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Old 23rd January 2010, 03:17 AM   #151 (permalink)
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I'm not sure it was entirely a happy ending..
Oh, sure, the Na'vi were celebrating at the end, but even as the few hundred would be exploiters were sent packing, without actually spelling it out for the audience, it's not hard to figure that 'the corporation' would be back & wouldn't pussy-foot around with diplomatic solutions next time.

I love the name for the rare mineral.. Unobtainium

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Old 23rd January 2010, 08:48 AM   #152 (permalink)
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I love the name for the rare mineral.. Unobtainium
An old SF joke!
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Old 23rd January 2010, 09:04 AM   #153 (permalink)
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And this latest application has already made its way onto what is, IMHO, one of the most browsable sites on the net...

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Old 23rd January 2010, 10:08 AM   #154 (permalink)
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And this latest application has already made its way onto what is, IMHO, one of the most browsable sites on the net...

Unobtainium - Television Tropes & Idioms

By "browsable" you mean "a deadly attention-trap, from which you'll be lucky to escape with half your weekend left".
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Old 23rd January 2010, 10:57 AM   #155 (permalink)
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Yep, uses up the other half of the weekend that the Chrons sometimes leaves...
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Old 23rd January 2010, 11:58 AM   #156 (permalink)
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TVTropes is terrible. Scary. I thought I'd escaped from it, please don't push me back into that black hole, I have things to do in my life.... aaaaarrggghhh!!!
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Old 26th January 2010, 08:31 AM   #157 (permalink)
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Not a site I'd seen before - and having just torn myself away, I am far from grateful!! thanks Pyan!
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Old 26th January 2010, 04:14 PM   #158 (permalink)
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The Hallelujah mountains have been located (were located?) in China.

Chinese mountain renamed for ‘Avatar’ - Movies- msnbc.com

Who says the Chinese aren't first class capitalists?
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Old 27th January 2010, 11:19 AM   #159 (permalink)
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Avater has done it, it is now officially the highest grossing film ever. It has, reportedly, earned £1.15 billion. What is even more impressive is the short amount of time that it has taken to earn so much. Titanic only became the highest earner after several years of release, Avatar has achieved it in a couple of months.
Admittedly the higher cost of seeing it in 3D has contributed to the profits, but still very impressive.
And they say that video piracy is destroying the cinema experience! Although I wonder how long it will be before 3D camcorders and 3D televisions are capable fo reproducing the same effects as the expensive 3D cinema screens.
anyhoo, I feel like going to watch it again, but I wont. Too many other good films out there to see.

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Old 28th January 2010, 04:16 AM   #160 (permalink)
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I haven't read the whole thread here, but if anyone has ever wondered what doing acid is like... go see Avatar. The plot is okay and the villains were flat, but you'll wish you'd brought your weed for the visuals.
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Old 28th January 2010, 08:41 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Acid turns you into a tribal smurf? Keep clear, kids!

Hey, just supposing-I mean, just supposing- the corporation in Avatar is the same as the one in Aliens... wouldn't it be a crazy sequel if they dropped millions of Xenomorphs onto Pandora to sort out the locals once and for all. That'd teach 'em!
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Old 28th January 2010, 09:02 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Amazingly they're already working on a sequel! Unbelievable
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Old 28th January 2010, 09:29 AM   #163 (permalink)
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I really enjoyed Avatar but the plot was done before. I preferred the new Star Trek story, more engaging to me and the characters were just more natural to me as well. Still going to get Avatar on dvd.
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Whichever way you cut it, SF is gonna storm the Oscars! *Crosses fingers*

I mean, come on; in retrospect, Braveheart is an awful version of Avatar, and that won best film!
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Amazingly they're already working on a sequel! Unbelievable
Yes, but where can they go with this?

1) The humans return to take back their mining operations

2) While searching for a new Home-tree, there is a feud between other tribes.

or, my favorite:
3) A prequel to when the red flying creature (forget its name) was last used, and don't include humans in the story.

There are countless other possibilities...
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