(1) I’m very late arriving at this dance, so I don’t expect to generate any great revelations that haven’t been thoroughly explored in other venues. I saw the film last night and wanted to write down a few thoughts while it was still fresh in my mind.
(2) This is not a review per se—it’s more about documenting my reactions to the film and what it meant to me.
(3) Doing this under the banner of my recurring feature that focuses on comics and animation is a little odd because there’s little or no ink or paint involved, and Avatar isn’t one of the obscure or quirky bits of work I prefer to highlight. It is animation, though, and it has certain evolutionary and perhaps revolutionary qualities that I can’t ignore. Continue reading »