James Cameron’s AVATAR Trailer is Finally Online!

     August 20, 2009

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James Cameron’s “Avatar” now has a trailer. That’s right. You read that correctly. I never thought I would see the day but after months and months (and years) of waiting it is finally here. Did it live up to your expectations? Is your mind blown? Are you disappointed? Does this look even better than anything you expected? I’m very interested in reading what your thoughts are and I’m sure you will have some after you see the trailer when you hit the jump.

First, here’s the trailer. Thank you 20th Century Fox for releasing a copy on YouTube! For HD go to Apple.

Avatar Movie image Navi.jpgSo I’m in the same boat as a lot of you guys. This is my first time seeing any footage for the film since I wasn’t able to attend comic con this year. So, what do I think? I think it looks…not as amazing as I thought it would. It looks like a motion capture cartoon to me. I’ll admit that it looks like its going to be a fun and amazing time with some awesome visuals but I’m kind of blown away not by how great it looks but by how cartoony it is. I think I might have set my expectations too high.  I was interested in reading peoples reactions before but now after seeing the trailer a couple of times I am 10x more curious. Be sure to leave your thoughts and comments below.

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past couple of years and want to know what this “Avatar” film is all about, here is a plot synopsis which also talks a bit about the technology that we can expect when the film comes out later on this year

“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.”

Also, for more on “Avatar”, you can read Matt’s report on the footage that was shown at comic con here. You can also see Steve’s interview with “Avatar” producer, John Landau, while you are at it here.

“Avatar” hits conventional, 3D, and 3D IMAX theatres on December 18th.

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