When I first heard about James Camerons’ Avatar, I thought to myself, “Well, if they’re gonna make a movie based on the “Monopoly” board game, surely they can make a movie based around those little pictures you set up next to your screenname on message boards.” However, further investigations revealed that ‘avatar’ carries several meanings. Dang it.
Well, here is the first preview for his decade-in-the-making film. I’ve heard a lot of hype about this movie, and I do love Camerons work. But this looks like the shit directors and film companies have been releasing for awhile now. I mean, honestly. Weird, alienesque creatures that share human characteristics? Robots bursting forth from the ground amid an interspecific holocaust? Large, imposing, terrifying, futuristic, reptilian creatures with an affinity for blood? And in a jungle/tropical/other-worldly setting? Been there, done that.