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Mike Cohen
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on Aug 20, 2009 at 10:57:53 pm

After over a decade without a blockbuster movie, James Cameron has been teasing us with news of his 3D epic "Avatar." Today the first trailer appeared on Apple's website, no doubt elsewhere, and I have to say...I'm worried.

The visuals, as one would expect from the guy who brought us Aliens, T2, The Abyss and yes Titanic, are stunning. The story seems interesting. But what worries me is that we will see yet another whizz bang SFX extravaganza with lots of cool CGI and a weak story.

Oh, but it has Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington.

Sam Worthington was in Terminator Salvation, which in my opinion, falls into the whizz bang SFX bonanza category. Not good.

Oh, but big budget effects movies are for your eyeballs, not your brain.

Sure that may be the case with Transformers, Phantom Menace and GI Joe. But this is James Cameron. While I could live without the cheesy love story inserted into Titanic, one must admit that once the iceberg hit, it was riveting.

So we'll have to wait for December to determine if Cameron has succeeded in creating another classic for the cinematic ages, or just another SFX bonanza.

Mike Cohen


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