You may have heard whispers of James Cameron's latest film project since Titanic; but chances are you have not heard very much about it. Yesterday, James Cameron previewed 24 minutes of his latest top secret project, Avatar to a private audience in Amsterdam. The film was projected onto a whopping 55-foot screen and "delivered the largest and brightest 3D presentation at Cinema Expo ever, according to The Insider. The quote-unquote "jaw dropping experience" is said to be the greatest presentation of 3-D cinema yet. According to the people at comingsoon.net who are not fans of 3-D cinema; this one will definitely change your mind. In a review of those 24 minutes, we see that Cameron has certainly created Avatar into a massively colorful film.
In the fourth scene the Avatars of Jake, Norm and Grace explore the jungle of Pandora. The surroundings remind me of a planet that appears briefly in "Revenge of the Sith." A lot of massive colorful flowers and plants grow everywhere. Jake's unbridled enthusiasm works on Grace's nerves. And not before long they have their first confrontation with some creatures.
Some sort of rhino with a flower sticking out of his head looks like he will kill Jake, but he's not scared and he let's out a scream. The 'rhino' runs away, but not because of Jake. A more dangerous creature – a wolf? – jumps at Jake from behind...Overall I was really impressed by what I saw. The effects are in a league of their own. After some disappointing or even pointless 3-D movies, "Avatar" may be the first movie where 3-D is properly utilized.
Supposedly, the film may be ready to be previewed at San Diego Comic Con this month, which has a venue equipped with a 3-D theater; but we shall have to see. It sounds pretty unreal to me, actually; and pretty hyped up, too.
Have you guys ever checked out Avatar? Have you read anything about it? Are you looking forward to seeing this film? What are your thoughts?