They were well done, but I was not blown away. I've seen things that made me go "wow" in regular IMAX documentaries, but Avatar was, and I suppose you'll find this mind-blowing-ly impossible, pretty ordinary as far as I was concerned.
I didn't realize Avatar was a demo reel with a plot. I thought it was supposed to be a movie. My mistake.
I'd like to see a convincing argument for why he is the biggest problem and not, say, the screenplay.
::edit:: I prefer the original versions of Episode IV-VI over the Special Edition (and the 2004 re-release that replaced Sebastian Shaw, to my horror), if that is any consolation/further evidence that I am not a young whippersnapper who doesn't know good from bad. ;)
OOOOK. I’ll give all the credit for the impressive tech the movie showed and one of the very few movies I actually liked the 3D. But man the story was so dull, generic, and predictable. Fox is taking a real big gamble here.
I still love the Avatar movie. It was remarkable to watch, visually. I think I lost most of my excitement though. It will be almost 10 years from the original when that sequel releases. That’s a lot of time to keep people interested… still super excited about Avatar Land though.
How much money are they putting into the sequels? Because I really don’t see it as a gamble at all. Avatar made billions. Avatar 2 will likely also make billions, and even if it doesn’t it will still be extremely profitable. With the amount of money they’ll make off the first two alone I’m not sure I can even come up with a way that Fox loses money on this deal—even if the last three films flop (which they won’t).