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Avatar had been in development since 1994 by Cameron, who wrote a 114-page scriptment for the film. Filming was supposed to take place after the completion of Titanic, and the film would have been released in 1999, but according to Cameron, "technology needed to catch up" with his vision of the film. In early 2006, Cameron developed the script, the language, and the culture of Pandora. He has stated that if Avatar is successful, two sequels to the film are planned.
Originally posted by mopusvindictus
I have absolutely nothing to critique on this...
More to the point, the depiction of our national character through the whole course of the film was of a thuggish, cruel, cynical, stupid, detestable, and totally corrupt people bent on the complete destruction of nature. Nice.
And the final irony was that Cameron had used theatrical technology of the latest and greatest kind to depict America's broader techno-grandiosity -- as the army's brute robotic warriors fell to the spears and arrows of the simple blue space aliens.
Altogether, it was a weird moment in entertainment history, and perhaps in the American experience per se. No doubt audiences overseas will go wild with delight, too, but perhaps with a clearer notion of what they are clapping for than the enthralled masses of zombie Americans
The infatuation with technology, and the disgusting cockiness that goes with it (so well-captured in Avatar), is but one facet of the psychosis gripping the nation -- and by that I mean the profound detachment from reality. We have no idea what is happening to us and, naturally, no idea of what we are going to do.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
Just make sure it's 3D.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by harrytuttle
They still used human actors for the Aliens, you know. They used an advanced form of motion capture that managed to grab every facial expression and subtle movement of the actors playing the aliens. It wasn't "100% CGI" in the slightest.
To me, the story seems very bland and relies soley on the special effects to distract you from this, like many other "groundbreaking" films of the past, such as ID4.
Originally posted by djvexd
Everyone whom I have spoken to thus far has said they can't really put into words about the movie. Okay you guys and gals got me convinced. 10$, you were going for beer but I think you shall be retasked.
Originally posted by Ridhya
The part where shes like 'only 5 people have ridden the red dragon' Im like oh I really wonder who's going to be the 6th