Friday, August 28, 2009
James Cameron's next bigscreen epic, Avatar, hits theaters on December 18th. It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since we've seen a movie directed by him (a little flick called "Titanic"). This new one, based on a popular video game of the same name, looks like quite the visual spectacle.
Of course, what will make it or break it is....the eyes.
Movies like "Polar Express" and "Beowulf" have used similar technology in an attempt to realistically animate human expression. However, the results have usually been mixed and, so far, the characters end up having "dead eyes"....that creepy, empty look that makes people seem like the walking dead or Janice Dickinson.
However, James Cameron is famous for being a creative task-master, so I have a feeling he'll figure out a way to "WOW" us anyway. If the film is half as good as this concept art and trailer....then, we might be in for a very pleasant surprise.
Hopefully, we'll be able to see it in their eyes.
Of course, fans of the game and Sci-Fi geeks worldwide have already started complaining about the movie. It's to be expected from this group...they can be quick to judge and relentless in their critique.
Someone even created this HILARIOUS video that shows that even Hitler is upset with the new trailer.
I know how he feels.
I was just as riled up after seeing the "Bewitched" movie.