I just read an article about Avatar 2. I will now attempt to translate Cameron's comments from the article, onto this forum post.
"We're really hoping you people will come to see this. Because even though you complained ruthlessly about the first film, we also know that we have the sixteen to twenty dollars you paid to see it in 3D on an Imax screen. Now, Avatar 2 will have even more eye candy and it's going to be shot at 30 frames per second.
"We showed the groundbreaking concept to a test group who were so completely blown away and mesmerized, that they didn't notice the skilled pick pockets removing their wallets. Oh we returned...the wallets. Naturally. But we wanted to fully emphasize what will happen the day Avatar 2 gets released..."
I never bothered to see the first movie, therefore have no intention of seeing the second.
But, appreciate the heads up.
"I never bothered to see the first movie, therefore have no intention of seeing the second". Maybe I missed something, like a theater viewing or the 3d. I gave it a one star out of five. I couldn't watch it even half-way through.
Avatar was marvelous on the I Max screen in 3D - I had no complaints and even enjoyed the simple plot line. I'm glad I didn't miss it and it was well worth the admission price. I think people who complain about this should not go, and save their $20 for the beers they drink with their pals watching re-runs at the sports bar! each to his own!
Yeah, I have to agree with Mega1 here. Although the story line for "Avatar" wasn't the best in the world, it was still a pretty good movie; with many great universal themes and symbolism about life. Besides, "Star Wars: A New Hope" didn't have a very complex story arc either, but it still managed to tell a great story through it's simplicity; while portraying many great universal themes and homages to classic Arrow Flynn films and Akira Kurasawa's "The Hidden Fortress." Granted, I know I'll probably get some flak for this comment later on, but that still doesn't diminish the fact that "Avatar" was a great science fiction film. Not only did it introduce a revolutionary type of CGI that will forever change the way movies are made, it also gave way for immense popularity of 3-d.
Granted, I'm not a huge fan of 3-d either, but I am a fan of film history. Thus, on that note, I do consider "Avatar" as a landmark film in cinematic history that revolutionized the film industry. Very much similar to how "Wizard of Oz", "Gone with the Wind" and the "Jazz Singer" revolutionized the way films were made; when they made their perspective releases.
I would go into more detail about this, but I don't want to bore anyone to death. Besides, from what I could gather about this site, most of you here seem to view films as nothing more than a commercialized version of entertainment anyway; with very few like myself and others that can see the artistic and technical side to it too. No offense to anyone here, as I certainly respect everyone's opinions on movies. I'm just stating a simple observation is all.
I was totally bored at the totally predictable soppy plot that we have seen loads of times before - but the watching in 3D was outstanding. I would go see a number 2 in 3D - or I woulddn't bother watching it all.
Sure, the plot was syrupy and predictable and the acting was marginal, at best. But, if you're going to a Cameron film with greater expectations, then you should be fleeced of your hard earned money.
It was all little more than good computer graphics, especially the battle scenes. If that's what you paid for, you got your moneys worth.
I saw it on an IMAX 3D and loved the experience. A sequel won't be quite the same as a first experience, but I will gladly pay to go see a part 2.
Every time you walk into a Walmart, you're lining billionaires pockets. I would rather go for the movie experience and actually enjoy spending the money!
I guess choose whose pockets you want to line.
I just went to see Jane Eyre - which I really enjoyed - even though it was a classic made in a classic way - no real big surprises but really lovely - like living for awhile in a Dutch painting from the 1700s - the light and some of the scenes were like those wood engravings that were popular in 19th century books - I loved that and of course it is a great story. I'm saying this was good entertainment - moving and inspiring. This was unlike sci fi and modern action movies like Inception where there is a special special big effect every 10 seconds and everything is enhanced so that sound and sights are fantastical - refreshing to watch a classic like this. But I bet the mainstream will not be streaming in to see it.
I think its very important to embrace many kinds of movies from films like Slum Dog Millionaire to Black Swan to Inception to Jane Eyre to all the great foreign films - that way you really get to experience the world, stimulate your mind, and maybe learn something.
Avatar is right up there as a modern contribution to our movie experiences. Its way too easy to critique from the comfort of your living room - but it takes some effort to understand how difficult it is to put all the pieces together and make a great movie even if it is beyond your comprehension or it doesn't strike a responsive cord in you. Movies are still one of the cheapest ways we have to entertain, and educate ourselves. We're so lucky.
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