I just saw it tonight and I think it was amazing!!
Fantastic graphics and I don't know why everyone says the storyline sucked, I thought it was just fine. Overall, best movie I have seen in a long time!
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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Just saw this last night, It was a fantastic movie, exceeded my expectations. I also thought the storyline was great, and the CGI was the best i've seen.
I would give Avatar a 5/5 and extra star * for the movie... Its just an awsome movie..
I thought it was nothing more then Dances with wolves with the indians replaced with big blue people. Overall I thought it was pretty but boring and not original at all.
Determining the final cost of this film is a trick in itself. Wildly different reports have been published, ranging from $230 million (The New Yorker) to nearly $500 million (The New York Times). Avatarís official budget lies somewhere in between, probably closest to the figure the Los Angeles Timesís John Horn and Claudia Eller cited earlier this monthó$280 million for the production, plus marketing costs.And as I've heard from several sources James Cameron also pitched in a little bit of his own.In the case of Avatar, Fox shared the production costs with investor groups Dune Capital Management and Ingenious Film Partners to hedge the risk. The filmmakers also took advantage of a tax credit in New Zealand, where they shot the live-action footage that comprises about a third of the film. That shaved off a cool $30 million. Fox is bearing the cost of the marketing budget, which will tally up to about $150 million by the time the last blue alien flickers off the screen.
Well Avatar has already broken the $1Billion mark in sales
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Saw it this weekend, thought the Avatar girl was hot???
Now waiting for avatar porn? LOL just kidding, my wife hit me hard at the movie cuz when they were getting all lovie dovie, I said "the cartoons are gonna do it" and lots of people heard me...sorry but I was wondering where the sexual organs were. I mean you saw where the horsed breathed from right?
all in all great movie and kept me intertained the whole time, that is hard for a movie cuz i am all over the place usually!
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Stephen Lang, the "bad guy" general, is 58. I thought he looked about 10 years younger and was in amazing shape, especially considering he is 58.
Most people pray for a lighter load in life...ever thought of praying for a stronger back?
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Plus for an overall other worldly, immersive experience, countless video games have done a better job in recent years. Apples and oranges you may say, but the level of artistic freedom allowed in the video gaming industry far surpases that of the film industry at the moment. If the film industry wants to cath up with it's action sci fi, it's gonna have to allow more creative freedom amongst film makers, and take a few chances. Comercially, the point with Pandora being so terrestrial looking, was to not alienate (no pun intended) audiences who might normally be put off by the notion of a plot revolving around an alien species. Which is why some people describe Avatar as 'Dances with Wolves' with a different colour scheme.
Anyway, a few examples:
Half Life (1 and 2): Obvious choice I know. But it's an example of a less than original plot made incredible by innovative enemy design (the blast pit tentacle creature blew my mind when I first saw it), great pacing and level design, and an overall charm that's lacking in mainstream hollywood ventures (apples and oranges I know).
Shadow of the Colossus:Fiddly controls, outdated graphics and somewhat limited gameplay didn't detract from the sheer spectacle of the colossi. Having played this game very recently, I'm not being polemical or pretentious when I say it was more visually spectacular and engaging an experience than Avatar.
Dead Space, Resident Evil 4, F.E.A.R, Bioshock, Supreme Commander, heck even WOW, to name a few.
I started last september. Was addicted to Warcraft 3-DOTA (know what that is?) in, what I think you call in the states, my pre-med years. Had I made the jump to next gen gaming and upgraded my computer or bought a console, I doubt whether I would have got in, but who knows.
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