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 Posted:   Feb 19, 2019 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Avatar is well known to be Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves, which might be ok as a one off, but all the sequels, yawn town

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2019 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • Uhm, Avatar wasn't based on anything. And actually also the only film he directed after Titanic.

    At least, I wouldn't imagine he'd admit it if it was. But it is a lot like...
    https://www.slashfilm.com/lol-james-camerons-avatar-is-disneys-pochontas/


    I'm pretty sure we, as an internet, agreed that it's straight-up Ferngully.

  • Great film, fine score. Has a little bit of Horner going on.

    That settles it: Junkie XL for Aquatar, Astrotar, Ferngullytar, and Tartar Sauce.

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     Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 5:37 AM   
     By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

    Saw it in IMAX 3D last night, and it was incredible. The 3D was a sight to behold, and the motion performance by the lead actress was excellent. The music fit the film perfectly and I really enjoyed it. The CD drops from Milan in March, and I'll be picking this one up for sure. The pre-order price jumped a few bucks this morning on Amazon Canada, I'll just order it after it comes out.

    I liked the film so much I'm thinking about seeing it again.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 5:45 AM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    Good man, Ryan!

    I also saw it in IMAX 3D, really the only way to see a film such as this (providing you have access to an IMAX theatre in your area). I was blown away -- and so relieved that it turned out so good after the disconcerting trailers! "Always trust in Cameron", I should have learned that by now. smile

     
     Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 6:38 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Great film, fine score. Has a little bit of Horner going on.

    wow


    Exactly my thoughts


    Based on the trailer they should've graphed CGI robot parts on a real actress. That's so fake looking its creepy. And absolutely no sense of mass or gravity in those shots. Looks more cartoony than 2D animation.



    Quality is all yesteryear now, recall when a 'great' film was truly great?
    The meaning of the word is diminished.


    There's amateur 3D animators online who can render people/humanoids to this degree. Meaning the professional studios should be doing leaps and bounds better.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 6:43 AM   
     By:   Ado   (Member)

    Great film, fine score. Has a little bit of Horner going on.

    wow


    Exactly my thoughts


    Based on the trailer they should've graphed CGI robot parts on a real actress. That's so fake looking its creepy. And absolutely no sense of mass or gravity in those shots. Looks more cartoony than 2D animation.



    Quality is all yesteryear now, recall when a 'great' film was truly great?
    The meaning of the word is diminished.


    There's amateur 3D animators online who can render people/humanoids to this degree. Meaning the professional studios should be doing leaps and bounds better.


    $200 million budget film, kinda makes you wonder

     
     Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 7:08 AM   
     By:   jedizim   (Member)

    Saw the movie over the weekend in 3D on a Cinemark XD screen, and loved it.

    Thought the CGI was very well done, the acting was good, the plot was good, the score was great, and even the 3D was worth it. Overall, easily one of the more entertaining and enjoyable movies I have seen in a while. I have listened to Holkenborg's score 3 or 4 times since I saw the movie, and I enjoy it more each time.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 21, 2019 - 9:22 AM   
     By:   Don Norman   (Member)

    I enjoyed the movie. Alita comes across as a very endearing character despite being totally CG. It could have used a memorable love theme for the scenes of Alita and Hugo and maybe a great song over the end credits.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 21, 2019 - 11:37 AM   
     By:   Kim Peterson   (Member)

    Question off topic about Tom Holkenborg. How does he decide if he is going to be called
    Tom Holkenborg or Junkie XL when he gets attached to a movie? Why not pick one and
    stick with it. I did not know if this has been explained somewhere and I missed it.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 21, 2019 - 11:43 AM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    Question off topic about Tom Holkenborg. How does he decide if he is going to be called
    Tom Holkenborg or Junkie XL when he gets attached to a movie? Why not pick one and
    stick with it. I did not know if this has been explained somewhere and I missed it.


    I don't know, but it seems to me that he prefers his birth name more and more in the last few years. Junkie XL is really synonymous with his pre-film work, and although he's used that name in the film work too, I'm guessing that from now on, he's reserving that for non-film albums or scores that harken back to his old electronica sound, should it be required.

     
     Posted:   Jun 12, 2019 - 7:29 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    I enjoyed the movie. Alita comes across as a very endearing character despite being totally CG. It could have used a memorable love theme for the scenes of Alita and Hugo and maybe a great song over the end credits.

    Saw this recently and "endearing" was exactly what came to my mind while watching the film.
    I really liked the first third of the film (CGI issues aside) but it doesn't really go anywhere after that.
    I recently revisited the OVA and its just not very good, thus the source material is partially to blame.
    The score its actually very sweet and thematic in areas. Sadly no good action music to speak of.

     
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