As You Read This, "Avatar" Becomes Top Box Office Film of All Time
Avatar is an odd movie. Its plot is based on a paraplegic war veteran named Jake going to a planet called Pandora that's inhabited by a human-like race. Jake becomes involved in a series of battles and a romantic interest. It's an strange fantasy film, pure and simple. Why have so many people seen Avatar? That will probably be the subject of a number of PhD theses written in the decades to come. Perhaps it's due to escapism during harsh economic times, or maybe it's just fun to watch top-notch film animation. The appeal of movies, like fiction, is impossible to distill into numbers.