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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

YesButNotButYes makes a very good point:


Via Shelley E.

You could probably do the same thing for FERN GULLY, as Jeff Anderson, among others, has pointed out. ("The magical inhabitants of a rainforest called FernGully fight to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.">

But it looked really, really cool! So there you go. If you have enough spectacle, do you really even need a plot? I think George Lucas knows the answer to that.

7 Comments:

Unbelievable!

By Blogger Denis Mikhalev, at 11:11 AM  

I predict that when Avatar comes out on plain old std DVD/Blu-ray home video, people will wonder what they ever saw in it...

By Blogger daveed, at 12:12 PM  

I also saw more than a little "Dances With Wolves" in "Avatar".

By Blogger Will P, at 12:20 PM  

Now, I know it's not popular to admit this right now, but I enjoyed Avatar. I didn't think it was a great film, and there's no way I think it should have been in contention for Best Picture, but I enjoyed it. It was fun, exciting and visually breathtaking. Of course, I'd rank it below the Terminator movies, Aliens, The Abyss and even Titanic, but those are all very good movies (I was never a big fan of True Lies).

Cameron has never been great at plot or dialogue, but what he has always excelled at is moments. In all his movies, you can remember at least a few really good `moments' that stick with you.

Still, the similarities between Avatar and Pocahontas is eerie.

By Blogger Tim W., at 1:32 PM  

Just to add to this post, a Vancouver man is suing Cameron and Fox claiming they stole his idea for the film from a script he copyrighted in 1998. Maybe Fox should show the Pocahontas thing to the judge. Or maybe Disney should be suing HIM.

By Blogger Tim W., at 2:35 PM  

This is great! I have had many heated conversations with people saying just this and including Aliens. (Replace the Paul Riser character with Giovanni Ribisi, there's the tough Latina military chick, and, of course, Sigourney Weaver, just to name a few).

I love that you've drawn it up! Well done.

By Blogger Jon, at 2:47 PM  

So what's the point? How many 'vampire'/goth movies are there that are carbon copies of each other? People are just jealous of AVATAR...

By Blogger JamaicanInToronto, at 12:20 AM  

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