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View Poll Results: Which is the better film?
Avatar 24 53.33%
Titanic 21 46.67%
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Old April 25 2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Which of James Cameron's two record-shattering movies do you think is the better film? Both are visually and musically stunning, longer than average, and have fairly predictable storylines. And of course they've both made a hundred bajillion dollars.

I'd have to say I think I prefer Titanic. Maybe it's the fact that it's more rooted in reality and deals with a real human tragedy.
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Old April 25 2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

They're pretty difficult films to compare, as they're so vastly different. I love both of them, but since I lean towards science fiction as a favourite genre, I lean towards Avatar.
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Old April 25 2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Very different movies, but I voted for Titanic. I'm an unapologetic defender of this movie; still love it.

Avatar I liked, but it had a lot more evident flaws. I don't think there's any sequence in it that compares to the sinking of the ship, which is tragic and harrowing.
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Old April 25 2010, 09:05 PM   #4
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I went with Avatar. I was never a fan of Titanic.
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Old April 25 2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

This is a science fiction board...Not really biased here.
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Old April 25 2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

I'm not a huge fan of either, but I'll go with Avatar over Titanic any day.
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Old April 25 2010, 09:56 PM   #7
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Avatar
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Old April 25 2010, 10:04 PM   #8
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Personally? Avatar. Though it's not really a fair comparison given how dissimilar they are. You might as well compare Star Wars with Gone with the Wind.
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Old April 25 2010, 11:39 PM   #9
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I'm a sucker for history and English chicks, so Titanic it is.
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Old April 25 2010, 11:41 PM   #10
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Titanic, although I'm watching Avatar right now....

I'm a sucker for tragic romance.
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Old April 26 2010, 01:34 AM   #11
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Reverend wrote: View Post
Personally? Avatar. Though it's not really a fair comparison given how dissimilar they are. You might as well compare Star Wars with Gone with the Wind.
Star Wars totally kicks Gone With The Wind's ass.
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Old April 26 2010, 02:33 AM   #12
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

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Your post made me imagine what would happen if Gone With the Wind had taken place in the Star Wars Universe.
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Old April 26 2010, 02:50 AM   #13
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Avatar= Giant robots enough said.
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Old April 26 2010, 02:50 AM   #14
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Neither.
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Old April 26 2010, 03:25 AM   #15
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Re: Avatar vs Titanic: which is better?

Thespeckledkiwi wrote: View Post
This is a science fiction board...Not really biased here.
I promise not to publish the data claiming otherwise.
It doesn't surprise me that Avatar is getting more votes.

Personally, my biggest problem with Avatar is not the simplicity of it's storyline, but the extremely cookie-cutter nature of all the characters. We have the blood-thirsty military guy with no morals, the money-hungry business guy with no morals, the tree-hugging protagonists/scientists (with morals); and could the Navi be any more of the classical stereotype of American Indians? The antagonists really irritated the hell out of me during the movie, distracting me from an otherwise beautiful picture.
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