Avatar opens today, the 3-D science fiction epic by James Cameron that some say will change filmmaking forever. I plan on seeing it when I can. In the meantime, if any of you see it this weekend, please tell us how it is.
Specifically, how are the new high-tech 3-dimension effects? Will it change filmmaking forever? Do they already make you want to stop watching your high-definition television set that you thought was so cool until you watched the movie, which made you want to not watch television any more until it too finds a way to look 3-D? Or not?
Also, how is the story? Does it have characters that we care about and that come alive? Does it have a gripping conflict? Does it have any thought-provoking themes? Or is it just a series of episodes, with one fight scene, explosion, and chase sequence after another, with a building sense of tedium? Or what?