James Cameron's "Avatar"

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  1. ZeroSignal

    ZeroSignal Appreciates Kwolity Contributor

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    I think this looks absolutely stunning and I personally can't wait. :yesway:

    EDIT: Also, the music gets me every time.
     
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    yeah looks good, I've been waiting for this film for some time.

    considered starting a thread on it myself a while ago but I decided against it for some reason.
     
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    It's my thread now, Dave! :lol:

    I think the character design is truly stunning. The amount of effort that went into them is something else.
     
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    Wow, looks like this could be an awesome movie, especially the cool 3d stuff :lol:
     
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    Apparently they're making a video game based on this too and the director is directly involved in it so I don't think it'd be totally rubbish.
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Looks good, and it should do considering it cost $400 million to make.

    Hope for their sake it actually makes a profit. Looks promising though, I love the vibrancy and style of it.
     
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    phaeded0ut droooooneeeeeeeee!

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    I think I just felt my stomach do a complete double flip when I saw that price tag! Ouch.

    Have to agree, just saw the trailer for it in front of "Inglorious Basterds" (which was a really fun movie) and loved the visuals of it, though the audio was a little distorted.
     
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    Pauly Not so local lefty

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    That figure is speculation, most people were saying $200-250 million. Honestly, it looks like shit on a computer screen compared to seeing it (the preview) at the IMAX with the 3d glasses. It's really like no other 3d film I've ever seen, it's like you're in the holodeck or some shit rather than being a cheap gimmick. The story however makes me think of 'Dances with Wolves....in space!' but it's Cameron so I haz faith.

    If you dont' see it a) at an IMAX cinema with a huge screen b) in 3d you're REALLY missing out. Roll on December.
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    When I first heard about this, all I could think was "Oh, so THAT'S why they removed the word 'Avatar' from The Last Airbender movie's title.." ;)
     
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    Actually, it was only $237 million. Which still makes it the fourth most expensive (with the latest POTC being the most expensive at 300). The number 400 got tossed around when the technology was not available as an estimation.

    Still a lot of money either way.
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Ah my bad, thats not quite such a crazy budget.
     
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    Bump. I think high res shots like this put to bed any idea this film will 'looks like a cartoon.'

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, this film is supposedly meant to have the most advanced CGI to date, the original estimated budget for the film was $400 million, which would've made it the most expensive film ever made :eek:
     
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    this shit trips me out... I wanna see this movie when it comes out :agreed:
     
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    Just did some research, the film's budget is $294 million, making it the second most expensive film ever made, with Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End being the first at $300 million.

    So we know it has a ridiculously large budget, but as we know highest budget =/= best film, as POTC: AWE is largely considered a flop, so will this film deliver?
     
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    I dread to think how long a single frame takes to render, over a day probably. Good thing someone invented render farms! I remember going to a Weta Digital thing and the guy saying that if they'd rendered all the CG stuff out on 1 computer it would have taken 10,000 years or something crazy.
     
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    yeah i thought that movie sucked balls.. however the shot of the admiral walking down the deck while his ship is exploding around him was pretty damn cool..

    this movie looks much better, maybe i'll finally see a film that combines a smart original story with ball busting special effects
     
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    I hope so. Remember the Final Fantasy movie? That CGI was epic for the time (and arguably still is), and after that it seems if anything, CGI went downhill.

    I have to wonder if Roger Dean was involved in the design process at all.
     
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    Not that I've heard, but the artwork in the film is definitely reminiscent of his work.
     
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    I HAZ TICKETS!!!!!!!!

    I dunno about anywhere else but the London IMAX started booking at just gone midnight. Want tix? HURRY!
     

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