Is the Avatar sequel going to bomb now that people are sick of 3D? Isn't it an average film that was pumped up by that gimmick?

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"Gimmick" is too negative a word - it was impressive technology and I was an awe for the first half of the film, but once I got over that the plot was pretty standard Dances With Wolves, Last Samurai, Kipling kind of stuff.

@imathew you mean the 6 Avatar sequels? ;)

yes quite likely although I’ll still go see the first one just to make sure. For one of the biggest box office movies of all time I sure has disappeared into the cultural memory (I mean it wasn’t great to begin with but yanno…

@Cacotopos Yeah, good call. I watched the first half of it with the 8yo last week (his first, my first since the cinema) and he got bored halfway and went to his room to play Minecraft.

I waited until he went to bed and watched Aliens for the first time in years. Same director, similar vibe, but I had more fun!

@imathew for sure! Yeah… I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through it a second time, as much as I really enjoyed the cinema experience. Maybe 3D is the gimmick after all. Remember when every TV came out with 3D? 😂

@Cacotopos Guess what unopened bluray my previous TV came with...

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