Every fantasy walks on the moral lines, perhaps because it can not walk on the lines of reality. Avatar takes humanity in an alien race to a sublime level in form of the Na’vis and then there is this human protagonist who transcends into another being. From Clarke’s Odyssey series to Star Wars to Narnia books to Indian mythology, everything that falls under the fantasy genre finds elements scattered across wide canvas that is James Cameron’s Avatar.

He writes celluloid poetry through special effects, telling an age old story, putting across the symbolic message of bonding with mother Nature, much much needed in the current circumstances. If Walt Whitman made a movie as a transcendentalist poet, it might have been something like Avatar. Good thing is, like most filmmakers, Cameron didn’t make the movie because there were technologies to present it. He had a story to tell and he waited for the correct medium…
The central story is age old good versus evil, but the format and the medium are new. Acting suits the effects well. I have some doubts about the cardboard villains who were bound to fall in the end, but that way, we know how every story could end eventually any way. For now, it is time to soak in Avatar mania. Pandora’s box is open…just hope no one tries to copy or remake it in Bollywood ishtyle because the new technology is out and about…
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