Friday, April 30, 2010
12 YEARS : IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT
Director : James Cameron
Producer : James Cameron & Jon Landau
Writer : James Cameron
Cinematography : Mauro Fiore
Visual Effects : Robert Legato
Music : James Horner
Jake Scully : Sam Worthington
Kelly : Seagourney Weaver
Neyitri : Zoe Saldana
WoW !!! Thats the first word that comes to your mind when the 2hr 40mins Ride gets over.
Hats Off to James Cameron who spent 14yrs (He wrote the story 2yrs before 'TITANIC') and $500 Million on this DREAM project.
The movie surely belongs to this Visionary.He successfully transports you to the World of 'Pandora'.
If you thought that George Lucas or Peter Jackson were Gurus when it came to CGI and Visual EFX,u were right but Post Avatar Mr.Cameron has taken over the Mantle.
If Lord Of The Rings:Return Of The King had around 1500 frames of CGI in it, Avatar goes all the way and touches the 3000 mark!!
Kudos to the Visual EFX team of almost 5000 lead by OSCAR winner Robert Legato,they will most probably walk away with this years Golden Statue.
Now i know how the 60's & 70's audience must have felt when they saw 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars for the FIRST TIME !
The intrinsic details in each & every shot are just Ama-ZING,whether its the inhabitants of Pandora or the ammunition used by Humans or the wild variety of colourful and luminescent creatures of Pandora.
All of them have been very precisely and accurately sketched & created.
The Story is pretty much simple.Its an animated & futuristic take on what US of A has been doing in the Middle-East for the past 10-20 yrs.
And the message that we get is the same that we have been hearing for many,many years - " War is not the answer to everything ".
After the Visual EFX, next comes the magnificent Cinematography by Mauro Fiore even though majority of the movie has been shot in front of a Blue Screen he has done an extra-ordinary job.
He might also get a nod for Oscar nomination.The Music by James Horner is very apt and has an out-of-the-world feeling to it.Specially the main Theme sung by Leona Lewis.
Just like his previous outing with Cameron,he is most likely to walk away with an Oscar for Best Music.Even Leona Lewis deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Song.Its not as great as "My Heart ... " from TITANIC but it sure is a soulful romantic ballad which suites the Movie.
With Avatar,Cameron has redefined Film Making and raised the bar to an all new level.
Rating : 5/5 (Believe Me It DESERVES a BIG'Ol 5 !! )
Verdict : AVATAR is not a Movie its an Experience which shouldn't be missed.It doesnt matter whether u watch it in English or the Dubbed versions in Hindi,Tamil or Telugu.Make sure you watch it!