My point is, Saldana's performance wasn't critical to the success of the movie, in my opinion. Any half decent actress could have done the same thing she did and the movie still would have been a blockbuster.
Flat out disagree...Zoe Saldana's acting in Avatar got a lot of critical acclaim and it is her best work to date. I think someone has mentioned why Avatar was so ground breaking. It was the actors that did all the acting, it was not animation or kids or body doubles
Here is the proof:
When the film first came out there were whispers that ZoŽ was going to get a best actress nomination of her role as the Navi Princess but that didn’t happen
Such a shame since Kate Winslet got an Oscar nomination for best actress despite her terrible American accent in Titanic.
chris pine and zoe saldana are the biggest stars among the cast. The Academy chose both of them to host the technical Oscars and both were asked to represent Star Trek at the main Oscars.
Why not Chris and Zachary?
Don’t get me wrong, Zachary is huge as well and he will always be an icon to many TV fans and geeks because of his role as Sylar on HEROES. However Zachary doesn’t seem to have the heartthrob status that Chris Pine has (despite the fact that Zachary is more handsome than Chris).
Paramount does feel that Chris and Zoe are the prettiest and most commercial people among the cast so Paramount has decided to make both of them the face of the new film.
A lot of TOS purist fans have to accept it. This is year 2013, Star Trek can’t commercially survive with 3 Men on the poster. you need a woman, you need a woman, You need a woman.
In references to Lord of the Rings, The poster of the Two Towers had Aragon in between Arwen and Ewoyn . Arwen didn’t even have up to 10 minutes on screen time and the film was 3 hours long and even worse the love triangle in the Two Towers was secondary to the main plot story.
So, WOMEN MATTER......I just wish they weren’t so objectified in Star Trek.
No one recognizes her for her face or voice for Avatar which were both different than what she looks and sounds like in RL. Yes her face was captured and she gave a performance but you won't notice who it is unless you knew it beforehand.
I agree, women should be represented on the poster.
Quite the opposite.
I believe that is why she is called an actress. Her faking a made up accent is part of the job. The question is can you do the job well?
As for people not recognizing her face you are wrong again, her and Sam Warrington did look like their characters and they are more recognised for their roles in Avatar in comparison to their other films.
Since Avater is a trilogy It is safe to say that zoe will be more remembered more as the navi princess than as uhura in star trek. may be because Avatar is the biggest film ever.
Also in Avatar the romance was first and the science was 2nd. star trek is the revere of this, additionally it seems that there is so much going on in Into Darkness and so much characters, I doubt Uhura or her romance with Spock will get lots of screen time.
Don’t be fooled by the poster, Bones may still be part of the big three.