Friday, May 7, 2010

Avatar: The copy-cat

Living in Ireland is totally different from where I came from. 10 years ago when I first arrived here, I was really surprised to find that shops closed at 6 in the evening, it's four-season country but it rains ALL the time (including in summer), you can't dine out late at night if you are hungry and there's nothing much to do if you don't have your own transportation.

So the only thing I did back then to entertain myself during my free time was go to the nearest cinema to watch movies.

Sometimes, I'd have a movie marathon and stayed in the cinema for the whole day and watched anything available with my monthly pass. Well, that was long time ago now, before I had my first baby.

Since then, I can't even recall when was the last time I visited a cinema, until recently. Well, even that's been quite a while. My last visit being when Avatar came out at our local cinema. My husband decided to go and begged me to come along and asked me to find someone to look after the kids. It was like a date for us after a really long time.

To cut it short, I agreed. He was so excited he even bought tickets for the movie online, a whole month before the release. It was a 3D movie and I was like so jakun as it was my first time. When they handed the 3D glasses I was so excited - like a kid getting a present. I totally forgot about the 3D thing at first and forgot to put on my contact lenses so, you can imagine how stupid I looked wearing the nerdy 3D glasses on top of my normal one! can laugh, it's OK.

Anyway, apart from the movie being quite long, I thought it was awsome. The picture was so good - colourful and with the 3D experience thrown in, it felt so real. The story itself was a bit boring but I can still give it one thumb up. Honestly, I am not that good at reviewing movies as my husband always reminds me that instead of giving a summary of a story, I always end up re-telling the WHOLE story.

So, forget about a review here. A few months had past after we watched the movie. Since then, my husband and I have been catching up on a lot movies from around 2007 and 2009. The exact time-frame when we were so busy. What I discovered to my surprise was that Avatar movie is a totally un-original movie. To me, the movie was made and created by putting together pieces from a few different movies, all of which I've watched at this stage.

To name a few, there's Delgo, Terra, and Appleseed ex Machina. It's true, it was a combination of all that 3 movies or maybe more that I don't know and haven't watched yet. My husband tells me the ending (with the "tree of life" and all) is from a Japanese manga movie called Princess Mononoke).

For example, the animals that they ride on Avatar is almost the same as the ones in Delgo. The big robots used by the humans to fight in Avatar are largely the same as the one in Appleseed. And, the whole story line from Avatar is more or less the same as Terra but honestly, I think Terra make more sense than Avatar.

Seriously, you guys should start to watch the movies I mentioned. And you might get an idea of what I'm talking about.

For now, I'm 100% dissapointed with whoever created Avatar for copying all the ideas off other movies. James Cameron and his friends should have done better and shame on him for getting all the awards!!! Although, who am I to judge...Hehehe...OK


SumaiyyahAbidah said...

It's pretty hard keeping myself from commenting all the time! Hehe. I don't comment this much on other blogs, really. And yes, I DID NOT like Avatar either. It was... corny, can I say? A lot of nonsense, honestly. I usually like fantasy movies, but Avatar went over the limit. Thank goodness the hero was handsome enough! Haha

Mummy Nana said...

It's ok.. I enjoy reading ur comments. Thanks. :-) Yup thank goodness for that too... hehe..

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