Avatar succeeded on the strength of its visuals. And I'm sure the new ones will be similarly pretty. But basically every big budget movie has great graphics these days, so I don't know what Cameron could do to really blow me away.
Maybe write a memorable story.
Why bother with a memorable story? Marvel rarely does and makes billions. I couldn't tell you the plot of Infinity War if you put a gun to my head, and even if I tried there'd definitely be bits of Age of Ultron and/or Endgame in there (though I can actually remember Age of Ultron way better than Infinity War). Transformers never did and also made billions.
Also, I don't actually agree that every big budget movie has great graphics. A lot of them are kind of mediocre or sorta-bad. Shang-Chi was absolutely "sorta bad", graphics-wise, for example. Eternals was beautifully shot but had kind "meh" SFX and absolutely godawful enemy bad guy design. Endgame looked plastic-y/fake at times. The only Marvel movie I can think of which even came close to Avatar-level graphics for its era is, weirdly, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which has an amazing look - both unique and somehow convincing.
If Avatar 2's graphics are as above-par now as they were then, it'll be able to coast on that. I watched the 2009 original recently and it's still better than some modern stuff FX-wise (just not all modern stuff). 13 years later.
"The teaser for Avatar: The Way of Water finished its first 24-hour online window with 148.6 million views, according to Disney. This beats all recent StarWars films, and puts it second overall for most views within the first day of launch". From THR.
I've still not seen the trailer. Off to see Dr. Strange 2 win 3D IMAX tomorrow so will get the full "experience" then.
hedben: Yeah none of the threads are working. Nice to know we can still use the shoutbox I guess
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deebs: You most likely did, mate!
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otto: Yoshi (ёжи) is Russian for hedgehogs
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Danno: Mario is one kinky boy
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EMarkM: Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?
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zagibu: Sharks not only swim fast, they also swim silent. Their scales are called dermal denticles, and they create local swirls around them which reduce the shark's overall drag in water.
Oct 22, 2023 19:11:35 GMT
zagibu: So even if a boy could swim as fast as a shark, he wouldn't hear them coming.
Oct 22, 2023 19:12:12 GMT
Aunt Alison: In sharks, no one can hear you swim
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rawshark: And did you see that Planet Earth III thing? They hide behind fish.
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hedben: It's "pasta pesto", not "pesto pasta"
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zagibu: No, it's "pasta pesto, presto"
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