ITT: We discuss how a movie that made more than $2.5 billion and even had packs of motherfuckers contemplating suicide over how said film's fictional planet was not a reality has failed to have a lasting presence in the public imagination.
Avatar is pure shit. Every design is stupid aside from the landscapes themselves, story is meh. I dont get why its a thing at all, aside from the fact that it caught the 3D wave when the hype was at its highest.
holy fucking shit I forgot about those suicidal ninnies. Well, SUPPOSEDLY suicidal. I still think that story's bullshit because the world James Cameron created was so fucking boring and lame. At least when a kid grows up to be a neckbeard after watching Star Wars on VHS for literally hundreds of times, you can understand because the world of Star Wars is cool and fun.
Pandora sucks ass.
>talking shit about ABATAP
>on MY board
The reason Avatar has been "forgotten" is because Jim hasn't flooded the world with merchandise and sequels like Marvel or Star Wars or virtually every other franchise these days.
Jim's the only man who can make two critically acclaimed movies that each make fucking billions and still come out an underdog.
Pretty much this. I hate Titanic, but that movie is loaded with memroble imagery and lines, even if some of them are goddamn atrocious.
The only thing I can remember about Avatar is the scene where the tree explodes or some such shit.
Reminder that James Cameron stole the look of Pandora from Roger Dean.
there was an avatar website at the time, there were droves of people who wanted to die, rather than continue living without being on pandora.
i saw the movie about 5 times in theaters, i was legitimately depressed in the beginning of 2010. i used to come home after work, get into bed, and throw on my headphones with the avatar soundtrack, and sleep until 3 or 4 in the morning then go to work.
terribly depressed, but fuck i still love the movie.
Well, if it had a good story, cool action and wasnt filled with dumb design choices there might've been a reason to see it in 2D. Is your point that it should be seen as a tech demonstration?
That place is still around.
I liked the design of the flying things. Their anatomy, bone structure etc. had a lot of thought put into it. this was true of the hexapods to a much more limited extent.
I didn't like the movie much.
I feel like there are a lot of movies like this, where the work put into the assets is really good but the overall movie isn't impressive.
>We discuss how a movie that made more than $2.5 billion and even had packs of motherfuckers contemplating suicide over how said film's fictional planet was not a reality has failed to have a lasting presence in the public imagination.
Would you two delusional fucks give it break? I've seen this argument make the rounds in the the comment sections for numerous "Avatar has been forgotten" articles online (that's right, other people are noticing too) and it simply doesn't hold any water. Titantic didn't have any merchandise or official sequels either, and look, people still remember it. "B-b-b-but, that was based on a real life event!" Okay, how about Inception? Hardly the pinnacle of cinema either--just a popcorn movie by Nolan--but it still left more of an impression on people than Avatar did. It even checks a number of boxes that Avatar does and then some. Original IP; no sequels or any plans for any; no toys; no video game tie-in.
loooooool over-familiar fanboys
>Cameron using the same bullshit defense used by every terrible director
>"I make entertainment not art, leave me alone"
You mean you make prepackaged swill just like all of the other Hollywood hacks