Avatar: Trilogy Info, Early Review & Six TV Spots

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As the premiere date for James Cameron’s Avatar approaches we’re going to be seeing more and more (and more) promotional events and/or materials rolled out to help convince us that Avatar is going to be awesome.

There’s been SO much promo info dropping about Avatar in the last 24 hours that we’re having to mash it into buffet-style roundups for your reading pleasure. On the menu for today:

  • New info about the possible Avatar trilogy.
  • NON-SPOILER snipits from an early “review.”
  • Six new Avatar TV Spots

That’s a lot of stuff to get to, so we’d better get started.

AVATAR 2 & 3?

Avatar star Sam Worthington might not be leaving planet Pandora anytime soon. Worthington let the guys over at Total Film in on the fact that he is actually signed on for two more installments, should Avatar become a box office hit (bloody likely at this point):

“You work 18-hour days. I was on it for 14 months. Jim’s (Cameron) still editing. We’ll still be filming it up to the day it’s released — probably after the movie comes out, knowing Jim! That commitment is what makes him the man he is. It’s life or death. It’s war. That’s how he approaches movies… “We’re signed for a trilogy. But I think I’ll be 94 by the time it finishes, to be honest. I know Jim’s got some ideas in his big head.”

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No word yet on whether the “We” Worthington mentions includes some of the other cast members of Avatar (though it wouldn’t be a surprise if his co-star Zoe Saldana also returned). However, before anybody starts getting overly excited about an Avatar trilogy, let’s all take the time on December 18th to make sure that the first installment is worth our while (and money).

EARLY “REVIEW”

Slash Film pointed us to a post over at Gawker, where you can read early feedback from an alleged industry “insider” who has seen “a fairly large glimpse” of Avatar. IMO, this so-called reviewer’s claims come off as juvenile and aren’t at all objective in terms of judging the film by any know critical standard – but they are the first words we’ve heard back from Joe Q. Public, so I’ll show you a snippit of what Joe Q. had to say:

“…The problem is with cutting in between 3D focal points and perspective – the mind cannot adjust to it without a buffer – thus, Avatar is literally vomit inducing.

But the movie itself, the story/acting/tone are alienating and weird.  Of course there are very beautiful moments, with great editing/sound/art direction, but overall it’s a horrible POS.  The entirety of the Hollywood marketing machine is behind it, however, so it’s going to make a boatload (eh I could slip a Titanic ref. whatever) of money.”

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The guys at Slash Film pointed this out, and I concur: I was at the “Avatar Day” screenings this past summer, and I saw the fifteen minutes of footage that screened from the film, including “The Thanador Chase” sequence and the jaw-dropping “Banshee Flight” sequence. Both sequences were pretty fast-paced and had a lot of visuals for your eye to process – and not one bit of vomit was induced.

Of course I’m not one of those weaklings people who gets sick from “shaky cam” flicks, so maybe I’m biased…

SIX NEW TV SPOTS

No need to write a lot about these – if you’ve been near a TV in the last week you’ve probably seen one or more of them. Here are the six TV spots for Avatar currently in circulation:

Avatar will be in theaters December 18, 2009. Check back soon, because more promo materials are sure to follow tomorrow…

Sources: Slash Film, Total Film, Gawker

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  1. TOO MUCH DANG PROMOTION!!!! TOO MUCH!!! I was very excited about seeing this in it’s early conceptions but I have see so much so far that I am in no way no overaly excitement anymore. It’s taken me down to a “wait for dvd” attitude, even if the 3D and IMAX versions are great! I can save money while still “possibly” enjoying a good film. The “EXPERIENCE” of a theater is no longer necessary for me.

    Hollywood has tainted the water thru their thirsty grab at dollars and cents that I also have lost a lot of interests in upcoming superhero movies. “You guys need to take it down a notch and slack off the sugar”.

    I think Cameron’s 5 years too late. Been there done that has gone by see you later.

  2. Haters never stop.

  3. IF they do make a trilogy I hope it isn’t a two-part storline(coughmatrixsequelscough). I’m not gonna watch the TV spots because I don’t to see anymore of the film til I see it in theatres.

  4. I’m with ya Matt.
    Not watching anymore TV spots for it. I try not to watch any additional tv spots for any movie past the first actual trailer (not the teaser).

  5. If you think you have seen too much then that is your own fault.

    I, on the other hand, am VERY happy with them spreading this in every corner possible, but I’m not watching these “tv spots” and “new unseen footage” and “Exclusive clips”!!!

    I stopped watching footage and looking for pictures ever since the TEASER came out, because I KNEW if I was going to watch all these clips, it would just ruin it for me.

    I still remember thinking, even before the teaser came out, that I had this “once in a lifetime” chance of being punched in the face HARD by something fresh and big and original. The less I knew what was in it the better, the bigger the impact it would have.
    And I’m very proud of myself! I’ve been able to avoid quite a lot. And I can’t wait to watch this film for the first time and get all of the 99,9% of footage in one single wave

  6. Too much negative opinion feeding the hype machine… its good! After all that’s what happened before, and look what happened!

    On another note. @ MBL Entertainment. Course you won’t go to the cinema. You’d much rather stick your eyes to a computer screen and critisize the Avatar hype machine. (Because thats far more entertaining!) Why don’t you let go of your principles and let yourself enjoy something new and exciting. Course they want to make money, it’s a business!

    Well there’s my pennies worth to the hype machine, good luck Mr Cameron!

  7. I also agree that there’s been too much promotion. It has me worried. So far all the marketing has been of the shallow hype-machine variety. By now, real people should have seen the film. The fact that there has been no positive word-of-mouth gossip is very troubling.

  8. Seriously 2 weeks ago everyone was saying there has been NO promotion. I mean come on! Dark Knight sent out a teaser 8 months before the film. Avatar sent out ITS teaser out 3 months before, I mean seriously how much promotion do you want? None? Oops, that’s more than a pennies worth. OK 2 PENNIES WORTH, SO WHAT!

  9. Not a word of the “insiders” review comes off as credible. It actually sounds like someone trying to hate the movie without even being subtle. The top directors praise what they have seen, the people who have seen the movie are blown away and Sigourney cried for 15 minutes.

  10. @sky junkie
    spielberg said that transformers 2 was amazing… or something like that, and look at how that PoS turned out.

    it doesnt matter what “famous” and “renown” directors say because in the end they scratch each others backs for each other.

    all the teasers, trailers etc have ruined this movie for me. im still going to watch it but like i said before only for the visuals and nothing else.

  11. LLC….wow, I never really comment on these things but I just had to state you are so damn stupid……really, as dumb as they get. You complain about the over-hype but yet you are obviously seeking out info on Avatar. You must be going out of your way for this stuff and then you complain because now you know too much and the experience has already been ruined for you….JUST TURN YOUR COMPUTER OFF!!!…..IDIOT!!!!!….It’s easy to avoid…just turn it off….oh, and then you complain that the movie business is greedy….that’s why they call it the movie BUSINESS!!!….it’s a BUSINESS….duh!

  12. i was going to refrain myself from watching these but guess i couldnt help myself… not that great imo just the same shots that where show in previous trailer/teasers nothing fancy.

    and to whoever said “it gives away to much” no it doesnt, all it shows is the big fight which i assume will happen near the end of the movie.

  13. M cat you need to stop…..serious m cat enough is enough….

  14. I said it before, todays audience is too sophisticated for this movie. CGI has not caught up to a surreal experience that is believeable. The first 45 min of this movie will be admiring all the CGI work but after that, it seems, the viewer will constantly be aware what is real and what is CGI when contrasting scences of both are viewed throughout AVATAR. I will guess and say that many that see this movie will walk away wishing it was more. The problem is, the CGI takes the lead in the special f/x of this movie. Today’s audience are exposed to CGI effects, all the time, in many forms of media, but in a movie it should be used in combination with other special f/x techniques. I really hope this is not another Star Wars CGI fiasco, but from everything I have seen of AVATAR, it is not looking promising.

  15. I’ll def give the film a chance on the 18th. I’m blocking out all the hype til then,,,

  16. im with you 790, im officially not going to look at anymore AVATAR promos etc until the movie is released in which i’ll come on here and give my 2 cents worth ;-)

  17. “Vomit educing”? sounds like a a load of garbage to me…. We all know how this one is going to turn out

  18. This film is visually stunning and I can only assume the 3-D will add to the amazing CGI effects and visual effects.

    What is making me hate this movie (yes, even before I’ve seen it) is the Big Bad Humans/Military vs Noble Peaceful Aliens.

    No matter how technically brilliant a movie, the message and story are ruining it for me. Just one man’s opinion.

  19. The reviewer is obviously a hater so I disregard anything they say.

    @james cameron

    what did i say? i called someone a hater? so what? :)

    @ Burke

    glad we could finally get you involved.

  20. I’ve noticed that M-Cat usually doesn’t take any crap from haters,,, ;-)

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  22. Sorry about that… I had an explosion of excitement! This movie is going to be HUGE!

  23. @Area Man

    You do realize this is a privately owned corporate army in the movie, right?

    And that the aliens are somewhat savage themselves? With good and bad members of their ranks?

    I think you are extrapolating a premise that’s not necessarily there. Cameron isn’t slamming the military – just greedy industrialists, which has been a theme in a lot of his sci-fi movies: greedy industry brings about disaster (Aliens & Terminator).

  24. Good to see the Overlook Hotel’s got an internet connection now…!

  25. We’ll see….

    JC has earned the right of the benefit of the doubt (T1, Aliens, True Lies, The Abyss, T2, Titanic…)

    I personally love his movies for his visual storytelling (as opposed to briliant dialogue) and breadth of imagination.

    He is not the world’s greatest artist but he is decidedly not an idiot!

    Most of us respect him too much to really want him to fail…

    … but the silence from objective early reviewers (not the pointlessly ranting kind) is a little disturbing.

    My fingers are crossed for Mr. Cameron.

    We’ll see…

  26. Ha’ha good one Big D,,, :-)

    Bluerum. 8-O

  27. I really don’t envy the job of the promotional department. How much is too much? How much is too little? How much do you count on word-of-mouth? Where is the balance? You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I think I see too much promotion, myself, because I look for it.

    I will give Avatar a chance, no doubt about that, because–damnit, I need something to see at a theater. It’s been a while.

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