I hate writing traditional movie reviews. I hate having to express myself within the confines of a structured checklist. Here's the plot summary. The acting was strong. The writing was confident. The sets were pretty. The music was loud.
Worst of all is having to rate films though some kind of metric: numbers, letters, stars, thumbs, tomatoes, etc.
If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you are probably well aware of Cirque du Soleil. One of the mainstays of the Vegas strip wholesale jewelry and the originator of the big spectacle circus show, it has been delighting audiences for years.
Popcorn flicks. Escapist fare. Event films. Summertime is the time of the blockbuster.
Earlier this year, Avatar was released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The release was as bareboned as it could be, as it only contained the movie. In a few days, Avatar is going to be released again, but as an extended collector's edition version.
I know what you're thinking.
White man gets sent to spy on the savage enemies. He earns their trust and falls in love with the chief's daughter. White man's army attacks the savages. The savages, and the chief's daughter feel betrayed, and want nothing to do with the white man.