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Avatar Review – Worth Every Penny and Freakin’ Fantastic to Boot!

I walk through the door today and am told that we’re heading out to watch Avatar. After some minor objections on my part  (hey, I’d heard it was an anime movie. plus I have an ongoing battle with Hollywood – it’s been a looonnng time since they’ve released anything I’ve deigned to watch and I left not thinking “what a bloody waste of money”) and some guilt ladled on by the brothers I thought what the heck, and Horses, MiniMe and I headed out to Westhills 10 for our 3D experience. Shocker or all shockers, the movie is a) not even anime and b) it’s bloody brilliant. Lo and behold, there are real live people wandering about on the screen. Humans! Guess I shoulda watched the trailer, eh?

But that isn’t what has me breaking my 2 month silence on my blog and raving about this movie. I mean humans? You can find them everywhere.

No, it was more than that. It was the breathtaking backgrounds. The awe-inspiring imagination that had crafted such a well-thought out and executed movie – and get this: all three hours were amazing. It was not like other movies, with directors and producers expecting the masses to be content with two or three truly good scenes and a shitload of fodder for filler in a movie of two hours.

It was the plot, that gripes you, glues you to your seat no matter how persistently your bladder may call. It was Jake Sully, beta hero extraordinaire. The fantastic and heart-warming love story, during which my mind could not help but sing

You think you own whatever land you land on
The earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name
Can you sing with all the voices of a mountain?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

as our fierce heroine shows JakeSully the ropes of living among the ‘native’.

And, lest I forget, it was the constant mirroring or our life, our world. “We will hit them with a preemptive strike! We will fight terror with terror!”

GEORGE BUSH IN THE HOUSE!

It’s funny, yes. But it’s also quite depressing, seeing the brutality and inhumanity of our world mirrored in a fictional film. They fight our planes with arrows? Yeah, well in Palestine it’s tanks against rocks. In North America it was gun powder against arrows. “Savages.” Don’t get me started on that line of thought!

Our “veni, vidi, vici” way of life has to end.

I recommend this movie to any and every one. Open-mindedness people. You gotta have it to experience the finer things in life 😉

Happy new year all!

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