Don't Tase Me Bro
At first he was constipated, now Cameron's got AVATAR diarrhea!
Jun 26 - 12:07 PM
Avatar is the most two dimensional 3D movie ever, i'll never see another one in the theater.
Jun 26 - 04:52 PM
"I remember going with a great sense of anticipation to each new Stanley Kubrick film and thinking, "Can he pull it off and amaze me again?" And he always did. The lesson I learned from Kubrick was, never do the same thing twice." -James Cameron
Jun 26 - 12:22 PM
This wouldn't be the first time Cameron has done this. Terminator 1 and 2 are virtually the same film.
Jun 26 - 01:51 PM
The first (which I prefer) is much darker but overall I would have to agree.
Jun 26 - 02:08 PM
The first is easily my favorite as well.
Jun 27 - 11:24 AM
Yeah, but what seperated T2 from other sequels is that it managed to keep the essence of the original, while offering enough twists to feel fresh.
Take the scene where the Terminator meets John for the first time. It plays almost exactly lik Sarah's encounter in the the first film, only to turn around 180 degrees at the end. The Terminator walks up to John in slow motion....John stares up at it in shock....The Terminator points his gun in John's direction....suddenly, the T-1000 appears who up until then we think is another Kyle Reese type character....Then, without warning, the Terminator tells John to get down and fires at the T-1000 in one of the greatest twists ever.
Jun 27 - 03:45 AM
Can someone explain to me what was so great about the first movie? I'm not trying to be a troll, but I really don't see the appeal. It wasn't very intelligent sci-fi. The story was unoriginal, the characters were forgettable, and the whole thing was actually pretty boring. There wasn't much action until the end, and it was pretty long. It's easily one of Cameron's weakest movies, not nearly as intelligent or entertaining as the Terminator films, Aliens, or the Abyss. True Lies beats it for pure entertainment value, too.
Jun 26 - 01:12 PM
Don't worry no one will call you a troll. Hating on avatar has actually become the hipster thing to do. I for one enjoyed Avatar, but that's just me. Still I would never put it in the same conversation as Terminator, T2, Aliens, or the Abyss.
Jun 26 - 01:45 PM
ballermat is right, nobody will call you a troll, and in fact don't be surprised if a bunch of people embrace your opinion and post their agreements. Hating Avatar is the "cool" thing to do. I liked Avatar (especially on IMAX 3-D, it was an unprecedented experience and credit must be given for that), but I don't think it's anything close to a great film. It's all spectacle. And it's my least favorite Cameron film (well, besides Piranha 2). That being said, I am looking forward to what Cameron can do with the sequels. The one thing I did love about was the world, the visuals, the concept. Use those things but tell better stories, and I'm all for a return trip to Pandora.
Jun 26 - 04:30 PM
I know it's just a matter of opinion but I thought Avatar was a better movie than "True Lies" for one because I thought Eliza Dushku was annoying as hell which all the characters seemed to be 'one-note'. Everybody amongst the whole cast seemed to act like idiots except for Arnold and the terrorist Arnold was chasing! "Avatar" is a faster unique variation of "Dances With Wolves" which are identical to "How to Train Your Dragon" for they both consist the idea about living/ act like your so-called enemies and succumbing to liking their lifestyles or way of life. I also like the fact that "Avatar" is not selling anything in a way of selling commercial products since it's somewhat political with everything made up.
Jun 26 - 04:46 PM
To be fair, True Lies was making fun of a lot of the cliches in action films, including the characters.
Also, I personally thought the cast was great. Tom Arnold was pretty funny in the film ("oh, thank god!") and Jamie Lee Curtis I thought had a lot more character than most female action stars (I loved her gun firing scene). Meanwhile, Bill Paxton's Simon still remains the most entertaining character in a James Cameron film ("If not for me, do it for your country")
I suppose in terms of story structure, Avatar is better (in True Lies, the middle of the story has very little to do with the begining and end), while it definetely trumps it in terms of awe. However, on pure entertainment, I'd give the edge to True Lies.
Jun 27 - 04:03 AM
They're certainly his weakest movies. But they're still watchable, each having memorable scenes. Very few director/writer/producers can say that.
Jun 27 - 04:15 AM
I've always thought Titanic was more unbearable to watch than Avatar with pretty boy Leo involved with a married couple to me is quite low in my book!
Jun 26 - 04:49 PM
Huh they weren't married...
Jun 26 - 06:43 PM
Technically, they were only engaged at the time, and Rose was being pressured against her will into marrying Cal.
Jun 27 - 03:48 AM
Take a step back, way too much knowledge of Titanic characters.
Jun 27 - 11:23 AM
The relationship between the 3 main fictional characters is still 'simplistic' using the supposedly actual characters of the "Titanic" used as a backdrop!
Jun 27 - 01:26 PM
I'll agree that Avatar is on the lower end of Cameron's films. I'd put both of his Terminator films, Titanic and Aliens above it (True Lies, I'm not sure. They're so different, while I haven't seen The Abyss yet). However, I think that says more about how strong Cameron usually is than it does about the quality of Avatar.
I actually thought the story was pretty good. Yeah, it was very simple, but then again the same is true for all of Cameron's films. I think Cameron has always been more of a storyteller than a storywriter. His stories are simple and yet he tells them really well.
So yeah, count me in for the Avatar sequels. Plus, let's not forget that Cameron made two of the greatest sequels of all time, so that makes me even more optimistic about Avatar 2, though I would prefer it that he only make Avatar into a trilogy, instead of four films, but that's mainly because I want him to hurry up with his Battle Angel Alita adaptation, or Alita as it'll probably end up being called given Cameron's fondness for short titles that start with an A or a T.
Jun 27 - 04:20 AM
Go watch The Abyss
Jun 27 - 09:49 AM
Jun 26 - 06:13 PM
I liked the first movie, but three sequels is too much.
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