Thursday, August 20, 2009

Avatar Teaser Trailer

I'm really impressed with how Cameron has put the kabash on ant leaked footage, images and leaked spoilers for Avatar. In todays day and age that's very difficult, this information blackout has built up a tremendous curiousity amoungst those who even know about Avatar. After watching the teaser trailer I have to admit, I may have been expecting something more in tune with Aliens or Terminator. I didn't get that vibe after watching the teaser. The environments look pretty impressive but I also felt like I was watching extended footage from the Star Wars prequels.For some odd reason when I saw the Navi I instantly thought of the Dark Crystal, I don't know why. I'm sure I'll be there opening night December 18th.
For those not in the know...

“Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than 10 years in the making, “Avatar” marks Cameron’s return to feature directing since helming 1997’s “Titanic,” the highest grossing film of all time and winner of 11 Oscars including best picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong,” will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3-D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.”

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