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Jul. 1, 2009by: Mike Sampson

There's no details on the panel just yet (the full programming schedule will be available next week) but you can rest assured that James Cameron's AVATAR will have a big presence. How can we be sure? Well Fox and Comic-Con already have banners hanging up on lampposts in and around San Diego. The official Comic-Con Twitter feed updated today with some pics of the banner that show our first real look at a Na'vi. It's...well, hard to tell. It's a photo of a banner that's a close-up shot. It's intriguing definitely but we'll have to wait until we slap those big ole 3D goggles on in Hall H to really see what we're up against.

I guess the better question that this poster brings up (at least in my mind) is whether AVATAR can live up to the hype. It almost seems like some overzealous fanboys have built AVATAR up to be the second coming without having seen a single frame of the movie. What if, *gulp*, it's not as awesome as you made it out to be in your head? Can AVATAR possibly live up? I'm not saying it can't because perhaps it truly is a mindfuck, gamechanger or whatever you want to call it. But what if it's not?...

Extra Tidbit: As much as fanboys laughed at the girls squealing at TWILIGHT last year, I expect them to do the same when the AVATAR panel begins.
Source: Comic-Con

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11:15AM on 07/03/2009

AVATAR!!!

As far as I'm concerned Cameron is right up there with the Coen brothers. Although Cameron filmography isn't nearly as long, the quality of work remains about the same. Just like the Coens, Cameron consistently makes great films.

I have no doubt that AVATAR will blow my mind.

It's strange that someone on this site actually referred to The Abyss as boring. That person could not be more wrong.
As far as I'm concerned Cameron is right up there with the Coen brothers. Although Cameron filmography isn't nearly as long, the quality of work remains about the same. Just like the Coens, Cameron consistently makes great films.

I have no doubt that AVATAR will blow my mind.

It's strange that someone on this site actually referred to The Abyss as boring. That person could not be more wrong.
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12:01AM on 07/03/2009

Sigh..

I guess I should be banned for my opinion. Even though that's what these comment pages are for. And just because I don't get wet over James Cameron doesn't immediately make my taste in movies poor. Maybe the fact that you love James Cameron makes your taste in movies poor. See, I can just as easily make the same argument.

I should be banned though you're right. Man I'm such a dick.
I guess I should be banned for my opinion. Even though that's what these comment pages are for. And just because I don't get wet over James Cameron doesn't immediately make my taste in movies poor. Maybe the fact that you love James Cameron makes your taste in movies poor. See, I can just as easily make the same argument.

I should be banned though you're right. Man I'm such a dick.
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5:08PM on 07/02/2009
Can someone explain what's so great about Avatar? Maybe I just haven't stayed up to date on my movie news, but everyone seems to be raving about it without having seen anything from the film itself. What's the big deal?
Can someone explain what's so great about Avatar? Maybe I just haven't stayed up to date on my movie news, but everyone seems to be raving about it without having seen anything from the film itself. What's the big deal?
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1:36PM on 07/02/2009

a friend of mine

saw a video of footage from avatar. he says that it's the most beautiful thing he has seen and told me to believe the hype. i LOL'd idk i'm not hyped yet tho until i see a trailer at least.
saw a video of footage from avatar. he says that it's the most beautiful thing he has seen and told me to believe the hype. i LOL'd idk i'm not hyped yet tho until i see a trailer at least.
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11:32AM on 07/02/2009
I saw Transformers last night and was hoping to catch a peek of Avator, to no avail. So maybe it is a careful ploy not to show anything now to build our curiosity, so have patience fellow jobloers, December will come.
I saw Transformers last night and was hoping to catch a peek of Avator, to no avail. So maybe it is a careful ploy not to show anything now to build our curiosity, so have patience fellow jobloers, December will come.
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4:54AM on 07/02/2009

for a second

for a second i was confused there... avatar.... avatar the last airbender, i now realise there two different films. my bad....

is this avatar based on anything? or an original screenplay?
for a second i was confused there... avatar.... avatar the last airbender, i now realise there two different films. my bad....

is this avatar based on anything? or an original screenplay?
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4:24AM on 07/02/2009

Dammit

I think this is going to be the Chinese Democracy of movies. It's being dragged out by pure hype, and when it finally comes out.. Dr. Pepper's website will lock up.
I think this is going to be the Chinese Democracy of movies. It's being dragged out by pure hype, and when it finally comes out.. Dr. Pepper's website will lock up.
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2:52AM on 07/02/2009

Completely agree with:

Project 86, Writer19, Olanar, and Dark Knight.

I'm gonna keep saying it. Fuck Avatar until we see some footage. "Some footage" in one screening room somewhere in LA does NOT fucking count.
Project 86, Writer19, Olanar, and Dark Knight.

I'm gonna keep saying it. Fuck Avatar until we see some footage. "Some footage" in one screening room somewhere in LA does NOT fucking count.
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2:37AM on 07/02/2009
I'm not satisfied how Avatar is promoted. The film opens in December, now it's July, and there hasn't been teaser, nor any shown footage yet. And the longer the wait, the harder is going to get to build some serious hype.
I'm not satisfied how Avatar is promoted. The film opens in December, now it's July, and there hasn't been teaser, nor any shown footage yet. And the longer the wait, the harder is going to get to build some serious hype.
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1:06AM on 07/02/2009

cojappelli had me until . . .

he compared Cameron to Bay. sigh.

I can't wait to see a trailer, but I must admit I find it refreshing for a Hollywood blockbuster to actually have some mystery behind it.

If you want to know the basic plot, jolanar, it's basically a SciFi version of Dances with Wolves / Pocahauntus with Mechs.
he compared Cameron to Bay. sigh.

I can't wait to see a trailer, but I must admit I find it refreshing for a Hollywood blockbuster to actually have some mystery behind it.

If you want to know the basic plot, jolanar, it's basically a SciFi version of Dances with Wolves / Pocahauntus with Mechs.
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12:38AM on 07/02/2009
It's hard to be excited for something when you have absolutely no clue what it's about!
It's hard to be excited for something when you have absolutely no clue what it's about!
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12:00AM on 07/02/2009
please- cojappelli:
your an ass.
Titanic wasn't great?
pff. that became the movie people love to hate on somehow and i just dont get it. its wildly entertaining and keeps you glued to the screen start to finish.
LOL @ Aliens was GOOD, but Alien was better...is that supposed to be an insult or something because it was a poor attempt.
TRUE LIES IS AWFUL THOUGH?!?!?!
First person i have seen say they disliked it, let alone thought it was awful. Not only is it fucking hilarious, its got
please- cojappelli:
your an ass.
Titanic wasn't great?
pff. that became the movie people love to hate on somehow and i just dont get it. its wildly entertaining and keeps you glued to the screen start to finish.
LOL @ Aliens was GOOD, but Alien was better...is that supposed to be an insult or something because it was a poor attempt.
TRUE LIES IS AWFUL THOUGH?!?!?!
First person i have seen say they disliked it, let alone thought it was awful. Not only is it fucking hilarious, its got great action in it!!
And again, i never knew anyone actually though the abyss was bad.


Comparing James Cameron to Michael is fucking ridiculous. Seriously, you should be banned from Joblo.com. you're taste in movies is seriously fucking sour if you don't like James Cameron.
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11:28PM on 07/01/2009

Come on.

Listen, I mean, for some reason, people make Cameron out to be some sort of "God" director. He's not, for the most part, his movies have ground breaking special affects, thats all. Titanic was not an amazing movie, the special effects were. Aliens was good, but Alien was better, more like a horror movie.
True Lies is awful, its so bad its good. And his one true masterpiece, is T2. The Abyss was boring and the only cool part of that movie was again the ground breaking special effects. So let's
Listen, I mean, for some reason, people make Cameron out to be some sort of "God" director. He's not, for the most part, his movies have ground breaking special affects, thats all. Titanic was not an amazing movie, the special effects were. Aliens was good, but Alien was better, more like a horror movie.
True Lies is awful, its so bad its good. And his one true masterpiece, is T2. The Abyss was boring and the only cool part of that movie was again the ground breaking special effects. So let's not paint this guy as some sort of amazing director. He makes, sometimes, cool popcorn flicks. He's the "Michael Bay" of sci-fi. That's it.
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10:31PM on 07/01/2009
Perhaps its the camera, but the image on the poster looks like a character from Zemeckis' 3D flicks; which will totaly suck if thats the case. But if the hype is to be believed, then I will hold out judgement till its release.
Perhaps its the camera, but the image on the poster looks like a character from Zemeckis' 3D flicks; which will totaly suck if thats the case. But if the hype is to be believed, then I will hold out judgement till its release.
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10:27PM on 07/01/2009
FINALLY WE'LL GET TO SEE ACTUAL FUCKIN FOOTAGE MAYBE??
FINALLY WE'LL GET TO SEE ACTUAL FUCKIN FOOTAGE MAYBE??
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9:47PM on 07/01/2009
who cares what [b]other[/b] people say we want to see footage for ourselves
who cares what [b]other[/b] people say we want to see footage for ourselves
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9:08PM on 07/01/2009
He showed 24 minutes and people basically confirmed what others have been saying all along. If you have a knowledge of 3D technology and have a caught some of the statements Cameron has made, you'd be excited to. By all accounts, it will be revolutionary. Does this mean it will be good? We obviously can't say at this point, but I'm just excited for the technology involved, which by the way, he had to invent before he could utilize. So there's that.
He showed 24 minutes and people basically confirmed what others have been saying all along. If you have a knowledge of 3D technology and have a caught some of the statements Cameron has made, you'd be excited to. By all accounts, it will be revolutionary. Does this mean it will be good? We obviously can't say at this point, but I'm just excited for the technology involved, which by the way, he had to invent before he could utilize. So there's that.
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9:00PM on 07/01/2009
well, judging by the fact that Cameron HAS shown 24 minutes of footage - which automatically makes the below comment absolutely MOOT - the film is living up to the hype. So I wouldn't worry one bit.
well, judging by the fact that Cameron HAS shown 24 minutes of footage - which automatically makes the below comment absolutely MOOT - the film is living up to the hype. So I wouldn't worry one bit.
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7:20PM on 07/01/2009
way too much hype hes generated and hasnt shown shit from the film in the 4 years hes been making it
way too much hype hes generated and hasnt shown shit from the film in the 4 years hes been making it
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7:10PM on 07/01/2009

We will see!

Cannot get into this movie. I get the feeling Cameron is getting to be a bit too arrogant for his own good. He thinks he is the shit. He has done some great films, but I have a bad feeling about this. I thought his two truly origianl ideas, The Abyss was OK, but a bit of a misfire. The Terminator was great too, but I am not a big T2 fan. I appreciate the technical side of that film, but it was highly overrated. Hope I am wrong about Avatar though!
Cannot get into this movie. I get the feeling Cameron is getting to be a bit too arrogant for his own good. He thinks he is the shit. He has done some great films, but I have a bad feeling about this. I thought his two truly origianl ideas, The Abyss was OK, but a bit of a misfire. The Terminator was great too, but I am not a big T2 fan. I appreciate the technical side of that film, but it was highly overrated. Hope I am wrong about Avatar though!
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7:08PM on 07/01/2009

What?

Relating Twilight to AVATAR! That is absolutely ridiculous... I mean seriously. When has James Cameron ever let us down.. I can;t even believe I just read that. Avatar will kick ground-breaking ass! I have lost a lot of faith in you Sampson Sir.
Relating Twilight to AVATAR! That is absolutely ridiculous... I mean seriously. When has James Cameron ever let us down.. I can;t even believe I just read that. Avatar will kick ground-breaking ass! I have lost a lot of faith in you Sampson Sir.
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