Okay, I'm lame. I'm probably one of 99 Americans who hasn't seen James Cameron’s history-making movie, AVATAR yet. It's the highest grossing film of all time, raking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Apparently if I want to have the total 3-D experience, I better hurry because I received word this week the movie will be available in the U.S. and Canada on DVD and Blu-ray April 22. Already??? Where has time gone?
Honestly, I have no interest in seeing AVATAR but EVERYONE is telling me it’s fabulous and a must-see, although, I’m told conservatives may not appreciate the underlying political messages. Are there really hidden political messages? I thought it's about a bunch of blue people running through the jungle and flying over cliffs and canyons. And there’s something about filling in elements on the Periodic Table? Suppose I need to see AVATAR to catch up with 21st century pop-culture.
I also heard some news show discussing the euphoric impact the movie has on people but some people experience depression after watching AVATAR because of the let down. The talking heads said the movie paints a Utopian society which is probably an escape for viewers but once they are back to reality, they are saddened reality isn’t like AVATAR-land. Can anyone enlighten me?
April 22 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. I imagine because of the movie’s theme, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment purposely coordinated the release date. So when seeking that perfect gift to give your favorite tree hugger, pick them up a copy of AVATAR and you probably should pick one up for you. After all, it’s epic.
Pre-order Avatar on DVD through Amazon here or pre-order the Avatar Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo here.