When I'm at the pearly gates/This'll be on my videotape
Thursday, August 20, 2009
A different world
The trailer for James Cameron's Avatar, his first feature since 1997's Titanic, debuted online today. I kind of wish the preview hadn't revealed what the aliens look like, but I guess an enigmatic, Cloverfield-style campaign was too much to hope for. The animation looks excessively like a video game or a cartoon for my taste (think Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within grafted onto typical Cameron sci-fi action), but I'll almost certainly see it -- in 3-D, since I don't share Roger Ebert's disdain for the format.