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« on: December 16, 2009, 04:37:48 PM »
Avatar. Yeah. I don't care about this movie. So I figure, I leave it alone, it'll leave me alone. But no. It has to infiltrate one of the few TV shows that I watch (Bones) and make them do this entire subplot about some of the characters going to the movie. Admittedly, they did something like this before (with the Stewie/Family Guy thing)...  >:( :)
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 04:51:09 PM »
Avatar. Yeah. I don't care about this movie. So I figure, I leave it alone, it'll leave me alone. But no. It has to infiltrate one of the few TV shows that I watch (Bones) and make them do this entire subplot about some of the characters going to the movie. Admittedly, they did something like this before (with the Stewie/Family Guy thing)...  >:( :)

You must be entertained, citizen!   :laugh:  It's like Twilight; the more you try to ignore it the more people try to convert you to Team Edward.   ::)

That said, Mr. Y and I are going to see Avatar this weekend.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 05:44:59 PM »

That said, Mr. Y and I are going to see Avatar this weekend.

Make sure to bring a barf bag.  There were several reports of people becoming nauseous and disoriented because of the 3D.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 05:53:36 PM »
I absolutely loved the show, when it was on. We had T.V. back than and I allowed my daughter to watch it. It was one of the more harmless shows on Nick. I love the whole "element bending" idea. Plus I'm a sucker for anything Martial Arts and Anime. Too many Kung Fu Theatres as a kid! :P

The character detail, tribal warfare, notions of ancient texts, astronomy, wierd animals etc...It's just too good!
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 05:59:12 PM »
I absolutely loved the show, when it was on. We had T.V. back than and I allowed my daughter to watch it. It was one of the more harmless shows on Nick. I love the whole "element bending" idea. Plus I'm a sucker for anything Martial Arts and Anime. Too many Kung Fu Theatres as a kid! :P

The character detail, tribal warfare, notions of ancient texts, astronomy, wierd animals etc...It's just too good!

Not the same story, unfortunately. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 06:13:41 PM »
I absolutely loved the show, when it was on. We had T.V. back than and I allowed my daughter to watch it. It was one of the more harmless shows on Nick. I love the whole "element bending" idea. Plus I'm a sucker for anything Martial Arts and Anime. Too many Kung Fu Theatres as a kid! :P

The character detail, tribal warfare, notions of ancient texts, astronomy, wierd animals etc...It's just too good!

Not the same story, unfortunately. 

How many Avatar's are there? I seem to remember Lego doing sets a few years ago based on... a cartoon (I think)?
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 06:39:37 PM »
I absolutely loved the show, when it was on. We had T.V. back than and I allowed my daughter to watch it. It was one of the more harmless shows on Nick. I love the whole "element bending" idea. Plus I'm a sucker for anything Martial Arts and Anime. Too many Kung Fu Theatres as a kid! :P

The character detail, tribal warfare, notions of ancient texts, astronomy, wierd animals etc...It's just too good!

Not the same story, unfortunately.  

How many Avatar's are there? I seem to remember Lego doing sets a few years ago based on... a cartoon (I think)?

Avatar: The Last Airbender is the cartoon simplygermain was talking about.  
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang)[1] is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon and the Nicktoons Network. The series was created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who served as executive producers along with Aaron Ehasz. Avatar is set in an Asian-influenced world[2] of martial arts and elemental manipulation.

This Avatar movie is a whole other world, quite literally:
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Avatar, also known as James Cameron's Avatar, is an American 3-D science fiction epic film written and directed by James Cameron, and was released on December 16, 2009[1] by 20th Century Fox. The film is co-produced by Lightstorm Entertainment, and focuses on an epic conflict on Pandora, an inhabited Earth-sized satellite of Polyphemus, one of three fictional gas giants orbiting Alpha Centauri A. On Pandora, human colonists and the sentient humanoid indigenous inhabitants of Pandora, the Na'vi, engage in a war over the planet's resources and the latter's continued existence.[5
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 09:09:01 PM »
Sorry guys! I guess I missed it last year when they finally released it (the movie ) ! :D I meant the Last Airbender. If you haven't seen it, check it out. I'm going to rent that movie as soon as I can find it.

As for the Avatar movie out now, mmmeh. :-\
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 09:21:07 PM »
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I also enjoyed Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I kind of wish they would make a prequel, focusing on the life of Aang at the Air Temples as well as the life of the monks in general since they already completed the earth, water, and fire books.  Overall a great series to follow.

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 06:41:17 AM »
Has anyone seen "Avatar: The Last Airbender", the movie?
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 07:03:55 AM »
I wasn't all that thrilled at first, but what got me excited to see it is the technical aspects. This is the first film I'm aware of that actually uses facial motion capture. Up to this point, bodily movements were motion captured, but faces were animated a la Pixar in post-production. This process was one that really annoyed me about movies that used CGI animation (which is more and more Hollywood films these days): you couldn't see the acting ability of the cast (but maybe that was a good thing...). With facial motion capture, we should be able to see the dramatic effect of the actors, even when CGI is applied. I'm not one to believe hype, but this technique actually does hold great promise, if it's done correctly.
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 10:52:54 AM »
I'm interested in the invented language in the movie.  (Nerd alert)
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