By now, I am all self-proclaimed “Avatar” maniac! Call it it a nerdish-geeky fetishism, new world-cult, fantasy-absorbed ectasy – ANYTHING! I don’t give a damn. All I’m saying; I can’t get enough of Pandora, Na’vi and the world of “Avatar” y’all! (,”). So, went to see the flick for the 2nd time and although this time still sans 3D, it is worthwhile to watch and savor the mythical world simply by devouring it through 2D perspective.
Apart from my fanaticism, I also wanna point out the gist of the story. Settlers come to a foreign land dwelled by Aborigine tribes; try to ‘educate’ the savages in accordance to their point of views; and snatch whatever wealth the land has. It’s cliche and hackneyed-yet, the content is a definite reflection to pages of the human civilization history. If we were to ponder back to Book of History, these kind of events occurred almost every parts of colonization-and-slavery accounts (I am historical buff a.k.a. freak). The most popular comparison I can draw the attention is to the history of Pocahontas; which is somewhat somehow is similar to the essence of the movie “Avatar”.
The English settlers came to America to discover ‘New World-with-gold’ and only to show the Native Americans that the way of the English was the way of the world. The aborigines were dubbed as ‘savages’ just simply because the Aborigines don’t think and look like the English settlers. Same case happened in India, Indonesia and South-East Asia! I think the movie ‘Avatar’ is good in sense that it reminds that although a colony is different from the other colony in terms of appearances or way of lives, doesn’t mean the other colony has the right to SURPRESS them! In this question, who is the savages now?
Besides the good essence of the movie, I am also captivated with the music arrangement by James Horner. It’s an undeniable that James Cameron was an excellent director but it is Horner’s masterpieces that bring the ‘feel’ and ’emotion’ to every sequences. James Horner worked his magic like what he did in ‘Titanic’ but this time he put some tribal element and mythical sounds in the composition. I have the feeling he’s going to score another Oscar for his work in ‘Avatar’.
Like I said in the previous entry, the colors and the technology are super-marvellous. And I have to say James Cameron succeed in creating a new realm of fantasy of his own; on par with what Geoge Lucas did with Star Wars! The language, the characteristics, the panorama- everything is two-thumbs-up for the illustration of Pandora! I want to be a Na’vi!!!! *eeek?* LOL!