Will Jim Cameron Create 3D History with Avatar?

20% of Avatar Work Still Incomplete

The mailman brought us our latest issue of the New Yorker (Oct 26, 2009) yesterday.

And what do we find?

A huge, 13-page piece on James ‘Titanic’ Cameron and his upcoming 3D/2D movie Avatar, the director’s first movie in 12 years.

In production for over four years, the $230 million Avatar is scheduled to hit the screens on December 18.

Since it’s Cameron, expectations are sky-high with Avatar.

After all, at $1.8 billion Titanic is the highest grossing movie ever and Cameron’s older Terminator movies are the stuff of legend.

Set on distant Pandora, ‘a moon in the Alpha Centauri star system,’ Avatar is a science fiction love story that’ll be released in both 3D and 2D.

For all the hype, 3D has still not lived up to its promise and mostly been relegated to animations for kids or horror movies. The three or four 3D films we’ve watched have certainly not wowed us.

With Avatar and in the skilled hands of the maestro Jim Cameron, 3D could make the leap to the mainstream via the scifi love story.

Defending his decision to adopt 3D, Cameron told the New Yorker:

It gives you more of a sense of participation, involvement, and immersion. You feel like you’re bearing witness, and that makes the journey feel more real.

You can be sure we’ll be lining up for tickets on December 18.


Oh, you want to know if Avatar has an Indian connection.

Of course, it does. Is there anything in life that doesn’t have an Indian connection.

Besides the name and the Vishnu-like blue color of its hero, L.A. native Dileep Rao has a role in the movie (as Dr.Max Patel).

See the trailer of Avatar here.

New Yorker

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9 Responses to "Will Jim Cameron Create 3D History with Avatar?"

  1. chaitu1987   October 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    any plans today?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’re feeling a little under the weather today.

    Depends on how we are tomorrow (Friday).

    Anything interesting releases tomorrow, i.e other than Jayeebhava? πŸ˜‰

  2. chaitu1987   October 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm


  3. ratnakar   October 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Gah, how did i miss out this movie name, when u asked me yesterday, my bad, mad.

    Seen trailer of Avatar, story seems interesting. Let’s see whether this is going to be the Matrix of this decade.

    Did not like Titanic much though, effects were good, but rest of movie was pure Bollywood, i mean the story and all.

    Loved James Cameron’s The Abyss, Aliens, both Terminators.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, Avatar is the movie to look forward to now.

  4. Vetti Jijaji   October 23, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I certainly hope (like Ratnakar) that it will be more like Cameron’s non-Titanic (although Titanic had the best nude scenes) movies..

    And you know what Ratnakar, SI is yet to watch The Matrix.. SI, I’d recommend you to elevate it to #1 in the netflix queue… it is, afterall, in the yahoo’s top 100 bucket movies, #26 on imdb and if that is not enough, it won 3 Oscars.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    For sure, we’ll see Matrix before Avatar, Vettaikaran and Asal. πŸ˜‰

  5. deepa   October 23, 2009 at 4:16 am

    @ SI: Is there anything in life that doesnÒ€ℒt have an Indian connection.


    That’s what my ex boyfriend used to say as well when i told him if it weren’t for India, USA would not have been discovered.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    One Mormon kid came to our house a few months back and he mentioned that his grandfather served in South India two decades back.

    There’s always an Indian connection.

  6. shadowfax_arbit   October 23, 2009 at 7:39 am

    And have you seen Hangover yet? It was really funny…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No…watched the previews several times though.

  7. gk   October 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

    wat about couples retreat ?

    btw are you sure you want to risk on vettaikaran?

    The songs are awfully nightmarish…the movie will not be any better…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Couples Retreat? No.

    If we remember right, the movie turned out to be a damp squib in the U.S.

    2. You write: btw are you sure you want to risk on vettaikaran….the movie will not be any better…

    It’s all Rahul Gandhi’s fault.

    Rahul should’ve given Vijay some Velaikaran’s post in the Youth Congress office in Delhi and we’d have been rid of this clown.

    In this instance, we fully empathize with Tamils over their anger with the indee-karans (Hindi speaking fellows). πŸ˜‰

    3. You write: The songs are awfully nightmarish

    Yes, all the songs are yuck. Remains to be seen how they are picturized.

    4. We’re of course looking forward to seeing the yummelicious babe Anushka. πŸ˜‰

    We haven’t seen her since Rendu.

  8. shadowfax_arbit   October 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    So compare these two for us (from telugu and tamil versions of billa)



    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: So compare these two for us

    Where were you all day? πŸ™

    Now, this is the assignment we’ve been waiting for all morning. πŸ˜‰

    Anushka – Svelte, yummelicious figure
    Anushka – Bigger bazookas
    Anushka – Luscious thighs
    Anushka – A synonym for Rambha-Urvashi-Menaka?
    Anushka – Sole beneficiary in our will of all our assets
    Anushka – When do we start, where do we start…. πŸ˜‰

    Sollaththaan ninaikkiraen ullaththaan thudikkiraen
    Vaay irundhum solvadharkku vaarththai inrith thavikkiraen…oahoa…
    Sollaththaan ….

    Spoilers Ahead….Read at Your Peril
    Nayantara – the anti-Anushka (you know like the Anti-Christ)
    Nayantara – If we owe y’all any money, collect it from this thing πŸ™

  9. Vetti Jijaji   January 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    For sure, weÒ€ℒll see Matrix before Avatar, Vettaikaran and Asal.
    Where is the Matrix review, saar?


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Where is the Matrix review, saar?

    Innum pakalae (haven’t seen), saar.

    Oh wait. We still haven’t seen Vettaikaran yet. So we’re on terra firma on this one. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, Matrix & Dev D soon.

    Been preoccupied with some ‘blog issues’ too.

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