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I vote for a remake of Fantastic Voyage. I saw the old version as a kid and it was one of my most memorable movies. There’s a lot of real life science and educational content in the script, even beyond Raquel Welch’s….never mind. The other good thing about the film is that the script is already written, so, we won’t have to rely on James Cameron for that.
Unobtainium - Is James Cameron Ever Going To Tell Us What It Is? Come on Mr. Cameron, we’re not going to stop asking until you give us an answer. What exactly is Unobtanium used for? We don’t care if you didn’t have any idea when you wrote the Avatar script; just make one up for us now. After handing you a billion bucks at the box office, it’s the least you can do to satisfy our inquiring minds. Or if you prefer, just pick from one of the great assumptions already out there on the web: It’s a powerful hallucinogenic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at mesimpson's blog
I think blue was the only possible choice for the Na'vi among the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow). Red would probably be criticzed as a racist reference to Native American Indians, who were sometimes referred to as red men, and often had lifestyles similar to the Na'vi. Yellow has already been taken by the Simpsons and their fellow citizens of Springfield in another fantasy world.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2010 on Why Are AVATAR Aliens Blue? at Avatar Blog
In my mind, from the moment Sully’s inner being was first transported into the avatar of a na’vi, the leading theme of Avatar was the assimilation of disparate cultures and societies. Aside from blowing to bits, bludgeoning, and spearing creatures of many kinds, the movie also seems to suggest this can occur in a peaceful manner. The first episode of Avatar gave us a few possible examples of humans and na’vi peacefully assimilating both physically and socially at the individual level. But, if Avatar sequels are going to be worth an ounce of Unobtanium, they should show us how assimilation can work on a broad social scale too. I hope the writers of Avatar sequels feel the same, and make a serious attempt to present a believable case. A handshake between prior enemy leaders or a royal interspecies marriage in a final scene isn’t going to cut it for me. An over simplistic example of role reversal playing off familiar themes won’t work either. You know the episode, where a rag tag group of na’vi team up and travel to earth to prove their worth to humans by using their superior height and jumping skills to win the NBA championship in their premier season. Save that one for Avatar 10, I’ll be dead by then. The explanation should go beyond just recognizing and respecting each species right to exist. It should go beyond trying to ignore or hide our differences behind a bunch of politically correct rules and behaviors. Avatar sequels should show us a way of life where all humans and na’vi can peacefully co-exist and thrive even while many of our individual interests, needs, and wants are simultaneously and inherently in conflict. We all know from our real life experiences on earth what a daunting challenge that is. But, this is the problem the first Avatar episode has laid on the table. And for $1billion at the box office, this viewer thinks we deserve a solution.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2010 on AVATAR Sequel and Details Confirmed at Avatar Blog
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Jan 19, 2010