By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, TotalFilm
While I hate pushing hype that is already at a ridiculous high -- or do I? -- there is an article concerning James Cameron's Avatar that you just need to read. Though it suggests that it is all about James Cameron discussing the film, it serves more as a list of why you need to see this movie (when it comes out).
TotalFilm gives us 11 facts about Avatar that are just too cool to look over. To see what I mean, take a look at a couple snippets below:
9. Soderbergh liked what he saw - a lot.
“Yeah, I went to the set,” said Steven Soderbergh, when Total Film quizzed him recently. “I can tell you that shit was mindblowing. The shit I saw was crazy. Like, craaaazy.I I think it’s gonna be gigantic. It’s gonna be another one of those benchmarks. There’s gonna be Before that movie and After.”
7. The plot is ace.
Unfolding in the distant future on an exotic alien planet called Pandora, it’s the story of paraplegic ex-Marine Jake Sully. After undergoing an experiment to exist in the alien world as an avatar – a blue, 10ft-tall, genetically engineered biological body, controlled by his human mind – Sully finds himself torn in a fight for his own survival and that of Pandora’s indigenous people, the Na’vi. Cameron’s script sets up an epic war between the native race of an incredible world and the humans who want to exploit it.
10. Avatar is already changing cinema.
Cameron says he will never make another movie in 2-D. DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg predicts that one day soon, no one will. “What you’re seeing today in film in the 2-D image is actually the equivalent of listening to vinyl,” said Katzenberg, when he invited totalfilm.com to visit DreamWorks’ newly developed 3-D studios last month.
By summer you will likely be able to open up Webster's Dictionary and see the Avatar poster right next to the definition for 'hype'. Though we have yet to see a lick of the film, so far it has been pretty deserving.