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Please god…no more blue monkey aliens and silly story lines
Please God… No more troll monkey and silly haters of this movie..
Guess you are a fan of the blue alie monkeys…not surprised! You must be one a monkey to like this silly movie
Calm down Arnie. The movie’s fun and visual. People don’t always want to see A Man For All Seasons. Sometimes they want to see blue aliens on another world duke it out with cliche stereotypes.
Nobody disputes that some people prefer silly blue people and stereotypes to “A Man for All Seasons.” I think the point is that “A Man for All Seasons” is a great movie and “Avatar” is junk, even if every idiot in the world enjoys it as junk. More people probably prefer McDonald’s to broccoli, but that doesn’t mean it’s good or good for you. It’s still junk.
You know I gotta give this movie its props. Its a truly bold theatrical experience. Not the best I’ve ever had, but certainly one of the most thrilling. I just wish the story was more fleshed out and that he had the courage to deliver his original 3 hour cut which answered a lot of questions for me. Like what’s Grace’s backstory with the Navi. Trudy’s sudden flip-flop on the corporate Marines which involves Norm. Why is Earth so shitty. A lot of stuff that would’ve made the movie I think a real deal cinematic classic and would’ve certainly taken home the gold during the Oscars.
You’re right. If this movie had come out in 1964, there would have been an intermission and it would have first played Reserved Seats only. Think Lawrence of Arabia, How the West Was Won.
For the last several decades, the theater owners only think one thing: How many times can we play the damn thing in one day?
OK, arnie. We’ll shut it down for you.
Seriously, why do you care? Don’t like it, don’t see it. It’s profitable and is pulling its own weight. Taxpayers are not subsidizing it.
I care cause the kids are being fed with stupidity. Guess you are too stupid to know this
You should be more worried about TV.
Just out of curiousity: how exactly is Avatar ‘stupid’?
If I have to tell you, then it means you are stupid. But I know you are not….
Excellent. Great to have Cameron back in the game doing more sci-fi action movies better than ANYONE else working today can. Avatar 2 is going to absolutely smash all box office records to kingdom come.
Cameron please no to Avatar novel and sequels or any ideas for a musical, TV show etc. Avatar was great not because of the storyline but the visual effects in 3D.
Look what happened to Star Wars. It was milked so much that it became a joke.
The Smurfs movie is coming soon that’s enough blue people.
Well I suppose the plot can only improve. Still Avatar really is a stand alone story. I’d rather Cameron do Battle Angel.
My humble suggestion for sequels 2 and 3:
Don’t copy Pocahontas (or any other Disney cartoon) for your entire story line.
At least try to write dialogue that doesn’t make George Lucas’s Attack of the Clones look like Shakespeare.
And, finally, change the name of “unobtanium.” Sure, it’ll be embarassing because everyone will know you changed it because of how hard everyone laughed at it in the first one, but still better than making the same mistake twice.
Actually, scratch that, laughing every time they said “unobtanium” was by far the most fun I had seeing that movie.
Just so you know, unobtanium is an actual term scientists use to describe a material that’s really rare or has seemingly impossible characteristics. It’s something akin to naming something people are chasing throughout a movie a “macguffin.” Not that it should change your enjoyment of unobtanium as a term. But it wasn’t invented for the movie in an attempt to be clever.
I still don’t understand the popularity surrounding Avatar. It was a simple story. “I Hope others writers won’t rip it off…” You ripped it off too. With the making of 2 and 3 we will be able to see if Avatar had more favor and meat on it’s bone or if it was just a good looking turkey.
Actually Cameron purposely called the stuff unobtanium as its an actual term scientists and engineers use to describe a material that they or someone their working for wants but doesn’t exists. The guy was a math and science major even before he got into filmmaking.
I agree, this feels like a stand alone story. Kind of like the first “Matrix” movie. And we all know how amazing those sequels were.
James Cameron is a hack. No smart person who knows movies can deny that. Sure he knows how to use new technology very well but the guy has been making movies for more than 30 years and he only has 5 really good movies(Terminator, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Aliens, Terminator 2, and True Lies. Quite sad when you think about it.
I didn’t see Avatar but it looked like another post-Vietnam era movie (story wise) in a post 9/11 world. I look at the movies and I don’t see what’s really going on the world. I don’t see the fight against a bunch of jihadists and I don’t see what’s going on around us. I think filmmakers just like to pretend its still 1990 something or even 1970 something. They like to beat up on Republicans and probably aren’t to hot on the American public, the people they sell their junk, too. IT’s really sad.
The only reason Avatar made it’s money was because of the upsell of the tickets and 3-D. They compare it to the original Star Wars but I didn’t see too many blue-people t-shirts or quotes from the movie flying around. Even as an escapist film I think the main thought from the white filmmakers about how bad whitey is about invading the aboriginal people. How bad whitey is for being rich and wanting oil or something. Perhaps Hollywood is finally running out of steam, which means we have to go elsewhere for entertainment.
arnie you’re not being original when you criticize avatar… it’s boring dude.
I wasn’t criticizing the movie. I was trying to tell others how stupid & silly the movie was but seems there are aplenty of blue monkeys here on this board
How can you criticize Arnie’s lack of originality while defending this blue-tinted mish-mash of stuff a bunch of other people have already done better and less expensively?
Cameron got Orson Scott Card to do “The Abyss” novel way back when and it turned out so great. A really good read even though I’d already seen the film. I’m looking forward to an Avatar novel since Cameron makes sure the writer always does it right.
Well, simple movies for simple minds. To each his own. I found Avator boring, on par with Tom & Jerry cartoons, but its success is great news for the movies as such. It brings a lot of people to the cinemas. Maybe someone who saw Avator will come again, even see Inception.
Is Cameron’s ego as big as his bank account?
I can see fans from the original and young people being stupid enough to see a sequel. (They’ll probably also really enjoy Denzel’s next train movie.) But Avatar’s success was mostly due to cutting-edge visuals and 3D, which is ubiquitous now.
A third one is a stretch. Unless he wants his signature trilogy to be Smurfs in wonderland, he should move on. Terminator 5?
Avatar visually was an “A” movie. Scriptwise it was a “B” movie. Spend some more time on writing a better script(and less defending yourselves on this website).
Don’t expect the American public to jump for your sequel. And remember some of us only went to boost Hollywood’s economy during a turbulent time. Don’t be arrogant. You may not get repeat “courtesy views”. Bottom line: on behalf of all talented writers-the script was barely manageable…
Avatar 2 won’t take in a third the BO of the first.
Battle Angel does seem like the next logical step for James Cameron because of three reasons: 1) Script is complete and great (according to insiders). 2) It’s a nice testing ground for CG experimentation. Avatar was easier because it was practically all animated. 3) Cameron’s reputation. He’s known as Mr. Innovative, not Mr. Jump-the-Lord-of-the-Rings-Bandwagon-By-Making-Sequals.
I just don’t understand how Avatar became the highest grossing film of all time. I guess it’s a sign of my age. The fact that sequels are forthcoming is even more disheartening. The movie clearly didn’t “need” sequels. Why must we run everything into the ground now?
Hopefully, he’ll avoid doing something like the Matrix fiasco because doing two sequels, back-to-back, of a successful one-off movie not originally designed for sequels doesn’t always end well.
Oh good. That makes two more of his films I will make a point of NOT seeing!
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