OT: AVATAR

OT: AVATAR

Post by Static Voi » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 03:29:42


Maybe its' just me but judging from the trailer (and despite the hype)
the movie's CGI doesn't look particularly impressive (shiny plastic
skins are so 90's, for *** 's sake) and the animation manages to be even
worse (stiff and not natural in the least). Is the movie industry lagging
behing video games?

I predict this one to be a stinker of epic proportions (watch that wrap)

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
erons-3D-film-change-face-cinema-forever.html
 
 
 

OT: AVATAR

Post by Shaw » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 06:20:44


I have the high rez trailer and it looks pretty damn good to me. And
don't forget its 3D. Not sure about the storyline though - basically a
remake of Pocohontas it seems to me. But I am intrigued enough to watch
out for it in December.

 
 
 

OT: AVATAR

Post by Warewol » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 13:13:58

Static Void < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



This is more of a discussion for one of the film-making or animation
groups but, personally, I'd say that the big name studios and animation
houses are lagging behind the *** and fan-writers/animators that
are out there...and that should tell you something. -_-!

A lot of the 'stories' they're telling, if they aren't boring or outright
stupid, are trying to shoehorn old plot devices into new CGI or flash-
animated shells. *cough*blackguystilldies*hack*

In fact, when I was watching 'Monsters VS Aliens' at a Wal-Mart this
afternoon, I was disgusted at the amount of recycling Pixar did with its
plotting and character design. (ie the writers still pick on the guy with
one eye) }X^
In fact, I could almost predict its Monsters-Win-Jerks-Lose ending before
the film was halfway finished. -_-

There is a reason that films like Heavy Metal and Iron Giant; that Flash
series like Madness, There She Is!! and Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom;
that television series like Daria, Downtown, Megas XLR, Batman TAS, Ren
and Stimpy and Family Dog were successes - it wasn't just because of the
character designs, the animation or the razor sharp writing that
accompanied them - it was the drive and dedication of the production
crew(s) to try something different...to not just push/pierce the envelope
but to tear it to shreds.

When even ' *** series' like *** ella, Tripping the Rift and a
certain ' *** Party Cartoon' can't hold a candle to, say, a story by
'Cheesium' or 'Eddie Glover' or even a *kids' show* like 'Johnny and the
Sprites', the industry needs to give its collective head a shake.

They need to acknowledge their failings, take responsibility for them and
use what they learned to build something entertaining. (Like a film with
an intelligent *FEMALE* character as its main?) 9_9
>> I predict this one to be a stinker of epic proportions (watch that >> wrap)

I think that, after enjoying Nickelodeon's last animated series, the
viewers are going to expect something more than 'yet another humans-vs-
aliens enviro-shlock (with **MALE** chosen one) crapshoot' (emphasis on
**CRAP!!!**) - they're going to expect, if not comparably sharp writing
and animation, some depth to the female characters that appear in the
film.

(In other words, making them *** wallflowers isn't going to cut it
in this girl-power, anti-terrorist, 'woman!=trash' era)

But let's see how the film turns out. It could be (slightly) better than
'Family Guy' or a certain 'Unamerican Dud' (although that's not saying
much).

Signed,
Warewolf
who thinks that even a Batman/MegaMan amalgamation would be better than
the current animation line-up. 9_9
 
 
 

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Post by Schrodinge » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 01:47:52

"Warewolf" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...

That was a poor film - I don't even remember a thing about it despite paying
0 for us all to see it.

> There is a reason that films like Heavy Metal and Iron Giant; that Flash> > series like Madness, There She Is!! and Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom;> > that television series like Daria, Downtown, Megas XLR, Batman TAS, Ren> > and Stimpy and Family Dog were successes - it wasn't just because of the> > character designs, the animation or the razor sharp writing that> > accompanied them - it was the drive and dedication of the production> > crew(s) to try something different...to not just push/pierce the envelope> > but to tear it to shreds.> >


> When even 'adult series' like Stripperella, Tripping the Rift and a> > certain 'Adult Party Cartoon' can't hold a candle to, say, a story by> > 'Cheesium' or 'Eddie Glover' or even a *kids' show* like 'Johnny and the> > Sprites', the industry needs to give its collective head a shake.> >> > They need to acknowledge their failings, take responsibility for them and> > use what they learned to build something entertaining. (Like a film with> > an intelligent *FEMALE* character as its main?) 9_9> >>>>> I predict this one to be a stinker of epic proportions (watch that>>>> wrap)> >> > I think that, after enjoying Nickelodeon's last animated series, the> > viewers are going to expect something more than 'yet another humans-vs-> > aliens enviro-shlock (with **MALE** chosen one) crapshoot' (emphasis on> > **CRAP!!!**) - they're going to expect, if not comparably sharp writing> > and animation, some depth to the female characters that appear in the> > film.> >> > (In other words, making them submissive wallflowers isn't going to cut it> > in this girl-power, anti-terrorist, 'woman!=trash' era)> >

Lilo and Stitch was brilliant and Lilo was as unlikely a "hero" as you can
get IMO. It seems, however that Disney didn't really learn from that
lesson...

> But let's see how the film turns out. It could be (slightly) better than> > 'Family Guy' or a certain 'Unamerican Dud' (although that's not saying> > much).> >> > Signed,> > Warewolf> > who thinks that even a Batman/MegaMan amalgamation would be better than> > the current animation line-up. 9_9> >


 
 
 

OT: AVATAR

Post by khaigh » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 08:49:58

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

>one eye) }X^
Um, MONSTERS VS ALIENS was a Dreamworks movie, not Pixar. So recycling
Pixar plots and character designs was to be expected. (Just don't
blame Pixar for it.)
>>In fact, I could almost predict its Monsters-Win-Jerks-Lose ending before >>the film was halfway finished. -_-

Anybody with a brain could have predicted that before even going into
the theater. That said, I was a little surprised that General W. R.
Monger turned out to be a semi-decent person once all was said and done.

--
Kyle Haight