Avatar - New James Cameron movie (Marines in space) busts magic $1B mark!

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  1. Ryan_Cunningham

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    I just got back from seeing the film and I was impressed. First, 3-D technology needs to become the norm for films, television, and video games. Second, I walked out of the theatre speaking of the parallels with Dances With Wolves, which was also a great movie. Lastly, I think Hollywood is on to something - It began with Independence Day, and was carried further with Avatar; if the world ever needs saving, it'll be a Marine who is a damn good stick.
  2. Random8145

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    Are the graphics in this movie really as good as they say? I ask because I watched the trailer for it just now and the native peoples do not look very realistic. They look like something out of a good videogame, but you can still tell they are computer graphics.
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    They're as realistic as blue bipeds could possibly be. And yes, the graphics really are that good. Avatar does for digital cinematography what Jurrasic Park and Pixar did for animatronics and Cartoons respectively. I didn't watch it for the plot, but the $14 I payed to watch it in IMAX was well worth it, and you'll kick yourself later when you do see it for not having seen it on the big screen.
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    The plot seems really lousy from what I am reading. The thing is, one could reason then that when movies like this become more commonplace, this movie will probably be looked back upon as silly, so I am still debating it. Jurassic Park, now that just never gets old :)
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    So I just got back from watching it.

    Is it just me or did I just watch Dances With Wolves 20 years later, only with Aliens and futuristic Marines?
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    Actually, it was Fern Gully 2, in 3d and with more violence. I thought the visuals were epic, but the plotline was covered in one single 30 second monologue by Giovanni Ribisi, and then the rest of the nearly 3 hours was plotless and empty visual masturbation.
  7. Ryan_Cunningham

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    I had no idea what Fern Gully 2 was, so I google'd it and was presented with the following. WTF.

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  8. eddie

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    From what I understand, it costs so damn much and is SOOOO time consuming that it's going to be some time still before that happens. That, however, is the big push these days, I'm told. This is like the fourth time Hollywood has tried to push 3D in a big way (each time before they failed miserably), and most of the 3D shit coming out still blows (shitty movies, with shitty useage of the effect).

    I thought the same thing when I saw trailers. Didn't even occur to me when I watched it. They got the details absolutely perfect; every muscle, every reflection and shading, etc. Once that's done, it doesn't matter if it looks animated or not; if you can be convinced to believe what you are seeing, it works. Part of that may have been the 3D, the imax, and generally just how everything is better in theatres.
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    I loved the shots from inside the Shuttle and Gunship cockpits. The whole Halographic HUD that you could slide out of the way was just awesome. Like that giant screen from Minority Report but better.
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    The video game is 3D also if you have a 3D equipped TV. I just saw it again at a smaller theatre. Still blows my mind how detailed it is. It's not just stupid usage of it like some people use it for such as crap popping out. It gives you a true feeling of depth. That's pretty incredible to me. The glass in the movie blew my mind. As far as the natives in the movie. I think they look very realistic. The textures and everything are very well done.
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    I just saw the movie and there was definitely lots of great alien side boob. Much of the movie reminded me of halo, with the flying machines looking like they came straight out of the game.
  12. Calculon

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    This movie was definitely meant to be watched in IMAX 3D... that was some pretty amazing CGI they had there and looked amazing.

    As far as the theme of the movie goes, I realized it was actually no different than any of the other James Cameron movies like Terminator, Aliens, etc.: some important/powerful corporation ends up the antagonist that gets almost everyone involved killed.
  13. lowflier03

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    Wife and I saw it yesterday. She described it best. A movie that should be seen in IMAX 3D but not something we're going to buy on BLU-RAY or DVD.

    Way too long, stupid predictable story, nice looking graphics, cool war scene. But nothing mind blowing in any sense.
    It was obviously an excuse to make a "lets romp through a completely over the top, sci-fi world, add some action for the guys, love for the girls and throw in my political agenda." Because if it was just called Let's Romp Through an Over the Top, Sci-Fi World, no one would go see it.
  14. bob88899

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    If this movie wasnt in 3D I def wouldnt have been as interested. The 3D graphics really make this a winner, and i hope this where the future of movies is headed... The storyline was screaming Dances with Wolves mixed with FernGully.. I do not know about anyone else but my eyes felt pretty strained after wathing that movie... not sure if it was the 3d or not?
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    Despite the crappy story and bleeding heart nonsense, I really enjoyed Avatar. You know in the back of your head that the aliens are CGI, but there are subtle differences between this movie and other graphic intensive movies that really make you feel like you're seeing a new generation of this technology. And there are many beautiful panoramic shots of the planet's various vistas and exotic wildlife.

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