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James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:07 am

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:19 am

whatta letdown LOAD ALREADY

it'sb een 20 minutes ugh
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Postby cirE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:55 am

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blinky_codswallop » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:40 am

cool, wasn't sure when this trailer was gonna get released

pretty much as advertised eh - reminds me of an 80s cartoon, mostly in a good way

looks fun, and its gonna be a merchandise giant... would be suprised if it was District 9-level goodness though

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Matt » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:46 am

Is it meant to look that cartoony? All I could think was, "Thundercats - HOOOOOOO!"


Actually, that trailer just looked like two movies stuck together - an Aliens type live action flick and a CG kids' film. Weird.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Akuma » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:23 am

Matt wrote:Is it meant to look that cartoony? All I could think was, "Thundercats - HOOOOOOO!"


Actually, that trailer just looked like two movies stuck together - an Aliens type live action flick and a CG kids' film. Weird.



Exaaaaaaaaaaaactly what i was thinking.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blinky_codswallop » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:35 am

Matt wrote:Is it meant to look that cartoony? All I could think was, "Thundercats - HOOOOOOO!"


Actually, that trailer just looked like two movies stuck together - an Aliens type live action flick and a CG kids' film. Weird.



haha, yeah. i get a Pirates of Dark Water buzz too. Maybe even the Smurfs. I think its all the color and blue creatures. Anyway they should be handing out boxes of sugar bomb cereal (or whatever your chosen saturday morning cartoon cereal was) at this thing. Can't wait.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Tacotistk » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:24 pm

Akuma wrote:
Matt wrote:Is it meant to look that cartoony? All I could think was, "Thundercats - HOOOOOOO!"


Actually, that trailer just looked like two movies stuck together - an Aliens type live action flick and a CG kids' film. Weird.



Exaaaaaaaaaaaactly what i was thinking.


hard. I was amped as for the 15 mins previews today, but after seeing the trailer last night, my interest in this film's dropped massively. Just not feeling those character designs at all. So bland, and like Matt said, so cartoony.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:10 pm

reminds me of world of warcraft cinematics tbh lol

spose it'd look way different on the big screen but
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Postby cirE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:24 pm

sam raimi should borrow this technology to do the warcraft movie
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blinky_codswallop » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:09 pm

yeah, i think if a WoW movie happens (still a bit skeptical that this is happening, with Raimi, no less), then Avatar is going to provide at least a blueprint for the effects... this trailer more than anything actually makes a decent WoW movie seem slightly, actually possible.... dont know why they go with "From the Director of Titanic" in the trailer though - if anything fails to get me excited for a movie, it's that.. just can't get Cameron's acceptance speech out of the brain "Im the King of the World!".. there's lots to digest in the trailer though. Apart from the 80s cartoon stuff, there might even be some Princess Mononoke tones. Its gonna be fun to find out whether Avatar can bring good characterizations, and a solid "emotional" (for lack of a better term) underpinning to the movie, which could push it past the realm of huge CGI fantasy.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:29 pm

story is pretty much pocahontas
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby ruff » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:41 pm

cirE wrote:story is pretty much pocahontas


actual or Disney?

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:50 am

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actual or Disney?

disney lol

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby yossarian » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:30 pm

Can't get past the fucking director of Titanic line.
This is a scifi action movie.
He directed FUCKING ALIENS AND TERMINATOR 2 YOU FUCKING HACK MARKETING CUNTS.

The only possible explanation is that no one with a penis works in the studio marketing / promotions team.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Spots2012 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:16 am

yossarian wrote:Can't get past the fucking director of Titanic line.
This is a scifi action movie.
He directed FUCKING ALIENS AND TERMINATOR 2 YOU FUCKING HACK MARKETING CUNTS.

The only possible explanation is that no one with a penis works in the studio marketing / promotions team.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blastman » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:24 am

Isn't AVATAR supposed to be in 3-D when it finally comes out?

A friend of mine is working on this movie at WETA in Wellies and says it's gonna be off da hook when it's finally ready for December. He's a big sci-fi fan and doesn't hesitate to to say if something suck balls (even if he's working on the project).

I'll be keen to check out for sure.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:37 pm

saw 15 minutes of this shit in 3d

looks very fucking good

very fucking good

but very world of warcraft lol

there's this one bit that's pretty much zangarmarsh
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Postby cirE » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:37 pm

fuck man after seeing the footage i can safely say there's absolutely no fucking point watching this in non-3d
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blinky_codswallop » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:37 pm

yeah this was cool.... i found some of it really vertigo inducing (i suppose the watermark of effective 3D), and i wasnt the only one who dodged a few flying arrows and whatnot... but yeah, definate motion sickness for me, but i guess thats whats its like to feel like youre in the middle of an amusement park-meets-saturday morning FPS

a few hours later, im thinking about how cool something like the Hobbit could be, mostly in terms of the really sharp, high def. textures and tones they can use for environments and creatures, and incorporating some of the animatronic stuff that PJ and Del Toro seem to like

but yeah.. Avatar... total World of Warcraft bioluminescent forest action to the max

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby cirE » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:52 pm

just remembered this will be at imax

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Rizzo » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:36 pm

blinky_codswallop wrote:a few hours later, im thinking about how cool something like the Hobbit could be, mostly in terms of the really sharp, high def. textures and tones they can use for environments and creatures, and incorporating some of the animatronic stuff that PJ and Del Toro seem to like

That's an interesting point aye, I've always found anamatronics and stop-motion much more effective than computer animation. Obviously animatronics give you a much more real kind of effect but you wouldn't think stop-motion would. Even in really high quality digital animations (District 9 springs to mind) there's always a noticable unbelievableness about it. Where as the fawn in Pan's Labyrinth was completely believable and all the more horrific for it. I found the same thing when I rewatched Evil Dead the other day... fuck those stop motion trees etc are terrifying.
I wonder if Avatar will capture that computer vibe? It's pretty hard to judge from the trailer given that it's meant to be in 3d. I understand the whole film is 3d but the human characters looked real to me. Fuck, I'm turning into Spots.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby [Tim] » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:14 pm

Cameron's been average for years. His last good flick IMO was The Abyss after than he just did brainless overblown shit.

Not really wowed by the trailer but will probably give it a watch sometime.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Mugabe, Robert » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:47 am

This movie looks even worse than I imagined. Made fully for the sweaty fat geeks out there mother fuckers. Comicon 2010 fuck yeah, Armageddon.

The camera he 'invented' he did not actually invent. It is just two Sony HDC F950 Cinealta's with a double lens attachment invent by a guy called Vincent Pace.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blastman » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:51 am

I'm still hoping James Cameron (or Ridley Scott) will restart the "Alien" franchise. Hopefully Sigourney Weaver will be too.

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Mugabe, Robert » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:56 am

blastman wrote:I'm still hoping James Cameron (or Ridley Scott) will restart the "Alien" franchise. Hopefully Sigourney Weaver will be too.


What the fuck? Did you fucking forget Alien Resurrection?

AVP: Alien vs Predator?

AVP2: Alien vs Predator: Requiem?

Great job people have done of resurrecting the franchise. That's what it is though, a franchise - like McDonalds. It fucking reeks of cheap cheese and beef grease lard.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby blastman » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:28 am

I don't view the AVP movies as part of the "Alien" franchise. Just a different franchise all together.

Anyway:

'Alien' prequel takes off
Ridley Scott attached to return as director

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800 ... id=13&cs=1

Twentieth Century Fox is resuscitating its "Alien" franchise. The studio has hired Jon Spaihts to write a prequel that has Ridley Scott attached to return as director.

Spaihts got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, which will produce the film.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.

The deal gives Fox another chance to keep the "Alien" franchise alive. There were three sequels to Scott's original, but it is the first time the director has set his mind on directing one.


Sweet. 8)

I just remember somewhere on the net that James was interested in making "Aliens 5" (after rubbishing what happened with in Aliens 3).

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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby Mugabe, Robert » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:26 am

Does anyone find that all aliens in modern Hollywood shit seem to based on Asian/Middle Eastern/African facial structures?

Definitely not European facial structures.

Like those aliens in Starwars 1 who speak with Japanese accents and have slanty eyes. And Jajabinx who was a goofy unemployed pot smoking happy go lucky West Indian. And these Aliens whose facial features are a cross of African/Asian. And those illeterate doofus robots in Transformers who were definitely based on ghetto shit.
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Re: James Cameron's A V A T A R

Postby FC » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:09 pm

Mugabe, Robert wrote:Like those aliens in Starwars 1 who speak with Japanese accents and have slanty eyes. And Jajabinx who was a goofy unemployed pot smoking happy go lucky West Indian. And these Aliens whose facial features are a cross of African/Asian. And those illeterate doofus robots in Transformers who were definitely based on ghetto shit.


I always thought it was pretty common knowledge that George Lucas is a bit of a racialist. The new star wars werent even really trying to hide it.



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