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Old 11-21-22, 05:25 PM
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Cameron being Cameron

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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Got my ticket in IMAX 3D for Saturday the 17th. I canít do Thursday or Friday night especially with getting up at 430am for work. Iím almost guaranteed to fall asleep, especially with the 192 minute run time. I need to be well rested.
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

When the first Avatar came out we were all in our late 20s and early 30s. In that thread we were probably talking about bringing our dates to the theater and catching the midnight showings.

In the sequel thread itís all talk about not being able to hold our bladders and planning on early showing where we wonít fall asleep.
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You donít want to miss any of the movie, do you?
Maybe you should wait for it on streaming ...



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Will go with one of the 10AM showings the next wk. Very much looking forward to it but don't feel the need to see it opening wknd.
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I ended up buying tickets for the Sunday morning after for an IMAX 3D showing.
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Final trailer:




Old 11-22-22, 06:06 AM
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It just dawned on me that the trailer is at 2.39:1. Are we gonna get a repeat of the last movie where Cameron will suddenly change his mind and release it on home video open matte at 1.78:1?
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

‘Avatar 2’ Is So Expensive It Must Become the ‘Fourth or Fifth Highest-Grossing Film in History’ Just to Break Even

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/a...it-1235438907/


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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Maybe you should wait for it on streaming ...


I got better streaming shit in my bathroom... and it's free. Every day.

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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

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Looking at AMC Theatres, and they're showing three different 3D options: IMAX, Real D, and Dolby. Anyone here have experience the latter two options? Not sure which option to choose. Thanks for any advice!
I'm not a big enough fan of 3D gimmick to know which would be better. I do know for a regular movie, Dolby Cinema is nice.

For this movie, I would opt IMAX. Go big.
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The first movie started the downfall of the theater industry and ruined the home video market for a decade. I hope these movies blow up in everyoneís face.
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Bought IMAX 3-D tickets for my friend & I to see the film on the morning of the 18th.
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

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The first movie started the downfall of the theater industry and ruined the home video market for a decade.
How so? If it ruined the home video market for a decade, how did it become un-ruined?
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Article on Avatar by Jamie Lauren Keiles in last weekend's New York Times Sunday Magazine:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/m...franchise.html

It offers a look back at Avatar’s initial cultural impact and gradual subsiding as it was replaced in the popular imagination by the Marvel Universe with the author providing as concise a sum-up of the franchise phenomenon as any I’ve read. There's a history of Avatar’s production, followed by an amusing account of the author's recent foray into the Avatar theme park in Florida, the author’s own erratic history with Avatar and a brief note about the new film.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
How so? If it ruined the home video market for a decade, how did it become un-ruined?
TVs had to have 3D on them because everything needed to be in 3D, even it made no sense. Drove up the cost of TVs until manufacturers started to realize that this wasn't the future (like it wasn't the future in previous decades) and it was wasted effort to have things in 3D.

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I just got back from the Pandora land in Orlando and had a fun time. Long lines, but the Flight ride was worth it, and the food was great. Iím ready for an IMAX screening.
Old 12-09-22, 06:15 AM
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by beavis69 View Post
The first movie started the downfall of the theater industry and ruined the home video market for a decade. I hope these movies blow up in everyoneís face.
Covid and streaming did that. And I hope you're wrong about it blowing up in everyone's face. Sounds to me like it's renewing faith.
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

I thought this was an amusing article.

The 'Avatar' team saw that 'SNL' sketch and designed a new font for the sequels


https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...191352963.html

Edit: For some reason itís not letting me post videos. I tried attaching a video of the sketch
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Was just one movie shot over all this time or did they do motion capture and shoot stuff for several movies? I am watching an interview with Cameron right now and it seems like they have three more movies that exist in a raw form.
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Was just one movie shot over all this time or did they do motion capture and shoot stuff for several movies? I am watching an interview with Cameron right now and it seems like they have three more movies that exist in a raw form.
The third was shot and some of 4.
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Was just one movie shot over all this time or did they do motion capture and shoot stuff for several movies? I am watching an interview with Cameron right now and it seems like they have three more movies that exist in a raw form.
The original plan was to shoot Avatar 2 & 3 concurrently. In 2018, Cameron said that they had (mostly) wrapped on performance capture for those first two sequels.
https://deadline.com/2018/11/james-c...ic-1202502044/
“Hi, James Cameron here and today I’m coming to you from the set of the Avatar sequels — and behind me you can see our performance-capture stage. Today we’re capturing some stunt scenes filming some stunt scenes but our principal cast are all wrapped."
In 2020, Cameron said they were 95% done with principle photography for Avatar 3:
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/a...us-1234785321/
“So where we are right now, I’m down in New Zealand shooting, we’re shooting the remainder of the live-action. We’ve got about 10% left to go. We’re 100% complete on ‘Avatar 2’ and we’re sort of 95% complete with ‘Avatar 3.'”
For Avatar 4, about a third of the film was shot to capture the child actors, so they don't age out. Apparently there will be a 6 year time jump in 4, so the kids should be fine shooting their remaining stuff later, including 5.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_4#Filming

In this interview from September 2022, Cameron talks about not necessarily directing Avatar 5. See the 4:05 mark:

From the transcript of that video, edited for clarity:
Look, if I can do them all, great, I'd love to, but something may come along that piques my interest, and I may feel that there's enough momentum with my team that they can do it [on their own]. So to me... there are no decisions being made there. You know I've already, completed, almost completed, [Avatar 2], we've shot [Avatar 3] we shot part of [Avatar 4]. I love them all, I'd love to go all the way through the end of the end of five, but you know I'm not getting any younger, and none of us are. So I want the people to pay the bills on this, and it's a very high bill, [I want] Disney to feel like this is an open-ended thing.
So 3 sounds fully shot, although I wouldn't put it past Cameron to shoot some pickups when they actually start editing that film together, 4 is partially shot, primarily the kids, and 5 doesn't sound to have begun being shot at all.
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It's so weird seeing this movie get nominations for all sorts of awards before anyone gets to see a single review. Maybe that sort of thing happens frequently but I can't recall.
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022, D: Cameron) S: Worthington, Saldana

Originally Posted by beavis69 View Post
TVs had to have 3D on them because everything needed to be in 3D, even it made no sense. Drove up the cost of TVs until manufacturers started to realize that this wasn't the future (like it wasn't the future in previous decades) and it was wasted effort to have things in 3D.
They sold TVs without 3D... there were a ton of movies out that were native 3D, not just Avatar.

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