Sunday, 22 August 2010
Is it really necessary Avatar is brought back into cinemas?
Avatar, the world's biggest grossing movie of all time beating Titanic. James Cameron obviously knows how to make a film that audiences are going to love (or how to publicise it right). So it's only right we bring it back into cinemas with an added 8 MINUTES AND 5O SECONDS WORTH OF FOOTAGE, isn't it?
Well no, not really. This film is obviously a classic so why disturb this just to gain a bigger audience and to make more money? I'm sure people are just as satisfied with their DVDs of the film that they don't need to see this again. The added features could of just been put into the special features section along with every other film that's been released in the cinema. If you are intrigued even more, here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II66zkU1D0Q&feature=search
Sure, Back to the Future is being played in cinemas again in October, but this is 25 years later and a celebration, not 6 months on still trying to live off the hype. It's just infuriating when Hollywood is such a huge organisation that it can't create a new film that's going to entice audiences once more. We're basically paying to see the same movie again in 3D because they didn't bring out a 3D version of the film when it was released in April, which is then going to become a Christmas DVD release which I'm sure will have a 3D enabled disk. Come on Cameron, stop messing us around and trying to get a summer hit as well as a Christmas hit.
I do understand that there are going to be people really excited by this, because if you really love a film there's nothing better than watching it on the big screen. Having said that, in a forum named "Ways to cope with the depression of Pandora being intangible" http://avatar-forums.com/general-avatar-forum/43-ways-cope-depression-dream-pandora-being-intangible-5.html there are members discussing how the world is incredible and it's hard to come to terms with the fact it's not real. One member said "After I watched Avatar at the first time, I trully felt depressed as I "wake" up in this world again. So after few days, I went to cinema and watched it again for the second time to relieve the depression and hopeless feeling. Now I listen to the soundtrack and share my views in this forum. It really helps." - Surely this new release is going to encourage this more?!
So, why go see a film that's already had huge success when you can see something brand new that this awesome summer of movies has offered us?