AVATAR!

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    Aug 20, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    James Cameron's "AVATAR" teaser trailer has arrived at last!
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/teaserlarge.html
  • Timbales

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    Aug 20, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    good effects, but if the story isn't compelling I don't know if I'll go see it
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    Aug 20, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    This thing is being pulled so fast it's hard to find a link. Let's see how long this one lasts.

  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 20, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidgood effects, but if the story isn't compelling I don't know if I'll go see it
    That sums it up for me too.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 20, 2009 9:30 PM GMT
    I don't care if it has a story or not (though I am sure it will). I've been excited about this movie ever since it was announced James Cameron was behind it. This will be state-of-the-art movie making and visually amazing. That in itself will be worth the price of admission. I hope to see it at IMAX. Great trailer!
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    Aug 20, 2009 9:30 PM GMT
    Of course it will have a compelling story. It's JAMES CAMERON.

    Yes, Titanic was hokey, but Cameron has never failed to deliver a compelling story.

    (IMHO of course)

    I have been looking forward to this film for years. Looks awesome.
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    Aug 20, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidi was lucky to get a free ticket to a preview screener....it was...olost for words..def gonna see it as im a huge fan of the cartoon.


    I'm afraid you're a bit mixed up. This is not the film adaptation of the cartoon "Avatar: The Last Airbender". That film, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and re-titled "The Last Airbender" to avoid confusion, is coming out next year (I believe).

    This film, "Avatar", is an original creation by James Cameron, director of "Terminator" I and II, "Aliens", "The Abyss", the not-so-great "True Lies", and the aforementioned "Titanic".
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    Aug 20, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    Thanks jaydub for finding the preview clip. We will see this. My partner loves sci-fi/fantasy, and I go along if there are hot guys in iticon_smile.gif
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    Aug 20, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    Isn't this also in 3-D?
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    Aug 20, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Yeah it is.
    Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience
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    Aug 20, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    1969er saidIsn't this also in 3-D?

    Yes but at IMAX and it should be noted that it was shot with 3D cameras to simulate what the eye sees in real life not the cartoony pop-out-of-screen stuff.

    It is also in 16:9 ratio which means all the theatres who show it will have to get the right projectors.
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    Aug 20, 2009 10:33 PM GMT


    There's an online petition about the actors in this movie and how the directors departed from the Asian characters associated with the original artwork in the animation. There's actually a lot of angered fans out there, in addition to the lackluster directing ability as of late from M Knight Shyamalan.
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    Aug 20, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    rotabilis saidOf course it will have a compelling story. It's JAMES CAMERON.

    Yes, Titanic was hokey, but Cameron has never failed to deliver a compelling story.

    (IMHO of course)

    I have been looking forward to this film for years. Looks awesome.


    I would say he's delivered enjoyable movies.
  • Sayrnas

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    Aug 20, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    ahhhh we arent talkin bout last airbender...booo
  • SirEllingtonB...

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    Aug 20, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    Ugh... and here I thought we were discussing Aang and Appa's Excellent Adventure... icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 21, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    Sayrnas saidahhhh we arent talkin bout last airbender...booo


    well excayooooooooooooose me!icon_rolleyes.gif
  • iHavok

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    Aug 21, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Is the new marketing push to call it "Avetar" instead of "Avatar" part of distancing itself from the airbender stuff?

    Would make sense, but I thought they had that covered by naming the new movie "The Last Airbender"
  • sfnicolas

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    Aug 21, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    can't wait--i want to go to there!
  • kietkat

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    Aug 21, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    rotabilis said
    tereseus1 saidi was lucky to get a free ticket to a preview screener....it was...olost for words..def gonna see it as im a huge fan of the cartoon.


    I'm afraid you're a bit mixed up. This is not the film adaptation of the cartoon "Avatar: The Last Airbender". That film, directed by M. Night Shyamalan and re-titled "The Last Airbender" to avoid confusion, is coming out next year (I believe).

    This film, "Avatar", is an original creation by James Cameron, director of "Terminator" I and II, "Aliens", "The Abyss", the not-so-great "True Lies", and the aforementioned "Titanic".


    LOL I too was confused awhile back... loved Avatar:the last airbender. I think there will still be some that will not get the difference until opening night icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 21, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    Will it be a good movie...FO' SURE....good enough to make back its 240million dollar budget??? Not sure...it might fall victim to people expecting another Titanic-esque "epic".
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    Aug 21, 2009 7:22 AM GMT
    nysexy saidWill it be a good movie...FO' SURE....good enough to make back its 240million dollar budget???


    If not from US revenue, then from worldwide revenue yes it should make it's money back.
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    Aug 21, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
    rotabilis saidOf course it will have a compelling story. It's JAMES CAMERON.

    Yes, Titanic was hokey, but Cameron has never failed to deliver a compelling story.

    (IMHO of course)

    I have been looking forward to this film for years. Looks awesome.



    Well said. Agreed that True Lies was crap, but with all of his other movies, a compelling story has never been a James Cameron issue. Hokey dialogue & overblown--now those are Cameron traits. I think this movie looks fantastic. Thanks Magnus & JayDub for posting the trailer. I hadn't seen it until today. Doubt it will be as good as Aliens, his best (shot on a measley 14mil budget), but still looks very exciting.

    As a side note, the teaser for Avatar: The Last Airbender, looks pretty cool too. More of a toss-up because it's M. Night Shalaymalalallalaman, who hasn't had a great movie since Unbreakable, but who knows.
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    Aug 21, 2009 10:59 AM GMT
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    1969er saidIsn't this also in 3-D?

    Yes but at IMAX and it should be noted that it was shot with 3D cameras to simulate what the eye sees in real life not the cartoony pop-out-of-screen stuff.

    It is also in 16:9 ratio which means all the theatres who show it will have to get the right projectors.


    16:9 is the most common aspect ratio for film which is one of the reasons that HDTV adopted it. Most every theater can adapt to the many different ratios of used in film throughout the world. Since many major films are now shot with the idea of Blu-ray and DVD as being the final consumer output after theatrical release, the movies are made to eventually work in that format.

    As for the 3D aspect. All of that 'cartoony pop-out-of-screen stuff ' is shot with the cameras your talking about. Technically, since a large proportion of the movie is pure CGI, they could produce as much 'cartoony' stuff as they wanted. I suspect though that Cameron would be relatively judicious in the incorporation of those effects. He makes films that are technically incredible and I wouldn't imagine that this would be any different.

    As for his story telling skills, they are of a specific style. There's always the sense in his storylines that about halfway through the movie, you start thinking your near the end, but then there is one false ending after another. While I didn't like Titanic all that much other than the backgrounds, I was impressed that he maintained that style even within a story that we already knew how it was going to end.
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    Aug 21, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
    I have never heard of this avatar stuff until recently. A guy I work with who has been trying to become the next big action star landed a part in the movie. He talked it up like it is his big break, but I think he just plays a noname military guy.

    The trailer looks interesting though, I'll have to read up on the story though!
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    Aug 21, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    I'll settle for Worthington's haircut in the beginning, shown in the WSJ, today.icon_wink.gif