Over the years, James Cameron has grown exponentially interest in new technologies and their application to narrative cinema, in the process getting huge advances in special effects and computer graphics.
Avatar is the draft, not free of dyes megalomaniac of a lifetime. Cameron is the goal of total immersion in a digitally recreated world CGI characters that are able to convey emotions as they would the real actors. At this point the film succeeds completely, but the risks are finished in Cameron the technical and the safe bet in the narrative. Avatar no longer a revisiting of the story of Pocahontas, also seen in other titles such as “Dances With Wolves” or “The Last Samurai”. The predictability of the story and the characters Manichaean reduce opportunities for INEXPENSIVE a purely sensory level, which is not bad.
More than half of the film is 100% animation, Avatar and at this level works perfectly. However, the far from convincing human interaction with digital natives, as best achievements in this aspect we have seen in the saga of “The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.” Similarly, transitions collide “real” world to digital.
From any perspective, Avatar does not stop being a spectacular cinematic experience that needs a big screen and 3D to be enjoyed in all its glory. As dry film, Avatar is far from being the masterpiece that purports to be. As animated film, no doubt, a milestone.
Cameron claims that the film will also open in IMAX theaters. But the big surprise is that the American filmmaker also seeks reissue Titanic, adapting to 3D technology, which has been set for a two years’ work, and thus reissued in 2012.
His intention, moreover, also show this film as an extended, particularly with 40 minutes added. The question now is to launch regular viewer is: Are they two reruns really interesting or a mere exploitation and marketing effort and unnecessary?