Avatar is such a weird anomaly. It’s the highest grossing film EVER (not adjusting for inflation) by a huge margin and yet it left virtually no footprint on popular culture. It had its 15 minutes of fame to the tune of $2.7 billion dollars worldwide, and within a few years it’s like no one remembers it even existed. You only ever really see it mentioned these days in the context of its record-breaking box office.
That was the point dipshit. It was supposed to be a visual feast first and foremost.
Also, the movie doesn't have to be memeworthy to be good. Actually, the least memes, the better the movie is. Avatar's quality is unquestionable.
I remember seeing it in 3D with my brother after seeing it in 2D once.
>that scene where the forest lights up with the pan drum music in the background
Will stick with me for the rest of my life. I had never seen something so unique and beautiful, and to this day I can't say I've seen anything quite like that particular scene.
one of the biggest franchices in history established for decades
cast to appeal to every single gay nigger faggot trans
free publicity and advertising all around the world
it wont surpass the earnings of a film 6-7 years ago with b-list actors that no1 had any idea what it was about
HOW FUCKING STUPID DO YOU THINK THEY FEEL RIGHT NOW?!?!?!
noone in the world can feel the shame these guys are feeling?
wat? Everybody always saying "we're not in Kansas anymore" alla time. You're talking crazy.
if I had one complaint, I'd say the lead actor lapsed into his Australian accent a few times. that's shit tier accent work, there.
but it was indeed a feast for the senses.
Speaking of, what the fuck happened to Sam Worthington?
>got some awards for acting
>did dramatic stuff before he went for major blockbusters
>isn't exactly box office poison
>was in Call of Duty, both the game and commercials
Was he like a primadonna or something? Were people only willing to hire him when he would frequently lapse into his Australian accent?
I can drop quotes from the Happy Harry parody, does that count?
I agree, it is interesting. After the hype was over no one ever talks about it, no one quotes it, etc. I watched it again a few months ago and couldn't remember much about seeing it in theatres except that I liked it.
I always thought the world was ripe for expanding upon, and it would make a great video game series (with actual effort put into it, not the half-assed movie-based cash grabs). It's a shame they never did anything like that.
Seeing it in theatres is the best experience because it is meant to be a visual orgasm. You won't get the same experience watching it on the small screen but it's still pretty solid. Like most people say the script isn't too special, it's Dances with Wolves with tall blue people.
>Avatar's quality is unquestionable.
Well I remember the battle scene but I literally don't remember a single character, bit of dialogue, or major plot point.
I think the plot was america killing natives and that's bad so stop them, but I don't recall how it happened.
When I can't do that for a movie or tv show, it's bad. It doesn't matter how good the visuals are because in thirty years they'll look like shit.
it's been less than a month since I've seen Star Wars and I couldn't say a single line. I don't know if I can remember a line from any movie that hasn't been repeated ad nauseum in the collective consciousness.
Who was Neytiri again?
I think Jake Sully was that colonel dude, right? The one that drank coffee or something.
I don't remember the dialogue but it was probably something that would be said given the plot.
I remember Finn, Poe, and Han Solo dying.
I think the villain's name was Ren but I can't remember the female lead's name.
I remember a badass stormtrooper though that didn't give fucks about a lightsaber.
Because most people at from the timeline where it never got made, so although people did see it their current consciousness has no real memory of it. If you actually have a clear memory of seeing it in theaters you're in the lucky minority but don't expect others to understand.
It has a bland plot, dull characters, and a forgettable score, but the visual design is excellent. But I mean Cameron was a fx guy before being a director so I expected it.
It's his worst movie, but it's by no means bad.
apart from catch phrases, or comedy movies, no one really remembers lines or characters names. unless they're really memorable names (e.g. furiosa, nux)
reddit: the post
I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...
I have a blue house with a blue window.
Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.
Blue are the people here that walk around,
Blue like my corvette, it's in and outside.
Blue are the words I say and what I think.
Blue are the feelings that live inside me.
I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...
To be honest I watched it but don't even remember much about it save for it having some blue tall people and magic plants.
That is how forgettable this movie was as an experience. I'm not going to waste time of my life watching the sequel of an uninteresting movie which didn't manage to grab my attention.
>ywn watch Avatar on christmas with the whole Saldana family
>With you're help the Resistance is one step closer
>We've got company, lots of it.
>You know what I've come for
>I know what you come from, before you called yourself Kylo Ren
>The map to skywalker
>So who talks first.
>It's hard to understand you with the mask
>Sir, what about the villagers
>on my mark, fire
>What you've brought me is worth... one quarter portion
>That's just teedo, he wants you for parts. He has no respect for anyone
>You're antenna's bent
>neema outpost is that way. stay away from the sinking fields in the north. you'll drown in the sand
>fn 2187 submit your blaster for inspection. and who gave you permission to remove that helmet
>Ren wants the prisoner.
>why are you helping me
>Because it's the right thing to do
>you need a pilot
>i need a pilot
>stay calm, stay calm
>i am calm
>i'm talking to myself
>Sir, unauthorized departure from bay 5
>stop them, take down that fighter.
>these parts are worth one half portion
>but last week they were a half portion each
>what about the droid. i'll pay for it. 60 portions
>sorry but the droid's not for sale
>get me that droid
>that jacket, it belongs to his master
>poe dameron, that was his name, right?
>i've never met a resistance soldier before
>Well, this is what we look like. Some of us, others look different.
>They're shooting at both of us
>You're marked, they saw you with me.
>thanks for that
>doesn't anyone have blasters around here
>stop taking my hand
>we'll never outrun them
>we can in that qwahd jumpah
>we need a pilot
>we've got one
>what about that one
>that one's garbage
>the garbage will do
>hey that's mine
>gunner position's down there
>you can do this, you can do this
>you can do this, you can do this
>stay low it confuses their targeting
>we need cover
>we're about to get some
>are we really doing this
>the canon's stuck in forward position
>Sir, we were unable to recover the droid it escaped in a Corellian model YT-1300 freighter
1 of ?
>the droid stole a freighter
>bb8 says the location of your base is need to know, if i'm getting you their i need to know
>the illinium system?
>it's the first order
>you said poisonous gas?
>i fixed that
>can you unfix it
>will this work on the storm troopers
>their masks filter smoke not toxins
>chewie, we're home
>this is the millenium falcon, you're han solo
>i used to be
>the war hero?
>han solo, you're a dead man
>tell that to Kanjiklub
>that was lucky!
>listen big deal, you've got a bigger problem. women always find out the truth, always.
>You know how to use one of these
>i can handle myself
>i know you do, that's why i'm giving it to you
>listen, chewie and i are thinking about bringing other crew member on board
>are you offering me a job?
>it wouldn't pay much, and we wouldn't be nice to you
>if you were i'd be flattered, but i have to get back home. i've already been gone too long
>where's my boyfriend
>chewie's on the falcon
>i like that wookie
>There is no fight against the first order.
>what's she doing
>i don't know but it isn't good
>when you live long enough, you begin to see the same eyes in different people. I see the eyes of a man that wants to run
>listen, you don't know where i come from, what i've seen.
>see those two over there? they'll trade work for transportation to the out rim. there you can disappear
>what was that?
>that lightsaber belonged to darth vader, and to luke skywalker after him. Now it calls to you.
>that's one hell of a pilot
>the map, you've seen it
>call the division out, we have what we need
>It is I, C3P0, I'm sure you didn't recognize me with my red arm.
>you changed you're hair
>liea, i saw him. i saw our son.
>so lonely. at night you dream of an ocean. i see it, i see the island.
>get out of my mind
>you're scared, that you will never be as strong as darth vader.
>the girl resisted you?
2 / ?
>she is strong in the force, untrained but stronger than she knows
>if what you say about the girl is true, bring her to me.
>you will release these restraints and leave this cell with the door open
>what did you say?
>you will release these restraints and leave this cell with the door open
>i'll tighten these restraints, scavenger sum
>you will release these restraints and leave this cell with the door open
>i will release these restraints and leave this cell with the door open
>and you'll drop you're weapon
>and i'll drop my weapon.
>if luke wasn't able to get to him, how can i?
>luke's a jedi, you're his father
>if you see our son, bring him back
>she's just beginning to test her powers, the longer she's out there the stronger she becomes
>is there a garbage chute? trash compactor?
>i think there is?
>we're making our landing approach at light speed?
if i get any higher they'll see us
>sanitation?! there are people counting on us. the galaxy is counting on us
>we'll use the force
>that's not how the force works. oh, you're cold?
>you came for me?
>he said it was you're idea
>escape now, hug later
>but no damage
>take that mask off
>what will you see if i do
>the face of my son
>You're son is dead. he was weak and foolish like his father so i killed him
>i know what i have to do, but i don't know if i'm strong enough. will you help me
>the falcon's this way
>that lightsaber, it belongs to me
>come get it
>you need a teacher, i can show you the ways of the force
>commander get back to you're post.
>it's no use, even hux is gone
>the collapse of the planet is imminent
>get Ren and come to me. it is time to complete his training
>thank you, friend
3 / 3
Did James Cameron ever sit down and think: "This is fucking stupid!"? I honestly couldn't see him writing that down without smirking.
I don't think that's even true, the blue people and the concept of the avatar have had some impact. I think the main thing that lingered was the worldbuilding, people can still vividly remember that world/.
It just didn't produce any memes because the characters weren't very exciting apart from that macho human commander guy
this isn't actually a quote from the flick iirc
Yes, it was already a generic term before Avatar, which is why the idea of someone naming an actual thing that is retarded.
>implying SW will go UP in profits
nice meme, TFA will be the most hyped movie in history for a while, and they can't bank on "first SW in many times XD" shit again. Screencap this post, none of the current line of SW films will make as much money as TFA.
That's because we're on earth. If we somehow are able to mine other planets we wouldn't call it unobtainium, therefore in that fictional setting it shouldn't be. It's like an artifact that you would expect from a rough draft of a script.
millennials forget about things very quickly
It's a stupid fucking idea that should have stayed in the past. He thought of it in the 80's and it did NOT age well, specifically because this type of story has been done to death. The whole white man getting in with the natives nonsense.
I can't believe we have to put up with 3 more of these fucking movies before we get Battle Angel Alita. Fuck you Cameron.
>Also, the movie doesn't have to be memeworthy to be good. Actually, the least memes, the better the movie is.
This is hipster horseshit. Things become stuck in the popular memory because they're good.
I really liked the Video Game because it allowe you to shoot up blue vietcong in a helicopter
I can can only pray the sequels bomb. There was all this hype that it was being made and the first piece of advertisement I see is a giant fucking mural of blue furries.
Could not give less of a shit about it, saw it on a rental for a dollar months after it was out. Thought it was mildly interesting but it was 1/3 nature documentary and 2/3 "humans are bad mmkay" with a massive glaring plothole that could solve the plot at anytime you could drive a truck through.
Why all these fucking retards loved it so much I'll never know and I am amused that 0% of it has been absorbed into I pop culture
Compared to who now? the only modern actors who carry any form of Charisma are lolsorandum faggots
Who cares faggot. That just makes it more fantasy than sci-fi. Can you /sci/ queers just put down the microscope and enjoy something based on it's entertainment value alone or do you have to view everything through the lens of "yay science!" fucking faggots. no wonder you have no friends
We all know that Avatar is forgettable shit that nobody cares about. You can't even sell the DVDs. The movie was garbage. It was only popular because of the 3D gimmick. Most people saw the film and hated the story, they just liked the pretty 3D visuals.
>I see you
>Ikran is not horse
>He will try to kill you
>RUN! DEFINITELY RUN!
>You will never be one of the people!
>You think you're one of them? Time to wake up.
>So why would he ever look up?
>Eywa has heard you!
Some of these might be wrong, just pulled them off th top of my head.
Avatar rode the crest of the 3D wave (which is was largely responsible for hyping).
People didn't just go to watch the movie, but to experience the novelty that the ads were pushing.
It wasnt a gimmick you dumb fag. It was the entire point of the fucking movie. Story was shit? How about the plot to a picasso painting, or the plot to a sonata? Fag pleb fell for the plot meme again.
>not owning a copy of Avatar day-1
>not seeing it 3D when it came out
It's like there's a correlation between the high number of teen posters, and sudden rise in Cameron hate. You newfags probably haven't seen it either. I showed my 13-years-younger brother (I'm 25) Aliens and Terminator 2 after he talked shit on Cameron and he did a 180. Hadn't seen them before but he was critical of Cameron cause he's a redditor.
Quote episode VI
the weird beaver people who took on imperial galactic stormtroopers with stones and sticks
the shit tier episode
Avatar still hasn't been beat visually and it's been 7 years. I was hyped since 2006 for Avatar and I wasn't disappointed when I finally saw it and I highly doubt Cameron (who helps advance technology himself in visual effects with every release) will drop the ball.
> yet it left virtually no footprint on popular culture
because it's not a very good movie.
> It’s the highest grossing film EVER
because it was the first modern 3D movie so it had the hype and all tickets were at the higher 3D premium prices. That novelty has worn off now so I predict the sequels make nothing like as much at the box office.
I SEE YOU, JACK SULLENBERGER!
That's all I remember. Some hamfisted shit with Col. Merica standing in front of a wall that was obviously supposed to look like an American flag and saying evil shit too. Man, fuck that movie, I know we all said we liked it as a meme because of Abatap and based Jim making it but goddamn did it fucking suck.
That would be an anomaly if he did it once. But he did it twice though...
Are you going to call Avatar 2 an anomaly too?
Yeah as someone who liked Avatar when it first came out I don't have much interest in the sequel. The entire reason I went to see it, and also everybody else I know went to see it was because of the 3D gimmick, now I could care less about 3D. I watched Avatar at home not too long ago and was bored out of my mind. So unless Cameron can create some new gimmick, it won't top the first one
Quote Return of the Jedi?
"Now young skywalker, now you die"
"Aaaa, you have a sister. Your feelings have betrayed her too. If you won't fall to the dark side, maybe she will"
Really easy, but you are trolling so whatever
Hell, most Jabba's palace is easy
Let me guess, you're an Alien 3 apologist. 3/10 for effort though.
Aliens is at least a 9/10. Watching a masterpiece like Aliens or Avatar on a pc display or a phone or a laptop isn't the same as watching it on a big tv in hd. Get a job and buy blurays, you cheap bastards. PCfags on /v/ are better than half you teens, at least when they pirate they get the same experience.
Don't forget Terminator 2 and Aliens being hits. Cameron could be an ISIS supporter and a pedo and I would still support him, son. Michael Jackson had Thriller, Cameron has T2 (though Titanic fits the analogy better).
I agree OP. It was a pretty underwhelming movie I almost never hear people talk about fondly or recall as a great movie. Literally the only time I hear it mentioned, either online or IRL, is when another movie is being compared to its box office.
It had almost zero cultural impact. Certainly compared to something like Star Wars or other Cameron work like Terminator.
Nope, every movie after Alien was shit.
Hey, remember how the Xenomorph became one of the most popular and terrifying movie monsters of all time? Remember how threatening it was because it seemed invincible and incredibly intelligent? Well for Aliens let's throw all that out the window in exchange for epic action!
Cool giger designs? Nah, here's a big queen with blue and a big crown
Cool human designs? Nah, here's a literal box car
Any type of mystery surrounding the planet or spooky atmosphere at all? Nah, how about some colonists on the planet instead
Fuck off Cameron apologist fag
It was the first big 3D film, that's all. People didn't know what to think 3D in movies, that aren't gimmick shit at an amusement park, so literally everyone gave it a shot. Nowadays people don't care about 3D or even try to avoid it.
Avatar is a decent movie, but it has to be one of the best buisness moves in the history of filmmaking.
Is there a Cirque De Solei Starwars show?
No? Haters gonna hate
Funnily enough, I was chatting with a Burmese guy about meditation last night and he used the concept of the people tuning into the tree as an way of explaining meditation practise.
>now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station
>good, let the hate flow through you
>strike me down with all your hatred and your journey to the dark side will be complete
nearly every line from sheev in ep VI is quotable you dunce
Peasants think that footprint in popular culture = quotable lines. That's one of the most retarded arguments ever. Even the most quotable reddit shitfests out there will eventually leave the collective memory because they're bad movies.
Case in point: Avengers. People will soon forget about it because there are another twenty new capeshit flicks coming out every year.
The fact is these movies are not made to me remarkable, they are easy money grab schemes optimized for profitability.
>Quote ANY line
Easy. The bad guy was the only character that didn't suck.
Off the top of my head:
>"It's been 84 years"
>"Titanic was called the ship of dreams and it was, it really was"
>"When you got nothing you got nothing to lose"
>"I'm the king of the world!"
>Dinner party in 1st class. Dance party in 3rd class
>"Jack, I'm flying!"
>Band playing amidst the chaos as the ship goes down
>Captain and designer go down with the ship
>Elderly couple resigns to death as water floods beneath them
>Irish mother reads her kids one last story as the ship goes down
>"I'll never let go"
I got nothing.
Honestly at the time I remember the effects just looked so obviously fake, it took me right out of of any kind of possible enjoyment.
Maybe technically it was a masterpiece but it was so clearly just a bunch of triangles talking to each other.
>when it came out there were people who literally committed suicide because they wanted to turn into smurfs and live on naboo
>Too bad she won't live...
>I love the smell of napalm...
>I'll be back
>* bird chirps* (le samouraï)
I could go on, but I'm not a fag enabler. The fact that you're not able to quote your favorite movies is shameful. Dialogue is a big part of films, you know
Are there any leaks of the script/story, since the next logical step would be literally pocahontas 2 i.e. sending an ambassador to earth trying to peace negotiate
>less than 10 films
>30 minute reply
>implying I waste my time memorizing quotes
yeah sure thing faggot
>No footprint on popular culture
Tell that to every fucking movie across the globe that gets released in fucking awful 3D.
It's got about as much cultural cache as Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings.
A whole ton of people went to watch those movies, yet I never hear anyone ever outside of the internet talk about them.
I saw them shopping together at my local market.
She's really unattractive up close. It's almost like you can see her personality. Plus he was fat. I'm guessing he'll lose weight for Avatar 2 or already has.
maybe, but atleast Avatar wasn't ruined permanently by niggers and female lead characters.
It wasn't worth remembering. Normies watched it for the special effects then forgot about it two days later because the plot was regurgitated treehugging dogshit that'd been done a thousand times before.
>Big businesses and corporations are evil
>People bad, trees good
>The backwards dickeads who wipe their asses with leaves are portrayed as 'wise'.
It's the kind of shit that a normie would consider deep and meaningful even though Saturday morning cartoons tend to have thicker plots. It doesn't help that the characters are all so clichéd either.