August 20, 2009 at 7:43 pm #2056
The first trailer’s out now at Apple.
It looks to me like it should be a real blast, there’s a cool world there and some nice ships and creature designs, and the use of the music in the trailer is perfect, but Cameron’s “game-changer” hyping for the movie is beginning to seem like over-excited hyperbole at this point. It seems like the best way to go in would be with expectations tempered, especially since he’s more-or-less said the story is basically written for kids. The CGI is quite cartoony rather than photo-real, it’s more like a cool video game trailer in those parts than the very tactile, striking work we’ve seen recently in District 9 and it jars just a little with the true live-action stuff, but I’m sure it’ll be very cool in 3D.
I’ll probably try and stay clear of other trailers and clips from now on and try and see it as fresh as possible opening weekend in December (hurry up December!!). I’ll try, but I ain’t promising nothin’.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 22, 2009 at 6:31 am #23596
Forget I said I wasn’t going to see anymore pre-release stuff for Avatar, I totally folded and went to one of the 15 minute preview screenings today.
It was worth it too, it looks like a whole bunch of fun, a really fun escapist popcorn blast. The 3D is cool but not especially emersive, not any more so than a well shot and edited 2D film anyway, it’s more like a really neat gimmick than a cinematic revolution. The story definitely looks like it’s aimed at 14 year old boys but that’s fine, part of me has always stayed 14 and I’ll go along for that ride. I’ll definitely be there opening weekend.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 22, 2009 at 3:55 pm #23615robParticipant
They have that kind of stuff in New Zealand? 🙂
I’m slightly intrigued, but I’m just not sure about this real highly technological shit followed by this almost native American thing — what’s the connection? It’s just very strange…looks like two movies right now.
Very pretty, though. It’ll be interesting to see if the story can support all the hype. A pretty looking piece of shit does no one any good.August 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm #23597
Yeah, they’ve gone world-wide with this one, I think they have to go as wide as possible because word on the street is it’s cost over $400,000,000 to develop and the marketing is going to have to pull in Dark Knight/LOTR type numbers but without having the built in fanbase those two films have. And over here of course they’re hyping the WETA connections just as much as the “director of Titanic/future of cinema” angle, aiming for some of them old national pride points.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm #23638BingParticipant
I’m not trying to be hard to please here but I gotta let something out.
THIS is what is costing a jubawowzillion dollars?
The trailer looks like The Fifth Element and Final Fantasy (movie) mixed together.
District 9 was cool, but fell way short of the mark in my opinion. I felt nothing for the main (human) character and the whole thing was rushed and over-simplified. I felt like it was Alien Nation with better SFX.
G.I. Joe was a predictable piece of crap but it had great cleavage and a smoking hot redhead.
What the fuck has happened to big summer movies? I have been let down by every single movie this year except Star Trek, which I went into with expectations so low I expected to see the boom mic in every other shot.
sorry, I’m just not as entertained as I need to be. Probably due to my lack of SOS intake.
I guess I’ll have to switch from Sci-Fi to horror if I wanna be non-pissed.August 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm #23584
Horror certainly will not fix that problem. Talk about let-downs…
I’m with Bing on Avatar… I watched it and said to myself, yeah so fucking what? It looks like CG. It looks like a ton of it. By revolutionize film making, I think they really meant a whole new level of hype. I’ll have to see some real evidence that this movie is worth any more attention from me than this tiny paragraph.
D9 on the other hand, I really really enjoyed the hell out of. I like the very typical human element to the whole thing, as I think this movie best represents how we as a race would really respond to aliens visiting our planet, and not trying to immediately kill us.
Not a huge movie year for sure, but there are a few I really enjoyed. How about HP6!?!August 24, 2009 at 6:41 pm #23639BingParticipant
I had to google that to see what you meant.
Despite my not so pure love for the creature known as Emma Watson and the (legal) acts she brings to my mind, I’ve never gotten on the Harry Potter train.
Then again I never watched family guy until a year ago so I’m kind of weird.August 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm #23585
Kind of? Kind of?!? yeah, and I’m kind of a stud. Wait, uh…
Crap.August 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm #23643LarkitectParticipant
haven’t seen d9 yet but looking forward to it. heard a lot of good things about it. its basically the result of the halo video game movie falling through. just goes to show you that there is originality to be had in hollywood.
@bing: i’ve had what the twisted pickle refers to as “a future crush” on emma watson for a long time. 😀 is she not legal yet? she’s been doing these movies for a long time. isn’t it time she had a mental break into a downward spiral of drugs and porno?
@version3: don’t be modest. we know the truth.
My essence still senses Bucho's women.August 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm #23598
What you said about the expectations for Star Trek is the key to it Bing. I had low expectations for Avatar, Cameron’s mouthing off had soured me on it, so even though the trailer doesn’t show anything CG-wise we didn’t already see from Lucasfilm or Lord Of The Rings (or, for that matter, a Blizzard cut scene) I’m in for that kind of big-screen family adventure.
It’s not going to live up to this year’s darlings District 9 or Moon in pure sci-fi intelligence terms, and it’s not going to live up to Star Trek in character terms, but in the extended footage I saw in 3D I was impressed enough by the spectacle that even though the characters and the story seem a little hokey I’m convinced enough that it’ll be a cinema experience worth strapping in for.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 24, 2009 at 10:28 pm #23586
@Bucho 41026 wrote:
… I’m convinced enough that it’ll be a cinema experience worth strapping on for.
Why does everything have to be about sex with you man?
😀August 25, 2009 at 12:39 am #23599
Because this is the one of the sexiest places on the internet and whenever I visit I can’t help but be influenced by that.
Also, I had a bad brain injury a few years ago and they fixed it by grafting part of one of my balls in there. Science is wonderful like that you know.
Speaking of horror, did either of you guys catch Drag Me To Hell? I didn’t but it was well reviewed and a lot of peeps seemed to like it even though Bruce Campbell was nowhere to be seen.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 25, 2009 at 1:31 am #23587
I absolutely hated it, that it was way over the top, and extremely overrated. It’s the kind of movie that horror fanboys and niche-genre geeks think they have to love because all of the film nerds are looking forward to it. Raimi did it, big fucking deal. To likethis movie I think you have to make excuses for it like, it’s supposed to suck, that’s what makes it great. Basically, if you are one of those people that made enough excuses for Eight Legged Freaks to be able to like it andcall it halarious, then you possess the skills to enjoy DMTH. I just made fun of it, and was generally annoyedSeptember 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm #23627September 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm #23588
Yeah, I laughed at the concept… it has some chuckles in it. The scene worked (dialogue with the scene’s original acting) but it went on too long for me. Pretty funny find. A funny concept too. Some of the others are about as funny.
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