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Old 01-09-2010, 07:25 AM
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and also Pocahontas
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:47 AM
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Princess Mononoke comes to mind as much as Fern Gully.

I loved it, there were some parts I forgive for now because I am stiil enraptured and they were that the Na'vi were geared towards a blend of what "we" would consider a fine balance between a beautiful human and an acceptable alien. It makes me a little vomitus that "we" think skinny Aliens that are as tall as super models and as skinny are acceptable.

As Mono said I was disappointed that they were as mono as they portrayed. To me they would be just as connected to each other as they were with the entire planet that they lived on. Mating for life? come on, really, I didn't buy it. I guess the general public couldn't accept it any other way... *sigh* I guess it's another disappointment for me.

It had a lot of good messages told in the same old "heros journey" kind of way that hollywood prefers to tell things, but the 3D was enough to keep me riveted as was the creativity of the planet they were on. I couldn't keep my eyes off of it for the whole time...

I had a yearning for things to be right some how by the end that hasn't gone away. It made me frustrated and sad.

It was well worth seeing!
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Mating for life? !
It happens In fact I think a certain Redpepper sent me a link to a story about one such coupling in China or Tibet...hmm
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I respectfully disagree. James Cameron originally envisioned it as a trilogy. Also didn't you ask yourself what happens when the Humans who are in transit arrive?, What happens to the Na'vi? where do they live? do they accept Sully as one of their own? just some of the questions i had after seeing it.
A writer Cameron is not. An excellent filmmaker, yes, but if he hadn't intended Avatar to stand alone, it should have been much more obvious on either end of the story. As it was, he tied up all the loose ends in a way that didn't really leave room for either a sequel or a prequel. It had the structure of a one-off.

Without spoiling it, I will say all of the questions you ask were answered to my satisfaction, at least.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:25 AM
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Fair enough, he's not a great writer, although i have read the "scripment" which answers the questions, but also would have made the movie 6 hrs. long. I for one have no problem w/sequels, as i would love to be immersed in that world again.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:59 AM
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Oooh! Where'd you read it and can I have a go? I love getting a look at the nuts and bolts of a story.
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I would also love reading that script There's going to be a sequel apparently:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/01/08...d-like-to-see/

It's been announced 2 days ago.
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I saw it in IMAX 3D, and it was great. The story was, simplistic, and predictable, but i didn't care because every 3 seconds i was just thinking "ooooh pretty *drool*). I particularly liked how the 3D didn't jump out at you, but instead brought you in. I actually felt as if i was in the world. Since it's the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time i assume the 2 sequels will be made.
We saw it with the dinky shades for 3D. I'd like to go the city and watch it in IMAX 3D. IMAX is soo much better.

Before we went to see it, I was told it was a cross between Disney's Atlantis and Pocahontas. I could see the connection but the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was Dances With Wolves.

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Oooh! Where'd you read it and can I have a go? I love getting a look at the nuts and bolts of a story.
my gf found it somewhere online, i'll ask her and let you know!
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The Avatar "scriptment" is here: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/14294813...-James-Cameron
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