Owlman wrote:Now the big caveat: Why the phuck would Cameron spend so many years and so many millions on the presentation, without investing some comparable, relative effort on the tired old script? Come on, the script was lame. Dances with Wolves, meets Last Samurai meets the Smurfs. White man comes in and attacks the indigenous people. One white man falls in love with indigenous hot female. Then he "turns Injun". Come on, the script was cheesy and the lines were even more cheesy.
TimGalvin wrote:You know what, Owlie, I'd have to agree with you on that one, now that I think about it, but everything else had me suspend disbelief and dive in.
I've said this from the start. The story, the deep down basic plot of the movie, is one we've seen in one form or another several times before. Dances With Wolves. Pocahontas. It's a basic plot with a predictable outcome. But Cameron manages to present it in a very unique way, which makes the movie very enjoyable.
KK wrote:The biggest third weekend? That's a useless stat.
Ok, how about this? Avatar is already, just three short weeks after being released, the fourth highest grossing film of all time. Fourth. In three weeks. Easy to see that it will soon move up. I predict it will make it to number 2 within a month. I don't know if it will overtake the first spot which is held by Titanic, which just happens to be another James Cameron movie.