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Old 03-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #10
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Awww...don't i feel the love?

Anyway...I (speaking only for me, myself, and I) never said that the Avatar Thing would be BAD.

I have no clue. I am saying that Avatar is lacking of cultural significance.

I believe a previous poster said it was a novelty - the first big budget cgi full 3D release. That i can agree with.

But the silliness of facebook likes...even the raw sale numbers...changes nothing to counter that NOBODY has mentioned this thing in the last 5 years. Not a soul, not a peep. And new "fantastic avatar adventures" are not set up to change that. The story was pretty ho-hum/bad on the first one. More movies that lack depth are gonna make that better? I doubt.
You can compare it to the second two star wars "prequels"...the movies were garbage (third one better...but damage done)...and yet it still made alot of money. But that only continued to erode the Star Wars theme/brand over the long haul. Which now disney is trying to resurrect.
Avatar is set up to be a similar tale...and that is why I and many question the wisdom of this construction project. I'm not saying it won't be good...i have no idea...but the IP, frankly, isn't.

And i know this goes against the Comic Con type and they'll fight me. But that is not what disney is after. They tend to (and some fighting ARE those type and be honest with yourself) like anything that uses high technology and goes overboard on budget and bangs and whistles. Lets be honest. Disney is not after this segment...they want mass appeal that leads to sustained attendance and profit...and that is where this project can and should be questioned.

I think Avatar was just that. It was big and blue (pun intended) and made green (pun intended) and was a decent 2.5 hours of our lives. But that is all it was...and perhaps 22 bucks for the blu ray at walmart 10 months later.

To be honest...thats the second time james cameron stepped in it and this happened. When Titanic came out...if you recall...it was "one of a kind"? Well, it hung around for six months and everyone saw it twice and then...
everyone completely forgot about it for all eternity. They tried dusting it off last year and if kinda fizzed.

Lots of similarities with Avatar...which had NO competition at the box office for a solid four months like Titanic and just was what was "there"...

So that's the deal from me.

and just incase i'm jacking the thread, off topic, and "wasting somebody's time"...i authorize you to not read this post and get back to your quantum physics.
I love it when people claim they are being inconvenienced by reading these threads.
We are all here WASTING EACH OTHERS TIME...that is the point of this. Lighten up.

And this thread...if "on topic"...it would be restricted to this:
OP: Any update on Avatar?
Response: Staggs mentioned that is was "on track and should be starting soon" in his Downtown announcement. One Sentence.

here endeth the thread...all other words are technically "off topic"

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