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Avatar Week: Photo Gallery

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 20, 2009 at 2:12AM

I'm obsessed with Avatar. (The movies of James Cameron are moving inexorably up my flickchart.) The question for me is whether Cameron's ambitious mix of 3-D live-action and performance capture --which cost Fox way more than $200 million-- breaks out beyond the Comic-Con faithful. It feels very sci-fi thriller, which is fine for District 9. But Cameron knows how to reach a wide audience. Avatar is also a romance set on the exotic planet Pandora.
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I'm obsessed with Avatar. (The movies of James Cameron are moving inexorably up my flickchart.) The question for me is whether Cameron's ambitious mix of 3-D live-action and performance capture --which cost Fox way more than $200 million-- breaks out beyond the Comic-Con faithful. It feels very sci-fi thriller, which is fine for District 9. But Cameron knows how to reach a wide audience. Avatar is also a romance set on the exotic planet Pandora.

This week I registered at avatar.com to see the 16 minutes of footage Friday (I'm on for 6 PM at the AMC-- I think--multiple error emails make me nervous). And this morning the trailer went up on apple.com. And Film School Rejects has new photos (above and on the jump). I was wowed by the Comic-Con footage; this trailer shows us an epic-scale world. Pretty impressive. What do you think?

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This article is related to: Directors, Franchises, Genres, Studios, Video, Marketing, James Cameron, Avatar, Sci-fi, Twentieth Century Fox, Trailers


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