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#27 Dec 02 2009 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
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Clearly he went on to become Lt. Rasczak in Starship Troopers.

Come on you apes, you wanna live forever?!

Edit: Come to think of it, Rasczak had both his legs, didn't he? Until that bug thingy chewed them off. Guess he went on to become that guy who enlists Rico in the Mobile Infantry. The "Fresh meat for the grinder" guy.

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#28 Dec 02 2009 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Clearly he went on to become Lt. Rasczak in Starship Troopers.

Come on you apes, you wanna live forever?!

Edit: Come to think of it, Rasczak had both his legs, didn't he? Until that bug thingy chewed them off. Guess he went on to become that guy who enlists Rico in the Mobile Infantry. The "Fresh meat for the grinder" guy.

Edited, Dec 2nd 2009 4:37pm by Mazra


Well, they'ld have had to dig him out of the ground for him to become the guy who enlisted Rico though Smiley: grin

I've always loved Michael Ironside, he's never been in all that many good movies, but usually enjoyable ones.


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#29 Dec 09 2009 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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I'd presume the guy got wounded in the line of duty, but now they have avatar technology, they just need his brains and training and his physical mobility isn't an issue.

From the previews the plot is VERY straightforward, with a very obvious moral message. However, the graphics gave me thrills all over. It's just going to be a big special efx movie... and that's good enough for me. I like my arthouse, and my indy films, and those "Great" ones. But half the time when I go to the cinema I'm just there for something that'll take me out of my skin, and a mindless action film is just what I want.

So as long as the script isn't too cringeworthy, I'll be all kinds of happy if it delivers on the one big efx extravaganza that the preview promises.
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Mazra wrote:
Clearly he went on to become Lt. Rasczak in Starship Troopers.

Come on you apes, you wanna live forever?!

Edit: Come to think of it, Rasczak had both his legs, didn't he? Until that bug thingy chewed them off. Guess he went on to become that guy who enlists Rico in the Mobile Infantry. The "Fresh meat for the grinder" guy.

Edited, Dec 2nd 2009 4:37pm by Mazra



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#31 Dec 18 2009 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
To the people who maybe went and saw it, how was it?
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#32 Dec 19 2009 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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A friend of mine saw it in 3-D and said it was awesome.

Of course, this is the same friend who exemplifies Twilight fangirls. Not that I don't trust her opinion on movies, but take that as you will.
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#34 Dec 19 2009 at 11:24 PM Rating: Good
Just saw it. Visually, it's certainly the most impressive movie I've ever seen. The entire alien world, literally from the ground to it's sky to every creature great & small is flat out cool. It's use of 3D is certainly revolutionary & incredible.

That being said, it's plot was best described by Kao.
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Except a bit more awkward. I mean it's one thing to crush on a native american with their "alien culture". It's a bit weirder when it's not just the culture that's alien.

And, ya know, she's a 15 foot tall cat person.

I wasn't the only one laughing during these parts, either, which I don't think Cameron intended.

That being said, it's pretty good. Certainly better than a lot of stuff that came out this year & more visually impressive than anything else.

It should be noted, however, that Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus isn't out yet.
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#35 Dec 21 2009 at 6:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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#36 Dec 21 2009 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
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The last frame makes it great.
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#37 Dec 22 2009 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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TirithRR the Eccentric wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
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The last frame makes it great.


Yup. Smiley: lol
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#38 Jan 01 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
Just saw it last night in IMAX. There are very few movies that I would love to see multiple times in the theatre, especially with the extra $5 for IMAX... but Avatar is sure as **** one of them. The movie will still be awesome when it comes out on Blu-Ray, but until TV's are released that can produce 3D images, the full experience will only be available while it's in IMAX.
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#39 Jan 02 2010 at 12:37 AM Rating: Good
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Went and saw this today. All in all, the graphics were amazing, and the story was a bit predictable(and frankly held very closely to the old "Evil white man exploits noble savages" model). That said, despite my complaints about the plot, it was done well enough to still entertain. I'd say I'd give the graphics an A++(at least, the times when my eyes weren't hurting from having to wear those 3-D glasses) and the plot a solid B.

Definitely worth seeing, and in theaters at that. I hope to see more of this kind of movie graphics in the future.
#40 Jan 02 2010 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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Definitely worth seeing, and in theaters at that. I hope to see more of this kind of movie graphics in the future.

QFT. Best $14 I've spent in a while. :)

According to Wikipedia, Cameron's planning on making this a trilogy (last paragraph in the section I linked). Not sure how I feel about that. I guess it depends on how its done. If he's been planning on sequels, that's one thing; the plots are more likely to be consistent. If it ends up as "sequel for the sake of money," it'll be bad.
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#41 Jan 02 2010 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
Just saw this yesterday in 3D, and omg... This movie is one of the best I've ever seen. Granted I'm a huge movie buff. Not to mention a bit of a nature-phile too. I started crying a little bit a couple of times, and I hardly ever cry when I watch movies. Definitely one I'm going to be buying on blu-ray when it's released, and if I get the chance I'll go see it again in the theater.

Graphically it's one of the most (if not the most) beautiful films I've ever seen. Plot wise, I suppose it is a bit predictable, but it did keep me guessing a bit. For example, I was fully expecting Sully to die at the end during his and the general's show down.
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#42 Jan 02 2010 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
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Just saw this yesterday in 3D, and omg... This movie is one of the best I've ever seen. Granted I'm a huge movie buff. Not to mention a bit of a nature-phile too. I started crying a little bit a couple of times, and I hardly ever cry when I watch movies. Definitely one I'm going to be buying on blu-ray when it's released, and if I get the chance I'll go see it again in the theater.

Graphically it's one of the most (if not the most) beautiful films I've ever seen. Plot wise, I suppose it is a bit predictable, but it did keep me guessing a bit. For example, I was fully expecting Sully to die at the end during his and the general's show down.


But please tell me you knew that they were going to bring him to the mother tree (Ahwa? I forget the name) to transfer him to his avatar? Because that was easily the most predictable part of the movie (and there were several of them).
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I saw this last week in the theatres too; 3D, not IMAX. As almost everyone else has said, this is simply the best looking movie I have ever seen. There were times I had to remind myself to blink, simply because I could not take my eyes off of it. The 3D made me a little dizzy at first, but eventually my eyes adjusted and it was totally worth seeing it like that. The story was pretty predictable, but it played out beautifully; I had tears in my eyes a couple of times.

I highly recommend seeing this in the theatre, 3D if possible, and IMAX would be best (from what I hear). Totally worth it.
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#44 Jan 03 2010 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good
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Just saw this yesterday in 3D, and omg... This movie is one of the best I've ever seen. Granted I'm a huge movie buff. Not to mention a bit of a nature-phile too. I started crying a little bit a couple of times, and I hardly ever cry when I watch movies. Definitely one I'm going to be buying on blu-ray when it's released, and if I get the chance I'll go see it again in the theater.

Graphically it's one of the most (if not the most) beautiful films I've ever seen. Plot wise, I suppose it is a bit predictable, but it did keep me guessing a bit. For example, I was fully expecting Sully to die at the end during his and the general's show down.


But please tell me you knew that they were going to bring him to the mother tree (Ahwa? I forget the name) to transfer him to his avatar? Because that was easily the most predictable part of the movie (and there were several of them).


Actually I didn't. >.> As soon as it started happening my reaction was "Oh yeah, I should have seen that coming since they already tried it once." But no, I didn't. When I watch movies I pay much more attention to what is happening and just enjoying the story (or trying to as the case may be) than I do trying to figure out what's going to happen next either consciously or subconsciously.
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#45 Jan 04 2010 at 11:08 AM Rating: Decent
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‘Avatar’ which is already the fourth-biggest movie (worldwide) of all time is also the fastest film to hit the $1 billion mark in just 17 days of release and is now poised to become the Biggest Hollywood film ever in India.

The only movies ahead of it are Cameron’s “Titanic” ($1.8 billion), “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” ($1.12 billion), and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” ($1.07 billion).

I am so impressed with this movie, and am excited that there are plans to make it a trilogy.
From what I can tell, Cameron already has the story/plot all lined up so its not like hes making more just to milk the cow. Kinda like what George Lucas did with star wars.

Anyone played the game yet? I have always been very "iffy" of games that take after movies, the only one that I can remember being any good was Golden eye. Played a lot of hours on that one =)
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#46 Jan 04 2010 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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Nope. Thought about it, but the reviews I saw/read boiled it down to a pretty bunch of fetch quests.
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#47 Jan 05 2010 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
Just saw this for the second time today... I don't know what it is about this movie. I've never before gone to see a movie twice before at the theaters (let alone IMAX), and I already have plans for a third time next week. I had read posts of people seeing the movie five times already and had never understood why until now.

Next thing I know I'll be attempting to learn the Na'vi language (entirely possible it seems).
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Haha i just checked Wikipedia and apparently they did create the Na'vi language lol

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The Na’vi language is the constructed language of the Na’vi, the sapient humanoid indigenous inhabitants of the fictional moon Pandora in the 2009 film Avatar. It was created by Paul Frommer, a professor at the Marshall School of Business with a doctorate in linguistics. Na’vi was designed to fit James Cameron's conception of what the language should sound like in the film, to be realistically learnable by the fictional human characters of the film, and to be pronounceable by the actors, but to not closely resemble any single human language.

When the film was released in 2009, Na’vi had a growing vocabulary of about a thousand words, but understanding of its grammar was limited to the language's creator.

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#49 Jan 12 2010 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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PigtailsOfDoom of Future Fabulous! wrote:
Just saw this yesterday in 3D, and omg... This movie is one of the best I've ever seen. Granted I'm a huge movie buff. Not to mention a bit of a nature-phile too. I started crying a little bit a couple of times, and I hardly ever cry when I watch movies. Definitely one I'm going to be buying on blu-ray when it's released, and if I get the chance I'll go see it again in the theater.

Graphically it's one of the most (if not the most) beautiful films I've ever seen. Plot wise, I suppose it is a bit predictable, but it did keep me guessing a bit. For example, I was fully expecting Sully to die at the end during his and the general's show down.


But please tell me you knew that they were going to bring him to the mother tree (Ahwa? I forget the name) to transfer him to his avatar? Because that was easily the most predictable part of the movie (and there were several of them).


Just saw it this past Sunday.

Yea. As soon as they tried it with Grace, I knew they would do it with Sully and succeed.

Also, well... Pigtails pretty much covered everything I wanted to say. VERY few movies will I go more than once to the theatre for, but I am definately going to go back for this one.
#50 Jan 24 2010 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I really don't think this movie deserves all of the hype that it has been getting. I went to go see it today and it just didn't meet up to the expectations that people have set for it; especially when I've heard people claiming that this movie was better than Dark Knight.

Yes, visually it was amazing, but story wise it was incredibly predictable. In fact, you can figure out the entire story of the movie by simply looking at a trailer.

I'm sorry, I'm going to need more than pretty graphics for me to want to see a movie twice. Avatar for me is like a book with a mediocre story, but beautiful pages.

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#51 Jan 24 2010 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I am so impressed with this movie, and am excited that there are plans to make it a trilogy.
From what I can tell, Cameron already has the story/plot all lined up so its not like hes making more just to milk the cow. Kinda like what George Lucas did with star wars.


To be honest, that would be a one page story for all three movies though. Not all that much work.

I loved the movie though, don't get me wrong, but just for the visuals which were the best I've ever seen. The 3D experience blew me away.

But storywise it's as simple as it can get.

Which isn't a bad thing, but it just left me thinking that it could have been better still.
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