Escaping can be good, if for short times and if it is not part of an overall escape from responsibilities. The movie Avatar takes us to a wholly other environment, another planet, in ways never done before. Cool stuff for the kid in us.

From the Techcrunch review

Like the iPhone in the mobile world, this movie disrupts an entire industry.

A movie James Cameron has been working on since 1994, but he had to wait until technology caught up with his dream, and he invented a new kind of camera along the way.

The amazing thing about Avatar isn’t the story – it’s simply a passable tale

suddenly the special effects in every movie you’ve ever seen seem trite in comparison. Jurassic Park type special effects, which seemed so awesome in the 90s, are now laughably dated.