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bwood
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"Avatar: The Way of Water (James Cameron, 2022)"


  

          

https://youtu.be/a8Gx8wiNbs8

Hope it's good unlike the first one.

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Eh...the one thing that was special about the first one
May 09th 2022
1
I'll give Cameron the benefit of the doubt
May 09th 2022
2
Not sure if I'm ready for James Cameron's Ferngully 2
May 09th 2022
3
Gonna be dope. Can't wait.
May 09th 2022
4
You doing high frame rate?
May 09th 2022
5
      If it's an option to me, fuuuuuuuck yeah.
May 09th 2022
6
           Won't lie, visually the trailer blew me away more...
May 09th 2022
8
looks incredible.
May 09th 2022
7
I hated Avatar and think I still do...BUT
May 09th 2022
9
lol it's def worth a revisit imo
May 11th 2022
11
Finally. A sequel to the most overrated movie ever made.
May 10th 2022
10
lets make a movie with those blue guys&put them in the blue ocean
May 22nd 2022
12
black bears attacking a black forest campground at midnight
Dec 07th 2022
21
New trailer. Not watching.
Nov 02nd 2022
13
Hey bwood, any intel on if AMCs are gonna be HFR?
Nov 29th 2022
14
Info is unfortunately non-existent
Nov 30th 2022
15
      I got seats for the DBOX at the Chinese Theater. Fuck it, lol.
Nov 30th 2022
16
Not interested.
Dec 05th 2022
17
3 hours 12 minutes long!!!!
Dec 05th 2022
18
It's good. Way too fucking long.
Dec 06th 2022
19
The more I marinate on this, the more I like it.
Dec 07th 2022
20

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1. "Eh...the one thing that was special about the first one"
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was the visuals, the 3D (which was cutting edge at the time) and overall CG. This don't look any more impressive than that from 2009, beyond showing different environments like water. The story was blah at the time and it's been 13 years. I really don't see what the hook is.

  

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bwood
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2. "I'll give Cameron the benefit of the doubt "
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Hoping that this is a T2 type situation.

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Mon May-09-22 11:24 AM

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3. "Not sure if I'm ready for James Cameron's Ferngully 2"
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Took my little cousin the first one at the Cinema Dome with the special 3D glasses and that was the best part of it, taking him. Now he's graduating college with his Masters on Saturday, so not sure if I"m ready to go back to Pandora 13 years later.


Only willing to go back if he goes full Aliens with this one.

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Frank Longo
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Mon May-09-22 11:50 AM

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4. "Gonna be dope. Can't wait. "
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bwood
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5. "You doing high frame rate?"
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He supposedly shot this at 48fps 3D.

Gonna try to do regular IMAX 3D.

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Frank Longo
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6. "If it's an option to me, fuuuuuuuck yeah."
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Water in high frame rate was 1000% the best part of the Hobbit movies. That barrel sequence in the river was fucking mind-blowing in HFR.

So a whole movie in water? Bruh. I'll see that shit several times, lol.

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bwood
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8. "Won't lie, visually the trailer blew me away more..."
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... than anything in the first movie. Mos def dropping an edible during a second screening (Press screenings I stay sober for to review the shit).

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Reeq
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7. "looks incredible."
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9. "I hated Avatar and think I still do...BUT"
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I will say that the Chapo Trap House reading of that movie is one of the more compelling takes I've ever heard in favor of a movie I thought was absolute dogshit. Like, it makes me feel so comprehensively wrong about what I thought sucked about that movie in a way I've rarely felt in my life...but I'm still never gonna see that movie again and couldn't care less about this one, lol.


Anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7CtTo88QOI

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Frank Longo
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11. "lol it's def worth a revisit imo"
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Just listened to this Chapo review for the first time, and I basically agree with everything here, especially the idea that a movie's "cultural touchstone" these days tends to be memes, and a movie this earnest, contextual, and non-quip-oriented was never going to be that by design-- and that that's part of the beauty of it.

And yeah, it's so nakedly anti-capitalism, anti-military, anti-...America, basically-- that it's our moral obligation to refuse to be a cog in the machine. Exceptionalism plays no role here, and that's completely by design. The heroes aren't cool badasses with sick one-liners. They're boring Americans who make the choice to lay down their lives-- and, in Jake's case, make the choice to no longer be human-- in service of standing up against American imperialism.

Cameron makes some of the best "fuck the rich profit-chasing overlords who fuck over the workers" blockbusters ever. And Avatar fits beautifully in that mix imo.

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10. "Finally. A sequel to the most overrated movie ever made."
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Thirteen years later.

"James Cameron tricked yall man, like he made a good movie. It was just Dances With Wolves running around a jungle with CGI, doing nothing." - Russell Westbrook

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12. "lets make a movie with those blue guys&put them in the blue ocean"
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November 8th, 2005 The greatest night in the history of GD!

  

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21. "black bears attacking a black forest campground at midnight"
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https://twitter.com/Calvinn_Hobbes/status/1310927541109170176


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bwood
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13. "New trailer. Not watching. "
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https://youtu.be/1f65r8BUZ5I

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Frank Longo
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14. "Hey bwood, any intel on if AMCs are gonna be HFR?"
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I can’t find any info anywhere, and it’s fucking annoying, lol.

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bwood
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15. "Info is unfortunately non-existent "
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My guess would be, whenever you saw it in High Frame Rate for the re-release in September, go to the same theater for this one.

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16. "I got seats for the DBOX at the Chinese Theater. Fuck it, lol."
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Might as well go big for a new James Cameron movie.

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17. "Not interested."
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18. "3 hours 12 minutes long!!!!"
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I'm OUT unless this gets the best reviews possible.

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bwood
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19. "It's good. Way too fucking long."
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Your mileage may vary on this one.

I personally liked it more than the first, but it's too fucking long for its own good.

It's cool to see Cameron with so much more money at his disposal as you can see, this nigga lost his fucking mind. I mean seriously nothing makes happier to see one of our top teir blockbuster directors remind us who he is.

The visuals, the action, and the acting are miles better across the board with exception of a new human character. And there's an actual story this time (thank God).

But it does get repetitive and it falls into the Marvel trap of setting up for all the sequels in the pipeline.

The 3D is INSANE!!! My screening this morning was in Dolby Cinema 3D and my god the sound and picture were crisp. Can't wait to see this again in IMAX 3D.

The High Frame Rate is incredible and I honestly preferred it to the stuff in 24 frames per second. It looked much smoother and the details on everything was much more life-like. Seriously, there's stuff in here that felt like I could reach out and touch.

But yeah, there's whole sections I could easily make shorter or just cut.

With that said, definitely check it out at least once in a premium format in 3D or regular 3D. This does have me mildly excited for the next one.

EDIT: I was thinking the whole time that if Cameron gets to do this with a mega-budget then I can't wait to see what Denis Villeneuve gets to do with more resources with DUNE: PART TWO.

Also, my boy said a movie this big, he wished we could've seen it in IMAX to take up a greater field of view versus the the slightly bigger Dolby screen. And he's NOT an IMAX guy.

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20. "The more I marinate on this, the more I like it."
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I would easily take 5 more of these over more Marvel movies.

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