There have been a bajillion blog posts on Avatar and I wasn’t going to write one, but I can’t get away from this damn movie. I saw it. In 3-D. Did you know it’s 3 HOURS LONG?!!…3 HOURS!!! I cannot sit still for that long. I lose interst at one hour and just power through for the last 30 minutes of most movies. And I thought I was going to pee myself, but this is supposed to be the most amazing movie ever (take that Citizen Kane) and I didn’t want to miss anything.
In all honesty, I wouldn’t have really missed anything. There would have just been more flying around and yelling and dialogue to make Al Gore really happy. My personal feeling about Avatar is this: someone (‘cough’…James Cameron) totally ripped off Ferngully. Which, my parents didn’t like me watching because they used ungodly powers and talked about saving the environment. Same with Rats of NIMH minus the environment stuff. And Captain Planet and Power Rangers. Dude, when I was in 4th grade, if you weren’t watching Power Rangers, you were a loser. I never had a chance.
In conclusion, if you enjoyed Ferngully, you will probably like Avatar because they are almost the same thing. Even down to the special tree. And make sure you see it in 3-D because if you don’t, I suspect you will get bored after the first hour and a half and with 3-D you will still have something pretty to look at.