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(Uproxx)   Arnold Schwarzenegger may be the bad guy attacking Planet Catsex in Avatar 2   (uproxx.com) divider line 64
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2013-09-17 05:54:34 PM

RandomAxe: dittybopper: Perhaps. If that's the case, why didn't they just go after the easy source, the floating mountains? They've got to be full of the stuff. Why bother strip mining?

They were clearly idiots. That's really the only explanation. Almost everything they do is really, really dumb -- witness the orbital-bomber-flying-absurdly-low stuff, for instance.


That I can see.  Notice what they are dropping:  Basically, a huge pallet of explosives.  No guidance mechanism.  They've got to drop it from a fairly low height in order to hit what they are aiming at.  But not *TOO* low,  because then they'd get caught in the explosion.

Not that the hero is any better, considering that he knows the Na'vi are aware something's weird about him and that he's an outsider, but he never tells them he's telepresencing, and they panic whenever he loses consciousness. Dolt.

Well, the Na'vi sort-of know what the avatars are, as they call them "dream walkers" at one point. And Neytiri recognizes that Sully is a human controlling an Na'vi-like body. 

Cameron had said that the unobtanium was antigrav, but possibly he changed his mind. Whatever. If the stuff won't survive a heavy saturation bombing of some kind, which seems unlikely, then the corporation would just poison the surface. In that case, the sequel should be Alien Ecosystem vs Agent Orange.

Either way, the reality is that the corporation's likely to come back and burn vast areas of the surface to cinder, with heat or explosives or radiation or chemicals. It's the historical and economic reality.


Yeah, but the difference here is that the beings on Pandora have 10 years to prepare for it, minimum.
 
2013-09-17 06:35:42 PM
Why not just burn the whole planet down then strip mine the corpse?
 
2013-09-17 06:47:16 PM

RandomAxe: Whatever. If the stuff won't survive a heavy saturation bombing of some kind, which seems unlikely, then the corporation would just poison the surface. In that case, the sequel should be Alien Ecosystem vs Agent Orange.

Either way, the reality is that the corporation's likely to come back and burn vast areas of the surface to cinder, with heat or explosives or radiation or chemicals. It's the historical and economic reality.


No need to wait, The guys in orbit could lob a few huge asteroids at the planet; assuming unobtanium reacts to heat or radiation they could pick spots relatively low in the material. They wouldn't even necessarily need to hit the planet if they can get enough material into the upper atmosphere to block out the sun for a year or two.  A nice long nuclear winter will take care of all life on the planet and they can just move back in and terraform the whole thing.
 
2013-09-17 07:05:11 PM

netweavr: Why not just burn the whole planet down then strip mine the corpse?


Yeah, would good ole fashioned napalm ruin the Notadmantium?
 
2013-09-17 07:36:53 PM

Mugato: quizzical: Mugato: /Avatar is the #1 movie of all time (not adjusting for inflation) but does anyone ever talk about it or give a shiat about a sequel?

The movie was wildly popular and lots of people wanted more.  James Cameron recently expanded the sequel list from two movies to three, and Disney is building a damn Avatar land.  But I wonder if, at this point, everyone waited to long to capitalize on the initial hype.  It was a pretty generic story coupled with some good special effects.  James Cameron's name is on the top, so the sequels will make some money.  But maybe not the Scrooge McDuck money bins that the invested parties want to see.

/Personally, I'm meh on more Avatar

I understand that it made a lot of money. I think that a lot of it was that it had little competition that season and was basically an FX demo reel for the next generation of 3D movies that it brought about. But does anyone really care about the story or seeing it continued? Can anyone even name an iconic character from the film? I know the main character is....that guy. The nondescript guy who isn't Thomas Jane but might as well be. And of course Sigourney Weaver who everyone loves but isn't exactly "name above the title". I dunno, maybe it's just the people I know but I don't see people foaming at the mouth for an Avatar sequel.

Disney has Star Wars now, I think they would be a lot better off building a Star Wars Land than Avatarland.


I enjoy Avatar for what it is: a $500 million remake of Ferngully. But James Cameron showed just as he did with Titanic that he can't write a human villain that isn't some moustache-twirling caricature. I have to believe that on more that one occasion, Stephen Lang turned to him and said, "very funny, Jim. Now where's the real screenplay. No, really. I have to learn my lines. What do you mean, 'that is the real screenplay'? Seriously? 'How does it feel to betray your race?'. That's an actual line of dialogue I'm going to be saying in this movie? Oh, my god. You're not joking. You want me to say this. Wow..."
 
2013-09-17 07:42:17 PM
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/Seriously... F**k Avatar.  And F**k Cameron.
 
2013-09-17 08:19:39 PM

Saiga410: Meh Planet Catsex has been done.  All that needs to occur is that someone finds a Planet Dogsex that has unobtainium mark 2 which is 5 times more powerful.

It is either that or we drop killer robots onto Planet Catsex.  These robots that have the ability to make better replicant copies of themselves.  The movie can end with a "survivor" of the original war being found and taken back to earth..


Screamers is such an under-rated gem.  Canadian sci-fi, much like British, always manages to start going one way then swerve it right into WTFland.
 
2013-09-17 09:06:16 PM

blue_2501: And F**k Cameron


I know, right? fark the guy that gave us ...

The Terminator
Aliens
The Abyss
Terminator 2
True Lies
Titanic
Avatar

And to think after all of this garbage, he has the farking nerve to announce that he's working on a Battle Angel movie. farking garbage on top of garbage, am I right?
 
2013-09-17 09:10:37 PM
Avatar II: The Geezering
I hope they name his character Matlock.
 
2013-09-17 09:33:28 PM

Flappyhead: Saiga410: Meh Planet Catsex has been done.  All that needs to occur is that someone finds a Planet Dogsex that has unobtainium mark 2 which is 5 times more powerful.

It is either that or we drop killer robots onto Planet Catsex.  These robots that have the ability to make better replicant copies of themselves.  The movie can end with a "survivor" of the original war being found and taken back to earth..

Screamers is such an under-rated gem.  Canadian sci-fi, much like British, always manages to start going one way then swerve it right into WTFland.


Yeah it is. Screamers is a decent film.
 
2013-09-17 11:51:13 PM
Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-09-18 02:52:58 AM
Avatar is an incredibly trite and predictable movie carried by jaw dropping CGI. If James Cameron were to marry that technology to a first rate story that would be fantastic. Personally I'd like to see some of Larry Niven's Known Space stories made into movies. But they will make sequels because there is a lot of money just waiting to be scooped up. I'm sure the sequels will offer some gorgeous imagery and more tired shop worn plots with flat characters. That is what Cameron will do.
 
2013-09-18 04:08:17 AM
So, General Schwarzenegger?  Active duty general or ex-general?  They were all ex-military mercs in the first movie, employed by a mineral corporation.

I saw Avatar in the theater; it was a bit heavy on the emotion button pushing, and a bit light on stuff left to the imagination for future movies.  I'm not looking for any sequels.
 
2013-09-18 01:32:54 PM

red5ish: Avatar is an incredibly trite and predictable movie carried by jaw dropping CGI.


I can say the same thing about The Avengers, well except that the CGI was nowhere as good as Avatar.
 
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