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erikals
05-07-2012, 08:39 AM
 
James Cameron >

"I’m in the “Avatar” business. Period. That’s it. I’m making “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” maybe “Avatar 4”.

dang, what's up with sequels these days... ?

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/james-cameron-on-chinese-filmmakers-censorship-and-potential-co-productions/


 

OnlineRender
05-07-2012, 08:54 AM
ahh dont complain more work for people ..

erikals
05-07-2012, 08:58 AM
LoL, indeed... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/beerchug.gif

Nicolas Jordan
05-07-2012, 09:06 AM
I think sequels only really work well if they are a continuation of a larger story that was written all at once and simply adding on to in order to make a sequel. Two great examples of sequels working well this way are the Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy and Back to the Future trilogy. I think some examples of poorly thought out tacked on sequel after thoughts are movies like Transformers 2 and Batman Returns. There might be better examples out there but I just can't think of them at the moment.

I personally don't think Avatar is original or open ended enough to need or have a good sequel. We will have to see what they come up with but I just don't think any sequel will come close to the impact the original had.

-EsHrA-
05-07-2012, 10:02 AM
"ahh dont complain more work for people .. "

underpaid, undervalued, unrecognized...
and with profits/credits going to a very small percentage of the whole creative force.

so, yes ..please do complain! :)...

Titus
05-07-2012, 11:22 AM
We're artists, we like to suffer.

jeric_synergy
05-07-2012, 01:02 PM
We're artists, we like to suffer.
I'm more of a technician, so, not so much.

kopperdrake
05-07-2012, 02:20 PM
...only with a hangover the day after completing a successful project...

Ernest
05-07-2012, 06:38 PM
I think sequels only really work well if they are a continuation of a larger story that was written all at once and simply adding on to in order to make a sequel. Two great examples of sequels working well this way are the Star Wars trilogy...

Ironically enough, Star Wars (4) was written as a single movie and Empire was (wonderfully) written and tacked on later, whereas Cameron did conceive Avatar as a series from the start.

djwaterman
05-08-2012, 02:31 AM
That's sad for me as Avatar was just a yuck experience to me and didn't have anything in it that I liked, at all. So I guess I will not bother seeing Cameron movies until he's out of the Avatar business and back into making actual movies again.

biliousfrog
05-08-2012, 03:05 AM
It took him around 15 years to write Avatar, imagine how bad the sequels will be

RebelHill
05-08-2012, 03:11 AM
why cant he make a sequel to titanic

thatd be worth watching.

probiner
05-08-2012, 03:19 AM
Screw cinema... I'm back to books... :D

akademus
05-08-2012, 03:50 AM
Screw cinema... I'm back to books... :D

Just got kindle :)

zarti
05-08-2012, 05:35 AM
and here ends a full circle ..

if less and less people watch movies .. less jobs in the future .

=P

wibly wobly
05-08-2012, 05:42 AM
I can't t take claim for these but....

Avatar 2 - Avatarder
Avatar 3 - Avatarded.

Maybe he will make the next ones more interesting after all the complaints about it. I didn't care for it because I thought they were pretty shallow content and character and it was pretty simplistic about how to deal with the issue and the black and white bad guys didn't help. I was really expecting a lot more from him.

@zarti I'm hoping for an explosion of indi films that use smaller teams and use vfx more sparingly and effectively. Rather then trying to fight the traditional box office battle, they sidestep it all and shoot for the digital distribution. I might be stepping down that road this year on a project. I'd love to see this as an option for a lot of people.

biliousfrog
05-08-2012, 07:12 AM
If anyone is interested in the sequels, here are some hints:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129924/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143808/

silviotoledo
05-08-2012, 07:56 AM
Curious about Titanic II.

Will the ship appear like a ghost?
Will they tell the story behind ship construction?
Will Di Caprio die again?
Will the blue Navi people restore Titanic?

dsol
05-08-2012, 09:50 AM
why cant he make a sequel to titanic

thatd be worth watching.

Hey, didn't you see the trailer? :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD4OnHCRd_4

cresshead
05-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Just got kindle :)

kindle's are excellent...love my kindle keyboard:thumbsup:

DrStrik9
05-08-2012, 01:39 PM
If anyone is interested in the sequels, here are some hints:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129924/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143808/

When I took my kids to see Pokahontas back in the day, I remember leaving the theater refering to it as "Poka-dog-as."

safetyman
05-09-2012, 05:39 AM
Hey, didn't you see the trailer? :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD4OnHCRd_4

That made me lol a little bit. Some big name stars in that one. :)

Andy Meyer
05-11-2012, 04:03 AM
i think Rob will work on Avatar 2/3 previz, i hope he will have time to spare for LW too ;-)

Ryan Roye
05-11-2012, 04:48 AM
if less and less people watch movies .. less jobs in the future

...Or people begin to realize that terrible, dumbed down movies that are an abomination of mankind and encourage directors to put a little more coherent, not-so-braindead thought into their work. A lot of movies only really make money because there isn't anything else out there that is as heavily advertized...

As for Titanic II... heh...

dsol
05-11-2012, 05:25 AM
i think Rob will work on Avatar 2/3 previz, i hope he will have time to spare for LW too ;-)

Either that, or LW dev will be pushed to make it an even better tool for those films. I can't imagine it would be become the primary app - WETA ain't gonna change their pipeline to use it unless there was a massively compelling reason - but it'd be interesting to see it take a more center stage role.

Refining tools in the heat of production - particularly on a major MAJOR production like Avatar sequels - often spurs quite dramatic advancements. LW12 could be a very interesting beast. Of course the flip side of that is major developments in areas that most average users don't use, like virtual studio tools. Though PS3 move support (and possible future kinect support?) might change that.

The Dommo
05-11-2012, 05:25 AM
why cant he make a sequel to titanic

thatd be worth watching.

You mean "Subtanic" ?