Avatar Featurette Looks Behind The Scenes

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All aboard the Avatar train! Next stop Pandora!

I won’t lie: I have been on the skeptical side of the fence when it comes to Avatar. Not because I thought the film was going to be a dud or not fun to watch, but because I didn’t think all the hype was justified. Well, I just watched the International Trailer for Avatar, and I must say, color me impressed. Today, Coming Soon has dropped a new behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of Avatar and it gives some further insight on the film.

Avatar is the 10+ year brainchild of Aliens director James Cameron and is supposed to be the greatest achievement in cinema since the addition of color and sound. The 20th Century Fox endeavor is reported to have a production budget somewhere between $200 and $300 million, which would make it the most expensive film created to date. There is no shortage of recognizable actors attached to the project: Sam Worhtington (Clash of the Titans), Michelle Rodriguez (Machete), Sigourney Weaver (Paul), Giovanni Ribisi (Public Enemies) and Zoe Saldana (The Losers).

Enjoy the featurette after the jump.

While most of the featurette is dedicated to inflating director James Cameron’s ego by reminding us that it was he who wrote the script and came up with the planet Pandora (or did he?), there are some interesting tidbits on the characters, both human and Na’vi. I would have liked to see more informational background on the human characters but I can understand wanting the focus to be on the CGI heavy Na’vi.

The domestic trailer for Avatar drops today at 1pm EST/10am PST and we’ll have it up as soon as it does but I don’t plan on watching it. At this point in the game I’m excited to see Avatar and I don’t want my experience ruined by trailers or features that give away too much information.

Did you enjoy the Avatar featurette and if you were with me on the skeptical side of the fence does the trailer or featurette sway you to the other side? If not, why?

Avatar drops into theaters December 18th, 2009.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Paul

    I’m glad you’re impressed. Hopefully the movie doesn’t disappoint you.

  2. AVATAR has now surpassed viagra as the best little blue pill to conquer e.d. If like me, you don’t suffer from e.d. then be prepared to walk around with a pitched tent for the next 4 hours after watching AVATAR for the little general to subside and take a nap. AVATAR is some powerful stuff but unlike viagra it won’t cause blindness, in fact it’ll enhance your perception, expand your mind, stimulate your fibers. Once you go AVATAR you don’t go back

  3. This featurette actually impresses me more than the new 3 minute trailer. There’s lots of new stuff here!

  4. Honestly guys, the other site I go to worstpreviews.com has the right idea in terms of how they judge the trailer and the movie itself. I’m not trying to bad mouth anybody at Screenrant, but I just think everybody needs to lower their expectations FYI I do think it’ll be an EXCELLENT movie, just not the way everybody’s making out to be.

  5. @vin – What do you mean? This is the first article I’ve written about Avatar where I actually said I’m looking forward to the film. Plus I still have my doubts as to whether it will be a financial success or not. M-cat can back me up here. We had a pretty lengthy discussion about it on another comment section yesterday.

  6. I’m glad you’ve changed your opinion for sure. I’m not sure if it’s like a milk-chocolate addict not having his favorite treat in a wrapper for 14 years, or because the subject matter appeals to me in general (that future-day tech is just bitchin’ when Cameron rolls), but I’m ready for this movie and cannot wait to review it and own the chubby Blu-ray.

  7. For one thing James has been deeply influence by Japanese story tellers and animators.I can difinitely see the resemblance, it may not be a “literaly” so to speak of a creation but the imaginative and the creativeness side of it.Watch japanese anime and youll know what I’m talkin’ about.Witness its creativeness with nature and the landscape the animals..

  8. @paul
    Yeah, but u guys seem to be in the minority of people feeling this way. im just trying to get people to calm down a bit so that there not crushed. I was necessarily addressing anyone in particular, I just felt that there weren’t enough people like u and M-cat if that makes sense.