Re: James Cameron's Avatar
Avatar reminds me of concept video games:
Not necessarily great games, as the story is thin, the gameplay repetitive and the setting meh, but it is technically brilliant. In other words, a product to show off what the underlying technology *COULD* do, to entice others to use it. Sortof like Unreal Tournament 3. Not the best game, by itself. Little to no storyline, multiplayer wasnt groundbreaking and such, but the underlying engine was beautiful. And it went on to bring us games like Gears of War, BioShock, Mass Effect, Mirror's Edge and some other lesser known titles.
Avatar seems like a concept movie, showing off the beauty of 3D moviemaking and presentation.