There’s gonna be a sequel to Avatar?
I mean, I think the movie was awesome and all, but when it finished it finished. Finito. No more. No dramatic suspense music to imply the indignity of a sequel. No sudden return of a villain. Nada.
The story was just Pocahontas, after all. And Pocahontas didn’t have a dumb sequel (did it?)
This whole “every successful movie must have a sequel” really pisses me off. It just DETRACTS from the awesomeness of the original. The one exception is Ace Venture.
The good part about this (silver lining Captain, focus on the sliver of silver) is that part of the movie is set in the deep sea. And to make that part of the movie, James Cameron is going to film the deep sea in the Mariana Trench (south of Japan.) 11,000 metres down. Humans have only been down there once, in a hardcore sub that can withstand the excessive water pressure which is 1000 times stronger than atmospheric pressure.
If he can do it, the footage could be supercool scientific data for the abyss that is the deep sea. We know more about the moon than we know about the deep sea, and there’s probably stacks more sweet stuff down there. And James Cameron can do ANYTHING. Where science has so far faltered, James Cameron and his trusty checkbook will succeed. Aw yeah.
Hat tip to Dr M at Deep Sea News, who amazingly did not like the first movie. *blink*
pocahontas did indeed have a dumb sequel! It was all about her going to live in England and being miserable there. Or something like that.
October 13th, 2010 at 9:33 am
Oh dear god, you’re right. Journey to a New World is on IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143808/
The unmemorable nature of this movie should serve as a warning to James Cameron.