Sunday, April 25, 2010
"I will fly with you..."
Unlike many people who were physically sickened by the theatrical 3-D, I was just fine, watching it on my non-3D TV set! I felt UPLIFTED after watching. I suppose if you asked me what I may have learned or felt, I would have to say that the message in the film is that we are all interconnected in a spiritual way that not everyone experiences or appreciates on a personal level.
I now understand why the picture is so highly regarded. I give it "two thumbs up" but won't recommend you watch it, much as I would not recommend you try LSD. "Avatar" is in a class of its own. Some will be moved, others disturbed by it.
Stephen Hawking: Aliens exist but don't talk to them -- it's too dangerous...
Many people reportedly succumbed to weeks of unhappiness and depression after viewing the film. I fail to understand why folks would react that way. Was the 3-D overpowering? Of course, I don't understand why some people choose to commit suicide or murder, either. Those are actions I cannot see myself ever taking. Oh, there was a show on PBS a few weeks back about a fellow who had an incurable illness and went to Europe for an assisted suicide. I guess that's a little different, in a Soylent Green way. I agreed with that particular fellow's decision to leave.
Did YOU see "Avatar" - and if so, what was your encounter like?