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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by maximaz, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    ^ what this guys said.

    I also like everything you mentioned, Yamu. but there's nothing stopping this film from being utter total crap. I can already tell that it's gonna be really cheesy and shock full of clichés.
     
  2. Chancellor Kremlin

    Chancellor Kremlin Mildly Dipped

    528
    Nov 17, 2008
    In with Yamu on this one, I don't see much of a problem with the elves and all that. CGI didn't bother me that much either.

    What stops this movie being total crap is the fact its being made by the same guy behind Terminator, Aliens (FUCKING ALIENS MAN C'MON!) and The Abyss. Sure, everybody loves to hate Titanic but c'mon the visuals back then were amazing.

    It could be another really good movie or simply not live up to its budget, but I doubt it will be ''utter crap''.
     
  3. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I agree that Cameron's involvement makes me a bit more hopeful than I would be otherwise. I don't love his movies, but I don't think they're bad, and they tend to be consistently more interesting than most.

    I'm ignoring all press on Avatar because I plan to go see it.
     
  4. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Yea, I can't vouch for it being a great movie but I can guarantee that it won't be utter crap. This is James Cameron we're talking about.


    EDIT (to avoid double post): First impressions are in and it's looking good.
     
  5. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I never read reviews of movies I plan to see, but I noticed that Roger Ebert gave Avatar four stars (his highest rating) and I couldn't help but notice the first line of the review:

    Hmm...I'll have to read the rest after I see the movie.
     
  6. Starseeker

    Starseeker Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 25, 2003
    http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/11/ff_avatar_movie/

    A interesting look at the technology behind the movie. Hm.., would this affect the gaming industry as well? There is a blip that says RE5 uses some of this technology to make its action cut scenes.

    There is also another article in the same month about Cameron's career, and it's a good read. JC said he started movies because he wanted to out lucas, lucas. :P
     
  7. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I still feel like the blue elves belong more in a fully 3D-animated movie but I think the movie will kick ass.
     
  8. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Well, I certainly hope you're right. If things work out as I hope I may go see it on Friday. It's almost three hours long, which is a bit of a pain as far as scheduling time to see it. Also, if it sucks it's going to suck for three hours. Bleh. :)
     
  9. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Guys, guys! You've got it all wrong!!

    Avatar is a Smerf's rip off! :P
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    actualy the effects cameron is using doesnt interest me that much.

    Its more the content. I mean from what I have heard so far its all just generic standart with the poor tribe against the evil corporation thing. So it might be just "generic content" but with "awesome effects". Meh.

    Could have moved in a different direction for a change at least. But I have not seen the movie yet so maybe there is more in it then one might think. Wait and see I guess.
     
  11. Zeal

    Zeal Still Mildly Glowing

    221
    Apr 20, 2003
    Humans are bad and evil, especially the humans with guns from america. When they find a warming green planet (this is where i get puzzled, since i thought nature didnt like heat) with some naquada, they decide to go ape-shit on the poor indigenous tribals, but love and justice makes them fail at the end.

    there, just saved u all a trip.
     
  12. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I hate the whole, "Humans, especially Americans= Bastards" thing. I doubt the universe would care if we Americans moved a tribe of cat elves from their damn tree to get some damn super fuel to solve power problems on Earth. Oh well, I'll watch it because there's a robot with a bayonet on it's gun and a lizard horse.
     
  13. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Anyone actually see this yet? Not that I'm really all that interested, it's just that people are making this movie into a big deal.
     
  14. Starseeker

    Starseeker Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 25, 2003
    Well, apparently the reactions are quite different depending on whether or not if you get to watch it in a proper 3D theater.
     
  15. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    996
    Nov 1, 2008

    I figured as much, do the Marines at least get a pretty good Kill/Death ratio during the movie? I might watch it if there is a fair amount of Blue Elf genocide.
     
  16. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Probably not. It's pro-elf, remember? Obviously rock beats laser.
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Pro-Elf ! :mrgreen:
     
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Movie sucks. The story is fucking bullshit White Man's Burden crap. I had to go through 3 hours of this anti-military, anti-corporate, and pro-environment shit. At least the CGI was good.
     
  19. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Oh, then good-military, good corporate scums and anti-enviroment shit would be better?

    If you don't like it, it means it's not your favourite piece of a pie.