Avatar was not a film with a powerful and meaningful message. It was, however, an excellent technical film - that is what got my interest. Cameron uses the cutting edge of technical cinema, and uses it well, and that advances the story telling possibilities of cinema. Even Titanic (which was a phenomenal bore) used the most advance technology at the time.
Plus Avatar was great escapism.
I thought it was pretty obvious going in that Avatar was just a vehicle for the effects. I was actually pleasantly surprised, not by the depth of the story, but by the depth of the world and culture of Pandora. The movie was a display of technology and graphic design and, when viewed as such, it is excellent in my eyes.
"Yes, not everyone thanks a deity for their survival and nobody should thank their god for a vicious tornado that wiped out so much of what people owned and even took lives, especially the lives of innocent children.
Brandi Amari Williams"
"Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee.
Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version? they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50…"
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"