James Cameron – YOU ROCK!
A few years back I mentioned to Jim that I found it disappointing that every alien movie always seemed to center on aliens coming to earth. Why couldn’t WE ever be the aliens on a foreign planet? Sure, there are a few exceptions but none really developed the kind of plot and culture of another world to my liking. (I did enjoy the cable series Earth 2 as hokey as it was).
About 18 months ago Jim told me that my dream was going to come true because James Cameron was working on a movie that Jim felt would satisfy my wish list.
Tonight we went on a date and saw it in 3D at the IMAX (AMC Deer Valley 30).
IT WAS AWESOME!!!! AWESOME AWESOME! Hands down my favorite sci-fi fantasy movie to date! And seeing it in 3D on an IMAX screen was pure icing. I had trouble adjusting the first five minutes but I got over it and then I never wanted to see a two dimensional movie again. You just HAVE to watch in 3D.
I loved the characters, the colors, the creativity, the plot, the heart…for me, it was full package. Absolute eye candy. There were several scenes that I just sat in wonder and awe taking it in.
It was spiritually moving to me as well. This might be hard to convey but I’ll attempt…
From a spiritual perspective, the movie has a very New Age/Green typical Hollywood slant to it. However, I still connected with the depth of conviction that the Naavi (probably spelling that wrong) had for their “God”. I also couldn’t help but wonder if Father smiles when he watches the way his creation creates. He is the master creator and we were created in HIS image so I imagine He gets much delight in our creative expression (okay – grant it – I think He would prefer the credit for it as opposed to an alien Goddess but it WAS make believe ).
The other element that made it fun for me is that I don’t consider myself an “earth bound” person. I often wonder and dream about my real life. The life where I will spend eternity with my Father. I can’t even imagine what the real deal will be like and it’s fun to think outside the box. To wonder if food will be tastier, if colors will be brighter or if there will be a world of light and color opened up to us that we can’t fathom today. If Heaven is just behind the veil from us, then hmmmmm…does it defy the dimensions of our own world? Don’t you ever think about these things or is this just another one of my strange idiosyncricies?
At any rate…after a frustrating week as a SAHM where I cried teaching school two days in a row…it was a MUCH NEEDED mini vacation to another world.
I wouldn’t recommend it as a children’s movie due to some violence and some language but I plan on seeing it twice in 3D. I want to see it again!!!!! Once wasn’t enough for me.