How Special Is ‘Avatar’?


How special is ‘Avatar’: The most successful movie which breaks the record of the Titanic is considered as the best drama in Golden Globes. No doubt Avatar is one of the best movies, but the question is why Avatar is considered as best movie and director James Cameron is best director when there were lots of movies like ‘Inglorious Basterds’, ‘Up in the Air’ and ‘Hurt Locker’ which had not only good story line, but also direction was marvelous. What is special in ‘Avatar’ except only SFX? So another point is if the movie were made in traditional animation, would its storyline stand up to the deranged concept of ‘Inglorious Basterds’ and other movies? And if it is like that then what is that attracts the people and tend to move to the movie halls? Is the animation used take them into imaginary world for two and half hours or the technology used?

Technology used in Avatar: Agreed, the technology used in ‘Avatar’ is great. The main reason behind the success of the movie is technology and because of that the special effects that came in the movie. These special effects make it tick in the box office. The CGI special effects, the stereoscopic filmmaking techniques combined with the 3D pasteurization makes it a visual treat. It is not easy to create such imagination and worked so well. So can we say that the movies made with 3D technology are better than others? Or does special effects and 3D take the charm away from the art of filmmaking? Does if other movies create with 3D effects leave better impression? I am sorry but I am not totally agree with these as there are some movies if they made with these special effects then definitely goes down.


About Avatar: There have been many comments for this movie. According to some it is a big hit because of its technology and the effects while some said it is the story of the movie that makes it a big hit. The story line is beyond imagination and direction of such movie is not only difficult but also required maximum efforts. This big budget (about $ 237 million) movie faces many critics for its story line. Some commented that the concept and story of movie ‘Avatar’ is just a jumble of a series of movies. James Cameron is also agreeing that the theme of the movie is similar to movies like ‘Dances with Wolves’ and ‘At Play in the Fields of the Lord’.

Last but not least, ‘Avatar’ is a trendsetter and the technology used definitely deserves Oscar. But is this mean, it is also considered as best drama and direction movie. The jury is still out on that one and we hope that they will do full justice with this as well as other movies.