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Aug. 27, 2009by: Mike Sampson

Worried that you'll show up to the movie theater and all the tickets for your movie will be all sold out? Well you gotta pre-order your tickets man! FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE! Yup, Fandango is already taking ticket orders for AVATAR, which doesn't open until December 18th. You can click here to order tickets for AVATAR in Imax and click here for Imax in standard format.

I guess the obvious question is, Is this really necessary? Well, no. Of course not. It's all just part of the AVATAR hype machine. But I guess the better question is whether all this hype is helping or hurting the movie itself. We all saw what happened when the trailer debuted on the web. While I wouldn't say the response was overwhelmingly negative, it certainly wasn't overwhelmingly positive either. Hell on our site the WOLFMAN trailer got a better rating from readers. If AVATAR hype keeps up at this level (and presumably even ramps up) over the next few months, will it start turning you off to the movie? Are you getting sick of the hype already or can you deal with it as part of the process?

Extra Tidbit: I wonder if Fox is gonna hire actors to camp out in front of movie theaters this December and "wait in line."
Source: Fandango

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12:42PM on 08/28/2009
i gotta admit, i've watched that fucking trailer a hundred times. gets better every time. this movie really is going to be incredible.
i gotta admit, i've watched that fucking trailer a hundred times. gets better every time. this movie really is going to be incredible.
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2:53AM on 08/28/2009
I too, am not understanding the joblo bashing of Avatar. I don't really get it.. this is a fanboys movie site and Avatar is like a fanboys wet dream right now. You can't ride the hype train for every other movie yet bash it on one that's supposed to be the "Mother of all sci-fi" movies!

Come on JoBlO!!
I too, am not understanding the joblo bashing of Avatar. I don't really get it.. this is a fanboys movie site and Avatar is like a fanboys wet dream right now. You can't ride the hype train for every other movie yet bash it on one that's supposed to be the "Mother of all sci-fi" movies!

Come on JoBlO!!
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11:23PM on 08/27/2009
Since when has Joblo.com been so anti-hype? You ate up the over-kill-hype of Cloverfield, and the extreme hype of TDK. Now selling tickets early is some kind of sin?

Anyways, once word of mouth gets around about the amazing 3D, this film will kill. Fox needs to have a few more 3D preview showings. Play it 15 minutes before IMAX films. Once people (regular people not internet geeks like us) see it, they will be amazed.
Since when has Joblo.com been so anti-hype? You ate up the over-kill-hype of Cloverfield, and the extreme hype of TDK. Now selling tickets early is some kind of sin?

Anyways, once word of mouth gets around about the amazing 3D, this film will kill. Fox needs to have a few more 3D preview showings. Play it 15 minutes before IMAX films. Once people (regular people not internet geeks like us) see it, they will be amazed.
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7:30PM on 08/27/2009
Hype or no hype, I am excited about Avatar. Excessive hype has no effect on the story or CG. And it's not like Cloverfield, in which half the story WAS in the hype (I loved that, btw).
Hype or no hype, I am excited about Avatar. Excessive hype has no effect on the story or CG. And it's not like Cloverfield, in which half the story WAS in the hype (I loved that, btw).
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5:51PM on 08/27/2009
What is turning me off is how this site keeps publishing articles that bash Avatar.

I just find it odd that earlier this year, this site posted article after article taking up for McG and throwing nothing but positive hype towards T4.
What is turning me off is how this site keeps publishing articles that bash Avatar.

I just find it odd that earlier this year, this site posted article after article taking up for McG and throwing nothing but positive hype towards T4.
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5:07PM on 08/27/2009
All I wanna do is smoke a huge bowl and prepare to have my face melted off by Avatar in IMAX 3D
All I wanna do is smoke a huge bowl and prepare to have my face melted off by Avatar in IMAX 3D
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9:13PM on 08/27/2009
couldn't have possibly said it any better
couldn't have possibly said it any better
2:17PM on 08/27/2009
The hype tends to be the best part of ANY movie. How many films are better than the hype? The Dark Knight was if you got out to see it the first weekend, and then the hype eclipsed it after that. Other than that, the hype is almost always the best part.
The hype tends to be the best part of ANY movie. How many films are better than the hype? The Dark Knight was if you got out to see it the first weekend, and then the hype eclipsed it after that. Other than that, the hype is almost always the best part.
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1:31PM on 08/27/2009

Was AMAZING in IMAX 3D

whatever, people talked the same SHIT about Titanic that it would fail, but every fuckwad had there asses filling up theater seats...
If its good and captivating people will go watch it.
whatever, people talked the same SHIT about Titanic that it would fail, but every fuckwad had there asses filling up theater seats...
If its good and captivating people will go watch it.
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12:57PM on 08/27/2009

lmao

I LOVE the hype... it's so amusing and I cannot say that I have had this much fun keeping up with movie news.

It's THAT ridiculous.
I LOVE the hype... it's so amusing and I cannot say that I have had this much fun keeping up with movie news.

It's THAT ridiculous.
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2:08PM on 08/27/2009
Too much hype will only let you down.
Too much hype will only let you down.
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11:41AM on 08/27/2009

WTF???

honestly, this has got to stop, avatar this, avatar that, if this keeps going on like this, ill probably wont go and see the movie, and probably juts wait for the DVD.

in fact, what ive seen so far of the movie hasnt quite "caught me" yet, sure its really well made (at least some parts more then others) but the movie as a whole, isnt quite there, you know?
honestly, this has got to stop, avatar this, avatar that, if this keeps going on like this, ill probably wont go and see the movie, and probably juts wait for the DVD.

in fact, what ive seen so far of the movie hasnt quite "caught me" yet, sure its really well made (at least some parts more then others) but the movie as a whole, isnt quite there, you know?
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1:02PM on 08/27/2009
I love it when people who love movies enough to post on movie-themed websites say things like, "Yeah I'll probably just wait for the DVD."

Yeah right. You'll be standing in line with the rest of us no matter how much they hype this movie. Stop kidding yourself.

And it's way too soon to assume anything about the movie "as a whole". You're trying to pass judgement on a 3+ hour movie based off a two minute teaser with exactly on line of dialogue in it.

"It's a JUMP to CONCLUSIONS mat.
I love it when people who love movies enough to post on movie-themed websites say things like, "Yeah I'll probably just wait for the DVD."

Yeah right. You'll be standing in line with the rest of us no matter how much they hype this movie. Stop kidding yourself.

And it's way too soon to assume anything about the movie "as a whole". You're trying to pass judgement on a 3+ hour movie based off a two minute teaser with exactly on line of dialogue in it.

"It's a JUMP to CONCLUSIONS mat. Get it?!"
11:35AM on 08/27/2009

well

everyone is gonna see it anyway somehow.
everyone is gonna see it anyway somehow.
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11:19AM on 08/27/2009
I don't get it, they put up advance tickets for this and not 2012?
I don't get it, they put up advance tickets for this and not 2012?
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9:50AM on 08/27/2009
Wow this is ridiculous. This whole artificial hype they are trying to create is turning me off to this film. Nobobody but the hardcore movie fans like us know about this movie still and not even all of us are that pumped. Still when I ask someone if they know about Avatar they have no idea what I'm talking about.
Wow this is ridiculous. This whole artificial hype they are trying to create is turning me off to this film. Nobobody but the hardcore movie fans like us know about this movie still and not even all of us are that pumped. Still when I ask someone if they know about Avatar they have no idea what I'm talking about.
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2:34PM on 08/27/2009
I agree.

nothing but fake hype.
I agree.

nothing but fake hype.
9:20AM on 08/27/2009
I don't see how Mike's article is biased. Some argue that Fox should have learnt from the critical backlash that The Phantom Menace received 10 years ago, but that film broke box-office records and money talks. They probably know they can't rely on future DVD sales for profit (because of the nature of the film), so they will hype this to the max!!
I don't see how Mike's article is biased. Some argue that Fox should have learnt from the critical backlash that The Phantom Menace received 10 years ago, but that film broke box-office records and money talks. They probably know they can't rely on future DVD sales for profit (because of the nature of the film), so they will hype this to the max!!
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8:40AM on 08/27/2009
Joblo stop the bias "Anti-Avatar". The decision is not from fox but from fandango, and if they think it's worth selling midnight show 4 months earlier, then they are right. I think fandango knows how to marketing movies.
Joblo stop the bias "Anti-Avatar". The decision is not from fox but from fandango, and if they think it's worth selling midnight show 4 months earlier, then they are right. I think fandango knows how to marketing movies.
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8:34AM on 08/27/2009
Seriously? They're making this seem like its going to be the top grossing film of all time, when it probably won't even make as much as Transformers 2.
Seriously? They're making this seem like its going to be the top grossing film of all time, when it probably won't even make as much as Transformers 2.
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