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Windows 7: Avatar The Movie -- Biggest disappointment ever

04 Jan 2010   #31
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think that people overlook the screenplay in favor of the effects. If it wasn't for that the movie would be on DVD already. With that being said the cinematic experience is breathtaking. No Oscars for acting though.
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04 Jan 2010   #32
Shinobi73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The imagery is AWSOME but the story is CRAP! Its sad that all that effort was focused on the technology and the visual effects that they think that people will overlook the shallow story... kindda feels like they're treating the viewers as idiots - INSULTING
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04 Jan 2010   #33
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I really liked that they didn't overdo the 3D. They didn't go out of their way to make parts 3D. They still stuck to the basics of the movie.

I thought it was great.
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04 Jan 2010   #34
Whiskey 7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamest1945 View Post
Although I disagree with Jimbo45, I found the experience to be terrific. Your comments about Stargate Universe are right on. Being a huge fan of SG-1 and SG-Atlantis, SU was a complete waste of time.
Newie in the forum and just looking about and saw the topic "....Biggest disappointment ever .." and had to comment... I found the Avatar experience to be one of the best, if not the best movie experience ever.

Got the agree too with the above re SG. Cheers
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04 Jan 2010   #35
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Interesting...Avatar has reached over 1 billion is revenue worldwide as of today!

Only movies like Titanic have reached that far!
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04 Jan 2010   #36
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King has grossed some 1.3 billion with ticket and DVD sales.
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04 Jan 2010   #37
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jradicle11 View Post
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King has grossed some 1.3 billion with ticket and DVD sales.
Keyword Ticket AND DVD SALES...

Avatar isn't even on DVD yet...
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04 Jan 2010   #38
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I have to agree that overall, it was a very good movie.

I saw it again with a friend, and we spent out time analyzing the movie. We both agreed that the way they used Focusing (like with a typical movie) was disappointing, as the 3D could be used to fill in the rest of that area. We also agreed that the storyline was alright, but there were holes in it big enough to drive a truck through (or one of those hammerhead things). For instance, what exactly was the atmosphere? They just needed masks with air purifiers, not tanks. So it obviously had oxygen. Same goes for the fire. It would not be like that considering the different elements in the air, either burn more, less, different colours, etc.
Also, the 3D could have been used to fill in the foreground more, as my friend mentioned. Instead, they kept it confined within the screen, though they did have fairly good depth.

So besides the plot seriously lacking, and the 3D and filming needing to be used more.... It was still a good movie. The plot was not original, but its hard to be truly original these days.

~Lordbob
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04 Jan 2010   #39
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamest1945 View Post
Your comments about Stargate Universe are right on. Being a huge fan of SG-1 and SG-Atlantis, SU was a complete waste of time.

Again, nah

The direction of SGU makes a welcome change to the other formats. It's just different. I personally like the new 'darker tone' to it. Although I'm still not happy they scrapped Atlantis...
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04 Jan 2010   #40
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The storyline was a bit vanilla, the "Training" phase was an area requiring a large suspension of disbelief, beyond that, the cinematics were excellent.
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