Wednesday, October 28, 2009

TRAILER: Avatar Trailer #2...

Talk about polarizing.

When the first full length Avatar trailer hit a couple months back, many people (including yours truly, to an extent), found it to be rather, underwhelming. However, that may not have totally been the stunning gorgeous trailers fault, as it may be hard to live up to expectations when those said expectations are that the film will be the greatest piece of cinema ever created. I don't think anything could live up to that set of expectations.

However, some of the hate was so visceral, that it really took me a back. Having seen the Avatar Day footage prior, I was beyond blown away by not only the 3D, but the CG as well, and even said that not since Jurassic Park have I felt such a strong sense of wonder and bewilderment. That said, I too had many problems, primarily with the human portions of the trailer/footage, and we also never truly got a glimpse of the human/Avatar interaction that this film will be thriving on come December.

What I am trying to say here is that no film could live up to such insane hype, and personally, I think the curbing of expectations is something we should all rejoice in. That said, this second, and significantly longer trailer, definitely has my hopes up much higher than they were about a week ago before I had seen this, prior to my most recent viewing of Paranormal Activity, this past weekend.

Clocking in at almost 3 minutes and 30 seconds, this foreign trailer has much more and superior dialouge, as well as some of the most stunning action scenes that I have seen in a long time. Sure, it's a standard hero/action film trailer, but honestly, the sheer technological feats that this film is going to pull off really will blow us all away, at least one can hope. I'm a big James Cameron fan, and have anxiously been anticipating this film since I first heard details about it probably 3 or 4 years ago.

Have YOUR thoughts been changed about this project, or is it still something you see as just a gross waste of 300 million bucks...

Avatar is set during the 22nd century on a small moon called Pandora, which orbits a gas giant, and is inhabited by the tribal Na'vi, ten foot blue humanoids that are peaceful unless attacked. Humans cannot breathe Pandoran air, so they genetically engineer human/Na'vi hybrids known as Avatars that can be controlled via a mental link. A paralyzed Marine named Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) volunteers to exist as an Avatar on Pandora, falling in love with a Na'vi princess and becoming caught up in the conflict between her people and the human military that is consuming their world.

Go see something good!

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