Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Cameron just blue himself


James Cameron's much hully-ballooed masterpiece is a little disappointing in my before you kick in my door, let me finish. This is a movie he's been working on since Titanic. Think about that.

Yes, it is visually stunning and stunningly visual. Yes, it is ground breaking in its presentation.

But all those years, wouldn't you think there might be a more compelling story line, incredible dialogue, plastic covered seats to protect the theatre from all the nerd jizz? This work fell short.

Take out Sigourney Weaver and what you have is a very average film with a lot of visual eye-candy.

Look at an epic like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, completed in less time. Does Avatar compare?

Now, do I think the much hated Cameron has a chance of pulling in best picture? Perhaps, but if the Academy wants to really send the king of the world a strong message they'll give the little gold naked dude to Cameron's ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow for the Hurt Locker.


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