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Aug. 3, 2009by:

If you were anywhere near Comic Con last week, you probably saw the giant AVATAR banners which featured Sam Worthington all gussied up as a blue-skinned Na’vi. On first glance, you might confuse this new poster with that one, but as you’ll see this is a new alien entirely, and is actually Zoe Saldana’s character in the film. How you turn Zoe Saldana from sexy to terrifying is a mystery to me, and only a special effects wizard like James Cameron would be able to pull that off.

It’s clear that it’s going to be a bit of a challenge to keep track of the Na’vi when the action picks up, if it’s already a task to tell Worthington from Saldana in the posters. I also like how it advertises that Cameron as the director of TITANIC, which has so much to do with this movie. You think you'd go with ALIENS or TERMINATOR there.

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10:02AM on 08/03/2009

i could pretty much care less about this

until i see full trailer and IF it blows me away then i'll give a crap. cameron's gone soft. T2 DOES NOT HOLD UP!!! and it wasn't even that good when it first came out anyway. aliens on the other hand...still bad ass!
until i see full trailer and IF it blows me away then i'll give a crap. cameron's gone soft. T2 DOES NOT HOLD UP!!! and it wasn't even that good when it first came out anyway. aliens on the other hand...still bad ass!
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10:03AM on 08/03/2009
Poster looks good. It's smart to put the director of Titanic because its his most recent film in common audiences mind and its the top grossing film of all time. Here's hoping Avatar lives up to the hype.
Poster looks good. It's smart to put the director of Titanic because its his most recent film in common audiences mind and its the top grossing film of all time. Here's hoping Avatar lives up to the hype.
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11:08AM on 08/03/2009
Nice poster, but "From the Director of Titanic!?" Seriously, not the Terminator, or Aliens, or the Abyss, but fucking Titanic. Lame
Nice poster, but "From the Director of Titanic!?" Seriously, not the Terminator, or Aliens, or the Abyss, but fucking Titanic. Lame
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11:12AM on 08/03/2009

awesome

looks sick, however that was a not well thought out comment about titanic
looks sick, however that was a not well thought out comment about titanic
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11:17AM on 08/03/2009

I agree with Draven.

On both points.

Furthermore, i love lamp's comment doesn't look well thought out either.
On both points.

Furthermore, i love lamp's comment doesn't look well thought out either.
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2:14PM on 08/03/2009
my comments were actually very well thought out thank you very much. just not really the biggest cameron fan is all. is the promise of some jazzy special fx and a cheezy poster really enough for you to already highly anticipate this film??? i stand by what i said. aliens=bad ass. T2 and Titantic =crap
my comments were actually very well thought out thank you very much. just not really the biggest cameron fan is all. is the promise of some jazzy special fx and a cheezy poster really enough for you to already highly anticipate this film??? i stand by what i said. aliens=bad ass. T2 and Titantic =crap
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11:22AM on 08/03/2009

why do i always feel like im the only one giving bad scores?

i know it's just a poster and im sure she will look better on film, but that doesnt even look realistic. looks like a blue wax Angelina.
i know it's just a poster and im sure she will look better on film, but that doesnt even look realistic. looks like a blue wax Angelina.
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12:03PM on 08/03/2009
Yeah, I agree. I know that the fanboys have built up unattainable expectations for themselves, but this film is begging to bomb. There is no reason for there to be no trailer by now. These posters are lame, and I don't know anyone who is going to drive out to the theater to watch a preview.

I enjoy Cameron's films, but his ego/boldness could be the death of this film. He cannot sufficiently sell a movie this big on hype alone.
Yeah, I agree. I know that the fanboys have built up unattainable expectations for themselves, but this film is begging to bomb. There is no reason for there to be no trailer by now. These posters are lame, and I don't know anyone who is going to drive out to the theater to watch a preview.

I enjoy Cameron's films, but his ego/boldness could be the death of this film. He cannot sufficiently sell a movie this big on hype alone.
11:59AM on 08/03/2009
I have to agree with it not being very attractive. They could have used a little more backlight to a little reality to it. Why spend so much time on details if it won't even look real in the end?
I have to agree with it not being very attractive. They could have used a little more backlight to a little reality to it. Why spend so much time on details if it won't even look real in the end?
11:36AM on 08/03/2009
Can't wait for a trailer, and mentioning arguably the biggest movie of all time in the poster? Yes, that makes no sense at all... Why would they do such a thing?
Can't wait for a trailer, and mentioning arguably the biggest movie of all time in the poster? Yes, that makes no sense at all... Why would they do such a thing?
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12:16PM on 08/03/2009

Uh...

The put Director of Titanic on there because 1. Titanic won a shit load of awards for being a great movie. and 2. This is also a love story, so you can expect it to be a very good one.
The put Director of Titanic on there because 1. Titanic won a shit load of awards for being a great movie. and 2. This is also a love story, so you can expect it to be a very good one.
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12:49PM on 08/03/2009
The TITANIC reference, while understandable, doesn't really fit. It may have been hugely successful box office-wise, but unless that's the audience Cameron is hoping AVATAR will appeal to (God, I hope not), it's a bit of a failed marketing choice. Of course, considering the fact that the film comes out this year and there hasn't even been a freakin' teaser, that's really the least of their marketing problems.

Oh, and I hate to say it, but the character design here looks kinda lame. A
The TITANIC reference, while understandable, doesn't really fit. It may have been hugely successful box office-wise, but unless that's the audience Cameron is hoping AVATAR will appeal to (God, I hope not), it's a bit of a failed marketing choice. Of course, considering the fact that the film comes out this year and there hasn't even been a freakin' teaser, that's really the least of their marketing problems.

Oh, and I hate to say it, but the character design here looks kinda lame. A little too CLONE WARS for my tastes ...
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1:12PM on 08/03/2009

i watched

titanic yesterday with my cuzzo. awesome movie. of course it wasnt the first time but we were just looking back on it and seeing how awesome it was. i could understand the titanic reference, it would appeal to more than just the si-fi audience and it is however the most grossing box office movie of all time. i wanna make a bet that that will change when avatar comes out. and in regaurds to the poster, awesome. she doesnt look fake at all. dec 18th cant come any sooner
titanic yesterday with my cuzzo. awesome movie. of course it wasnt the first time but we were just looking back on it and seeing how awesome it was. i could understand the titanic reference, it would appeal to more than just the si-fi audience and it is however the most grossing box office movie of all time. i wanna make a bet that that will change when avatar comes out. and in regaurds to the poster, awesome. she doesnt look fake at all. dec 18th cant come any sooner
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1:18PM on 08/03/2009

I have to agree. Just not interested.

Honestly, this may be James Cameron's first dud. Aside from online fanboys, nobody knows about this movie. The "new" poster is virtually indistinguishable from the teaser poster and says absolutely nothing about the film. The only thing anyone has had to say about it thus far is that the special effects are awesome.

Cameron's never had a very deft hand with emotion and relationships. At best it comes off cheesy.

There was a time when I would have been excited about such a project.
Honestly, this may be James Cameron's first dud. Aside from online fanboys, nobody knows about this movie. The "new" poster is virtually indistinguishable from the teaser poster and says absolutely nothing about the film. The only thing anyone has had to say about it thus far is that the special effects are awesome.

Cameron's never had a very deft hand with emotion and relationships. At best it comes off cheesy.

There was a time when I would have been excited about such a project. However, now it just seems to smack of Cameron's ego and not much else. It feels a bit like Lucas in the latter years.
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2:16PM on 08/03/2009
fanboys'll eat anything that's fed to 'em
fanboys'll eat anything that's fed to 'em
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2:17PM on 08/03/2009
In my opinion, I think that Cameron has been doing this perfectly, I mean he's been thinking about how to do this for 14 years now. I've occasionally thought of how you could move just a little bit away from trailers as they often ruin some movies, while having us wait so long and go to a theater to see it is a little tedious... at least we'll get to see what Cameron wants us to see in order to be excited for it and the way we should be seeing it, in 3D. As for the poster, it's nothing more
In my opinion, I think that Cameron has been doing this perfectly, I mean he's been thinking about how to do this for 14 years now. I've occasionally thought of how you could move just a little bit away from trailers as they often ruin some movies, while having us wait so long and go to a theater to see it is a little tedious... at least we'll get to see what Cameron wants us to see in order to be excited for it and the way we should be seeing it, in 3D. As for the poster, it's nothing more than a teaser poster, and it does that quite well for me.
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2:22PM on 08/03/2009
Man I hope the theaters get that soon, it'll make the last 2 months of work far bettar! That is just perfect.
Man I hope the theaters get that soon, it'll make the last 2 months of work far bettar! That is just perfect.
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2:41PM on 08/03/2009

People forget

ALL James Cameron movies are LOVE STORIES w NUKES. Terminator> Kyle+Sarah Aliens>Ripley+Newt+Hicks The Abyss> Bud+Lindsay Terminator 2> Sarah+John+Arnie True Lies> Harry+Helen Titanic>Jack+Rose

And the TITANIC was essentially the metaphor of destruction for the splitting of the atom. I imagine we'll see a nuc-u-lar explosion in AVATAR : )
ALL James Cameron movies are LOVE STORIES w NUKES. Terminator> Kyle+Sarah Aliens>Ripley+Newt+Hicks The Abyss> Bud+Lindsay Terminator 2> Sarah+John+Arnie True Lies> Harry+Helen Titanic>Jack+Rose

And the TITANIC was essentially the metaphor of destruction for the splitting of the atom. I imagine we'll see a nuc-u-lar explosion in AVATAR : )
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2:43PM on 08/03/2009

Oh yeah . . .

You put Titanic on the poster because it's THE HIGHEST GROSSING MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
You put Titanic on the poster because it's THE HIGHEST GROSSING MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
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3:21PM on 08/03/2009

hmmm, looks iffy

why would a poster for the biggest movie of the year not have a release dat on it? or for that matter even a "coming winter 2009" or even a simple "2009"? every single banner during comic con has had a logo stating "james camerons Avatar", why doesn't this? is he simply feeling too big headed (he is after all top of the world, that's a big crown)?

oh and is it just me or does that look pretty much nothing like zoe saldana? i thought the whole point was that the avatars themselves all look
why would a poster for the biggest movie of the year not have a release dat on it? or for that matter even a "coming winter 2009" or even a simple "2009"? every single banner during comic con has had a logo stating "james camerons Avatar", why doesn't this? is he simply feeling too big headed (he is after all top of the world, that's a big crown)?

oh and is it just me or does that look pretty much nothing like zoe saldana? i thought the whole point was that the avatars themselves all look like the humans inside them?

i hope it's real, but i can't help but remain a little wary of it. i don't see why they would show her na'vi this soon to the trailer release, surely it makes more sense to put off showing a full on na'vi head until after "Avatar day"?
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4:01PM on 08/03/2009

it's not a bad idea

to say that avatar is directed by the guy who made the biggest movie...EVER. I think that should be enough to put people in seats at the theatre
to say that avatar is directed by the guy who made the biggest movie...EVER. I think that should be enough to put people in seats at the theatre
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5:56PM on 08/03/2009
agreed
agreed
5:55PM on 08/03/2009

cool poster

cool poster. Just went to the website, I'm digging the background music.
cool poster. Just went to the website, I'm digging the background music.
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6:13PM on 08/03/2009

Zoe's sexier in blue cat mode

Cat people...feline woman with a tail...oh yes.
Cat people...feline woman with a tail...oh yes.
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7:20PM on 08/03/2009
let's just be glad there is a poster and that the movie is coming out within the year. and by the way, I hear Pat Moody is in it somewhere. But we'll see...
let's just be glad there is a poster and that the movie is coming out within the year. and by the way, I hear Pat Moody is in it somewhere. But we'll see...
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9:45PM on 08/03/2009
Morpheus?
Morpheus?
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9:50PM on 08/03/2009
Morpheus?
Morpheus?
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9:51PM on 08/03/2009
Sorry double post
Sorry double post
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