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Old August 8 2013, 08:45 PM   #46
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Re: Avatar 2, 3, and 4

As I have not read the novelization or played all the extra content of the extended Blu-Ray or perused the coffe table "behind the scenes" book, I'm sure there are details I've missed, but just watching the movie, I got the impression that the Na'vi may not be fully indigenous to Pandora.

They possess 4 limbs and just two eyes whereas all other higher vertibrates have 6 limbs and 4 eyes. Plus the nerve tendril business, the "horses" and the banshees have two while the Na'vi just have the one.

I'm sure the more attentive viewers consider this "old news", but I have not engaged in those discussions. I would think that's potential for story right there. Just why ARE the Na'vi so fundamentally different from all other (so far seen) higher life-forms on that world? Do you think Cameron will explore this?

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Old August 9 2013, 08:24 AM   #47
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Nah.

Avatar 2: big evil mining company returns to pandora and bombs the shit out of the planet from orbit getting rid of the pesky natives. Wholesale mining of the planet begins

Avatar 3: mining continues

Avatar 4: mining continues until no more unobtainium left, move onto the next planet
"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure. "

Whoops sorry wrong movie.

But yep in a real world situtation orbital bombardment might be the solution. But then just come up with some phoney science that in order to be effective from orbit the bombs would have an effect on the materiels being mined renderding them worthless.
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Old August 9 2013, 05:51 PM   #48
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Re: Avatar 2, 3, and 4

I was kind of cold to the idea of more Avatar movies despite enjoying the first one, but Locutus' ideas actually interest me. So if Cameron's heading in a similar direction, I'm down.


(That said, if Gaia isn't voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and there aren't five kids with power rings I'm gonna feel ripped off. )
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Old August 11 2013, 09:35 PM   #49
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Well, if unobtanium was in floating mountains, then that means it was more easily spalled off during impacts. Therefore Avatar 1 should have been about Earth ships mining astroids, and the Nav'i not even knowing they were there.

Forget face on Mars, when I first saw Voyager footage of the moon Mirans--the first thought I had was "strip mine." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_(moon)

That turned out to be natural processes though.
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Old August 12 2013, 06:28 PM   #50
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Some sequels are as good as the first if not better i.e. Aliens, TWOK. But sometimes sequels can be worse i.e. The Matrix sequels.
Agree. Cameron absolutely got Aliens right, so hopefully history will repeat for him. Multiple sequels are a gamble.
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Old August 12 2013, 07:38 PM   #51
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The sequels I think are as good or even better than the original happen to be different. Aliens is not comparable to Alien as it's an entirely different genre. TWOK is different from TMP. TDK has an entirely different tone than Batman Begins. The Empire Strikes Back is different from Star Wars. Terminator 2 is Teminator on steroids, but has a whole different feel to it.
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Old August 12 2013, 08:06 PM   #52
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The sequels I think are as good or even better than the original happen to be different. Aliens is not comparable to Alien as it's an entirely different genre. TWOK is different from TMP. TDK has an entirely different tone than Batman Begins. The Empire Strikes Back is different from Star Wars. Terminator 2 is Teminator on steroids, but has a whole different feel to it.
Agree.
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Old August 12 2013, 09:49 PM   #53
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That might be the key to a good sequel make it different from the first, when sequels try to copy an earlier film to much they can fail. i.e. Alien3
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