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I watched it again last year some time and I really enjoyed it. More so in 2D. The big thing that lets it down is the shit pantomime baddie at the end.

You mean the Guile-looking dude? He's awesome! Not seen it for years though.

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Yeah, you've got to wonder if anyone still cares about Avatar. It doesn't really seem to have caught on in popular culture.

I haven't even been bothered to watch it again since first time at cinema and I have a 3d TV now and still not fussed. How quick has time gone though!

Will anyone really be fussed 9 years later on from the first film? Let alone 3 more sequels.

I'm pretty sure that a number of people will still know about Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, in 2017 and beyond.

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I know what you mean, but I doubt it will be the highest grossing film of all time by early 2016 let alone 2017.

Considering the film that James Cameron made back in 1997 is still the 2nd highest grossing film of all time, I wouldn't be surprised if only James Cameron can beat James Cameron. It's not as if everybody else hasn't spent as much money or more as he did on making that film trying to replicate its success...

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Its easy to assume Star Wars will beat it because, well, it's Star Wars. But then you look at the historical performance of Star Wars movies and that's not necessarily the case. And then you look at the other top grossing movies and realise there isn't really a formula.

The positions of both Age Of Ultron and Furious 7 are a little strange. Titanic ran at cinemas for about 10 years and got massive repeat business, bust was assumed to be a flop before it.

Movies are weird.

But, the core question of whether anyone would give a shit about Avatar so many years after release is kinda answered by Jurassic World. The answer is almost certainly a resounding yes.

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Its easy to assume Star Wars will beat it because, well, it's Star Wars. But then you look at the historical performance of Star Wars movies and that's not necessarily the case. And then you look at the other top grossing movies and realise there isn't really a formula.

The positions of both Age Of Ultron and Furious 7 are a little strange. Titanic ran at cinemas for about 10 years and got massive repeat business, bust was assumed to be a flop before it.

Movies are weird.

But, the core question of whether anyone would give a shit about Avatar so many years after release is kinda answered by Jurassic World. The answer is almost certainly a resounding yes.

It's really not that weird. When I went to see Titanic it was £3.70 to get in in the West End. When I went to see FF7 it was £14 with the glasses in my local flea pit.

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Well if anything Avatar 2 is just going to be a vehicle for him to continue his hobby of ocean diving/exploring and documenting it in the process. He'll add some blue sci-fi smurfs, it'll do insane numbers at the box office and call it a day!

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For anybody thinking Star Wars has a chance to go for the GOAT in global box office, you might want to pray that JJ Abrams has done what George Lucas couldn't, make it into something with massive non-American appeal. It's the same problem Batman has and why it stalled barely pass the $1 Billion mark, twice.

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Its easy to assume Star Wars will beat it because, well, it's Star Wars. But then you look at the historical performance of Star Wars movies and that's not necessarily the case. And then you look at the other top grossing movies and realise there isn't really a formula.

The positions of both Age Of Ultron and Furious 7 are a little strange. Titanic ran at cinemas for about 10 years and got massive repeat business, bust was assumed to be a flop before it.

Movies are weird.

But, the core question of whether anyone would give a shit about Avatar so many years after release is kinda answered by Jurassic World. The answer is almost certainly a resounding yes.

I suppose it depends on how much Avatar's box office was driven by the super 3D hype and how much goodwill it actually retains?

Obviously it will look spectacular - but the Na'vi are no dinosaurs?

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I've also not watched it in full since the original release – I didn't think there was much there that we haven't seen a hundred times over, just than some very lovely effects and typically Cameron futuristic industrial design. I'd still prefer to watch Dances with Wolves any day of the week, and don't really have any desire to see a sequel (or 3). 

 

Like someone else said, I don't think it has had any cultural impact whatsoever? I've never seen any of my nieces or nephews with Avatar toys or anything like that. I wouldn't wager on a sequel earning any where near what the original did, but I'm probably wrong and people will just lap up some more nice visuals regardless of the dull husk of a story..

 

Those animatronics are breathtaking though – so I suppose some good has come of it all! 

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