Post by Bill in the rain on Jan 1, 2023 14:50:51 GMT
And I still know no-one who has watched it or who is interested in watching it. Maybe it's because of xmas new year hols or working from home, but I don't think anyone outside of this thread has even mentioned it.
Before and during Xmas I asked everyone I met if they were planning on seeing Avatar 2 The Way of the Water, and pretty much everyone said yes. I was doing it as a weird jokey icebreaker because I’m weird and was surprised most people were at least interested in it.
Post by Bongo Heracles on Jan 1, 2023 15:23:46 GMT
I went to see it yesterday and it was pretty full. There is also absolutely fuck all else showing if you just wanted to get out of the house and go to the flicks, so it is pretty much either this or nothing.
And, yeah, it was alright. You can see why why they needed three hours for 30 minutes of plot, though. It’s just 50 minutes of ‘isn’t this beautiful, idyllic and lovely?’ followed by 10 minutes of humans smashing it with a hammer over and over.
Caved and saw it yesterday. Much like the first, it was fine. Nothing very interesting about plot or characters, but it looks pretty and Cameron knows how to direct an action sequence.
It really is far too long though, with a lot of time taken up by the final act. When it was clearly about to reach the big confrontation, I was baffled as to how time had either flown by very quickly or they were going to have more after it. Actually, they just spent 40-50 minutes on the final act.
I still can't fathom as to why this franchise makes so much money, but it is at least passable way to stare at a cinema screen for a while. At least it is a new IP rather than digging up something that has been exhumed countless times already.
Post by Bongo Heracles on Jan 1, 2023 16:28:58 GMT
I just really like the world building and lore. I could have quite happily sat and watched it if they had cut all the humans out and framed it as a nature documentary.
They have a ‘Pandora’ themed land in Disney Animal Kingdom which was probably the most rammed bit of the park and the merch was shifting like crazy. It’s amazingly well themed, the rides are cool and they put a Santa hat on Colonel Butch’s mech suit.
Post by Bongo Heracles on Jan 1, 2023 16:49:31 GMT
It’s an interesting one. Similar criticisms have been levelled at Ridley Scott’s two recent Alien movies that it’s a fantastic director directing a poor/sleight story but the avatar movies are genuinely well loved.
It's certainly doing better than I expected. Even if the movie has no competition right now, you'd think people still wouldn't bother watching it if word of mouth weren't good. Either people are absolutely obsessed with cinemas even after the diffusion of streaming subs, or Cameron must have done something right. Maybe the special fxs are more of a draw than I thought?
Still doubt it can reach the first movie (even before its reruns), but 2 billions seems a lot easier now. It just needs to hold up another two or three weekends. And given that nothing else is scheduled... yeah, that shouldn't be hard.
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