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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The two Avatar sequels are now three Avatar sequels   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 135
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2013-08-01 03:12:30 PM
With that, Cameron has hired several writers to help write the sequels. Josh Friedman, Rise of Planet of The Apes' duo Rick Jaffa and Silver and Shane Salerno will collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films.

Jesus Cameron, you just don't give a crap anymore, do you?
Just make another Terminator movie, already.
 
2013-08-01 03:42:01 PM
Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.
 
2013-08-01 04:01:59 PM
I thought the first one was decidedly mediocre at best.
 
2013-08-01 04:23:39 PM

NutWrench: Just make another Terminator movie, already.


Really. Enough with your 3D demo reel. Wrap up the Terminator franchise and go back under the sea.
 
2013-08-01 04:36:03 PM

Mugato: NutWrench: Just make another Terminator movie, already.

Really. Enough with your 3D demo reel. Wrap up the Terminator franchise and go back under the sea.


upload.wikimedia.org

What the new T-1000 may look like
 
2013-08-01 04:43:12 PM
man, i don't think i even want to see one sequel... much less 3?
 
2013-08-01 04:45:54 PM

Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.



Have you seen Dances with Wolves?  Imagine that, only with Smurfs instead of Indians.
 
2013-08-01 04:48:51 PM

Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.


I suppose you could watch the original with the mindset of looking on it as a demo reel of the (then-)current state of CGI effects, although even its 3D effects have been done better since then.

But you sure as hell don't need to see it for plot, characterization, acting, etc. Strip away the CGI effects, and it's equivalent to a direct-to-video flick. Or maybe a SyFy original.
 
2013-08-01 04:51:38 PM
...and I hope they all fail miserably.

Avatar was entertaining enough on the first pass through The characters and storyline were hardly complex or intriguing enough to warrant more then one viewing.

Gotta milk that cow while it's hot, I guess?...

/Way to go Cameron.
 
2013-08-01 04:52:59 PM
Only Avatar sequels I care about:
 
2013-08-01 04:53:24 PM
Will they be bringing Tim Curry back as the villain?
 
2013-08-01 04:54:00 PM

Uzzah: Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.

I suppose you could watch the original with the mindset of looking on it as a demo reel of the (then-)current state of CGI effects, although even its 3D effects have been done better since then.

But you sure as hell don't need to see it for plot, characterization, acting, etc. Strip away the CGI effects, and it's equivalent to a direct-to-video flick. Or maybe a SyFy original.


Pretty much that. I saw it when it first came on FX a few months back.
 
2013-08-01 04:54:08 PM

Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.


It wasn't bad. It's wasn't terribly good, either. I liked Wayne Douglas Barlowe's creature design on everything but the Navi. It was pretty much "Dances with Thundersmurfs in Ferngully".
 
2013-08-01 04:54:23 PM
Sigh - take two:

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2013-08-01 04:55:49 PM

Uzzah: I suppose you could watch the original with the mindset of looking on it as a demo reel of the (then-)current state of CGI effects, although even its 3D effects have been done better since then.


I think its basic strength is that it avoided (for the most part) the horrible uncanny valley with its motion-capture technology, unlike Zemeckis' version.
 
2013-08-01 05:01:18 PM

Teiritzamna: Sigh - take two:

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Where's Toph in that pic?
 
2013-08-01 05:01:46 PM
"I remember going with a great sense of anticipation to each new Stanley Kubrick film and thinking, "Can he pull it off and amaze me again?" And he always did. The lesson I learnt from Kubrick was, "Never do the same thing twice." - James Cameron
 
2013-08-01 05:01:48 PM
since he already did Ferngully I vote this time he rips off Rescuers Down Under or All Dogs Go To Heaven
 
2013-08-01 05:01:51 PM
...and the supposed Battle Angel/GUNNM adaptation gets shoved further to the back of the burner... :(
 
2013-08-01 05:03:25 PM

zedster: since he already did Ferngully I vote this time he rips off Rescuers Down Under or All Dogs Go To Heaven


To be honest, the flying scenes in that were EPIC. If done with cutting-edge 3D CGI, in the right hands, that would be something to see.
 
2013-08-01 05:03:39 PM
THIS time they'll be ripping off The Last Samurai!
 
2013-08-01 05:04:15 PM

M0nk3yK!ng: Teiritzamna: Sigh - take two:

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Where's Toph in that pic?


Dead - but here is her daughter:
static.comicvine.com
 
2013-08-01 05:04:20 PM
I hope he has a close friend who will pull him aside and tell him no one gives a shiat about avatar.
 
2013-08-01 05:06:28 PM

Teiritzamna: Sigh - take two:

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mimg.ugo.com
Were you not entertained?
 
2013-08-01 05:07:04 PM

Uzzah: Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.

I suppose you could watch the original with the mindset of looking on it as a demo reel of the (then-)current state of CGI effects, although even its 3D effects have been done better since then.

But you sure as hell don't need to see it for plot, characterization, acting, etc. Strip away the CGI effects, and it's equivalent to a direct-to-video flick. Or maybe a SyFy original.


Pretty much this.  You watch for the world, not for the people that actually inhabit it.
 
2013-08-01 05:08:05 PM

DiRF: zedster: since he already did Ferngully I vote this time he rips off Rescuers Down Under or All Dogs Go To Heaven

To be honest, the flying scenes in that were EPIC. If done with cutting-edge 3D CGI, in the right hands, that would be something to see.


That movie is pretty underrated, especially for a sequel no one was clamoring for to a movie that was 13 years old at the time (the original is now forgotten in the swamp of '70s Disney fail).
 
2013-08-01 05:08:16 PM

Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.


If you've seen Dances with Wolves, or The Last Samurai (or any of a number of similar movies), you've seen the basic plot told before.  Soldier with some issues, mental and/or physical, goes to an alien culture with the intention of conquering them, then learns to identify with the culture more than he identifies with his own, is spiritually healed by this (possibly physically as well), switches sides, and helps the natives fight whitey.

In Avatar's case, it was done with amazingly advanced CGI (especially at the time).  It's an okay movie, cinema-wise, but much better as a demonstration of what the tech can do.
 
2013-08-01 05:08:38 PM
The only sort of sequels that could make any sense would be either

a) Impact it with a kinetic missile that's been working it's way up to .9999c since leaving earth and scoop up the unobtainium
b) the aliens that built the planet, it's flora and fauna, show up. There's no evolutionary path that leads to neural interfaces, but there is a design component.
 
2013-08-01 05:11:21 PM

Witty_Retort: Teiritzamna: Sigh - take two:

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Were you not entertained?


Ha!  That is a hilarious photoshop!  Because while it would be cool if they made a major motion picture out of Airbender, I think we all know that live action would be rather difficult to pull off, and M. Night Shyamalan would not be up to it. 

Still it is a fun thought experiment to wonder what it would be like if there were such a film.
 
2013-08-01 05:14:01 PM
...The world for Avatar looked great and interesting, and the neural connections was neat, but the story was meager. Further, I thought the story had a clear end with the majority of humans being removed.
 
2013-08-01 05:15:27 PM
I guess that'll keep Mike Stoklasa busy for a few minutes.
 
2013-08-01 05:16:32 PM

Witty_Retort: Teiritzamna: Sigh - take two:

[media.heavy.com image 520x350]

[mimg.ugo.com image 288x288]
Were you not entertained?


I still don't understand how that movie turned out as bad as it did. It should have been easy to turn the series into a trilogy of movies. Everything they needed was already developed for them in the show. Just condense the plot down (like some anime series have done for theatrical versions) and hire a good fight choreographer and effects company.
 
2013-08-01 05:17:29 PM

NeoCortex42: I still don't understand how that movie turned out as bad as it did.


What part of "M. Night Shalamayan" don't you get?
 
2013-08-01 05:19:45 PM

Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.


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Pocahontas, Ferngully, Dances With Wolves, Little Big Man, etc, etc. It's a trope. I thought the movie was alright, with nice effects.
 
2013-08-01 05:26:03 PM

swaxhog: Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.

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Pocahontas, Ferngully, Dances With Wolves, Little Big Man, etc, etc. It's a trope. I thought the movie was alright, with nice effects.


This. The most predictable movie I have ever seen with every event telegraphed way ahead. The instant she said only three people have ever tamed that flying thing I would have bet my house that Sully would be the forth.

Avatar II and the rest will not do well. They won't flop hugely, but they won't come anywhere close to being the smash hits the first one was.
 
2013-08-01 05:28:02 PM

DiRF: zedster: since he already did Ferngully I vote this time he rips off Rescuers Down Under or All Dogs Go To Heaven

To be honest, the flying scenes in that were EPIC. If done with cutting-edge 3D CGI, in the right hands, that would be something to see.


that is why I said it. Picture it, a member of the navi tribe is kidnapped and Jake and Generic Noble Savage Princess hop on the Dragon thing and soar over glorious landscapes where a young member of the opposing tribe lets them know the humans have come back and made a deal with them to help kill off the Navi and put them in control but secretly the humans are going to double cross them. With the help of their new plucky young friend they show the other tribe the truth and defeat the renewed human menace. Roll credits with vaguely Enya meets Africa type music.

this crap writes itself
 
2013-08-01 05:29:26 PM
My favorite part of Avatar was when I had no idea what was going to happen next.
 
2013-08-01 05:29:45 PM
First was pretty to look at, unremarkable otherwise. I groaned loudly when I heard "unobtanium." How hard would it've been to make up something better, like adamantium or whatever?!?
 
2013-08-01 05:31:07 PM
The amount of money Avatar mind is pretty mind-boggling.

James Cameron could make 3 sequels for $300 million each, put them on the shelf so they don't make a dime, and the franchise as a whole would still be profitable by a few 100 million.
 
2013-08-01 05:31:13 PM

foo monkey: My favorite part of Avatar was when I had no idea what was going to happen next.


I too was pretty astonished when they listed the key grip before CGI artist #274
 
2013-08-01 05:31:24 PM
Cool idea I saw from another Avatar thread: we know their ships are slowish. IIRC, it takes about 6 years to get from Earth to Pandora. So, more ships would be on the way. So the natives could be fighting a siege essentially from 6 years of miners that are on the way. One ship that was underway could be a new military ship. They nuke teh crap out of the surface, Anwee/Signore Weaver meld awakens and is pissed and uses magic rocks to propel the planet safely through hyperspace to Earth and starts throwing down 20 foot tall poisonous beasties while raining down Unobtainium to the planet's surface (which would, conveniently, explode). Sam needs to come up with some sort of truce before they destroy each other.
Now stretched out to 3 more movies.

/JC already said at least one sequel would deal with underwater Pandora.
//proposed 3 sequels with above story: A2, underwater stuff and ends with new battleship in orbit. A3, big land fights, humans get pissed and set up the bomb. Anwee awakens and ends with the whole planet jumping to hyperspace. A4, siege of Earth ending with promises nevar to do that again.
 
2013-08-01 05:31:52 PM

Uncle Pooky: The amount of money Avatar made is pretty mind-boggling.

James Cameron could make 3 sequels for $300 million each, put them on the shelf so they don't make a dime, and the franchise as a whole would still be profitable by a few 100 million.


Fixed that for meself.
 
2013-08-01 05:33:03 PM

FloydA: Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.


Have you seen Dances with Wolves?  Imagine that, only with Smurfs instead of Indians.


What if you could set it in Meiji Japan ?
 
2013-08-01 05:33:10 PM
The funny thing is, I've heard absolutely no one clamor for a sequel, and it's been quite a while. Really, I'd prefer a sequel to "District 9", which came out the same time.
 
2013-08-01 05:34:31 PM

Fano: What if you could set it in Meiji Japan ?


You'd have to get some kind of stiff, short actor to play the lead, I'd think.
 
2013-08-01 05:35:15 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.

It's not the same on a small screen. On the big screen, in 3D, it's the most visually amazing thing ever put on film.


...I dunno. I rode Questor at Busch Gardens, and that was in 4D.
 
2013-08-01 05:42:43 PM

Fano: ...I dunno. I rode Questor at Busch Gardens, and that was in 4D.


Questor was amazing. Wild Arctic at Sea World is similar though not as good, although the environment after has Beluga Whale, Walruses, and Polar Bears which is great.
 
2013-08-01 05:43:34 PM
Avatar was the only movie in the last 20 years at least that I have actually nodded off during. It was an impressive cartoon, I guess, but it was just so booooring..
 
2013-08-01 05:49:49 PM

palelizard: Diogenes: Does this mean I have to see the original?  Is it worth it?  I have nothing against it or Cameron or anything.  Just never got around to it.

If you've seen Dances with Wolves, or The Last Samurai (or any of a number of similar movies), you've seen the basic plot told before.  Soldier with some issues, mental and/or physical, goes to an alien culture with the intention of conquering them, then learns to identify with the culture more than he identifies with his own, is spiritually healed by this (possibly physically as well), switches sides, and helps the natives fight whitey.

In Avatar's case, it was done with amazingly advanced CGI (especially at the time).  It's an okay movie, cinema-wise, but much better as a demonstration of what the tech can do.


The original title was farkING LOOK AT ME IM AN AMAZING PRODUCER

If you have no interest in production it's a really dull plot.
 
2013-08-01 05:53:10 PM
The only avatar I give a damn about anymore:

kumpulanfilm2013.files.wordpress.com
 
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