Avatar: Computer Graphics and James Cameron

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By: Christopher Bryan Nicholson

James Cameron, the creator of the movie, “Avatar”, had the plans for the movie, but had to wait 30 years for the technology to catch up. The three-decade wait was worth it, and “Avatar” is one of the greatest movies ever! The graphics were phenomenal, the characters were beyond unique, and the plot was dramatic and intriguing. “Avatar” was so awesomely made that I loved every single bit of it and I can watch it repeatedly, because it seems I always see something I missed.

First, the graphics were so unique and stunning. For example, they all look so realistic, and they make the viewer feel like they are actually there in Pandora. I am so intrigued by the extraordinary computer generated effects, which James Cameron made look so real that even the seven to eight foot tall blue-skinned Pandorians seem unquestionably real and not some 2D artificial, nonrealistic junk. For example, the computer-generated graphics are so realistic that James Cameron and his crew combined both graphics and real actors and that combination is so breath-taking and unique that it made at least for me and hundreds of other people love it. In addition, James Cameron’s imagination is mind-blowing, and his creatures are beautiful, colorful, and somewhat reptilian. The Pandorians are similar to Native Americans because they both share their spiritual connection with nature. By using Pandorians’ long braids, which end with tentacles, this allows the Pandorians to connect and communicate with their planet, Pandora. I think that the horse-like creature is very beautiful with its four legs and how it breaths though its gills on its neck. I am also captivated by the enchanting flying reptilian-like creatures with their gorgeous bright multiple colored skin. In addition, I really am mesmerized by the scenery during the day it is like a rainforest with odd plants some that were dangerous and some that were harmless. However, at night everything glows...
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