Now that James Cameron’s Avatar has cruised past the $200 million mark at the box office, it’s safe to assume the movie will have some legs throughout the slow winter season and maybe reach the $300-$400 million range due to strong word of mouth. Cameron has made a spectacular movie, highly deserving of all its praise. It is a spectacle. An event. A 3D technical breakthrough.
And yet, I walked out feeling slightly disappointed that he essentially made an overly expensive sci-fi version of Dancing With Wolves.