Avatar sets a new standard for blockbusters
The reviews are in for James Cameron's latest film Avatar. Critics are hailing the film as a groundbreaking, awe inspiring, cinematic success.
"Suddenly the special effects in every movie you've ever seen seem trite in comparison."
-- Washington Post.
"James Cameron's alien world epic "Avatar" may well be the future of movies."
-- The Detrioit News
Class discussion: Lots of movies have failed to live up to the advance hype. Has all the Avatar advertising and promotion made you want to see the movie or has it made you want to avoid it? What is the difference between a "critical success" and a "commercial success?" How much attention do you pay to movie reviews?
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