The trailer to end all trailers, the effects movie to end all effects movies, the beginning of a new era in cinema, the third, fourth, or whatever time it is, for James Cameron to come down to Earth and walk on celluloid. It’s all been said. It’s all been poured over by press and fan geek-dom, ad infinitum. So we shall add our voice, not to reviewing the trailer or the film, but to the discussions that will ensue on Monday, December 21st, 3 days post Avatar - It was. It will.
It’s all true. James Cameron will have surpassed Spielberg and Lucas, Emmerich and Jackson; throw whatever names you have, none of them will stick. Cameron will have changed forever what you will expect to see in the movies as of Monday December 21. The end of this decade heralds a new dawn.
You will see Avatar, if not now, soon. If not soon, inevitably one day. And you will, like it or not, be affected by this film. You will remember the end of the first decade of the millennium as being the moment when live action 3D filming became as essential a tool to telling a story on film as motorized projectors, sound and color prints. Chortling about 3D glasses? Forget 3D glasses, we all will in just a few years. 3D will evolve beyond them.
This is the moment when technology takes a giant leap in the way we see movies. At movie theaters and at home. Embrace it. Mr. Cameron is about to show you the very bright and inescapable light. For this time at least, you’ll be glad you’ve got those glasses. You will never forget what is about to happen. Go see it, you know you want to.