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AVATAR Teaser And Stills!

by Roy August 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm Comments

Fox has released six new stills from James Cameron’s Avatar, and the teaser has also bowed online. We get only a brief look at the characters, but we do get plenty of action to sate our appetites. Check out the teaser below, or head on over to Apple to get it in beautiful HD:

There was a lot of chatter coming out of Hall H of this year’s Comic Con after the Avatar panel. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect after the mixed reactions to the footage. A lot of people seemed to be underwhelmed, which can’t really be helped when your film’s been hyped as a cinematic game-changer that’s going to blow audiences’ minds. But I’ve watched the teaser a few times now, and you know what? It looks great. The CG looks crisp and gorgeous, even when mixed with live action. And it may not have proven to be the game-changer it’s been promised as yet, but this teaser reminds me why I got excited about Avatar in the first place, when I read the scriptment all those years ago. It’s a good story, set in a breathtaking world, and told in epic proportions. Technologically, Avatar may or may not change the way filmmakers make movies, but it doesn’t have to live up to such lofty standards in its story-telling. When it comes to weaving a tale, the good ol’ fashioned way has always worked best.

Here are six stills that were released in advance of the teaser. They give us a look at Sam Worthington, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Michelle Rodriguez in character.

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And the official movie blurb goes something like this:

AVATAR takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery, as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.

Avatar comes to theaters on December 18, 2009 (almost exactly twelve years after his last narrative feature, Titanic).

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