Yeah, I went again this afternoon with a different group of friends. I had to see it again right away. So far everyone I know who has seen it has come away very positive about it. Just thought I’d let you guys know I liked it just as much the 2nd time around, because it is really that good. Go see it.
James Cameron is a fan of Japanese anime. His praise for Ghost in the Shell is quoted on its cover. He recognizes that animation can be used to tell adult stories, too. Avatar is the fulfillment of this realization. Most people in America are unaccustomed to the idea of animation being more than just kid’s stuff, so they feel uncomfortable when they see animated characters being presented in a serious story. As such, I hope Avatar is successful and opens the door to more serious animated films, because it is a medium with great potential – especially when mixed as seamlessly as it was with real human actors in Avatar.