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post #11 of 22 Old 02-04-10, 09:47 AM
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Re: Avatar - In Theaters - Box Office Review

As of July 24, 2009 Peter Jackson said in an interview:

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What other projects will Wingnut Interactive be involved in? Is the Halo project you were working on still happening?

We're still figuring that out right now. That Halo project is no longer happening, it sort of collapsed when the movie didn't end up happening.
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http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/24/pe...e-video-games/

And I cannot agree more regarding short movies.

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post #12 of 22 Old 02-04-10, 02:45 PM
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If this Blu-Ray doesn't get a reference transfer I think it would be a tradgedy.
Oh i'm sure it'll be be something to behold. After all if both the Transformers films came out so well on blu ray i'd expect a box office money maker to be at least as good
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I have to say that this is the first film in quite a while to actually get me out of my home theater and into a real theater. And it was definitely worth it. I also hope this motivates Hollywood to do more good movies and I'm really hoping that it inspires Peter Jackson to make sure that the Hobbit really stands out now that there's a yardstick to measure it by.

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Now you mention "The Hobbit" i'm hoping for big things from the blu ray releases of the LOTR trilogy on blu ray. I'll be honest & say that i was astounded by the picture quality of the DVDs considering the length of each film Bring on the blu ray.....

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I might be the only one in the world who has yet to see Avatar... Is it really that good?

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I can't guarantee you'll love it - but I can tell you that you need to see it.
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I can't guarantee you'll love it - but I can tell you that you need to see it.
It is very much that good! At least good enough to gross more than 29 countries' GDP, be the top grossing movie of all time, and stay on top for 6 straight weeks. However, I do not see how "Dear John" beat this out this week? Out of all movies, I guess all the girlfriends that were forced to go by their man to see Avatar for 3 straight weeks made them go to the movie of their choice! lol

But seriously, it is one amazing movie, especially 3D.
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Or was it on top for 7 straight weeks? Either way...
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All the hype over this movie has made me not want to go watch it.

I heard from a guy at work that it is a rip off of Dances with Wolves, just with 3D.

Anybody agree with that?

I'll have to wait for the Bluray to make my judgement I guess..
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I would go see it in 3D while you have the chance. The attention to detail in this movie is spectacular! The environment alone is worth it, especially in 3D.

And then watching the 22 minute making of (I think its on youtube now) really gives you an appreciation for how the movie was created. Just amazing! Because the assumption is that a lot of the characters are animated, however their facial expressions, muscle movement, and actions are all done by the actors.

Then the filming equipment they used, and even invented is mind blowing.

This movie is TRULY worth seeing in theaters, and especially 3D. And shoot the movie will probably be in some theaters even after it's out on DVD/Blu Ray! So I'd say you have time to see it.
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Rip off of Dances with Wolves? Mmmm, well the similarities are there, but what story hasn't been told in one way, shape, or form yet? To me, it's not what the story is about, it's how the story was told and 'Avatar' tells the "Dances with Wolves" story more enjoyably. If you go into it just saying "It's going to be a rip off of Dances With Wolves," then that's likely all you're going to get from it - a rip-off.

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Have seen it twice now and it was just as exciting the 2nd time around. Although I liked the sound better in the smaller local IMAX than the stadium version. Only preconceived notion I had going in was that I always enjoy Cameron's movies. Sure the story has been told a few times but nothing like this!

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