Saturday, August 22, 2009
Trailer Watch: Avatar
Is it fair that I would probably have no interest in this movie whatsoever if James Cameron wasn't involved? Seriously, stick any other director onto this project, and I would say that this looks rather silly, and quite frankly, like a video game commercial. That said, it's widely known that Cameron's talent for creating alternate worlds is unmatched, and with Avatar, it seems like he is undertaking one of his most ambitious projects. It is supposedly about an epic battle between humans and a mutant semi-human avatars, though the preview doesn't seem to document any of this. No matter how much the trailer makes me squirm (those blue avatar people are spectacularly under-created, no?), I will still be going to see this film come Christmas time.