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(Onion AV Club)   James Cameron wants you to think of "Avatar" as "The Godfather"   ( divider line
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2013-12-17 01:24:49 AM  
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Cameron means "prequels," right?  'Cause I don't know how you can have any sequels after killing your best character.

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2013-12-17 11:04:05 AM  
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Olympic Trolling Judge: Cameron means "prequels," right?  'Cause I don't know how you can have any sequels after killing your best character.

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I read that in a Malcom McDowell voice for added awesome.
2013-12-17 11:01:42 AM  
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Olympic Trolling Judge: Cameron means "prequels," right?  'Cause I don't know how you can have any sequels after killing your best character.

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James Cameron has heard you and James Cameron cares about you ar itch
2013-12-16 07:41:14 PM  
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scottydoesntknow: I didn't realize so many people compared it to Dances With Wolves. I always thought it more closely resembled Fern Gully with all the environmentalism.

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2013-12-16 07:25:30 PM  
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thisispete: Flint Ironstag: Very true. It was cliché after cliché. The instant I heard "Only three people have ever tamed that beast" I would have bet my house that Jake will be the forth.

Very true. Sooner or later Chekhov's gun will always be fired.

Jeez man. If you're going to link to Chekhov's Gun, at least link to the one that can drain an entire day's work!

/Also I just noticed the wiki address misspells Chekhov
2013-12-16 06:37:35 PM  
1 vote:
Hoping to save production costs wherever it can, James Cameron's Avatar series has relocated to New Zealand

He's making more? What, picking up where the military decided to just rain death on the planet from high orbit?

Esroc: I don't see how Avatar was as awful as you guys are clamoring to describe it as. I will grant that it wasn't the height of cinema but it was still a fun movie.

You guys remember fun, right?

I remember watching Avatar when I was a kid, and it was called Ferngully. James should go back to driving trucks.
2013-12-16 06:16:41 PM  
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theorellior: Mad_Radhu: Plus, I'm a sucker for Wayne Barlowe creature design

Yeah, me too. Although having WB do the creature design meant there were all sorts of questions like "Why didn't the Na'vi have doubled forelimbs or peripheral eyes like every other farking animal on Pandora?"

If they were smart, they would make that a plot point in the sequels, where the Na'vi wind up being a non-native species that colonized the moon thousands or years prior and genetically engineered all of the native species to be controllable via a biotech brain link, and even turned the plant life into a giant neural network. At some point, the colony fails and descends into barbarism and forgets its origins.

Over the course of the sequels, you have the offworld origin of the Na'vi discovered when a ancient facility is found preserved somewhere, and a signal is sent out to re-establish contact. Just when the second wave of mercs from Earth arrive to finish the job from the first movie, the spacefaring Na'vi arrive with some FTL-capable ships and hilarity ensues. Ties up a lot of weird questions from the first movie, while giving you enough plot for the sequel.
2013-12-16 05:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
I thought it was a solid, in not very original, movie. It wasn't a classic like Godfather, but it never reached the depths of suck that Transformers 2 or Green Lantern plumbed. Plus, I'm a sucker for Wayne Barlowe creature design and I liked the Roger Dean inspired visuals so I was willing to forgive the shortcomings of the plot because it did deliver on the eye candy. Again, it wasn't GREAT, but it doesn't quite deserve to be called terrible.
2013-12-16 05:06:54 PM  
1 vote:
Avatar was a steaming heap of colorful shiat.

But people bought tickets in droves.

Maybe to watch the technology.  It was colorful.

I can't see billion dollar receipts for four more movies.

And he'd better make them fast.

The series has absolutely no resonance in the culture.

'Jake-centric'?  Who the hell was Jake?

But still, the movie-going public is idiotic.  They'll buy lots of tickets again.

It will make a lot of money.

And have still zero affect on the popular imagination.

Might as well make live action versions of the Monchichis.
2013-12-16 04:41:41 PM  
1 vote:
When I think of "Avatar" I think of "Ishtar".  Because they were both as watchable as each other.
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