People said it couldn’t be done. That it’d be a massive flop. That it looked like Dances With Smurfs. But Avatar proved them wrong. By opening at number one. With a billion dollars.
Not really. It did, however, make 73 million dollars. Which is much better than the marketing campaign initially made you think it’d make. I thought it’d make a few hundo and a pocket full of miracles. Boy, was I wrong.
Critical consensus across the board has been great. The only complaint has been, predictably, the story.
It must be said, it’s still going to be miraculous if the movie can recoup 500 million dollars. Maybe they can with toys, but after a 73 million dollar opening weekend, unless it holds the same spot for three weeks straight, you know what? Who cares. It’s supposed to be awesome. So open your eyes and ears, and let them be bombarded by Marines and blue-people. Who would win in a fight, cyborg smurfs or the Na’vi? Are they the same thing? Why am I drunk right now? Who wants to buy me a Tree of Life playset?
These are some of the questions that I don’t have answers to. But will pursue faithfully.