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Avatar 2, 3 and 4 or how James Cameron stopped worrying and pulled The Hobbit on us

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1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

How dare he say no to Cinematic Game Changer James Cameron.

 

LOL

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Franchises are redundant but these sequels seem beyond redundant. 

 

Who actually wants to see these?

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Nobody I know.

 

Nobody I know even re-watches the original ever.

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6 minutes ago, Bilbo Skywalker said:

Franchises are redundant but these sequels seem beyond redundant. 

 

Who actually wants to see these?

 

Cameron, his friends, & his cat.

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17 minutes ago, Bilbo Skywalker said:

Franchises are redundant but these sequels seem beyond redundant. 

 

Who actually wants to see these?

Me.  

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Just now, Jay said:

Tell us why

The world building of the first film is great (yeah, a couple of names like "Unobtanium" are dumb but that's part of the charm) and has lots of potential for expansion, James Cameron has a knack for emotionally charged broad strokes storytelling (a quality that's practically non-existant in today's directors), action direction, and sequels.  

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I actually can see where Not Mr. Big is coming from. For the sequel Cameron could surprise us all, not fair to write the film off entirely just yet anyway.

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I am certainly willing to go into it with an open mind, I'm not pre-determined to hate it at all.


Its just hard to see it making any kind of splash in the current blockbuster world.

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I was completely indifferent to the first movie, but I would never bet agains Cameron

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1 hour ago, Romão said:

I was completely indifferent to the first movie, but I would never bet agains Cameron

 

Pretty much my feelings too. I'm intrigued for the second one at least since it's bound to be uniquely dazzling filmmaking for at least some substantial stretch and we all know Cameron's not gonna do anything without doing it big. I am sure I'll be surprised by it somehow, technically if nothing else. But I do wonder about its ability to make me want several more hours of this story, since the first film didn't do that.

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6 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

All these years later I still find his Avatar score boring.  Can't get into it

 

It's Horner desperately struggling getting a bit of style into the mechanical blockbuster trappings, with very limited success.

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Besides educated guesses, who realistically have the biggest chance of being picked by Cameron to score this ? (Not asking for who you'd like to be picked :P)

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Silvestri, I guess (he scored The Abyss for Cameron, even if that was a long time ago), Brad Fiedel (though I highly doubt that), Zimmer or some RCP alumnus.

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Juh-juh-juh-Jia!

 

Were chia pet commercials a thing outside the US?

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1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

Juh-juh-juh-Jia!

 

Were chia pet commercials a thing outside the US?

 

Not over here I don't think. 

 

im familiar with the jingle from a joke from when I used to listen to Rebel Force Radio.

 

 

If Cameron goes with Gia then all truly is lost.

 

Cameron, Lucas, and Spielberg. When one of them falls the battle has been lost .

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6 minutes ago, Bilbo Skywalker said:

If Cameron goes with Gia then all truly is lost.

That would kill 100% of my interest in the film.  I still haven't bothered to watch Rogue One for that reason (and likely never will)

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15 hours ago, Bilbo Skywalker said:

Cameron, Lucas, and Spielberg. When one of them falls the battle has been lost .

 

What's the likelihood of Lucas making another movie, let alone hiring Dunkaccino?

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2 hours ago, Sally Spectra said:

 

What's the likelihood of Lucas making another movie, let alone hiring Dunkaccino?

 

Slim to none. But things work better in threes so I stuck him in!

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On 10/08/2017 at 9:35 PM, Jay said:

Nobody I know.

 

Nobody I know even re-watches the original ever.

 

I tried to re-watch it, the other night. I got as far as "where's my goddamn cigarette?", and I thought "fuck this turd".

If I watched it again, I'd watch it for one reason: Giovanni Ribisi is a brilliant actor, and he was great as Wade. I'd watch his work, anywhere. I hope he returns, as it might just make the sequels bearable.

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17 hours ago, Not Mr. Big said:

No there wouldn't.  I'd rather have a proper "bad score" than a bland one.  

 

While I respect your opinion, I cannot disagree with you more. (It's a polite way of saying "bullshit" :P)

On a more serious note, I can see where you're getting from. I too would be pretty disappointed by a score that could have been great but is just "meh" because of work overload. But with Avatar, there's enough visuals and character to have fun with the score.

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On 8/11/2017 at 4:53 AM, BloodBoal said:

Silvestri, I guess (he scored The Abyss for Cameron, even if that was a long time ago), Brad Fiedel (though I highly doubt that), Zimmer or some RCP alumnus.

I'd say Silvestri has the strongest chance, particularly now that Spielberg has opted to use him.

 

Are these films still going to be in HFR 3D or has the fad of that been killed by The Hobbit?

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8 hours ago, Sally Spectra said:

 

What's the likelihood of Lucas making another movie, let alone hiring Dunkaccino?

 

 

Probably not great but I really hope he makes and releases (in some capacity) a weird little art-house personal film that He's been teasing us with since ROTS. I'd like to see another small film from Coppola too. 

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If I was an actor you'd have to pay me pretty handsomely to appear in a film some rich old retiree will only ever show to his rich old friends.

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13 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Whats the point of that?

 

To simeoultaneoualy satisfy his artistic needs of filmic expression and avoid public ridicule?

8 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

If I was an actor you'd have to pay me pretty handsomely to appear in a film some rich old retiree will only ever show to his rich old friends.

I too wondered about the production of those films. Like, I can see someone wanting to do it for free just for the experience but it couldn't have been anyone notable. We would have known about it.

 

But he said this in some red carpet interview at the premiere of The Force Awakens. Of course, he could have been completely bullshitting the reporter, he didn't seem too happy to be there. 

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If he's so unhappy about selling his IP to Disney, why did he do it? Did they strongarm him into selling up?

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