December 15, 2009
Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on December 2009
My apologies, but since there have been no press previews for James Cameron’s latest thrill ride, I won’t have a review for you for a few weeks yet. But here’s what I’ve been able to glean: a wheelchair-bound soldier reluctantly accepts a mission to a spectacular but extremely hostile planet, made possible by transferring his consciousness to a blue, 5m-tall avatar resembling the planet’s native population. Once there, he meets a female who becomes his guide, and he eventually “goes native.” Looks like a good if not completely original story, so let’s hope the SFX don’t overwhelm it.