Three weeks. That’s all it took for director James Cameron’s 3D spectacle Avatar to become the second-highest grossing film in worldwide box-office history.
And we didn’t really like it all that much. Clearly, we’re in the minority.
But regardless of our reticence to embrace a Pocahontas video game, what does this mean for Hollywood? Is this the dawn of a new age of 3D? Will every year see a new age G.I. Joe movie unspooling on IMAX screens across the country? Why the fuck didn’t I think of sticking dragons in Dances with Wolves to make a billion dollars? Does nobody else have a problem with portraying native cultures as Daisyworld hippies in need of a white leader? Good questions, all.
Tonight, we here at Sound on Sight are launching a new round-table discussion segment, during our Spierig Brothers hour, and this week’s subject is the impact of Avatar. But forget what we have to say about it: we want to hear from you, our readers and listeners. Listen to the show, and drop us a line with your thoughts, either in the comments section below, or by emailing [email protected] .