James Cameron's AVATAR - now with more Lorax

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Christ, I'd rather The Blind Side take Best Picture.
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What about Transformers 2?
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I saw this last night in iMax 3D. It was definitely a fun time. But, now my criteria for cosmetic surgery has totally been changed!! :(
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Oh hey biggest grossing movie ever!

Pretty decent article about the biggest challenges in creating the movie:
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Mari_Mar wrote:I saw this last night in iMax 3D. It was definitely a fun time. But, now my criteria for cosmetic surgery has totally been changed!! :(
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James Cameron is on campus right now, giving a presentation. I can't attend because I have to get the the release version of our software tested and ready for escalation. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Ah, turn that frown upside down - he's pretty much a total douche whenever he's in front of the camera!
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Necrometer wrote:Ah, turn that frown upside down - he's pretty much a total douche whenever he's in front of the camera!
Well, it would be neat to attend. Considering that we worked on some shots for the movie...
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Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa... I didn't realize you were full-on ILM. Oh, you are in the ILM games department, right?
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Necrometer wrote:It'll win best picture. It can't not! The competition is weak and it's an worldwide phenomenon. It's no stupider than Titanic from what I understand.

Every other movie I've seen nominated for best picture (haven't seen Hurt Locker or Blind Side) is far better than Avatar. Have you seen Up? It's one of the best movies I've seen in years. Up is a movie marketed to kids that's actually for adults. I'm excited it was nominated and I hope it wins.
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Necrometer wrote:Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa... I didn't realize you were full-on ILM. Oh, you are in the ILM games department, right?
I work in the R&D Department of ILM. I merged over from LucasArts last year. R&D services most of the Lucasfilm companies; ILM, LAL, LAS, and LEC.
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Necrometer wrote:It'll win best picture. It can't not! The competition is weak and it's an worldwide phenomenon. It's no stupider than Titanic from what I understand.
Every other movie I've seen nominated for best picture (haven't seen Hurt Locker or Blind Side) is far better than Avatar. Have you seen Up? It's one of the best movies I've seen in years. Up is a movie marketed to kids that's actually for adults. I'm excited it was nominated and I hope it wins.
Up is overrated! The beginning ruled, but then 30 minutes of talking dogs? Fuck off! It's obviously in the runner-up bracket though. I'm fine with Avatar winning or not, it's not like the Oscars have ever meant anything. But I bet it'll win. It's better at what it set out to do than any of those other movies...
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:19 pm

I'm guessing Hurt Locker will take the Oscar even though I haven't seen it. I want to though. Truthfully, I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Avatar won it either. The obvious non winner is gonna be District 9. As much as I loved that movie, best picture Oscar ain't happenin'.
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Speaking of District 9 (the actual best movie on their list)... make sure you check out viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38410
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Necrometer wrote:It'll win best picture. It can't not! The competition is weak and it's an worldwide phenomenon. It's no stupider than Titanic from what I understand.
Every other movie I've seen nominated for best picture (haven't seen Hurt Locker or Blind Side) is far better than Avatar. Have you seen Up? It's one of the best movies I've seen in years. Up is a movie marketed to kids that's actually for adults. I'm excited it was nominated and I hope it wins.
Up is overrated! The beginning ruled, but then 30 minutes of talking dogs? Fuck off! It's obviously in the runner-up bracket though. I'm fine with Avatar winning or not, it's not like the Oscars have ever meant anything. But I bet it'll win. It's better at what it set out to do than any of those other movies...
ha, the dogs are so over-shadowed by the love story that I don't care. christ, just thinking about that movie makes me get weepy, but Avatar made me want to cry because it was so cliche and bad. It did make me want to go to Bioluminescent Bay more than ever, though, so....there's that.
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WHAT LOVE STORY
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Necrometer wrote:WHAT LOVE STORY
if you're not joking, then I understand why you think it's overrated.
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:26 pm

I'm not joking. The intro Image montage almost made me cry, but she's dead... was she actually the house (a la The Fountain) or something?
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Necrometer wrote:I'm not joking. The intro Image montage almost made me cry, but she's dead... was she actually the house (a la The Fountain) or something?
no, but everything he did was for her, for their hopes as a couple, or what he believed she wanted to accomplish as their great adventure together (trip to Angel Falls)...it was a love balloon.
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but then, at the end, he saw that she was happy merely with the adventure of spending life with him and the trip together to Angel Falls was actually just incidental :brokenheart: nonetheless, he made it happen :brokenheart:
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Necrometer wrote:Speaking of District 9 (the actual best movie on their list)... make sure you check out viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38410
Thanks for the link. I'll check this out sometime later today. I found a few documentaries on various subjects in South Africa on You Tube. I could toss you some links if you want.
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:35 pm

Sounds like a rip-off of The Fountain to me :wink:

I got most of that stuff, but 1) she's dead, and 2) they undercut his devotion. I understand that he ended up liberated, but... I dunno. Only the flashback hit home for me!
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