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08.25.2009

The cast and crew of AVATAR haven’t exactly been known for voicing their minds about the film all that often, probably due to the fact that James Cameron made them all sign some sort of pledge that promises him their first born children if they talk about it. But recently, Collider caught up with Sam Worthington, and got his reaction to the public’s reaction to the recently debuted trailer.

"It's got a hell of a lot of hype. I read all what was said yesterday about the trailer. I can see their point, but as I said, it's not meant to be built for an Apple Mac. It's built for IMAX , it's built for 3D, that's what [Cameron] designed it for. He's designed it to bring people back to the cinema. It's interesting that he's released that trailer and then the next day goes and shows it on IMAX. It's one extreme to the other."

Now, I will admit I’ve been at the forefront of the movement to poke fun at AVATAR since the trailer debut, but now it’s serious time. This trailer was always going to be a huge problem for AVATAR, a film which relies on two things, revolutionary 3D technology and James Cameron’s storytelling ability. And guess what? Neither of those two things can be conveyed on a laptop in a two minute trailer.

Despite not attending “Avatar Day” I’m firmly in the camp that the movie will end up being pretty damn awesome. Can it live up to exceedingly high expectations? I doubt it, as this project has an almost laughable amount of hype at this point, but hey, I remember thinking the same thing about THE DARK KNIGHT. If anything, this trailer has been a blessing because it’s lowered expectations just slightly for the film, and maybe that’s all it needed to blow us away when we actually get to see the entire thing as it was meant to be.

Extra Tidbit: "It's not meant to be built for an Apple Mac." Or a Windows PC computer I imagine...
Source: Collider

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