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Thumbs up James Cameron's AVATAR (in cinemas across the world on dec 18th)

I think this movie deserves its own thread. Are you ready for the movie of the century?

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Top5 of most successful movies of all-time:

1 Titanic $1,842.9
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119.1
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $1,066.2
4 The Dark Knight $1,001.9
5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $974.7


My prediction: at least 2nd place with at least $1.2 billion.

The reviews for this movie are stunning. Probably as good as never before.

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Will defo be in the top 5, but beating Titanic? I don't think so.

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Will defo be in the top 5, but beating Titanic? I don't think so.
the commercials for this movie are huge. i could see $1.5 or $1.6 billion at the end though.
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yet to be seen
hopefully he'll make a Dark Angel movie in the coming years
the show was cancelled in 2002 I think, but speculations that there will be a movie are existent until today
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i'm say saying 600 mil. and that's a stretch. two key target audiences will be missing to make this one go through the roof: women and kids. no go, sorry james. i'll watch it though.
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Re: James Cameron's AVATAR (in cinemas across the world on dec 18th)

What is good about this movie? Why is there such a hype?

(Serious question, no sarcasm)

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What is good about this movie? Why is there such a hype?

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Ridiculous amount of money spent on CGI. Why it would be good though? I doubt it will. It's going to be entertaining - it's Cameron after all - but everything points to the story being pathetically mediocre. So basically a wow-factor movie.
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That movie looks retarded. Looks like a kid's film.

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Re: James Cameron's AVATAR (in cinemas across the world on dec 18th)

I didn't even hear of this movie before. The trailer doesn't look interesting to me.
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i'm say saying 600 mil. and that's a stretch. two key target audiences will be missing to make this one go through the roof: women and kids. no go, sorry james. i'll watch it though.
probably a valid point

never been a big fan of Weaver or the Alien movies, although I remember we watched them in class once our PE teacher had to substitute another teacher and nobody had his sports clothes with him

of course we were instructed to tell everybody we watched a vid about volleyball techniques or history of athletics etc.; I guess, in terms of age, we weren't even allowed to watch it back then
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never been a big fan of Weaver or the Alien movies, although I remember we watched them in class once our PE teacher had to substitute another teacher and nobody had his sports clothes with him
alien movies are the best ever made imo. even better than the lord of the rings trilogy.
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This film really doesn't look that great apart from the CGI, 1.2 Billion Bilbo having a fucking laugh.

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alien movies are the best ever made imo. even better than the lord of the rings trilogy.
I doubt that, then again I don't rate LotR movies all that well anyhow. The book was pretty good, although imho not Tolkien's best work; The Silmarillion is much better - one of the best books I've read.

On topic though, I couldn't care about CGI and luminescent forests.
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This film really doesn't look that great apart from the CGI, 1.2 Billion Bilbo having a fucking laugh.
i wouldn't laugh yet. usually my predictions are very accurate. you'll be surprised, mate.

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Re: James Cameron's AVATAR (in cinemas across the world on dec 18th)

however, at the end of the day it's the number of tickets sold which counts and not the $$$. that's why i'm not a fan of the $$$ list but of the "adjusted for inflation" list which represents the number of tickets (= number of viewers) sold. i think to beat gone with the wind you need something like $3 billion today. a number which is impossible to beat especially with the internet around.
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