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Old 2010-01-12, 05:52   Link #261
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Apparently some folk found Avatar racist.
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Old 2010-01-15, 10:24   Link #262
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Apparently some folk found Avatar racist.
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And here's an excellent article that skewers the racism argument and roasts it over an open fire:
http://www.hollywood.com/feature/Cou...Racist/6461379

Frankly, lots of these complaints seem to be coming from people who are intentionally looking hard for something to be offended by.
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Old 2010-01-15, 21:33   Link #263
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And here's an excellent article that skewers the racism argument and roasts it over an open fire:
http://www.hollywood.com/feature/Cou...Racist/6461379

Frankly, lots of these complaints seem to be coming from people who are intentionally looking hard for something to be offended by.
And here is where Avatar started reminding people of Pizza.

Spoiler for Pizza + Avatar 3D style:
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Old 2010-01-17, 23:05   Link #264
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So...Avatar just won the Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director Golden Globes...not a very good year for the Golden Globes when a spectacle feature with little heart and a cliche-ridden story manages to win a prestigious award...Is this really the best you can do Golden Globes (It was bad enough when the NYFC gave the film best picture, but at least Cameron didn't win...)? Titanic may not have been the best film of 1997, but it at least had a good story and was well acted.

(I apologies to fans of this film. I just get annoyed when average films win big awards.)
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Old 2010-01-18, 03:39   Link #265
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You aren't alone. They should had given a glance at "9", which didn't have a famous director but was still more entertaining than Avatar.
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Old 2010-01-19, 08:49   Link #266
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And here is where Avatar started reminding people of Pizza.

Spoiler for Pizza + Avatar 3D style:
Lol, only blue people watch this movie.

In other news,
Chinese rulers are not amused by Avatar (or something)

Take this with a grain of salt. Though there is no such thing as "unpolitical" in a dictatorship, so it might be absolutely true.
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Old 2010-01-19, 09:33   Link #267
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Now if they make lasercats 5 I would be completely blown away, BEST JAMES CAMERON short FILM EVAR!!!
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Old 2010-01-19, 14:57   Link #268
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You aren't alone. They should had given a glance at "9", which didn't have a famous director but was still more entertaining than Avatar.
I enjoyed the hell out of Avatar..... do I think it rated these particular Golden Globes? No. Remember the GGs aren't taken seriously because of its voting process and who votes.

Yeah, sure, give it some awards for technical merits, glorious cinematography, maybe even Zoe's performance coming through all that technology. But yeah, there were a lot of other films out there....

Imagine all the films this year told using hand puppets.... which *still* are compelling.?

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Old 2010-01-19, 21:04   Link #269
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Lol, only blue people watch this movie.

In other news,
Chinese rulers are not amused by Avatar (or something)

Take this with a grain of salt. Though there is no such thing as "unpolitical" in a dictatorship, so it might be absolutely true.
None of the possible reasons there for cutting Avatar's run short are particularly illogical. I can easily see them doing this.
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Old 2010-01-19, 21:16   Link #270
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(I apologies to fans of this film. I just get annoyed when average films win big awards.)
Why ? ..............
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Old 2010-01-20, 14:48   Link #271
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Just want to show you something .
If someone wanna know how they did "it" XD

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...=1774&page=312
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Old 2010-01-20, 14:55   Link #272
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"Pirated copies of “Avatar” are already available in Beijing’s bootleg DVD stores. "
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Old 2010-01-21, 03:37   Link #273
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~ And I thought www.avatar-forums were bad LOL

Two sides of the same coin IMO - here and there, extreme at both ends.
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Old 2010-01-21, 04:10   Link #274
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Ahh, Avatar-forums.com, where Avatar causes depression.
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Old 2010-01-21, 10:18   Link #275
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Ahh, Avatar-forums.com, where Avatar causes depression.
I'm a member there, and as far as I've seen it's a minority who got depressed. Most seem to have been cheered up by the movie, as a matter of fact.
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Old 2010-01-21, 13:39   Link #276
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Read a news that someone died after watching the movie omg .


And read another news which said that maybe James Cameron took a leaf out of a French BD in 1998 called "Sillage" which was released in US called "Wake" .
Look http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_%28comics%29

It's hilarious cuz the main girl is called "Navis" (Us = Navee) well she's a human orphan but was raised in an alien planet and this one look like the same Pandora's planet .
And there is a Big Tree like Avatar .
Then comes the "Wake" civilization which are in search of ressources and destroyed the Big Tree for thoses ressources .
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Old 2010-01-21, 13:52   Link #277
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^Yes, Avatar is just a rip-off of other (better) material (btw, nice find). The late great Poul Anderson novella Call Me Joe was also heavily ripped off by Cameron...hell, Anderson even had a novel called Avatar...though it had nothing to do with Avatars . (This isn't the first time Cameron has ripped off better storytellers either (just look at Terminator, which was stolen from a Harlan Ellison Outer Limits episode).)

Being overly formulaic and unoriginal doesn't stop the movie from being fun, though...
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Old 2010-01-21, 18:25   Link #278
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Being overly formulaic and unoriginal doesn't stop the movie from being fun, though...
I second that
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Old 2010-01-21, 18:33   Link #279
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As the trend in movies has been going: "hm characters are flat, plot unoriginal, sheesh this is pretty cra--- OMG DID YOU SEE THAT THING BLOW UP HOW AWESOME WAS THAT??!?"
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Old 2010-01-21, 22:28   Link #280
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I have a question for those of you that have already watched the Avatar movie in 3D. Did you guys have any problems with the glasses, as in headaches or anything like that? I'm planning to watch it this weekend, and I get wheezy from first-person shooters.
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