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(HitFix)   James Cameron talks Avatar 4. "I'm not interested in developing anything [else]. I'm in the 'Avatar' business. Period"   (hitfix.com) divider line 139
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2012-05-07 11:15:01 AM
Put the damn Protoss in Avatar, already!.
 
2012-05-07 11:15:07 AM
Taking a page from comic book movies, all he has to do is reboot the origin story every three movies.
 
2012-05-07 11:17:29 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Taking a page from comic book movies, all he has to do is reboot the origin story every three movies.


Hollywood is compeletely out of ideas, and that sucks.

Except for making movies out of comic books - that's freaking awesome!!
 
2012-05-07 11:18:38 AM
Never saw Avatar.
 
2012-05-07 11:20:28 AM
Isn't Avatar 2 (tentatively) scheduled for 2016? It says 2015 on imdb, but I thought it got pushed back another year. At that rate James Cameron will be about 95 years old when he gets around to making #4.
 
2012-05-07 11:20:31 AM
Finally saw it on FX last week. Glad I waited.
 
2012-05-07 11:20:49 AM
Loved the first one, can't wait, can't wait for the next.
2015 is too long to wait.
 
2012-05-07 11:24:06 AM
Good popcorn flick. Not great, but good scifi. Total ripoff of Dances with Wolves. But all good stories are to a point ripoffs of something else.

/Don't get the hate
//Heard avengers isn't as godly as farkers make it (but still good)
 
2012-05-07 11:25:36 AM
What would Lebron James do? Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven. At least 8 Avatar films.
 
2012-05-07 11:26:01 AM
Hey, Jimmy.

The story line for Avatar was stupid (not to mention familiar). The reason it was a smash hit was the new 3D technology, period (disagree? How cone every kid didn't rush out for avatar action figures?).

No one gives a sh(t about sequels, they will be flops like your cave diving movie last year.

Get out of the "only interested in more Avatar" business and explore more groundbreaking new things.

--The American movie-going public
 
2012-05-07 11:26:39 AM
Sure, Avatar had some awesome SFX, but so did the Matrix. I'm not sure there is a market for these sequels if they have the same or bigger budget as the original.
 
2012-05-07 11:26:50 AM
I thought M Night Shamlot directed Avatar: The Last Airbender.
 
2012-05-07 11:27:10 AM

Wayne 985: Never saw Avatar.


Ok, thanks.
 
2012-05-07 11:31:13 AM

BigLuca: Isn't Avatar 2 (tentatively) scheduled for 2016? It says 2015 on imdb, but I thought it got pushed back another year. At that rate James Cameron will be about 95 years old when he gets around to making #4.


He'll be dead, but his hologram will make the movie.
 
2012-05-07 11:32:27 AM
It's an interesting, if not terribly original sci-fi universe, and the first movie sets the stage nicely. If he actually has a story to tell, then I am tentatively hopeful for the sequels. It would be interesting to see a movie maker of his power and fark You levels of money do a persistent universe series in the spirit of the old scifi world makers like Heinlein or Asimov. Just a sort of 'This is my universe, this is where I come to play whenever I do my creative thing'
 
2012-05-07 11:38:09 AM
If the profits from these movies will support his deep sea explorations and the asteroid mining company he working with than I'm all for it.
 
2012-05-07 11:39:00 AM

Hoboclown: Wayne 985: Never saw Avatar.

Ok, thanks.


You're welcome.
 
2012-05-07 11:42:32 AM
Say buh-bye to seeing any "Battle Angel Alita" movie in your lifetime, weeaboos!
 
2012-05-07 11:43:01 AM
Since I don't hate stuff automatically because it's popular or succesful, I'm going to unabashedly admit that I really liked Avatar. It hit every beat on the story, the acting was good, the action was awesome and it was camera work was technically damn near perfect and beautiful.

One of the best things about that movie is that there is a huge amount of throw-away detail in almost every scene. I really enjoyed that quite a bit actually.
 
2012-05-07 11:45:33 AM
I saw Avatar at a neighbor's house, while the kids were upstairs watching Ferngully. But Cameron is wildly original.
 
2012-05-07 11:46:22 AM

Slaves2Darkness: I thought M Night Shamlot directed Avatar: The Last Airbender.


Much like the Star Wars prequels, Indiana Jones 4, and Godfather 3, that movie never happened.
 
2012-05-07 11:49:05 AM

TV's Vinnie: Say buh-bye to seeing any "Battle Angel Alita" movie in your lifetime, weeaboos!



No godammit, no!!! I trust him to do a great Battle Angel movie, which is why I was excited he specifically wanted to do that project.
 
2012-05-07 11:50:51 AM
I have no desire to even see Avatar 1.
 
2012-05-07 11:50:53 AM

TwistedFark: Since I don't hate stuff automatically because it's popular or succesful, I'm going to unabashedly admit that I really liked Avatar. It hit every beat on the story, the acting was good, the action was awesome and it was camera work was technically damn near perfect and beautiful.

One of the best things about that movie is that there is a huge amount of throw-away detail in almost every scene. I really enjoyed that quite a bit actually.


i second that

i thought the visuals of the movie were extremely beautiful, the 3d wasn't used for shock value and things flying at your face, rather it was used as a method to add depth to the picture

the acting was really good. who the f*** really cares how "original" it was? how many truly original hollywood blockbusters have there been?
 
2012-05-07 11:50:55 AM
majorspoilers.com

I heard that Josh Whedon drove by Cameron's place at 3AM last weekend honking his horn, yelling "WHO'S NUMBAH ONE NOW, BEEOTCH?????!"
 
2012-05-07 11:51:12 AM

TV's Vinnie: Say buh-bye to seeing any "Battle Angel Alita" movie in your lifetime, weeaboos!


Quiet. How are we supposed to keep them in their basements endlessly posting about it?
 
2012-05-07 11:52:56 AM

TV's Vinnie: [majorspoilers.com image 640x360]

I heard that Josh Whedon drove by Cameron's place at 3AM last weekend honking his horn, yelling "WHO'S NUMBAH ONE NOW, BEEOTCH?????!"


i don't care who you are, that's funny right there! isn't this whedon's first major movie? i mean i know he was well known for a lot of tv, but i hadn't ever heard his name on a movie before this one.

i want to see avengers...may go this weekend...??? don't know yet
 
2012-05-07 11:53:12 AM

TwistedFark: Since I don't hate stuff automatically because it's popular or succesful, I'm going to unabashedly admit that I really liked Avatar. It hit every beat on the story, the acting was good, the action was awesome and it was camera work was technically damn near perfect and beautiful.

One of the best things about that movie is that there is a huge amount of throw-away detail in almost every scene. I really enjoyed that quite a bit actually.


Paul Reiser was excellent.
 
2012-05-07 11:53:33 AM

Walker: I have no desire to even see Avatar 1.


thank you for telling us this
 
2012-05-07 11:54:25 AM

Tax Boy: Slaves2Darkness: I thought M Night Shamlot directed Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Much like the Star Wars prequels, Indiana Jones 4, and Godfather 3, that movie never happened.


It's such a shame that George Lucas died in 1989...
 
2012-05-07 11:55:52 AM

TV's Vinnie: [majorspoilers.com image 640x360]

I heard that Josh Whedon drove by Cameron's place at 3AM last weekend honking his horn, yelling "WHO'S NUMBAH ONE NOW, BEEOTCH?????!"


Glad I didn't see Avatar in 3D. Wasted a lot of money seeing the IMAX 3D version of Avengers. Next movie, it will be regular screen and popcorn.
 
2012-05-07 11:59:31 AM

Wayne 985: Never saw Avatar.


you didn't miss anything. just a cgi version of fern gully.
 
2012-05-07 12:02:08 PM

TV's Vinnie: Say buh-bye to seeing any "Battle Angel Alita" movie in your lifetime, weeaboos!


Yeah, that' what I was coming on here to say. He owns the rights, won't give them up, then says this? jerk.
 
2012-05-07 12:02:27 PM

pute kisses like a man: Wayne 985: Never saw Avatar.

you didn't miss anything. just a cgi version of fern gully.


fern gully?

ok, now i'm confused. i thought it was the blue cgi version of pocahontas. or the dances with wolves with blue people. or fast & furious 6 the blue that flew.
 
2012-05-07 12:03:58 PM
but the point is I think within the 'Avatar' landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it.

Which I read as the Avatar sequels beating us across the head with his environmentalism.

Don't get me wrong, the message was pretty clear in the first movie but it surely sounds like he'll be ratcheting up the clarion call in the next film. Cameron probably thinks the original was successful due to this message and not the nifty 3D visuals.
 
2012-05-07 12:08:04 PM

Timmy the Tumor: Hey, Jimmy.

The story line for Avatar was stupid (not to mention familiar). The reason it was a smash hit was the new 3D technology, period.


Nothing gets past you, does it?
 
2012-05-07 12:09:12 PM
4? Why God?
 
2012-05-07 12:10:03 PM
Good special effects do not make an engaging plot.
 
2012-05-07 12:10:22 PM

TyrantII: /Don't get the hate


The hate is more directed at people who think the movie is better than it is. It's a well-executed movie, but I mean that in a business sense. It does what it set out to do very well. That's no sin; people were entertained for their money so it's a win-win. I don't hate James Cameron for that. Also, I'm no artsy douche so it's not like I need every film to be Citizen Kane -- many of my favorite movies are rather frivolous. But there's this mildly annoying gap between the very low bar Avatar set for itself in terms of character development, storytelling and creativity, and how great its fans say it is. I just fear trying to reason with the derp would only result in accusations of trolling, hatin' or u mad. I just think it's well-made schlock, like a McDonald's Happy Meal. Happy Meals are actually very rigorously controlled; there's a lot behind the process -- it's just that all that rigor has little to do with providing the consumer a quality product, so don't try to compare a Happy Meal to an authentic Kobe steak.

TyrantII: But all good stories are to a point ripoffs of something else.


That's kind of like saying every pastry uses flour, therefore they're all the same. Creativity is not the ingredients you use, but how you combine them, so the rip-off shouldn't be that painfully obvious.

Personally, characters make a movie for me. I kinda sorta remember what each character was like, but it's only because it was such a pick-n'-mix -- the gold-hearted protagonist, the spunky princess, the impatient scientist, the slimy company man, the psychopathic soldier.
 
2012-05-07 12:13:52 PM
Saw Avatar on DVD months after the release and all the hype. Completely unimpressed.
 
2012-05-07 12:14:36 PM
His prerogative,of course,but damn,it seems like a gargantuan waste of tech. How's that for irony?
 
2012-05-07 12:16:51 PM
I thought Avatar was awful. I watched it on Blu Ray on a decent TV, had people tell me I didn't like it because I didn't see it in 3D on a giant screen blah, blah, blah. If you 'need' see it like that in order for the movie to be good then its a shiatty movie. I could watch the Godfather on a 13' black and white TV and it would still be great.
 
2012-05-07 12:18:33 PM

bungle_jr: Walker: I have no desire to even see Avatar 1.

thank you for telling us this


Thank you for thanking me.
 
2012-05-07 12:19:25 PM

Walker: bungle_jr: Walker: I have no desire to even see Avatar 1.

thank you for telling us this

Thank you for thanking me.


you're welcome. thank you for thanking me for thanking you.
 
2012-05-07 12:20:17 PM

bungle_jr: pute kisses like a man: Wayne 985: Never saw Avatar.

you didn't miss anything. just a cgi version of fern gully.

fern gully?

ok, now i'm confused. i thought it was the blue cgi version of pocahontas. or the dances with wolves with blue people. or fast & furious 6 the blue that flew.


actually, it's what happens in the minds of the audience when the blue man group performs at burning man.
 
2012-05-07 12:21:36 PM

pute kisses like a man: bungle_jr: pute kisses like a man: Wayne 985: Never saw Avatar.

you didn't miss anything. just a cgi version of fern gully.

fern gully?

ok, now i'm confused. i thought it was the blue cgi version of pocahontas. or the dances with wolves with blue people. or fast & furious 6 the blue that flew.

actually, it's what happens in the minds of the audience when the blue man group performs at burning man.


in the voice of wooderson:
it'd be a whole lot cooler if it was
 
2012-05-07 12:21:45 PM
Me and the gf call people who say they hate it farking wannabe hipsters. Yes it is mainstream and its very good at appealing to everyone. Sure its a familiar story, but what story isn't at this point. If you didn't find it visually impressive (and worth it for that reason alone) then you're just trolling or you have stupidly high levels of expectation and you are probably let down by every hyped experience you have ever come across.

ooh you don't like it, you must be one brilliant little snow flake.
 
2012-05-07 12:22:35 PM
Plot was shiat, still the best 3D I`ve seen in a movie by far.
 
2012-05-07 12:23:22 PM

thecpt: Me and the gf call people who say they hate it farking wannabe hipsters. Yes it is mainstream and its very good at appealing to everyone. Sure its a familiar story, but what story isn't at this point. If you didn't find it visually impressive (and worth it for that reason alone) then you're just trolling or you have stupidly high levels of expectation and you are probably let down by every hyped experience you have ever come across.

ooh you don't like it, you must be one brilliant little snow flake.


me and the mrs call people who tell people they're hipsters for...you know what, nevermind, not even worth my effort to make fun of you
 
2012-05-07 12:25:21 PM

braedan: Tax Boy: Slaves2Darkness: I thought M Night Shamlot directed Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Much like the Star Wars prequels, Indiana Jones 4, and Godfather 3, that movie never happened.

It's such a shame that George Lucas died in 1989...


Anyone who has NetFlix should watch The People vs. George Lucas. Covers this topic nicely.
 
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