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Old 12-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #61
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So far it's been mostly geeky boys (the "Lara Croft was my first crush" types) creaming themselves over this movie. I'll wait to see what the word-of-mouth is from the women before I see it.
Ehem I will have you know my son is an Uber Geek And doubtful he creamed himself over this movie But what I do know I am only the mother Also I have no intention of seeing it so I can't help you here.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:12 PM   #62
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I think this movie deserves its own thread. Are you ready for the movie of the century?

Trailer:

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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no question about it. this movie looks very hot.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:16 AM   #63
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So far it's been mostly geeky boys (the "Lara Croft was my first crush" types) creaming themselves over this movie. I'll wait to see what the word-of-mouth is from the women before I see it.
The reason I don't thin k it will break the top 5 overall. It will not get the same support from women as Titanic did.
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WOW. The future of movies!!! What's that up there? It's 3D!!!!!!
not in Germany and Switzerland I've heard?? Some problems in cinemas?
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #65
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not in Germany and Switzerland I've heard?? Some problems in cinemas?
I'm going to watch it in 3D today
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:39 AM   #66
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Review: 'Avatar' delivers on the hype

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/...iew/index.html
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I'm back from the cinema and of course my question was if it's the movie of the decade. It's a tough one between Lord of the Rings and Avatar but one of these for sure. Both will be remembered even in a few decades. However, I would give the edge to Avatar and make it the movie of the decade. Another masterpiece by James Cameron The DVD and Blu-Ray version should set new standards in image quality.

Oh, and who said the movie has no story? Brilliant story and visual world. Very inspired stuff.
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Oh, and who said the movie has no story?
Everyone but you. So, are you going to switch your studies from geology to climate science now, you horrible mining person?

But, if you insist in bowing down to the genius of Canadians, who am I to argue with that?
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expected post. just like always you have to put everything down. do you have no other things to do? you really must live a low life, buddyholly. i'll put you on ignore from now on.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:21 AM   #70
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:21 AM   #71
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I agree Bilbo. The story is pretty good. Maybe not the most original in the world but if you get lost in the world of Pandora it's easy to get involved in the story. It's a good emotional story that the viewer can get entrenched in and works very well with the visual presentation.
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good movie with a shallow plot that does not really bother you. lots of environmentalism in it. great effects, I watched it in 3d. the bad guy is hilarious, reminds me of general Rancor.
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so "avatar" made about $75 mil on its opening weekend in the states - less than "i am legend", which had a similar theme and opened around the same time (costs were about $300 mil (!!!) below "avatar" though).

it ended up making about $580 mil worldwide. considering that cameron's flick will probably have legs i think my prediction of around $600 mil (maybe even $700 mil) was pretty okay.
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shows you how the weather can influence things. however, it will be just a shift for the first two weekends. i expect next weekend to be equally good than the first one because of the bad weather we had in the east US and Europe. your (laughable) prediction will be surpassed in just 2 weeks. even more i expect this movie to be on long legs. i know a lot of people who will watch this movie at least twice. the reviews across the internet are among the best you've ever seen. the cameron bonus should also be not forgotten. even 2012 has cashed in more than $700 million and has very bad reviews. also there was hardly any promotion compared to avatar. your prediction just makes no sense at all.

i'm still satisfied with my prediction. looks good.

btw the costs for "avatar" aren't official yet. the numbers are an assumption. we know it's the most expensive movie but not how much exactly.
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