Comments on: James Cameron Used ‘Dark Angel’ Experience to Write ‘Avatar’ Sequels http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=james-cameron-used-tv-experience-write-3-avatar-sequels The #1 Independent Movie & TV News Website Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:29:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: Aerin http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1507287 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:52:48 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1507287 Dark Angel was one of my all-time favorite series, and what difference does it make how long ago it was? I loved Avatar, and I’m quite interested to see how Cameron wants to follow it up. Xandra, who are you to tell Cameron what to do? Ovviously, not a fan.

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By: mongoose http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1131396 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:45:42 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1131396 You um do realize that virtually every movie is a rip off of something else, right? You can over simplify the plot any movie they way you just did above and find 10 movies that are exactly the same.

You think Star Wars was unique? It was just cowboys in space. Start substituting all those fantastical elements with more mundane items from the Old West and I bet you can find a similar cowboy movie that matches it.

In fact there are only about 7 basic plots (some have bumped that up to 20) and every single movie or book ever made or will be made can fit into.

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By: mongoose http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1131394 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:38:02 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1131394 Not really sure what going bigger has to do with anything. We all well know that bigger doesn’t always mean better. I’m sure you can rattle off a slew of movie sequels that went bigger, only to do poorly at the box office (Matrix 3 anyone?)

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By: mongoose http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1131392 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:34:28 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1131392 Did I miss something or is Aliens NOT a direct and linked sequel to Alien? If so then it is a valid comparison, ESPECIALLY in this instance where we are not comparing the type of movie it was, only if it was better than the original.

Movies can and often do have a different tone/cadence than the previous movie. As long as it is a continuation of the story, its a sequel.

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By: Ten http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1131088 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 06:38:28 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1131088 Avatar was a letdown. Visual effects were great, 3D was great, but that’s pretty much all there is to it. Lots of people complained about the story, I agree, and eventhough I am sensitive to ecological cause it was cheesy at best. But what I didn’t hear much about as complaint goes, is about the designs. They were not inspired at all. Wheter it be animal or nature related, but especially all the tech designs were really lame. Don’t start me about the Avatar… meh.
I too was waiting for Battle Angel, but let’s face it: Jim aged, and not for the best. His best films are way behind, early in his career. So I would be affraid now that he would sabotage Battle Angel.
I admire you Jim for what you done, but it’s been quite some time you didn’t use your potential for really great creative film. Yeah for business and income you’re the best, but that’s not what is important in the long run.

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By: PB http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130486 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:51:39 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130486 Romantic comedy? Lol.

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By: Brad http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130425 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:02:00 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130425 I would much rather Cameron go and do Battle Angel than any of these Avatar sequels.

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By: Xandra http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130290 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:25:12 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130290 Dear Mr Cameron… Please, please, please stop going on about the WhatevAvatar sequels and make something a lot more interesting and engaging. You have talent and lots of technical expertise so why waste it on these sequels… Maybe you could do something in the historical epic genre or romantic comedy to stretch yourself instead of going over old ground yet again… PS Dark Angel was an okay series but that was twenty years ago. Move on.

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By: Dufresne, 00-Dufresne http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130252 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:39:06 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130252 It’s unlikely that Avatar 2,3,4 will beat Avatar 1, and well nigh impossible all three will, or that each will top the last, in box office returns.

Whatever the story, better or worse, people will not be flocking to see it to see the big new vision and big new tech, since so many other films have used the same 3D tech now. And the big new vision was introduced in Avatar 1.

The people who came out depressed after Avatar 1 because their own lives were not technicolor enough to match Avatar will come to see Avatar 2. If they’re like drug addicts, the second hit won’t have the same high as the first, so they may drift away after binging on the second film.

Curiosity will bring people to the second film, just because the first was such a hit, but the story will have to sustain audiences to #3&4. And curiosity factor will be much lower than with #1 when it was the big new vision that it no longer is.

Overall, I think returns will be much lower than #1. If the story is atleast reasonable, then it should hit $500mil for #2. Guessing beyond #2 is impossible without knowing how good the story is.

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By: Lazerblazer http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130136 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:22:55 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130136 The marketing will make people want it

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By: Goldilocks http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130133 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:10:54 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130133 While Avatar was not really a “great” movie as far as my tastes went, I have to admit some of the special effects and animation were pretty good. Alien (Ridley Scott) and Aliens (James Cameron) (#1 and #2 in the series) were two of my all-time favorite SCI-FI movies, and I doubt they will be surpassed by very many contenders for a long long time. Even though some Cameron flicks have been good, and some not so much, overall he has a pretty admirable track-record, so I have to give him honors for that in a tough market. I respect him more than alot of directors.

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By: Evan Fleishman http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130089 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:52:10 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130089 Alien was a sophisticated gothic-inspired haunted house story, while Aliens was refighting the Vietnam war in space. And twice as dumb.

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By: djv1985 http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130070 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:23:48 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130070 I gotta be honest, I dont think Avatar was all that great. I know people have already said this and pointed out why but for me it felt like it wasn’t all that original or even good. for example –

The plot was made up of different films, the idea of a marine or soldier going after something for their own gain (while reflecting real life) was basically every scifi film with a military in it. The only thing I can say is that graphically I think it was good, not great but good. I think people were in awe of it because of the 3d and how Cameron seemed to want to push it.

Side Note: I blame him for every single 3d movie that comes out. I made the mistake of taking my nephews to see Man of Steel in 3d and regretted it almost instantly, gave me a head ache. I know that was a conversation not shot it.

I think the sequels wont even be original, I predict (being sarcastic here) that we will see Avatar Knights who can use the power of the tree of life to move objects with the wave of their hand and a once nice good guy slowly becoming an evil villain.

(Oh and recently watched the first two alien films and again they were pants.)

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By: Dazz http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130068 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:14:42 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130068 By Dawn Of Justice, I assume you mean the DC film? If so, how do you know they won’t care about the story? Have you read the script? Are you on set during filming?

If the answer to those questions is “No” then I can only assume that you’re one of those people hoping that BVS: DOJ will flop, although for what reason, I’ll never understand.

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By: Art http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130062 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:51:13 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130062 Unfortunately Dawn of Justice and Avatar 2 are only interested in the business aspect, while not caring much at all for how good the story will be.

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By: calypso http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130049 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:59:27 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130049 While Dawn of Justice will not doubt be great, we’re in the Avatar business. James Cameron is going to make a statement that shakes the entire industry!

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By: FOX http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130034 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:13:25 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130034 FOX wants this.

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By: Dazz http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130029 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:02:56 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130029 The thing with Aliens and Terminator 2 is that more money went into making them and the films are much bigger, with huge sets and big setpieces when compared to the more compact nature of the earlier films. You watch them and automatically see this much bigger entity.

Same thing when comparing the first Mission Impossible film to Ghost Protocol, there’s this overwhelming feeling of “this one feels a lot bigger in every way”.

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By: Dazz http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130027 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:57:45 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130027 It’s not as fun as you’d think. I did that on top of normal warehouse working during the day (I’d work my normal job until 6PM then from 8PM until 6AM the next morning, I’d be working on creative writing hobbies and helping others improve their writing if they asked for my help and advice).

The worst aspect is spending most of those 8 or more hours with writer’s block that you just can’t shake off, even worse if you have a set deadline to get something finished and handed in. Every day would begin and end with massive headaches and major cramp in my wrists, hands and fingers.

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By: Dazz http://screenrant.com/james-cameron-avatar-sequels-writing-dark-angel/comment-page-1/#comment-1130023 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:54:36 +0000 http://screenrant.com/?p=457667#comment-1130023 Yep, Alien was more of a psychological horror in the vein of Jaws where it’s all about the tension than revealing the creature while Aliens was just a big, loud action film with lots of guns.

Depending on my mood, I can prefer one or the other.

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