Would you ever make a movie? I’m not talking about a YouTube upload that you and your friends filmed with your cell phone…I mean a real movie. If so, what would you do?
Let’s take it a step further. What if you had pretty much unlimited time, equipment, and cash? That’s the situation James Cameron found himself in a few years back, and the result is the visually stunning sci-fi cowboys and Indians movie called Avatar.
And when I say he had money, I mean he had bank. Cost estimates for Avatar run between 300 million to half a BILLION dollars. With that insane amount of money that dwarfs the gross domestic product of over a third of this planet, you better create an out-of-this-world place that rocks.
And James Cameron did that with Avatar. Don’t expect any dialogue that would make Shakespeare nervous (i.e. “You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen” …wow …just, wow).
But do anticipate the 3-D cinematic equivalent of a 162-minute roller coaster ride that will leave you wishing for another round of Avatar.
By the way, do you know what “avatar” means? No, not “freaky blue creature that looks like a misshapen cousin of Jar-Jar Binks.” It actually comes from the Hindu religion, meaning…..