Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Bailey, Apr 25, 2019.
Until, as I said, Cameron re-re-releases Avatar in advance of Avatar 2: Electric Boogaloo.
I was wondering about that actually. When Disney bought FOX didn’t that include the Avatar franchise?
So I wonder if Cameron could re-release it himself or if he would have to work with Disney. And if that’s the case I could see Kevin Feige putting a stop to that. He’s the golden boy at Disney and if he wants to see Endgame on top I think the Disney execs will oblige.
Then again they do like to make money and it’s possible that an Avatar re-release could make them some. However it’s been on DVD and Blu Ray for forever so its not like people can’t watch themselves if they want to.
I saw it once and had no interest in seeing it again.
I saw it twice, first time with the girl I was dating when it came out. Then about a week later with her and her mom, she wanted her mom to see it. Both times in 3D, the first the I enjoyed it but didn't love it, second time I could barely sit through it, found it almost boring. I've tried to watch it a few times since then, was bored it off my mind. To me, it was more the visual aspects of the movie more than the storyline.
Yeah, this. Aside from the jaw-dropping CGI work, it's not actually a very good movie. As I've said before, I liked it better when it starred Kevin Costner and was called Dances With Wolves.
That's pretty much what I said after seeing it the first time.
Me three. And the 'hero' was a species traitor- the very definition of a genetic cull.
My friend's suggestion for the title of the Avatar sequel?
Avatar 2: Stomp 'Em Flat
Let's see how your magic tree holds up under nuclear bombardment from orbit... After all, the film makes it very clear that Earth is facing catastrophe without the unobtainium...
It'll run about 15 minutes.
The film is deeply misanthropic. The 'victory' in the film means mankind's demise, or, at least, immense suffering. This seems to be of very little concern.
You know who this will absolutely devastate?
Every step of the way, he said it couldn't be done.
He didn't WANT it to be done.
Because he wanted the whole world to be grey, and horrible, a world where rainbows are drained of their color, and become a uniform greyish-greenish-brown.
A world where all babies are stillborn.
Where a swarm of bottle-flies skeletonize your favorite pet before your eyes.
A world...*dramatic pause*...where everyone is as sad as him.
But, now, the world will live.
The rainbow will have colors.
Babies will be born alive.
People will fall in love, and know joy.
And RickDeckard will be alone in his sadness.
Because Endgame has beaten him.
Has put a stop to his wicked designs.
Has freed us all.
All hail Endgame.
Good and deserved, but the way they got there feels a lot like Cap punching Thanos.
No, I really don't care.
My bemusement is with the multiple orgasms you're experiencing as a result of Disney's profit levels. You're like a cartoon caricature of a fanboy.
Yeah, yeah, you were bound to say some bullshit like that to save face.
There it is, official in black & white.
If you take into account for inflation, ticket prices then and now, Endgame sold less tickets than Avatar.
And Gone With the Wind beats 'em both.
Along with Titanic, Star Wars, more than half a dozen other movies.
Surpassed Avatar by $500,000.
That's a whopping .018%.
Still no 101 Dalmations.
The Na'vi should offer them all cozy cages to live in and tell them it's their parents fault for ruining the planet.
It's the compassionate way.
And Avatar beats Endgame by almost 18% adjusted for inflation.
The whole box office math is totally disingenuous anyway.
The volume and type of entertainment options, preferences and costs have very much shifted over the decades.
You can't compare Gone with the Wind with Avengers: Endgame.
Hell, you can't even compare Avatar with Endgame, because look at how much has changed in the last decade.
I'd like to see some math/computer genius come up with a complicated algorithm that takes a bunch of factors into consideration when calculating which film is truly the "box office champ". (e.g., ticket prices, inflation, movie attendance as a percentage of population, entertainment options per capita, availability and penetration of home video sales, etc., etc., etc.)
I have no idea which film would come out on top, but I think the result would surprise all of us.
Well Cap did lap him several times right?
It's the guy's own fault for forgetting he's got fucking wings.
Well... bought digital copy. About to watch it, better not suck.
I've watched it four (yep, four) times now.
I think it's made my all-time top ten list.
Of course, I binge-watched the twenty-odd MCU films before I watched it the first time, so I think I felt the impact of the film even greater than I would have otherwise. There are so many callbacks to previous films and little moments that clearly demonstrate the filmmakers' attention to detail. Endgame is a pretty remarkable achievement in that regard.
All in all, pretty damn good. A few changes I would have preferred, but still damn good movie.
My favorite scene of the whole movie.
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