Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:39 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:On the other hand, unobtainium


Which is an actual engineering term:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by OrangeRKN » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:53 pm

I know. My point is that if the premise of your plot centres around a magical fictitious material, giving it a well-known placeholder name - one literally shared with that belovedly realistic sci-fi film The Core - is hardly the epitome of world building.

I think it's a huge stretch to call Pandora "the most realistically presented otherplace ever created" considering how deliberately fantastical it is, and how hand-waving it is in its plot progression - especially when it comes to the final battle in which the supposedly much superior Earth force is entirely lacking in even the most basic of military tactics.

I don't doubt the effect it had on people (even if I can't see it myself), but I wouldn't credit that to realistic world building, rather a pretty presentation of a desirable fantasy. Those are very different things. Good world building is The Lord of the Rings (ignoring the Eagles, naturally). Avatar is more like Star Wars - an attractive setting but anyone claiming it to possess laudable consistency is sadly deluded.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tafdolphin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:54 pm

Ok! Agree to disagree because I actually don't give two gooseberry fools (although I still feel that's a real weird point to make about unobtainium)!

EDIT: Just to clarify, you're talking about narrative would building and I'm talking about anthropological, physical world building. The fiction of Avatar is gooseberry fool, the world they created in their computers was not.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by OrangeRKN » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:57 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:although I still feel that's a real weird point to make about unobtainium


It's jarring and immersion breaking to me every time they mention it by name, that's why

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tomous » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm

Lads, we’ve got 4 Avatar sequels to get through, there will be plenty of time for arguing.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tafdolphin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Underwater Fern Gully next time yay!

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Moggy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Underwater Fern Gully next time yay!


It’s not underwater, it’s unaquatainium

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tafdolphin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:51 pm

That's actually an aquatic term.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Jenuall » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:59 pm

The only valuable thing to come from the existence of Avatar:


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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Dual » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:31 am

I love that sketch :lol:

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Jenuall » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:09 am

Me too, it's legitimately the thing that made me reconsider my apathy for Ryan Reynolds!

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Mafro » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:15 pm



Can't see this causing any controversy at all.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Godzilla » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:39 pm

And rumor is Melissa McCarthy as the villian.....

Going to be interesting to watch the internet implode.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:49 pm

Ariel should have bright red hair, this is a travesty.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:50 pm

Jenuall wrote:Me too, it's legitimately the thing that made me reconsider my apathy for Ryan Reynolds!


Is this a joke I'm missing? :shifty:

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Preezy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:51 pm

Will be interesting to see how they modernise the story of a girl that's willing to sacrifice her voice to be with a prince.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Moggy » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 am

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Banjo » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:05 am

OrangeRKN wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:the world building


lol


Also...

Tafdolphin wrote:the cast


lol

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:19 am

Well Weaver and Cameron together again. No? Bit of a stretch perhaps.

And world building was perhaps the wrong phrase to use when I was talking about how they crafted the world of Pandora. I wasn't talking about lore which, you know. Fern Gully.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Godzilla » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:44 pm


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