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Post » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:00 pm

If it ended with the humans winning, around the time that the giant tree was destroyed...then yeah it would have been a 'deeper' ending that leaves everyone questioning imperialism etc...but by having a happy ending it still leaves people questioning but not the same degree...kinda amazing to think what power the script writers have on a big movie like that...so many people watching it....
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Post » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:58 pm

[quote="David":btvnb6js]...kinda amazing to think what power the script writers have on a big movie like that...so many people watching it....[/quote:btvnb6js]

You are right, they really have power. Just imagine: how many Belarusian movies about World War II did you watch? Maybe, 0. At the same time my friends and I watched the Western movies like "Saving of private Ryan" (don't remember the exact title) and so on.

It doesn't mean, that your movies are really better, than from my country. No. Just Belarusian movies will not have chance to be showed on your screens. And movie like "Avatar" is popular due to PR, special effects and belief in "a Western movie with an excellent quality".
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Post » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:10 pm

Actually, Avatar has at least some more quality than the stereotypical Hollywood trash. Or so am I told.

Also, I don't see Belarusian film makers catering to the masses. At least here in Slovenia they're all about 'art' and stuff rather than entertainment. They keep giving each other rewards and patting each other's backs on job well done. That's the academic art for you. S'why Hollywood is so popular. People prefer to go to MacDonalds than some cheesy 'bowtie' restaurant with snob waiters.
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Post » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:51 am

Yeah, Avatar is easily a must-see film.

Abriged: The film, has absolutely stunning CGI effects, although it has a rather cliched plot, it's really carried by the environment, the designs and the action, all of which add to make a pretty realistic science fiction movie.

Abridged (more): It's everything you expect, executed well.

Everything I told you, maybe a little less, can be backed up by watching the trailer. Go ahead, google it.
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Post » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:38 am

Looking at this film, I am at the point were CGI in films have not improved that much in ten years.
The movie look good but I wasn't like "Wow! How did they do that?" I can,t believe they where able to do that in a movie.
This movie fell very short from it goal to change the way people see films or storytelling with CGI.
This movie reminded me most of The Last Samurai, and Pocahontas.
It is a good movie not great one, Okay storyline, average dialogue, and top notch CGI.
I don't now if it is the best CGI I ever saw in a film but it look great.
It is not a movie I would see over and over again.
Once was good for me.
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Post » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:12 pm

For reference:
Phantom menace, 1999 (warning: lots of jar jar)
[url:1i4wbbff]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C9JX6VRjn0[/url:1i4wbbff]

Avatar, 2009
[url:1i4wbbff]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzOUA3z9vA[/url:1i4wbbff]

Yes, there's aren't unbelievable changes from year to year like there were before... but there's definitely some significant improvements. For example: live facial performances, which Phantom menace had not (Jar jar's face was animated by animators afterwards).

Also, this slowing down in CGI change means.... games will also get there quickly :D
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Post » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:11 am

I don't know
if we're talking fx, phantom menace is pathetic compared to this
this blows away anything before it
when they're in the forest, at times, all flora(edit) is cgi, yet completely convincing in every way
you're struck taking in the beauty of the scenery, rather than the realism of the special effects
I didn't even fully realize how good the effects were, until after I left the theatre, because they were good enough to forget they were effects.
in the preview you might be struck by some uncanny valley impressions
but when you sit through the first 15 minutes of pandora, you completely forget this stuff isn't real, and you're marveling at new species, instead of new levels of cgi.
jar jar binks looked hokey even when I first saw it.
if you can't see this movie's at a new level graphically
then your eyes might not be trained to look for such things
even gollum had unrealistic aspects to him, and the scenes with the ents in LOTR had ugly green screen artifacts,
the effects in this movie are just breathtaking
I might catch a flaw, when I see it again at imax3d tommorow
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Post » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:09 pm

Lucid speaks the truth!

I just saw it, and I am stunned.

I keep seeing so much hate, but it was the best movie I have seen in a long long time.

I forgot what a movie was supposed to be, but this film woke me up.

the "blue people" were alive in this movie, maybe more than most actors. it was an exciting glimpse into the future.

When was the last time we saw a happy ending in a film? the world doesn't have to end up in a shit pile in order for the story to be good.

The world, the culture, the musical culture... it was all amazingly convincing.

and people need to chill out about the 24 fps thing: That is not the fault of avatar, yet I see this augmenter being regurgitated across the net (*cough CGtalk cough*)


Go see it! it was fantastic. :D
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Post » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:32 pm

Yeah what I mean about 24fps is not specific to Avatar.

ALL FILM should move on to 60fps. Live action, animation, all of it. Specially now that they're changing format (to 3D), it's the time to do the jump.
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Post » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:10 am

Wouldn't that mean all cinemas buying new 60fps equipment, and therefore raising ticket prices? I'd notice the difference probably, but wouldn't a lot of people just go "huh? it looks the same, why is it more expensive?"
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