Avatar: nature and 3D

Hello guys, sorry that I have been a little bit disappeared from the blog this past week but I was visiting my family that I only get to see once a year.

I would like to start posting first about Avatar, and then I will post about other things that I thought it would be interesting to share here with you guys.

Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was the first movie in the history of cinema that was released in 3D. James Cameron did a fantastic job trying to transmit the message that nature needs to be more valued and humanity is exploiting the natural resources. Another important message that can be interpreted in this movie is when the creatures na’vi took out their tales with some sort of mini-tentacles on the top to “connect” with the flying banshees or Toruk (Leonopteryx). Everything in nature is connected and is alive. The importance of this connection among all the species in nature is losing its essence for humanity. Some say that this movie also could represent the invasion of the British Empire and Spanish Empire in 1490 when they arrived to America, focusing in how the Empires ravaged all the gold and conquered everything, destroying many tribes and nature in the process.

The movie lacked a little bit about the joys and suffering from the characters. The story keeps going on without making pauses and showing what the characters are feeling and going through. It was somehow a little bit forced, not enough detailed in this aspect.

The graphic quality was very good. Even though the movie is science-fiction, the special effects and the 3D made it seem that it was almost real and captioned the spectator’s attention. 3D is not yet the most used technology at the moment for movies but it is very fascinating that James Cameron worked so hard and released an amazing 3D movie like Avatar. Especially, this is important because at the moment many people were against switching for HD films to 3D, and James Cameron showed that 3D can be a great technology to involve the viewers with the movie.

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One response to “Avatar: nature and 3D

  1. I thought they did a good job in trying to show some joys and suffering of the characters. Jake Sully loses his brother, is a wounded Marine who has lost his way of life, receives the chance to walk again, falls in love, then is torn between protecting the natives or helping his fellow Marines destroy his new world. Throughout this movie there are a lot of story lines, they are subtle.

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