A Re-do Actually Was Really Good!

August 28, 2010 at 10:09 PM (Uncategorized)

I wound up watching Avatar again, yesterday!  The film was fantastic, one more time.  Of course, as this is the extended version, I was treated to even more details that enhanced the story from the first time that I viewed the film.  I do not think that I heard the year in which the storyline occurs the first time, 2154.

I knew that the planet upon which humanity was exploring-exploiting, Pandora, actually is a moon.  I did catch that it is supposed to be within the Alpha Centauri star system, the next-closest to our own.  Again, the scenes from this world that were created through the highly imaginative minds of  James Cameron and his crew were fabulous!

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is the paraplegic marine taking the place of his twin brother who was killed during a prior tour of duty.  Initially, he seems to have the favor of Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang).  The colonel promises Jake that he will be able to regain the use of his legs after becoming an active soldier.  However, the colonel does not tell Jake about the dark truth of why Earthlings have gone to Pandora, and what the actual costs of the human presence upon this alien world actually will be!

It was fascinating to watch as Jake began to understand the Na’Vi, and to see him falling in love with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), the native Pandoran female.  His interactions with Neytiri lead him to gain a true vision of Pandora, allowing him to understand the true link between the Na’Vi and their home world.  Jake’s enlightenment to this deep bond between this world and it’s indigenous species lead him to understand that humanity had no place there, especially not under the dark guise that was being used by scientists and military leaders.

Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) had been participating in the scientific explorations-exploitations of Pandora.  Through her Avatar link, she had become involved with this particular population of NaVi, leading her to have a deeper, emotional understanding of how those humanoids were deeply bonded to their homeworld.  Dr. Augustine’s enlightenment lead her to realize that the plans for purging Pandora had to be stopped, which is why she became a part of the resistance movement.

Poster for Avatar: Special Edition 3D

I still want to see The Last Exorcism and Takers!  A good horror film is fun, always!  As well, Takers seems like it has an interesting storyline.  A collection of high-rolling criminals is lead by Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba).  They are successful with pulling off several major bank robberies.  This lets them find luxury in life, living in nice homes, having luxurious possessions, and owning lucrative items. 

One of their crime pals named Ghost (Tip “T.I.” Harris) had been arrested and encarcerated, earlier.  Yet, as he was about to be released soon, the team began to plan their next moves.  It is one year later when Ghost gathers the group, encouraging all of them to make their next underhanded move.  The plan is to rob an armored truck that is transporting $20 million!

This particular criminal action is risky for the thieves because they have to work within a limited amount of time.  Furthermore, wind of the activity reaches the ears of dedicated detective Jack Welles (Matt Dillon).  When the team of thugs makes one major mistake, Detective Welles gets the information that he needs to make the moves that will stop the team’s last criminal heist!

Takers Poster

That story actually sounds exciting!  It should have been seen first, instead of watching Avatar, again.  Yet… such is.  Likely, I will see it within the next few trips to the theater!

My honey-bun Drew Barrymore will be starring in a new film, opposite Justin Long, called Going the Distance!  This opens September 3.  Alpha and Omega, the fun animal animation, will start September 17.  It features the voices of Justin Long and Hayden Panetierre.  Devil opens that day, too!  An exciting film featuring Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Bruce Willis, Red, premieres October 15.

Movies, movies, movies!!!!


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