Poor James Cameron. He only goes and makes the highest-grossing movie ever—twice—and still the guy can’t get no respect. As if looking like an elderly lesbian wasn’t enough, he lost the Best Picture Oscar to his ex-wife and will have to put up with jokes about “Smurf-ahontas” for the rest of his life. But let’s applaud Avatar for what it is: an instance of new 3D IMAX technology masterfully employed to create old-fashioned popcorn entertainment. With added ecological subtext! We’ll be watching again to appreciate the genius that realized the only thing cooler than sinking the Titanic was aliens that look like cats.
– By C. Bottomley
Avatar hits the racks on Earth Day, 4/22.