quote: It is almost impossible to make an original story now. no matter what you write it will in some way another movie/book/play/you name it. I don't think seeing a story told again is a bad thing if it is told well, which I felt it was, maybe not brilliantly but it was told well.
quote: The story isn't even average. It is a complete rehash that has been told much more eloquently in Lawrence of Arabia, Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai, and numerous others.
quote: The story is average, but the visuals are top notch, this is sort of like Killzone 2 in the movie world. The IMAX 3D effect is awesome, however, it is very tiring on the eyes during fast action scenes and camera pans, because of 24hz refresh rate. If 3D is to come to our living rooms, movies need to be made in 60hz, which means 2.5x times the cost of post processing, etc, due to the number of frames increasing that much.
quote: Fern Gully with Wolves: Insurrection is how it came off to me
quote: Ever think some teenagers just like what they like and aren't concerned with anything beyond just that reason....
quote: Special effects do NOT make something good. And that's all Avatar has. The dialogue is terrible. We have already discussed how pitifully overdone the plot is; the movie is a walking stereotype. Greedy white people, bad. Blue spiritual woo-woo's, good
quote: In a movie that's SO long, and I mean LONG, he couldn't find time for character development ? Everyone is such a one dimensional cardboard cutout. Honestly it's embarrassing, where's the depth ?
quote: Let's not even get into the plot holes, the biggest being that the "avatars" could actually work. The Navi share a deep spiritual connection with the planet, so deep they can plug into the trees and animals like you or I use USB ports. And we're supposed to believe they can't tell the Avatars are man-made ? Right.
quote: Cameron approaches Sci-fi with an almost child like juvenile sense. Like adding hammerhead noses to earth rhinos and voila !! An alien creature right !?
quote: If you buy into Avatar and think it's good you fall into one of two categories ; 1. Seriously Liberal 2. Teenage or early 20's ( see number 1 )
quote: Sigh... the day I took that film criticism class was the day I stopped truly enjoying a movie for the sake of the movie.
quote: Filling out all those little details would require maybe another hour to explain
quote: I'd like to see you do better, its kinda hard to come up with a new alien that doesn't look like some familiar animal.
quote: What does being Liberal have to do with liking a move?
quote: You serious ? Do I have to spell it out for you ? I'll let someone else this time.
quote: Let's not even get into the plot holes, the biggest being that the "avatars" could actually work. The Navi share a deep spiritual connection with the planet, so deep they can plug into the trees and animals like you or I use USB ports. And we're supposed to believe they can't tell the Avatars are man-made ?
quote: The antiwar message, and native American parallels weren't enough to stop me from enjoying this predictable movie
quote: Even seeing it in 2D I was entranced with Pandora and wanted to stay. The antiwar message, and native American parallels weren't enough to stop me from enjoying this predictable movie. Pandora was intoxicating.
quote: It would make much more sense to report the number of tickets sold.
quote: Factors in determining an “adjusted gross” No one as of yet has calculated a truly precise and definite referential adjusted gross for a film, since doing so would have to take into account most (or all) of the following: - Box office gross on initial release - Ticket price at time of release, or its relative price to other commodities in a given year, in relation to general inflation and gross domestic product. Related to that: - economic conditions that may help or hurt the entertainment industry as a whole (theaters in 2008 lowered ticket prices to attract more viewers though the average ticket cost $7.00) - Population at time of release—to be used to calculate: - Per capita ticket purchase number - Availability of movies (number of theaters and screens, number of prints) - Competition of other media (television, internet, home video, film piracy) - the total number of movies in the marketplace at a given time - Screen quotas (no influence on U.S. box office) - Price differences: matinee and evening tickets, roadshow tickets, or difference between rural and urban cinemas - Length of release (number of weeks)
quote: It would make much more sense to report the number of tickets sold
quote: Titanic was a good movie.
quote: The latest epic is notable not only for pushing the boundaries of story-telling and creativity in the science fiction genre, but also for pushing the limits of 3D animation
quote: ALL about money and ego, LOTS of ego.
quote: I mainly go to movies to see what new tech are going to come up.
quote: Like it or not, some technologies surface because of movies.
quote: when I watch Jurassic Park, they still look like dinosaurs to me
quote: But... what point of reference do you have?
quote: But you have to admit, it may be responsible for this weird situation where it has "created reality" in the sense that now we just believe that's how dinosaur walked/ran/behaved.