Let me first premise this by saying that we are not boycotting or protesting Avatar on this site. John has said his random thoughts on the topic and I have some other thoughts.
First, let me share the Trailer, as we haven’t posted it here (busy, not intentionally ignoring it)
Unlike John I think this looks utterly fantastic. One thing to keep in mind is that aside from some people, very little of this exists. Its reportedly 60% CGI and there were no real sets. I didn’t see a single moment that wasn’t convincingly real to me. (aside from the obvious fantasy/scifi elements)
Here are my random thoughts on it all.
This Avatar Day thing doesn’t bug me that much. Yeah they are going to offer the clip that thousands suffered in line to see, but its just publicity. We post clips all the time on this site that give you a sneak peek into a film, so why not Avatar. Calling it Avatar Day is just the PR people playing off the diety like status Cameron has earned. The anticipation is huge, so why not play on it.
But all that aside, I think the imagery looks amazing. John doesn’t see eye to eye with me on this, but I am flat out amazed how real these CG parts look, and I am thrilled with how the “blue alien” things look. From the posters I was expecting them to be a little more cartoony real, but they look real-real.
Makes me wonder how long before we just don’t need actors anymore.
So while John might be less than impressed with it, I am thrilled and can’t wait to see it.