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monkeyfoot 10/29/2009 7:34:02 AM

 This does look so fantastic. People have pointed out the Dances With Wolves similarities but now it's also being noted another major influence to a short story by SF writer Poul Anderson titled Call Me Joe about a paraplegic whose mind is linked to an arttifical body in order to explore the planet Jupiter. Here is a link:

http://io9.com/5390226/did-james-cameron-rip-off-poul-andersons-novella

I love me some James Cameron but I hope he's not putting himself in the same place he was in with The Terminator and Harlan Ellison.  

shac2846 10/29/2009 8:41:46 AM

Dec. 18 Bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and Wise I don't know if you read my post from the Boondock Saints 2 the other day but thanks so much for the link to the bootlegged trailer. You are truly the man, despite your hate for The Dark Knight. You are okay in my book! Thanks again.

Hobbs 10/29/2009 8:48:03 AM

I think this looks cool...action, story will be top of the line...

That being said...

Revolutionary...WTF is it revolutionary...I still say the effects look like Pixar and how you guys are wetting yourself over the special effects makes me shake my head.  To each their own but Special effects in LOTR looked better than this does.

fft5305 10/29/2009 8:59:41 AM

I'm sure TKay, Hobbs and I will get boatloads of shit, but I agree.  While this does look cool, I can't say we've never seen anything like this.  The prequel trilogy looks very similar to this.  Avatar is not the first time we've seen an entire world digitally created on screen.  What about Naboo?  I'm not saying his writing won't be better than Lucas'.  I'm sure it will.  And I'm sure Avatar will be a better movie than Phantom Menace. I just think some people (not pointing any fingers here) are getting carried away with the hype.

Let the stoning begin...

hanso 10/29/2009 9:36:23 AM

Yes Hobbs like it but is a little against the film, problably because his heart is two sizes too small.    Hobbs old boy did you see BSG: The Plan?

I'm pointing the finger at you FFT *points finger*  At youuuuuuuuu!!!  You know the ending of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back where Jay and Bob go to the house of everyone that spoke ill of them?  That's what gonna happen to you but it will Cameron after you.  

Besides what else is there to hype?  Inception won't be out till next summer.

Hobbs 10/29/2009 9:51:09 AM

Hanso...Haven't seen the plan.  Downloaded it and plan on watching it tonight while the wife is watching her Greys show.  I take it there is some reference to your comment in there somewhere.

I'm not against the film...I'm just pointing out the obvious and caution against getting our hopes that high.  Remember Lucas said he was waiting for the technology to catch up to his imagination before he made the prequels...now Cameron is saying the same thing.  We all know cameron is a heck of a lot better story teller than Lucas is but I cringe when I hear the same things come out of Camerons mouth that came out of Lucas before Phantom Menace showed up. 

I'll be there with you on Dec 18th opening day in line but the special effects are what they are.  There is nothing revolutionary about it thus far...maybe on Dec 18th I'll walk out of the theater thinking it was but until that day happens....I'm just saying.  This was a cool clip and I'm looking forward to the new trailer in what, 10 mins or so? 

Mania, I hope you post the scene on your web page. If its a link I'll have to wait till I get home as I can't access trailer sites at work. 

SpideyBD 10/29/2009 9:52:16 AM

This movie was made for 3D IMAX. It is not supposed to look aweinspiring on the little moniters guys. When we see it there will be another story. I think people have forgotten this. You will not get the whole picture until it is seen in IMAX. What I have seen and read is that the folks that saw the trailer at the IMAX had a whole new level of good things to say about it, as opposed to your 19 " moniters. I still think JC is a great director but I think his imagination has a tendency to lift from others stories and ideas. He just has the medium they do not to come out with it and thus get credit.

ddiaz28 10/29/2009 9:54:07 AM

Are we so inundated with vfx in films that we have become desensitized to amazing work.  I'm in the vfx and animation business and so far the colleagues I have spoken to are all very impressed including myself.  The amount of work and talent it takes to make a film like this is impressive.  How do the effects look like Pixar?  Don't get me wrong, I love Pixar and would give my left nut to work there, but you can't compare cartoons to live action vfx.  These in no way look cartoony.   Sure Naboo was great ten years ago but those cg scenes do not hold up to what is being done with Avatar. 

I also think a lot of the "revolutionary" talk has to do with the 3D technology they used to film the movie.  There no doubt has been some amazing effects work that is on par with Avatar like LOTR, but judging from what I've seen Avatar is definitely moving forward.  It's not a gigantic leap but it's definitely a step toward that uncanny valley.  One thing I still want to see is the Na'vi on screen with some live actors and see how they hold up.  Other than when he looks at the Avatar body, we don't see live actors and Na'vi on screen together.  That's usually the best way to compare. 

Flint521466 10/29/2009 10:03:37 AM

I'm w/ Hobbs & FFT.  It looks cool.  It didn't melt my face.  I don't know what all the hype is about.  It's Dances w/ Wolves in Space.  I'm hoping it is more than that.  Maybe once we see the 3D effects....I don't know.  It's James Cameron so I'll be there regardless.    

hanso 10/29/2009 10:14:12 AM

Hobbs - The two sizes too small was a Grinch reference, it's my fault for not working it in better.  I've been off my game lately.  Anyway, let me know what you thought of it, I didn't like it very much.

Sure Lucas burned us but like love you can't be afraid to get hurt, just get back out there.

 

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