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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    I think this is simply Cameron's MO; he gravitates toward simple stories because while they may seem undeveloped and ham-fisted to some (valid criticism), they really appeal to the biggest amount of people. You could choose to see it as him appealing to the lowest common denominator. Or you could see it as him sticking to a few simple universal themes nearly everyone is sure to connect with on a fundamental, emotional level. It's not sophisticated but still elicits a powerful response in many people so I don't necessarily see it as a bad thing. I understand how some will find it lacking but that's just his story-telling style.
    that's a valid description of it. except i do see it as a bad thing. to me it's cinematic populism: "a few simple universal themes nearly everyone is sure to conect with on a fundamental, emotional level". and i guess i just really, really hate populism whether it's political or artistic. i think it's facile and manipulative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_is_for_Cookie View Post
    I think it will pass Return of the King next week. Imagine how much Cameron's ego will grow when he has the #1 and the #2 movie of all time. He's already insufferable.
    yeah I'm not to jazzed about that because I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Peter Jackson said he wanted to release them again in 3 D so I already have 2 sets of the movies, I already have 4 sets of Star Wars (even on Beta LOL)

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    1TitanicPar.$1,842.9$600.832.6%$1,242.167.4%19972AvatarFox$1,131.8$374.433.1%$757.366.9%20093The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingNL


    OK I liked it but it wasn't better than LOTR

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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

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    Saw it today! LOVED it! It takes you into a whole another world and makes you dream and feel, so.. mission accomplished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    did we watch the same film????
    saw it last night and while it's pretty to look at, the story sucks ass in such a way that it makes the titanic script seem intelligent abd subtle in comparison.
    the whole story with the na'vi and the evil corporation with their massive stock of weapons has all the subtlety of a punch in the face. talk about dumbed down for the masses... it doesn't get more cliched and unoriginal than this. i pretty much predicted what was goingnto happen 5 minutes in.
    oh, and it's about an hour and a half too long.

    i'm all for futuristic tales about being green and saving the planet but IMO wall-e did it 500 times better, and didn't cost 500 million dollars.

    my other problem was that i just didn't like how the blue creatures looked. and i usually don't have a problem getting attached to non-human, animated characters. but i just couldn't warm up to these blue creatures so i found myself not really caring about any of fhe characters
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    no matter what we think this movie is going to beat Titanic $1,602,168,000

    Denzel Washingtons movie came in second this week to Avatar. I liked Avatar but I just didn't think it was that good.. not beat Return of the Kings good or Titanic good....... geez
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    I can't stand James Cameron and have no desire to see this. Even if Cameron didn't direct it, I still wouldn't have any desire to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellini View Post
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    now I want to see it again just to make sure it's not all I think it is but somebody out there is watching this thing.

    I don't mind Cameron getting a Oscar or two, far worse have gone home with the ugly ass statue... it's just I don't get it. Jurassic Park was better (the first time around) Fellowship of the Ring was better.. so many were better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    I can't stand James Cameron and have no desire to see this. Even if Cameron didn't direct it, I still wouldn't have any desire to see it.
    I thought the exact same thing, but was talked into it by my son and husband. But, I have to admit, I was quite impressed by the movie. The story wasn't great, but the imagery really was incredible.

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    Don't force yourself, GAPeach. If it wasn't all that to you, it just wasn't. From what I've seen, it either speaks to you or it doesn't. No reason to waste another three hours

    I actually really liked Titanic the first time (Was blown away by the effects and saw it on opening night before the hype hit hardcore) and then when I saw it a second time, was VERY disappointed. You might actually like it WORSE the second time, so if you're waffling, I would just stick with what you got.

    Again, personally I LOVED it and have seen it three times now, but I can definitely see how it wouldn't be for everyone.
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    I just saw it. And yeah, I almost broke out into "Colors of the Wind" at times. Yes, simple story, childish, almost. Blue man good, white man bad, etc.

    Anyway, I was drawn into it more than I thought I would be. Usually I hate CGI, but this was so other-worldly that it worked for me. It was quite stunning.

    I thought it was pretty ironic (but not surprising from Cameron) that the battle sequence was your typical war porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhateverLolaWants View Post
    Don't force yourself, GAPeach. If it wasn't all that to you, it just wasn't. From what I've seen, it either speaks to you or it doesn't. No reason to waste another three hours

    I actually really liked Titanic the first time (Was blown away by the effects and saw it on opening night before the hype hit hardcore) and then when I saw it a second time, was VERY disappointed. You might actually like it WORSE the second time, so if you're waffling, I would just stick with what you got.

    Again, personally I LOVED it and have seen it three times now, but I can definitely see how it wouldn't be for everyone.
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    'The Hurt Locker'
    'Inglourious Basterds'
    'Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire'
    'Up in the Air'

    your not alone.. seems a lot of people loved it.
    I love Titanic. I liked Avatar but not loved. But I kept my 3D glasses just in case!

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