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Avatar 2, Flop or Not?

By JakeFAttie

1 year ago


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“Avatar, Way of the Water looks... ”

  • Hot like Water! 53 votes
    35%
  • Tepid like Tea. 21 votes
    14%
  • Flop-a-delic. 78 votes
    51%

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#301 1 year ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Anyone else still seeing people in the theater on their phones, talking loudly, running up the stairs, etc?...

Not really but I haven't been to a bunch of movies. I also only go to emagine theaters which have the big recliner seats and more distance between folks. Saw Puss in Boots with a bunch of kids in the theatre and didn't really notice much.
Could just be lucky as well

#302 1 year ago

I must living in a cave. Never heard of a 4D movie theater.

But then again....last movie I saw in a theater was Saw 3D which can out 2010 if I remember correctly.

#303 1 year ago
Quoted from Wiggles:

I did and I didn't feel like they were as noticeable as the first movie, but still better than 95% of all other movies that get 3D releases.
I really enjoyed Avatar 2, not as much as the first, but was worth the wait imo. I'd give it a solid 7/10.

Agreed.
saw it yesterday in 3D and ICE techno (sound dolby atmos, laser 4K..) and pretty disappointed with 3D or not really impressed with it. Got the feeling that 3D technology has not been improved since many years.

#304 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I must living in a cave. Never heard of a 4D movie theater.
But then again....last movie I saw in a theater was Saw 3D which can out 2010 if I remember correctly.

Mostly used in amusement parks for theme rides. There's some really good ones out there. I wasn't aware there were stand alone theaters that had it either.

#305 1 year ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Agreed.
saw it yesterday in 3D and ICE techno (sound dolby atmos, laser 4K..) and pretty disappointed with 3D or not really impressed with it. Got the feeling that 3D technology has not been improved since many years.

I think that's where the benefit of HFR (high frame rate) comes into play, it really helps with the 3D affect. Without HFR the 3D affect has seemed a bit dull and even a bit blurry IMO. I'm not a fan of the fast motion look but it's not super noticeable in Avatar 2 versus say the Hobbit HFR 3D versions.

https://ymcinema.com/2022/12/25/avatar-2-insights-hfr-reduces-eye-fatigue-in-3d-screening/

“High frame rate is available; We’re using it as an authoring tool to improve some of the 3D, but we’re not just broadly applying it as a format”. Cameron emphasized that HFR was applied sparingly. “We created new 48 frames-per-second inter-frames to smooth out some of the strobing and some of the rapid cameras moves – during the viperwolf chase, the Thanator chase, things like that – to improve the stereoscopic experience”. But again, in Avatar 2 almost this whole masterpiece was an HFR. Indeed, in our opinion, the HFR improves the feel of 3D, makes it more beautiful, and prevents eye fatigue, which is essential for a three-hour movie.

#306 1 year ago
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

The movie—like the first one which I hadn't seen until prepping for this one—was long and meh to me. Basic story, boring dialogue, and I guess I just don't get enthralled watching blue (and blue-green) cartoon cat people.

I didn't find it boring but get the blue/green cartoon monkey thing. Both movies seem to go out of their way to make all humans terrible and the blue/green fantasy characters flawless and righteous. But I get it, the humans are the enemy and blue monkeys heroes.

I did like the 3D effect but agree it's pretty much the same experience as before. It does makes a difference where you sit in the theater. We sat mid level and almost center of screen. Sitting at more of an angle ruins the 3D experience imo.

#307 1 year ago
Quoted from Zablon:

TBH, I go to the theater for spectacle and watch the deep movies at home where I can rewind, and discuss...

Same. I only go to theaters for blockbuster action and adventure films because that is where the experience really shines. I think the only exception to that in the last 5 years was Knives Out, and that was because I needed to get my father in law out of the house. I watched it again at home and the experience was just as good (Glass Onion was great too if you have Netflix).

In depth stories don't get the same benefit from theater viewing the way big budget movie spectacles with exceptional visuals and explosions do to immerse you in the experience of it. I refuse to pay to see a drama in the theater.

#308 1 year ago

Great movie!

#309 1 year ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Don’t the seats have intensity controls? I’ve been to D-Box screenings, and the chair has settings in case the shaking is too crazy.

No intensity settings. There was a button to turn off the water effects, but I didn't really notice much in the way of water sprays even with the button set to "on". The seats seemed to move in sets four, so at least in this theater individual seat movement controls might not be possible since three other seats were linked together.

Interestingly, I noticed that the next set of four seats adjacent to ours were moving in a different manner to ours at the same time. eg, when we were up, they were down, etc. So much for synching movement to the picture!

#310 1 year ago

Seen it yesterday,
Visually stunning in Imax 3-d
Action sequences A
Visual effects A+
Screen play C-
Music score A-

Overall a solid B
Not really a story that needed telling but a very entertaining trip to the theater, movies like this have to seen on a big screen.

#311 1 year ago

1.77 billion globally. Sounds like they got it

#312 1 year ago

The movie is visually stunning and I was drawn into it for the full 3 hours. Ya the storytelling isn’t the best but you are so drawn into the effects I don’t even care what the story was. I was absolutely entertained, but will it win any best picture awards, probably not.

#313 1 year ago

finally heading out to see it tonight... imax 3d... we will see if 13 years of improving technology can make a better three hour blue-side-boob show!

#314 1 year ago
Quoted from JakeFAttie:

finally heading out to see it tonight... imax 3d... we will see if 13 years of improving technology can make a better three hour blue-side-boob show!

“Bloobs” is the preferred nomenclature.

#315 1 year ago

I left the theater after the 1st Avatar with the conclusion that it was the “story of man from the beginning of time”, in other words, we are now bigger, stronger, and now time to conquer your “enemy”. (Steal, rape,kill). Avatar 2 continues along these lines because smart humans can relate. Both movies are EPIC and SHOULD be seen in 3D (I do prefer the 1st movie though).

#316 1 year ago

It was pretty much what I expected, and most of you have said; great effects, not much of a plot, mildly worse than the original. I'm glad I saw it IMAX laser 3D, but you'd have to pay me to sit through it again. But, I think we've all learned a lesson here; never bet against the Cameron. Good for him. My main take away was I liked the underwater alien stuff more than the endless action stuff. B+

#317 1 year ago

But I do think it's weird that the male Navi clearly have nipples but mysteriously the woman do not.

#318 1 year ago

Sam Worthlesston has to be the worst actor I’ve ever seen on the big screen .Every time he opens his mouth I cringe .That being said ,seeing this at IMAX 3D was worth every penny .I’ll see the next also but I sometimes think how this trilogy would have turned out with a true frontman.

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#319 1 year ago

Just passed the 2 billion mark.

#320 1 year ago

$2 billion in less than 2 months. I’d consider that a very successful movie.

Sure many of you didn’t like the movie but you have to admit, that amount of money in that short amount of time is impressive.

#321 1 year ago
Quoted from HomerEBW:

$2 billion in less than 2 months. I’d consider that a very successful movie.
Sure many of you didn’t like the movie but you have to admit, that amount of money in that short amount of time is impressive.

But how is that possible when nobody cosplays avatar and also go woke go broke ?!

#322 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

But how is that possible when nobody cosplays avatar

Says you…

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#323 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

But how is that possible when nobody cosplays avatar and also go woke go broke ?!

Haha. True you don’t see many Avatar cosplay. There might be more once more movies come out.

#324 1 year ago

Yup its true

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