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Ironeye Cutmaster-san from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Aug 20th 2009 at 3:07:55 PM

I'll admit that I was biased against this film because of the title dispute with the other Avatar (you know, the one about the Last Airbender). Then I saw the trailer. My jaw literally dropped. I hope this movie is every bit as awesome as the trailer makes it look.

Anyway, here's our our forum thread for discussing the movie. Does anyone else have any thoughts?

edited 20th Aug '09 3:13:25 PM by Ironeye

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Seamus Another Perfect Day from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
Aug 20th 2009 at 3:11:46 PM

I can't wait.

This and District 9 are going to set the new standard for modern sci-fi.

I've got two guns pointed west and a broken compass.
BlackFriday Dreadlord from Syracuse, Utah
Dreadlord
Aug 20th 2009 at 3:48:18 PM

It says I require quick-time, even though I already have it. <.<

LuckyRevenant ALMSIVI from The Flood
ALMSIVI
Aug 21st 2009 at 10:53:45 AM

Since I first heard of this movie I've wanted to see it. More than The Last Airbender. It also seems like almost everyone I've talked to have heard of this movie who aren't interested aren't for the same reason as Ironeye, which frankly I find unfair. It's either that or it's because of the Sci Fi Ghetto.

Oh, but the trailer is awesome.

edited 21st Aug '09 10:54:00 AM by Lucky Revenant

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Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
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BlackFriday Dreadlord from Syracuse, Utah
Dreadlord
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:16:42 AM

Got the trailer to work. This is looking quite good. I'll have to wait till Rotten Tomatoes gives me the general idea of what the movies like, but I'll probably be seeing it when it comes out.

Aug 21st 2009 at 11:24:14 AM

Got a laugh from Zack Whedon's  *

tweet on the trailer:

It looks like classic James Cameron fused with the doodles of a 14 year old hippy girl.

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
LuckyRevenant ALMSIVI from The Flood
ALMSIVI
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:27:59 AM

From what I heard somewhere, it's not the action movie the trailer makes it out to be. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. On the one hand, I feel like it could be a way to make it a harder science fiction movie, which honestly I would love to see, but on the other hand the movie looks too mystical to be a hard science fiction but then this is just a trailer, and we all know those lie...

I think I might be putting too much thought into this.

"I can't imagine what Hell will have in store, but I know when I'm there, I won't wander anymore."
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
BlackFriday Dreadlord from Syracuse, Utah
Dreadlord
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:32:36 AM

The big noses kind of put that off a bit. For me at least.

LuckyRevenant ALMSIVI from The Flood
ALMSIVI
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:33:34 AM

If Cameron or his marketers put out plushies of the aliens, I think I'd buy one. Or two.

"I can't imagine what Hell will have in store, but I know when I'm there, I won't wander anymore."
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:33:40 AM

No way in Hell I'll be skipping it, one way or the other. The trailer definitely gives the impression of major eye-candy-o-rama.

Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
LuckyRevenant ALMSIVI from The Flood
ALMSIVI
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:35:47 AM

I really want to see it, but I fear that none of my friends will want to go and if they don't I can't.

EDIT: Thinking ahead: How are we going to treat the article for this? I mean, doesn't the Avatar article we have now link to the show?

edited 21st Aug '09 12:05:18 PM by Lucky Revenant

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BlackFriday Dreadlord from Syracuse, Utah
Dreadlord
Aug 21st 2009 at 1:31:25 PM

Make it James Cameron's Avatar, perhaps?

MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Aug 21st 2009 at 3:15:34 PM

Maybe we'll have to make Avatar a disambiguation page.

I didn't write any of that.
Fenrah For the emprah! from Somewhere to the north.
For the emprah!
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:27:56 PM

Looks TERRIBLE for something that's taken what, 13 years since he first came up with it and has a budget of 237 million dollars. This is the film that's supposed to innovate and revive sci fi cinema? It's halo meets Ferngully with dodgy CGI work that would've been revolutionary pre-star wars prequel trilogy. I mean, god, District 9's aliens are more convincing than the blue cat people.

When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt, run in little circles, wave your arms and shout.
Aug 21st 2009 at 11:39:44 PM

It very much reminds me of Star Wars.

But it looks quite yummy.

Rasalas O frabjous day!
O frabjous day!
Aug 22nd 2009 at 6:18:18 PM

It seems like James Cameron has been talking about this film forever.

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Aug 23rd 2009 at 2:09:00 PM

Nice CG, but not anything really groundbreaking, especially given the budget. It looks really pretty, though. And I seem to have gotten a pretty clear picture of the plot from that trailer, time will see if it just spoiled me or lied.

edited 23rd Aug '09 2:09:32 PM by ccoa

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Oscredwin Cold. from The Frozen East
Cold.
Aug 23rd 2009 at 6:23:33 PM

I just watched the trailer. It looks like a good game, is it on the X-Box?

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BlackFriday Dreadlord from Syracuse, Utah
Dreadlord
Aug 23rd 2009 at 7:54:45 PM

Is that a joke I'm too thick to understand? <.<

Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
Aug 23rd 2009 at 7:55:48 PM

He's saying it looks like it's a video game. Which isn't that baseless really.

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Oscredwin Cold. from The Frozen East
Cold.
Aug 23rd 2009 at 7:58:19 PM

It looks like a shiny new game that runs on the latest hardware. Looks kinda fun too.

Sex, Drugs, and Rationality
Aug 23rd 2009 at 8:43:07 PM

Shiny graphics, but it doesn't look a lot different than what I've already seen from sci-fi movies.

On the other hand, it'd make for a great snark outing from the Pacific Trope Krew.

Gaunt88 from Australia
Aug 31st 2009 at 7:33:13 PM

Am I the only one who's a little... iffy about the design of the aliens? I think all that beutiful scenery might be located in the Uncanny Valley...

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