Remember that little movie that came out a few years ago? That one which really ushered in the new age of 3D movies (but actually did a decent job of it, unlike other that have come after it)? Yeah, well it's finally getting it's own blu-ray 3D release.
If I was a doctor performing a surgery on John Carter, I would have called the film's death about a dozen times. Its heartbeat kept slowing to a snails pace, and its pulse seemed practically non existent; what other choice did I have but to call it quits? I had to shut down the monitor, put away the defillbulator—it was over, and there was nothing I could do to save this film. But right before I would write the time of death, the film's heart rate would suddenly rise, and its pulse would miraculously return! I would be thrilled, entertained even! But before I could even begin to appreciate just how strong a film it was, the heart rate would once again collapse. And I would once again try to revive it. But the film would keep dying, and there was nothing I could possibly do about it. In bursts, the film would come back to life—but try as I might, I could not keep it alive. I would continue this fruitless back and forth for about two hours, until the film finally ended. And once it was all over, I made a startling discovery—John Carter was never truly alive.
John Carter was a film without a pulse, and there was nothing I could do to convince myself otherwise.
So I was revisiting Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life the other day, a flick where Angelina Jolie searches for the legendary Pandora’s Box, and something tickled my brain and gave me pause. I found it interesting that both in the age of antiquity and in some of the minds of modern day, women are the vehicles responsible for the fall of man. Of course we all know the original sin story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and the snake and apple. It is probably the most famous of all 'women are the root of all evil' stories. I think there is even a creation movie lost somewhere in the Hollywood archives depicting this cataclysmic moment in time.
Yay, time to wait 4 to 5 years for James Cameron’s next film! Again! Woohoo!
James Cameron is lazy. There, I said it. I know the technology to make his films are complex and take a lot of time to make, but come on; does it always have to take 5 years to make a film? Seriously, ever since Titanic, Jim has taken his time with the making of the films. Then again, if I was as rich as James Cameron, I guess I wouldn’t want to work either. But after much speculation on what he would do next he has announced his next projects. Cameron’s next couple films will be Avatar 2 and 3, due out in December 2014 and December 2015, respectively.
Since Avatar was initially released on Blu-ray, fans have known that they weren't getting the full package. James Cameron has been holding out on us, and teasing us with a massive collector's edition in the future. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend these days with filmmakers and there's not much we can do about it. Fans will be glad to hear however that details have finally emerged on what all will be included in the Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition.
It's looking good, and filled with all kinds of bonuses for fans, but I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who still won't think buying another copy is justified. After reading all of these details, it's safe to say that I'm going to own this version of the film as well.
With the release of Avatar next Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day) on DVD and Blu-ray, the question of how well the movie will hold up without the support of the 3D theatrical aspect presents itself as an illuminating quandary for home viewers.
Avatar has taken the world by storm breaking all kinds of December box office records, and looking to take its place alongside James Cameron’s other box office smash Titanic. The movie has been reviewed to death, so I am going to be taking a little different tack and tackle the only issue I ever see cropping up about this film.