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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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9:36PM on 08/26/2009

EXACTLY!!!

"If anything, this trailer has been a blessing because itís lowered expectations just slightly for the film, and maybe thatís all it needed to blow us away when we actually get to see the entire thing as it was meant to be."

I agree completely. Well stated.
"If anything, this trailer has been a blessing because itís lowered expectations just slightly for the film, and maybe thatís all it needed to blow us away when we actually get to see the entire thing as it was meant to be."

I agree completely. Well stated.
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10:41AM on 08/26/2009

If this film is to succeed in its post-theater lifetime...

... it will have to contain a great story. Because, apparently, the visuals are going to be broken on tv's. *sigh* quite silly.
... it will have to contain a great story. Because, apparently, the visuals are going to be broken on tv's. *sigh* quite silly.
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10:29PM on 08/25/2009
Can't we all just get along?
Can't we all just get along?
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9:34PM on 08/25/2009
Would anyone who's said, "I've seen better graphics in 'X' video game!" like to provide an example for once... you know, so we can check between the two products and then call you out on your B.S.?
Would anyone who's said, "I've seen better graphics in 'X' video game!" like to provide an example for once... you know, so we can check between the two products and then call you out on your B.S.?
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5:24PM on 08/25/2009

Dark Crystal meets Halo?

Honestly, I know I viewed the trailer on a computer, but I've played HD video games with cut scenes that looked just as good.
If a computer is outdated the moment you buy it, what is the supposed "revolutionary technology" for a movie 14 yrs in the making once it is released?
Couldn't they make some alien characters that are a little more appealing to look at? Not impressed with the character design. So much so, that I really won't feel any care or empathy for the characters in the
Honestly, I know I viewed the trailer on a computer, but I've played HD video games with cut scenes that looked just as good.
If a computer is outdated the moment you buy it, what is the supposed "revolutionary technology" for a movie 14 yrs in the making once it is released?
Couldn't they make some alien characters that are a little more appealing to look at? Not impressed with the character design. So much so, that I really won't feel any care or empathy for the characters in the storyline.
Action looks like it could be cool.
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5:43PM on 08/25/2009
"I've played HD video games with cut scenes that looked just as good." That statement is as bold as it is stupid.

List the games you've played with these cinematics that supposedly look just as good. Go ahead. I'll wait.

The fact of the matter is that there aren't any. You do realize that the shots on Pandora are all CG, right? Not just the characters, but the jungle, the mountains, everything.

Your post is so ridiculous, it draws your general opinion on anything entertainment-related
"I've played HD video games with cut scenes that looked just as good." That statement is as bold as it is stupid.

List the games you've played with these cinematics that supposedly look just as good. Go ahead. I'll wait.

The fact of the matter is that there aren't any. You do realize that the shots on Pandora are all CG, right? Not just the characters, but the jungle, the mountains, everything.

Your post is so ridiculous, it draws your general opinion on anything entertainment-related into question. Good work.
7:28PM on 08/26/2009
I'm gonna have to agree with ccapel...

This film's graphics/cgi are the best yet, that goes without question...

What people are wettin' their pants over is whether or not said graphics/cgi is going to live up to the hyped out claims that it looks REAL..
I'm gonna have to agree with ccapel...

This film's graphics/cgi are the best yet, that goes without question...

What people are wettin' their pants over is whether or not said graphics/cgi is going to live up to the hyped out claims that it looks REAL..
4:49PM on 08/25/2009
They do realize not every theater has IMAX or 3D technology. So I don't see this doing very well in regular theaters since it's not made for them. Also the dvd/bluray experience is going to suck.
They do realize not every theater has IMAX or 3D technology. So I don't see this doing very well in regular theaters since it's not made for them. Also the dvd/bluray experience is going to suck.
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3:15PM on 08/25/2009
Anyone who doesn't see this in a fucking IMAX 3D theater is an idiot! Thats the only fucking way to watch this fucking movie! If you want to watch it at home, build a fucking IMAX in your backyard, otherwise don't bother buying the movie!

I really don't get this, will this even be released on DVD or Blu-ray if it is ONLY meant to be seen on a giant screen in 3D?
Anyone who doesn't see this in a fucking IMAX 3D theater is an idiot! Thats the only fucking way to watch this fucking movie! If you want to watch it at home, build a fucking IMAX in your backyard, otherwise don't bother buying the movie!

I really don't get this, will this even be released on DVD or Blu-ray if it is ONLY meant to be seen on a giant screen in 3D?
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3:38PM on 08/25/2009
stop yelling at me!
stop yelling at me!
5:22PM on 08/25/2009
Then, I guess there will be no point to selling this movie on Blu-Ray or DVD since it has no apparent home theatre value?
Then, I guess there will be no point to selling this movie on Blu-Ray or DVD since it has no apparent home theatre value?
9:09PM on 08/25/2009
Canto, we do NOT allow folks to INSULT each other here, so please refrain from saying stuff like "If you didn't [ENTER ANYTHING HERE], you're an idiot", as that will get you (or anyone else) BANNED in the future.

You can make your same argument without resorting to name-calling. Thanks.
Canto, we do NOT allow folks to INSULT each other here, so please refrain from saying stuff like "If you didn't [ENTER ANYTHING HERE], you're an idiot", as that will get you (or anyone else) BANNED in the future.

You can make your same argument without resorting to name-calling. Thanks.
3:15PM on 08/25/2009
Inception trailer SUCKED!! I love Chris Nolan, and Memento will ALWAYS be in my top 5 movies of all time, but this movie looks stupid. 2 guys bouncing around a hallway, and people start jizzing? For fuck's sakes, Avatar trailer in 2D excited me more than the moronic "Matrix-lite" trailer Chris Nolan is putting off Batman 3 for. And don't even get me started how fucking AMAZING Avatar looked in 3D. I would gladly cut off a nut to see that movie in it's 3D entirety TODAY!
Inception trailer SUCKED!! I love Chris Nolan, and Memento will ALWAYS be in my top 5 movies of all time, but this movie looks stupid. 2 guys bouncing around a hallway, and people start jizzing? For fuck's sakes, Avatar trailer in 2D excited me more than the moronic "Matrix-lite" trailer Chris Nolan is putting off Batman 3 for. And don't even get me started how fucking AMAZING Avatar looked in 3D. I would gladly cut off a nut to see that movie in it's 3D entirety TODAY!
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3:04PM on 08/25/2009

hot shit

Ive been waiting for this a long time. Sci explosion here this movie will be out of this world..Looks original and hell its Cameron best inovator of ideas an pushing the bar..
Ive been waiting for this a long time. Sci explosion here this movie will be out of this world..Looks original and hell its Cameron best inovator of ideas an pushing the bar..
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2:38PM on 08/25/2009
You heard it from Worthington - this movie is built for Imax. So, don't bother with those DVD & Blu-Ray releases, save your money. Bet the studio is thrilled.
You heard it from Worthington - this movie is built for Imax. So, don't bother with those DVD & Blu-Ray releases, save your money. Bet the studio is thrilled.
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2:27PM on 08/25/2009
the trailer made me ten times more excited for this film. the people bashing it are the same morons who get all cranky whenever somebody brings up the dark knight.
the trailer made me ten times more excited for this film. the people bashing it are the same morons who get all cranky whenever somebody brings up the dark knight.
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5:24PM on 08/25/2009
No, I love The Dark Knight. :D
No, I love The Dark Knight. :D
2:16PM on 08/25/2009
It might look good in IMAX but what about the bootleg crowd? I think this is leaving out a large majority of people.
It might look good in IMAX but what about the bootleg crowd? I think this is leaving out a large majority of people.
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2:29PM on 08/25/2009
Kinda the point I was trying to make, it should be able to stand on it's own, not just be awesome on one medium vs. another. It's doesn't make sense to make a 200 million movie just be awesome in 3D and not at home on DVD.
Kinda the point I was trying to make, it should be able to stand on it's own, not just be awesome on one medium vs. another. It's doesn't make sense to make a 200 million movie just be awesome in 3D and not at home on DVD.
1:34PM on 08/25/2009

excuses...

you're telling me it was impossible to make a great trailer for this because it would be 2 minutes and play on a laptop? Didn't everyone freak out over the WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE trailer a while back... and aren't people psyched over that INCEPTION trailer? Thing is, even if the trailer couldn't tease the coolness of the 3D to come, it sure could have kicked our asses in terms of character design and key elements of the film. It had the opposite effect, and that Delgo comparison isn't
you're telling me it was impossible to make a great trailer for this because it would be 2 minutes and play on a laptop? Didn't everyone freak out over the WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE trailer a while back... and aren't people psyched over that INCEPTION trailer? Thing is, even if the trailer couldn't tease the coolness of the 3D to come, it sure could have kicked our asses in terms of character design and key elements of the film. It had the opposite effect, and that Delgo comparison isn't helping. The trailer sucked, period, so no need for excuses.
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2:34PM on 08/25/2009
Yup. The Inception trailer is the perfect example of "less is more." More or less.
Yup. The Inception trailer is the perfect example of "less is more." More or less.
1:28PM on 08/25/2009

Am I The Only One...

that wasn't excited for the movie then after seeing the trailer am all over it like a hobo on a ham sandwich? Seriosuly, I found that trailer to be very exciting and invigorating.
that wasn't excited for the movie then after seeing the trailer am all over it like a hobo on a ham sandwich? Seriosuly, I found that trailer to be very exciting and invigorating.
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1:05PM on 08/25/2009
While I think it's probably a good point to put out that a 7 X 10 inch window on a computer screen wouldn't do 3D Imax justice, I just think that the movie should be able to stand on it's on two feet, regardless of which medium you view it in, whether it's 3D Imax, a conventional theater, DVD, an airplane, or some crappy bootleg sold on the street. Too many directors are getting so hot bothered with the new technology that they're forgetting how to tell a story. George Lucas. The original
While I think it's probably a good point to put out that a 7 X 10 inch window on a computer screen wouldn't do 3D Imax justice, I just think that the movie should be able to stand on it's on two feet, regardless of which medium you view it in, whether it's 3D Imax, a conventional theater, DVD, an airplane, or some crappy bootleg sold on the street. Too many directors are getting so hot bothered with the new technology that they're forgetting how to tell a story. George Lucas. The original trilogy needed the effects to tell the story, where as the new trilogy felt like it needed a "story" to showcase what he could do. Robert Zemekis is another prime example. I'm not shitting on Avatar and I do have faith in Cameron, but only time will tell.
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12:52PM on 08/25/2009

thank you

sam worthington. my point exactly. watch the damn movie december 18th and quit complaining.
sam worthington. my point exactly. watch the damn movie december 18th and quit complaining.
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12:45PM on 08/25/2009
I hope the characters throw objects at you the viewer! For MAXIMUM 3D ACTION enjoyment!
I hope the characters throw objects at you the viewer! For MAXIMUM 3D ACTION enjoyment!
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12:36PM on 08/25/2009

hm

I dont what was so bad about the avatar trailer. I thought it was beautifully done and a great teaser. And I think that seeing this movie in IMAX 3D is going to be mindblowing.
I dont what was so bad about the avatar trailer. I thought it was beautifully done and a great teaser. And I think that seeing this movie in IMAX 3D is going to be mindblowing.
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12:17PM on 08/25/2009

@BrokenDreamer

The idea is that this (among many other films) will be a catalyst for more theaters to install 3D capable equipmet. Chances are, there'll be a 3D theater near you before Avatar comes out! I went to Avatar Day- and I'll tell you that it's pretty spectacular. Best 3D I've ever seen in a standard movie theater... (i refuse to call the Century City theater an IMAX.... 'cause it sure aint)
The idea is that this (among many other films) will be a catalyst for more theaters to install 3D capable equipmet. Chances are, there'll be a 3D theater near you before Avatar comes out! I went to Avatar Day- and I'll tell you that it's pretty spectacular. Best 3D I've ever seen in a standard movie theater... (i refuse to call the Century City theater an IMAX.... 'cause it sure aint)
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12:07PM on 08/25/2009

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Well, that's a given . . .

As for this movie, I guess I won't be able to see it then. If it is only intended for IMAX, then I'm out of luck, because there is no IMAX theatre in my area. Why, then, should I care about a movie that only looks good in a specific type of theatre? I mean, aren't they setting themselves up for failure with DVD and Blu-Ray sales?
Well, that's a given . . .

As for this movie, I guess I won't be able to see it then. If it is only intended for IMAX, then I'm out of luck, because there is no IMAX theatre in my area. Why, then, should I care about a movie that only looks good in a specific type of theatre? I mean, aren't they setting themselves up for failure with DVD and Blu-Ray sales?
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12:12PM on 08/25/2009
"Apple Mac" sounded redundant to me, but I guess it does sort of make sense.
"Apple Mac" sounded redundant to me, but I guess it does sort of make sense.
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