One could argue that Titanic was a movie of this kind. It wasn’t. It shares a lot of elements but Titanic was merely a template for what James Cameron has achieved here. How he does it is amazing.
Nothing in this movie is new. It’s all been done before. Elements of great movies and stories we already know are twist through the dense jungle, the incredible dialogue and the winding plot. It’s just NEVER been told this way before. Cameron dips his paint brush into well known and vivid colors to produce not only a unique masterpiece but a new genre of story telling.
We are given nothing familiar, a landscape and people completely alien to us. In our journey through this epic, we are immersed in this foreign culture. For three hours, our world becomes theirs. When this movie finishes it’s course, when you leave the theatre, you feel as if you are leaving home.