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Post by crusto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:55 pm

Been watching this a bit lately as my kids have discovered it.

Now I always thought this was very good but my opinion has now changed. It is superb! Yes it can be argued that the story has been done a million times before in various guises but it's still carried off very well. And this is easily the best Blu Ray I have seen visually. It is absolutely amazing to look at, stunning. It's so easy to forget its CGI.

I needed to get that off my chest.
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Post by Sel Feena » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:00 pm

^ Platinum have announced a Legend of Korra game, so that might be worth keeping an eye on. I made the mistake of watching the film, which TBH has put me right off trying the telly show!
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Post by crusto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:11 pm

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Post by Sel Feena » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:17 pm

Ah, right! :lol: Actually not a bad watch, and it does look stunning. Story's maybe a bit on the nose, but it's Michael Bay. Curious to see what the next film'll look like (and then maybe when he's done, he can finally crack on with Battle Angel Alita...maybe?).
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Post by DPrinny » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:19 pm

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Post by crusto » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:30 pm

Sel Feena wrote:Ah, right! :lol: Actually not a bad watch, and it does look stunning. Story's maybe a bit on the nose, but it's Michael Bay. Curious to see what the next film'll look like (and then maybe when he's done, he can finally crack on with Battle Angel Alita...maybe?).
Well, it's James Cameron :wink: so MB can probably crack on with Battle Angel. Which is just as well because I think there are 3 sequels planned..
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Post by Sel Feena » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:38 pm

crusto wrote:Well, it's James Cameron :wink: so MB can probably crack on with Battle Angel. Which is just as well because I think there are 3 sequels planned..
Ah, Jesus, should never post when you're tired! :lol: I meant Cameron, and it's him that wants to do Alita.
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Avatar was excellent. Got the 3d Blueray and the 3d is still up there with the best :D
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:42 pm

Avatar was decent. A predictable plot with every turn massively signposted, it really got by on visuals more than anything. It really didn't hold up great to a second viewing and I'd happily not watch it again, though its averageness wouldn't offend me if I had to.
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Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:35 pm

crusto wrote:
Sel Feena wrote:Ah, right! :lol: Actually not a bad watch, and it does look stunning. Story's maybe a bit on the nose, but it's Michael Bay. Curious to see what the next film'll look like (and then maybe when he's done, he can finally crack on with Battle Angel Alita...maybe?).
Well, it's James Cameron :wink: so MB can probably crack on with Battle Angel. Which is just as well because I think there are 3 sequels planned..
This, Cameron has stated that he plans to make "at least" another 3 Avatar films, which he intends to shoot back-to-back.....even then it would likely mean he doesn't talk on another project until 2019 at the very earliest

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Post by ArchaicKoala » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:23 am

Visually it's a nice film but I don't understand why everyone went crazy for it like they did, the story was meh at best (which is the clichéd pet hate for this film) and it was just too predictable. It's a good film but I just don't get some peoples reactions i.e. best film of all time.
A mate of mine admits it bought tears to his eyes during certain scenes :shock: Why though I don't know...

As I stated above it's not a bad film but in my opinion is overrated

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Post by flying_delorean81 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:44 am

Yeah I wasn't impressed by Avatar either. While it looked pretty, I felt like I'd seen the story a million times before. The characters all seemed to fit into cliches - there didn't seem to be too much thought put into them. And I found Sam Worthington to basically be a really unlikeable protagonist, like he is in most of his films.
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Post by psj3809 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:51 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Avatar was decent. A predictable plot with every turn massively signposted, it really got by on visuals more than anything. It really didn't hold up great to a second viewing and I'd happily not watch it again, though its averageness wouldn't offend me if I had to.
Yeah agree with this, was visually stunning, i wouldnt watch it again though. Hope these new films are a success though

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Post by necronom » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:24 am

I saw it at the cinema and liked it, but I wasn't bothered about watching it again. Then it was on TV and I recorded it, but it took me over two years to actually watch it, and when I did, it was surprisingly good.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:10 am

Perhaps its better to watch it now the hype has died down? I just remember thinking 'is that it?'
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