What does /tv/ think of this? It is interesting how Avatar made a shit-ton of cash but then vanished without trace. I definitely can't remember any character names. Although I guess /tv/ is keeping the dream alive.
I can't remember the character names of anyone in Stalker, Andrei Rublev, Persona, Metropolis, etc. etc.
Long story short: names are sub-memes. Everyone on earth remembers the visual impact of Avatar and they can hardly wait for the further astonishments to come from Avatar 2 and 3 and 4.
>vanished without trace
Dozens of threads created daily, 6 years later, after a single movie. It literally solidified 3D as something that would stay in cinema indefinitely (no pop-culture footprint my ASS). Every casino in vegas has Avatar slots. What the fuck do you want out of a single movie?
On that basis, honestly the only competitor for Star Wars I can thinking of right now is The Matrix. Obviously Star Wars wins by a mile, but there's really not a lot even heading into that ball park.
It mad so much money because it was so visually stunning and it was a good over all movie.
But when you take away the visuals its literally just a rehash of Pocahontas... Nothing that bold or original like star wars, lotr, harry potter, etc.
Saw it last week, 30Gig BR rip, it looks fucking fantastic. No, it doesn't look "real" like Titanic did, but it's still a great experience. It kept my wife's attention the whole time and normally she get can't get through 30 minutes of a movie without making out with my wife's boyfriend.
It's a single movie, wait until 2, 3, and 4 come out before passing judgement. The fact it basically gave us 3D movies is enough. Before Avatar, 3D was on its way out (anyone reminder Beowulf?). 3D was unwatchable.
Nice meme, teenager. I'm 25, was hyped for Avatar since 2006, and wasn't disappointed when I saw it in theaters. Frankly, It's probably teenagers who are talking shit cause they were too young to be taken to see it on the big screen. Why would you take a kid to see a James Cameron movie? Anyways, I saw it again last week on a friend's 4k tv via my bluray copy (bought day-one cause I had a job and didn't give a fuck) and it looked fantastic. Cameron has proven time and again that he's the master of action and effects, and yet you youngfags keep losing faith. T2, Aliens, True Lies, shit son you should have learned by now Cameron don't play. If he were a pizza delivery guy he'd show up 3 days after you ordered it but it would still be fucking hot and the best shit ever.
Only bad thing about Cameron is that he's taking too long making Battle Angel Alita. But once it comes, so will we all. And Avatar 2 will probably be to Avatar 1 like T2 was to T1, so I'm hyped.