Friday, 21 August 2009

Jim Cameron's Avatar...

I admired Jim Cameron's work on the Terminator Films, Aliens 2 and The Abyss. He had an aesthetic that was way ahead of his time for a young lad growing up in Milton Keynes. His use of colour palettes is always inspiring. From the trailer, his new film Avatar, looks to be more in Cameron's science fiction mode than recent documentary offerings. Which is good?
The Avatar CGI gives the film a 'video game' look. The lithe 'aliens' teenage athletic perfection pandering to an ever decreasing discerning cinema audience and perfect for the manufacturers toy and game tie-ins . That's the way creative cinema works, right? it has to be profitable. The trailer left me feeling that I was being given something that I secretly wanted, a guilty pleasure.

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