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Wednesday
Jan272010

8 Ways Cameron's AVATAR is eerily similar to TITANIC

So the news is out: Avatar has officially surpassed Titanic as the highest grossing movie (worldwide) of all time and will soon surpass it in the United States as well. If my predictions are correct, it will be the first film to break $2 billion in worldwide box office revenue.  To celebrate, I thought it might be time to take a look at some striking similarities between the newest biggest thing and its Titanic predecessor. Enjoy.

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Tuesday
Jan052010

AVATAR likely to dethrone TITANIC in worldwide box office

By the end of this week, Avatar will surpass Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King to become the #2 worldwide highest grossing movie of all time. It's going to happen, so make peace with it. As of Sunday, Return of the King, the current #2, is less than $100 million ahead of Avatar. It sits at $1.11 billion in sales, compared to Avatar's $1.02 billion.

Honestly, by the end of today (Tuesday) or tomorrow, Avatar could be #2. The big question: can it dethrone Titanic (another Cameron movie). Titanic is the #1 movie of all time with $1.84 billion in worldwide ticket sales. I think so, and here's why.

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Sunday
Dec202009

AVATAR is a truly visceral experience; go see it

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I am stunned and awed by Avatar, James Cameron's new epic. It defies the rules. This is a film with little dialogue, a thin plot, and a predictable end. Every fiber of it is constructed for a mass audience, from the cheesy one-liners to the giant battle at the end. Yet somehow Cameron pulls off the impossible. With Avatar, he has made a brilliant science fiction story (or is it fantasy?) palatable for almost anybody and he's done it, not by showing giant transforming robots with gold teeth and wrecking ball gonads, but by creating an alien world so complete and intensely beautiful that you're forced to separate your eyes from your mind and just enjoy the ride.

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