Two New Extended Clips from AVATAR

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Two new extended clips from James Cameron’s Avatar have just come online and if the film wasn’t almost three hours long you could probably cobble all the already-released footage and take the film all the way to its third act.  What we’ve seen hasn’t been bad and neither are these two new clips…for the most part.  I like the first clip of Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) linking up with her banshee because it carries the avatar model to a species on Pandora, but then there’s the clip which gives us our first real introduction to Giovanni Ribisi’s character, Parker Selfridge.  The clip is moving along fine as we learn more about Sigourney Weaver’s character and how she clashes with the detached administrator, but then he names the mineral that we’ve heard about in the trailer, the mineral which goes for “$20 million a kilo”.  It’s called “unobtanium.”  I really hope that’s just slang and it has a real-sounding name because I’m just now getting used to einsteinium.

Click over to Cineplex to see the scene where Neytiri links up with her banshee, click over to MSN to see the clip where we cringe at the word “unobtanium,” and hit the jump for the film’s official synopsis.  Avatar hits theaters on December 18th.

For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Avatar:

avatar_movie_image_02.jpgWe enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where corporations are mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth’s energy crisis. Because the atmosphere of Pandora is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human “drivers” have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora… the Na’vi.

Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na’vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na’vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake’s life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan, and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures. As Jake’s relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na’vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide nothing less than the fate of an entire world.




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  • Jon

    Just like to correct you there – unobtanium is pretty much an engineering term and has been long before this film was made. Bleh I couldn’t be bothered saying more it’s all on Wikipedia.

    “Unobtainium is also used for materials that are practical and really exist, but are difficult to get. For example, during the development and service period of the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, engineers working for Lockheed Corporation at the Skunk Works used the term unobtainium as a dysphemism for titanium. This was not because of the radical decision to use the untried new material, but because at the time the Soviets were cornering the market in this material and were careful not to allow the American military to get hold of it.[4] Since the advent of the FFC Cambridge process in 1996, titanium is more readily obtained.[5]
    Similarly, in maintaining old equipment (electronic and other) unobtainium is often used to refer to replacement parts that are no longer made (e.g. many parts for reel-to-reel audio recorders used to play back archive tapes, as for digitization). Uncommon, or rare, vacuum tubes are often said to be made of “unobtainium” when they cost more than the equipment they are fitted to (especially true of certain tubes, such as the 1L6, used exclusively in American battery powered shortwave radios).”

  • Jon

    Just like to correct you there – unobtanium is pretty much an engineering term and has been long before this film was made. Bleh I couldn’t be bothered saying more it’s all on Wikipedia.

    “Unobtainium is also used for materials that are practical and really exist, but are difficult to get. For example, during the development and service period of the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, engineers working for Lockheed Corporation at the Skunk Works used the term unobtainium as a dysphemism for titanium. This was not because of the radical decision to use the untried new material, but because at the time the Soviets were cornering the market in this material and were careful not to allow the American military to get hold of it.[4] Since the advent of the FFC Cambridge process in 1996, titanium is more readily obtained.[5]
    Similarly, in maintaining old equipment (electronic and other) unobtainium is often used to refer to replacement parts that are no longer made (e.g. many parts for reel-to-reel audio recorders used to play back archive tapes, as for digitization). Uncommon, or rare, vacuum tubes are often said to be made of “unobtainium” when they cost more than the equipment they are fitted to (especially true of certain tubes, such as the 1L6, used exclusively in American battery powered shortwave radios).”

  • Ben

    i think it looks amazing. it’s not my kind of film but i saw the trailer in 3D wheni went to see another 3D film and i thought ‘i deffinately want to see that.

    http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=2300082

  • Ben

    i think it looks amazing. it’s not my kind of film but i saw the trailer in 3D wheni went to see another 3D film and i thought ‘i deffinately want to see that.

    http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=2300082

  • Ben

    i think it looks amazing. it’s not my kind of film but i saw the trailer in 3D wheni went to see another 3D film and i thought ‘i deffinately want to see that.

    http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=2300082

  • Used before..

    They used the term in the movie The Core that had Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart starring.
    Once again from Wiki..
    “(Delroy Lindo) Brazzelton not only reveals a means of drilling through the Earth at high speeds using a series of lasers, but also has devised a material “unobtainium” which is capable of withstanding the pressures deep inside the planet as well as generating energy from them.”

  • Used before..

    They used the term in the movie The Core that had Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart starring.
    Once again from Wiki..
    “(Delroy Lindo) Brazzelton not only reveals a means of drilling through the Earth at high speeds using a series of lasers, but also has devised a material “unobtainium” which is capable of withstanding the pressures deep inside the planet as well as generating energy from them.”

  • Used before..

    They used the term in the movie The Core that had Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart starring.
    Once again from Wiki..
    “(Delroy Lindo) Brazzelton not only reveals a means of drilling through the Earth at high speeds using a series of lasers, but also has devised a material “unobtainium” which is capable of withstanding the pressures deep inside the planet as well as generating energy from them.”

  • danielgrooth

    Wow!! lovely video. The special effects in the video clip are awesome.
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  • danielgrooth

    Wow!! lovely video. The special effects in the video clip are awesome.
    Cho Yung Tea

  • Carlostevez1982

    Is this extended cause i have never seen this on the film and i got the bluray version of the film on 1080p film.

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