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Avatar - The Movie

 
 
Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:46 pm
I might as well start the thread now. The first teaser/trailer hits the net tomorrow.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4941/avataricon1.jpg

What do you expect, will it be overblown hype, or the real McCoy?

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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:48 pm
@rosborne979,
Whoa. Is this based on the cartoon tv series? I (and my kids) adored that series.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:50 pm
@rosborne979,
I saw a movie of the same title, maybe 3 decades ago. It was kind of interesting.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:50 pm
@FreeDuck,
FreeDuck wrote:
Whoa. Is this based on the cartoon tv series? I (and my kids) adored that series.

I don't think so (but I could be mistaken). I think it's a newbie from James Cameron. Although there is already an XBox game being released in association with the movie.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:50 pm
http://www.livevideo.com/video/2DCD3EA2266547EEA5CE13523AD8BF8B/avatar-movie-trailer.aspx

Trailer here.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:55 pm
Anything by James Cameron is usually excessively hyped. But I'm following...
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 07:59 pm
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Avatar_official_release.jpg
Quote:
Premise

The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully, is a former Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms " some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what humans would consider to be a primitive level, but are actually much more evolutionarily advanced than humans. Ten feet tall, with tails and blue skin that sparkles, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened " and their warrior abilities unleashed.
Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.
As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi " forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2009 08:00 pm
@edgarblythe,

Different Movie.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 06:47 am
@rosborne979,
That's what FreeDuck's talking about though.

We loved the TV show too and we're looking forward to the movie. The TV show left too many loose threads, hope the movie ties some things up...

Actually, c.i.'s link is a mash-up from the series. The Avatar movie will be live-action (hmmm...):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938283/

trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi4008247833/
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:11 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

That's what FreeDuck's talking about though.

We loved the TV show too and we're looking forward to the movie. The TV show left too many loose threads, hope the movie ties some things up...

Actually, c.i.'s link is a mash-up from the series. The Avatar movie will be live-action (hmmm...):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938283/

trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi4008247833/

The Last Airbender looks interesting in its own right, but it's not the same movie as Avatar by James Cameron.

Here's the link to Avatar on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549

sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:35 am
@rosborne979,
Right, I understand that. However, FreeDuck brought up the Last Airbender and I'm responding to that:

http://able2know.org/topic/135492-1#post-3737661

I understand you want to talk about Cameron's movie. Carry on.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 05:07 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

Right, I understand that. However, FreeDuck brought up the Last Airbender and I'm responding to that:

http://able2know.org/topic/135492-1#post-3737661

Oh, ok. We can talk about whatever anyone wants (better to keep the thread going). I just thought there was some confusion over what movie I started the thread about.

Here is the trailer for Avatar: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 05:12 pm
The trailer was just released today. My first impression was that some of the graphics reminded me of that movie Final Fantasy which came out several years ago. Although Avatar seems to be even better at rendering imaginary creatures/people.

I like the idea of this movie and I like it's scope, but I hope it has enough seriousness that it doesn't end up being a Jurassic Park on an Alien world. That would be disappointing.
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 05:14 pm
@rosborne979,
The way to avoid disappointment is to keep your expectations on a realistic level.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 05:23 pm
Let's see if this works...
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:48 pm
Looks superb.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 09:29 am
And for an introduction to the idea of what an Avatar is (and can do), we have the release of Surrogates, coincidentally released just a few months before Avatar.

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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 05:25 pm
You really haven't seen the trailer unless you click on the 720p HD and if you have a 1080p newer model PC or Mac, click on that. It will take a few minutes to download so don't get anxious on the trigger finger on the play button.

It looks like a beautiful blending of science fiction and fantasy with a lot of computer generated animation which is suppose to be the best ever shown and I can imagine the 3D will be mind blowing.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/hd/
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 05:33 pm
@Lightwizard,
A mind blown by such inane simplicities is as fragile as a dandelion when the sugar stealers are coming loose.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 07:07 pm
@Lightwizard,
I understand that "Avatar" will also feature slimy, stalking trolls.
 

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