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Old 08-20-2009, 01:28 PM
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This is the problem - hype is an evil thing, because it's whipped up on the basis of nothing but spin and personal expectation.

Hype always lets you down because nothing matched the idea you had in mind.

A lot of comments there about District 9 etc.

Well, I've not seen District 9 yet but the trailer for that film left me going 'So what?' as well, but I'll go see it at some point anyway.

I liked the comment about it being cheaper films that may be the way forward and I think that's true.

Out of this years huge budget flicks only two films have really truly earned enough at the box-office - both US and worldwide - to justify their budgets (Harry Potter 6 and Transformers 2). The rest (even Star Trek) haven't quite brought in mega-bucks.

The real hits this year are the smaller genre flicks (The Hangover - budget $35 million, global take $400 million+, The Proposal - budget $40 million and global take $250 million+, District 9 - budget $30 million, global take $50 million+) that were made cheaply, marketed smartly and actually made a genuine profit along the way.

Spending $240 million on a flick nowadays is just too much to guarantee it will earn enough back these days. Few flicks really do.
Agreed.

I'm not sure what to make of Avatar really. I can see it failing and I can see it becoming a huge blockbuster. It will be interesting in more ways than one.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:32 PM
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I'd be very surprised if it topped Titanic, whatever it does. As for critical reception. Well, we'll have to wait a bit yet to get the first sound bites.
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To me, it looks too much like a video game and not as photo realistic as Cameron had implied.

Look here: http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q...ntitled444.jpg
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The CG is very very sophisticated. The facial animation particularly so. For me it doesn't look "real" and I'm not sure why. Movie audiences are tough these days..I went on another forum which described it as "average looking" - certainly the character work is top notch (can't recall seeing better) and it's making life hard for itself by showing it in brightly lit rooms in close up. It's interesting to see that some people don't see any of that and don't find it convincing at all. I'm looking forward to it. It will look amazing, particularly in IMAX 3D.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:21 PM
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The CG is very very sophisticated. The facial animation particularly so. For me it doesn't look "real" and I'm not sure why. Movie audiences are tough these days..I went on another forum which described it as "average looking" - certainly the character work is top notch (can't recall seeing better) and it's making life hard for itself by showing it in brightly lit rooms in close up. It's interesting to see that some people don't see any of that and don't find it convincing at all. I'm looking forward to it. It will look amazing, particularly in IMAX 3D.
I would suspect that both IMAX and Digital Theaters are the only places where the movie will look breathtakingly awesome, in other words I'm gonna have to trek halfway across Missouri to see it.
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Could be worth a look. But, I'll probably buy it on DVD.
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Yeah, DVD. Not too interested,except with that "state of the art" Stuff.
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Well, I'm seriously thinking that this movie won't do well. Time will tell, but the buzz seems mediocre to bad.
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The blue animals are kinda cute.
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very impressive trailer
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