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almostunbiased 1/21/2010 12:14:17 PM

Hobbs I remember there being floating mountains in something else even before this.  Like a cartoon of something, but Haven't seen the game.  Either way not much is origianl in movies, but it's what you do with it that counts.

almostunbiased 1/21/2010 12:18:20 PM

Oh and I get EW every week too.  Have for many years.  They still occasionally have some things I haven't heard on the net.

hanso 1/21/2010 12:28:10 PM

Interesting.  I hadn't really thought about EW in that light before.  To be honest I just like it cause of the pieces they write, like the Avatar one or when they interviewed the cast of Up in the Air, stuff like that.  Like DarthDuck mention the Previews issues are great, be it movies or tv I always love seeing those.  The other things like that bullseye stuff they have on the back of the issue, the movie, tv reviews or the blogs I don't really care about.

almostunbiased 1/21/2010 2:22:10 PM

Yeah, it used to be better.  But yes still many good articles.

ChadDerdowski 1/21/2010 3:55:22 PM

No, it's not 100% bad.  There's still some good stuff in there.  I think we're on relatively the same page, Hanso, but I'm standing on the front lawn in my black socks and sandals, shaking an angry fist about it.

violator14 1/21/2010 4:40:33 PM

Decepticons- About ur concern on why some of the scenes were blurry. Put on ur 3D glasses!! hahaha jk

and good job again Hanso. I didnt even realize it was you that wrote this til i started reading the comments and i thought, DUH! I thought the writing style sounded familiar.

churchmany 1/21/2010 5:25:48 PM

Hi.  I just found this website, complments of the io9 blog.  I enjoyed this article.  I also enjoyed Avatar.  I have thought about possible future sequels and what they could be about and had a couple of thoughts:

As mentioned in the article, I bet that the second movie will be darker, with more loss for the Na'vi, with the third being the ultimate triumph over.....??

If this has been discussed before, I apologize, but I have not seen this mentioned before.  So Pandora has some sort of consciousness about it.  And the Tree of Souls is apparantly a conduit.  When Sigourney Weaver's character dies, she is "merged" with the Tree of Souls.  My understanding of that,  means that her soul, her entire existence, is "downloaded" into the Tree's being.  This has huge huge huge implications.  This planet/Gaia organism, has (as far as we know) never had an outsiders soul integrated into the planet's fabric.   It has now just gained the knowledge of a 55 year old human doctor, with vastly different life experience, and expertise in fields the Na'vi wouldn't develop for a very very long time.  The planet/Gaia also now knows all about the Earth (and wherever else Sigourney traveled), not sure what that could mean, but thought I would say it.  And finally, Sully goes and gets his transfer from old body to new.  The Tree of Souls now has his entire memory, meaning military tactics and training.  Military technology (I know he is a grunt, but I am sure he learned hands on) will also get uploaded.  AND the last thing, which is why I believe James Cameron ended the movie the way he did, when the Na'vi version of Sully opens his eyes, we don't know what happened.  What additional memories Sully was able to pick up while getting transferred?    He could have become an INSTANT expert on all things Na'vi, or even Pandora.  He would have backgrounds and history on all the Na'vi who had died previous.  He has just surpassed (or could if this is the angle they choose to take) Neytiri and everyone else of the Na'vi on knowledge, expertise, etc.  Hell, he even now has Sigourney's skills to tap.  He could basically become a God on their world.  He already rode one of their dragons, he helped beat the invaders, he got the girl, and he has 5 fingers. 

almostunbiased 1/21/2010 5:37:37 PM

Welcome churchmany

markeetundra 1/21/2010 10:57:45 PM

As the movie suggested that pandora is a network, I think the other moons are networks as well and together all the moons form an internet. In keeping with the title Avatar, it may be possible for the Na'vi to send their consciousness to another body on the other moons by using the tree of souls as routers.


And as churchmany said about Jake gaining knowledge, he could have gotten the 411 on the other moons and the 'know how' on how to travel to them.  RDA could be station on some of these moons or other alien invaders

TheMovieGuy28 1/22/2010 5:28:29 AM


Hanso, great article man. seriously love it. Would like to answer one q about your spaceflight/other moon concerns....

About 10 years ago, there was a series of Star Wars books that came out, The New Jedi Order series, it took it nearly 6 years to release all 25 books, but it was basically about this race of beings, picture the Na'vi, same height, same color, same style of body, only maybe bulkier, but then picture heavy Maori-type tatoos and lots of bodily disfigurements, everything from lost ears or fingers or hands from battle, to busted out teeth and totally crushed noses. They too, based all their technology, or culture, off of nature and life, but they went one step further and learned to grow living combat armor...crab-type armor that not even a lightsaber could pierce. it was like hitting rock....living warships.....warships that had brains that could interact with a pilot....spaceships that looked kind of like sea crusteaceans(Sp)....squid-type breath masks that would symboite down your throat so you could dive hundreds of feet under water....now imagine this culture hated technology. HATED it. It was the most sacreligious thing you could do. Droids disgusted them. Flying ships made them sick. They thought it was lower life-form for anyone to build or act or let alone own a droid.....Lastly, they were completely devoid or outside of the force. It was like a bubble of dark nothingness surrounded them. Jedi got their asses handed to them, cause these guys had staffs that were like this, double club ended 6' long stiff snake staffs that could turn into a whip form @ any moment, and they were about 1.5 times the size of a Jedi's lightsaber, and the dudes themselves were about 1.5 that of a Jedi. They literally came from the outside of the galaxy, the other friggin side of the known universe, and for nearly 5 years, the Yuuzhan Vong, as they were known, reigned down a terror of sh*t like the Jedi universe had never know. We lost Chewbacca, we lost Anakin Solo, the youngest of Han and Leia's 3 sons, Coruscant was lost, heavily damaged, we barely made it through....

...it's eventually learned by Jacen Solo, the oldest of Han & Leia's (Twin to Jaina) when he's found this superweapon so to speak, but has no idea it is. He lands on a planet. The planet is a living, breathing, sentient creature itself. Every blade of grass it grows, all the waters/liquids in its oceans, the weather patterns on the surface, it can feel and direct. At one point he's walking through the fields, and the plants start feeling him out because they've never had a human on the planet before....it turns out the Yuuzhan Vong, a long long time ago, were the original inhabitants of the planet, and the planet sensed they were becoming a corrupt species, so it literally caused....wait....hold on....a little stoned here doing best to remember why they were kicked off....okay so anyway, the planet somehow booted them out of the universe, and stripped them of their ability to be felt in the force, which drove them mad and to combat and a race of warring tribes, etc etc.....

So don't fret. Pandora could have easily had living breathing shipyards in space, or at least high orbit, it's not impossible to think that if there was a way a creature could be propelled out of orbit and somehow once in space create it's own fuel by spraying it's chemicals together...maybe in space they found a sea creature or a squid exerts chemicals that act as fuel instead of defense, and they simply link up with the squiddy or on this case hard shell squiddy, and boom. you've got your ship.....

Again, amazing article. I'm very impressed with your total understanding of things that kick-ass, things that need speakin' on, and of course, Cameron is the man. He did Aliens. He did the Abyss(just caught on cable still incredible) Imagine his sequel...who says they have to attack by air? by sea...under sea....from space....thus creating Jake figuring out the "blue flame of Skidoosh" or something.

Boom goes the dynamite.

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