook the beauty and insanity of Cameron’s eternal landmarks. Cameron is, and always will be, a pioneer of film and video in the 20th/21st century. the world is 4.55 billion years old and i think that Avatar is a good enough outcome to show for millions of years of development. If Humans died out now and then this film was found by another species, they would need no more to understand.

We’ll see how it does; I only hope it remains eternal. A definite portrayal of what the human species can do.

Jim

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