Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Movie News at 3:16 PM UTC on Jul, 08 2010
So here’s an announcement worth a good laugh, 20th Century Fox has announced that James Cameron‘s Avatar will be re-released in August.
Apparently the number of 3D capable screens has “exploded” leaving the studio to re-release the film so more movie-goers can see in in 3D.
Here’s the companies official statement:
“Since – and largely as of result of – Avatar’s release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has exploded, and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D, as well as fans that want to return to Pandora again, will now have that opportunity.”
The “limited engagement” does feature 8 minutes of new footage! Hardly worth an extra $10-$15 to see the movie again and will be re-released only for Digital-3D and IMAX 3D based theaters.
For the fourth weekend in a row, James Cameron’s Avatar is still number one and has now earned $429 million in the US alone.
Don’t expect this epic 3D flick to slow down. Chances are, it will surpass the Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace record ($431 million in 1999) next weekend. It already beat the record of Spider-Man (2002) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006).
It also took Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’s crown as 2009’s biggest moneymaker, according to E! Online. Avatar, however, still has to surpass the number one movie of all time, Titanic (1997), which was also directed by James Cameron. The unsinkable epic raked in $600 million in the box office.
Do you think Avatar has the power to beat Titanic and hit number one? Or will second fiddle be enough for the Na’vi people?
Posted by Kate Alvarez as James Cameron at 8:44 PM UTC on Jan, 04 2010
Don’t get me wrong. I loved Avatar. I watched it on 3D and enjoyed every minute of it. I even think that instead of spending millions of dollars on the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, they should’ve just taken the whole crew to an IMAX theater to watch Avatar.
The thing is, while James Cameron’s masterpiece deserves applause, his formula isn’t exactly original. Check out this funny post making its rounds on the Internet:
From The Bored Ninja
Or better yet, compare these three clips and see the resemblance:
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
And lastly, Avatar