Friday, August 21, 2009

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Avatar Trailer Released

We finally got our first look at James Cameron's purportedly "game-changing" sci-fi epic Avatar yesterday. Apple Trailers has it on their site, and you can go there (if you must) to see a nifty-looking but slightly disappointing collection of action sequences involving leftovers from the unseen kid's film Delgo...

...or you can pay for a ticket to Inglourious Basterds and see the trailer as it's meant to be seen: on a big-ass screen in a room full of movie fans. I did both and my reactions couldn't have been any more different. Intrigued by what I saw on the computer, goose-pimply by what I saw on the big screen.

Do yourself a favor and avoid watching this online. Cameron doesn't make movies for the small screen, he makes cinematic experiences. A modern-day Cecil B. DeMille or David Lean, if you will. To watch his vision on your puny laptop would be a great disservice to yourself and to the filmmaker. So I won't link to it, I won't post it. You have to see this in theaters. Besides, you'll get to see Quentin Tarantino's latest right after, and good GOD it's worth every penny.

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