October 2, 2020
It’s been over 10 years since Avatar. What has changed?
I remember seeing Avatar opening night and being blown away. Not only was this the best use of 3D I had ever seen but I felt like I was literally whisked away to a whole new planet. The story was a simple riff on the fish out of water trope, taking the audience out of their body and transporting them into an alien world.
It was a literal “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.”
The movie was written by James Cameron and was a runaway hit, becoming one of the most popular films of all time and taking the crown as the highest-grossing movie until Avengers: Endgame came along.
Now it’s been a decade and I actually work in Hollywood. I’m not a college junior staying up way too late to see the new Cameron movie.
And the director has moved on to…to the Avatar sequel. Let’s take a look at what he thinks the first film’s legacy is within Hollywood.