I must have been one of the last people on earth to see Avatar. I used to joke at work saying “I think this is going to be a rental”. Thankfully, it’s out on DVD and Blu-Ray now (as of April 22nd), so I have finally had the opportunity to watch the movie to see what all the hype is about.
Here’s a synopsis:
Avatar on Blu-ray presents the ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences. Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron’s AVATAR in the comfort of their own home. Blu-ray is recognized for presenting optimal picture and sound, and now AVATAR’s masterful cinematography, art direction and visual effects will lend itself to awe-inspiring clarity when you become absorbed in the extraordinary all-encompassing experience in the living room.
Since its global theatrical release last December, AVATAR has continued to make motion picture history. Written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.
Oscar and Golden Globe® winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.
I am generally not a fan of sci-fi movies. My husbands favourite movie is the Matrix; last time we “watched” it together, I cleaned the whole house. I just could not get into it at all. Maybe it was over my head, maybe I just didn’t like the obvious fiction side – either way, Sci-fi films are usually not my cup of tea.
I was surprised at how I was captivated with Avatar. It’s not just sci-fi, it’s more than that. It’s a movie that will appeal to all different types of people. There is an environmental aspect, there is action, and there is a love story. This is one movie that has a little bit of everything. And due to games like Second Life and The Sims, I understand Avatars and living a virtual life.
There are a few “scarier” parts if you plan on showing this to children, and it is fairly long – so make sure to set aside a few hours. But overall, I was very surprised as to how much I enjoyed this movie. I guess there is a reason it was the highest grossing movie in theaters (even over titanic – which is one of my favourite movies).
Have you seen Avatar? What did you think?!?
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