saw the midnight showing last night in 3D imax. fucking hell that was awesome.
The 3-D was just what they said it would be, [b]mind-blowingly awesome.[/b] I would absolutely love to see more movies made like that. The way you could actually focus on different stuff on the screen was really cool, simply amazing. I can't get over how awesome that shit was. By far the best looking film I've ever seen.
[highlight]SEE IT IN 3D. IT REALLY MAKES THE FILM THAT MUCH MORE AWESOME.[/highlight]
The movie itself was also really enjoyable. I got over how goofy the aliens looked after about 10 minutes. There's also a few really corny parts, stuff that made some of the people in the theater laugh, but it's still a really fucking fun movie, and the 3-D just makes you enjoy it that much more. This really is a movie that has to be seen in theaters, and in 3-D. Can't wait to see it again.
After a 12 year break from Hollywood, [b][url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000116/]James Cameron,[/url][/b] the guy behid Aliens, Terminator, the Abyss, and Titanic is making a comeback with a film he’s apparently been working on for ages, but was unable to make due to technology apparently not being good enough to make it right. Writter, director, and producer James Cameron describes the story as “a futuristic tale set on a planet 200 years hence [...] an old-fashioned jungle adventure with an environmental conscience [that] aspires to a mythic level of storytelling “ and a press release explained it futher “Avatar is also an emotional journey of redemption and revolution. It is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in biodiversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival” Considering Cameron also wrote Aliens and Terminator, I'm pretty interested to see how good the story is.
What’s interested me the most about this movie is the incredible amount of effort they’re putting into it. Here’s a summary of what’s gone into this movie:
1. They’re making their own ‘alien language and culture’ for the film to make it more authentic. The detail they're putting into the language is incredible. Wikipedia copy-paste: [b][url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20007998,00.html]"Working with Paul Frommer, linguist and Director of the Center for Management Communication at USC, he developed a whole language and culture for the Na'vi, the indigenous race on Pandora"[/url][/b]
2. The music will be done by James Horner, the guy that made the music to Aliens and Terminator, who will be “[b]also working with Wanda Bryant, an ethnomusicologist, to create a music culture for the alien race[/b]”
3. As well as the music and the language, they’re also getting Neville Page, the guy that made the [b][url=http://moviechutzpah.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/hasbro_cloverfield_monster_toy_1.jpg]cloverfield monster[/url][/b] and the [b][url=http://www.cinemaspy.ca/img/user/StarTrek_icemonster-thumb-580x408-16691.jpg]star trek[/url][/b] ice monster to create all the monsters for the movie, which is pretty rad.
4. When it comes to Imax it's going to [b][url=http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/05/19/imax-considers-3-month-run-for-james-camerons-avatar/] have 3 months of screen time on the IMAX screen,[/url][/b] while other films like Star Trek only got 2 weeks.
5. The big one: Cameron will be introducing a new method of filming he’s created that involves the use of [b]two HD cameras strapped into one big camera[/b], for the purpose of creating depth perception. This system is called the Reality Camera System.
Here's a video about the camera
The film will be in IMAX 3D, and "Cameron expects 'Avatar' to be about 60% CG animation, based on characters created using a newly developed performance capture-based process, and 40% live action, with a lot of VFX in the imagery." He's said that "It’s not with a single CGI character, like King Kong or Gollum." but does have photo-realistic CG characters.
Prior to the release of the teaser trailer, I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. But now that I’ve gotten the chance to, there seems to be one big problem with it that seems to be annoying alot of people: the aliens look fucking goofy looking. I can’t stop thinking of the Thundercats whenever I see them. It also seems to be a lot more of a love story between the main character and some alien chick, and it’d be a lot easier to take that seriously if the aliens didn’t look like a jumbo big-eyed smurf.
If you're intersted in seeing this movie on opening night, tickets are now on sale for the movie at select theaters on sites fandango and movietickets.com
MOVIES COMING SOON USING THE AVATAR 3D CAMERAS:
Resident Evil 4
This looks like a pretty epic movie, merely looking at the poster.
Gonna have to watch this one
Looks neat :D
Hot as the core of the sun.
looks pretty cole
...except for those eyes
I never saw the abyss, was it any good?
You forgot when he made Aquaman :v:
This looks pretty damn nice I must say
the concept art looks incredibly boring
Hot as the core of the moon.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Augmatic Disport;14713107]the concept art looks incredibly boring[/QUOTE]
there's only one peice of concept art, and it's not even known if it's real or not.
I really can't wait for this, why did you remind me?
Sounds amazing. I mean the actual movie. The story seems kinda weak.
Oh my fucking god
Cameron has never failed to impress me, and this will undoubtedly be as good as his previous works.
Aliens and Abyss are my two favorites, for the record.
That looks awesome. Aliens is one of my favourite films ever.
2 HD Cameras? Depth perception? :aaa: :dance: :buddy:
very interesting movie, can't wait until we get a trailer.
so just to make it clear, the summer 2009 part of the poster is not accurate, and it is supposed to come out December 18th 2009?
Sounds pretty cool
Here's my concern, and this doesn't just involve Cameron:
Any time a new technoglogy for creating art comes out, the first stuff done for it is usually...less than what it could be, I guess that's the best way to say it.
Obvious example: game consoles, the latest 360 games are tons better than the first batch of 360 games because now the designers know how to use the tech better.
There are exceptions. In the movies, guys like DW Griffith(look him up), using brand new tech, developed the definitive ways to use that tech.
So I guess I'm saying I hope Cameron is THE guy to figure out what to do with 3d in the movies. Everyone else to this point is just doing the obvious(throw shit at the camera and so on). Based on his track record though, there is good reason to hope.
stereographic hd video :aaaaa: awesome
Oh my god this seems awesome.
Should be [I]the[/I] most overhyped film of this century.
Oooo, sounds epic. I hope it doesn't dissappoint.
[QUOTE=postal;14712906]The title seems to come from the main character, who is "a paralyzed retired Marine who undergoes an experiment to exist as an avatar, another version of himself . . . an alien – 10 feet (three meters) tall and blue."[/QUOTE]
That seems taken from [i]Call Me Joe[/i], by Poul Anderson. A good short story if anyone wants to read it :)
It's the first story in [url=http://books.google.com/books?id=-SbXIGmLkbwC&printsec=frontcover]this book[/url].
I wish they had a trailer out.
If this movie is any good, it seems like the word Epic would fit it.
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