If you live on this planet, then you know of Avatar, right?
You know, the little independent film, by the one-hit wonder James Cameron.
The fact of the matter is that this movie is breaking all the records. By the way, if you do want to see the movie there is no spoiler alert here.
Nothing about the film will be revealed here. The only thing I will say is this movie is worth your three hours. It debuted at number one and has camped out there since.
I had a meeting over at the Bob Bulluck State Museum the other day and decided to have the IMAX experience and watch the number one film in the world on the number one screen in the world, the 88 foot goliath.
So I plunked down my dough to see what the fuss was all about.
To my surprise Avatar was an out of body experience. The movie delivers and unrivaled ride and takes the viewer to another world, literally. The attention to detail is mesmerizing.
From the moment you stand in line with the other patrons you sense everyone’s joy and anticipation. Recently there have been rumblings about some of the storylines, but while you are watching the film, you are simply caught in the vacuum of the show. The movie is driven by special effects, very special, but the themes are recognizable.
Will the movie go to the next level of changing your behavior?
You think it is all the way until you walk out of the theater, but after you come down from the rush, you will go back to your own earthly ways. But isn’t that what a film is supposed to do? It provides a brief getaway.
You are less concerned with all the stuff on your plate while you are whisked away on the big screen. The truth behind Avatar is that you pay few dollars and you get to visit a new world. At the end of the day, that’s a pretty good deal.
Now that I mention that, perhaps that is why all these high-tech video games are so successful. All of which begs the question, how did things get so bad here?
Why do people do drugs? To get away from here.
Why do people look to the skies and believe in aliens? They want to be somewhere else, so that can get away from here.
We feel that this is the center of the universe and no one wants to be here. Maybe we can do something to make here a better place? We can’t spend all our time in movies, playing games or in a mind-altered state.
Let’s take responsibility and try to improve here. Start with talking to the alien that lives next door or the aliens at work. You might find the human experience is the best experience after all.