Avatar Is Pocahontas: The Similar Trailer

Submitted by: zirak 7 years ago in Entertainment

More proof of how similar these movies really are--does James Cameron have any original ideas these days?
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Female 368
i just wanna say
even though it would make this epic tralier less epic
they forgot the fact they both worshiped a tree
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Male 738
LOL so this movie is a repost?
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Female 376
When they said almost at the end "That this...this is our land!" All I could think of when I heard "That this!..." was "This is SPARTA!"
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Female 2,027
i noticed that too agges ago, god.
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Male 848
people are just pissed off at cameron for being so successful. people just hate.
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Female 54
I agree. Both movies are great. Who cares if they are similar? A great story will always be recycled. If we are being truly technical there are only 7 basic stories in the world anyway so nothing is original. I myself felt avatar had more links with Ferngully... ALL BLOODY BRILLIANT FILMS :)
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Male 684
there are few new stories, just new adaptations of old ones...
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Female 5,222
[email protected] "kittums" XD
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Female 3,574
The best part about Avatar?

PAPYRUS!

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Female 3,828
Ugh enough with the pocahontas comparisons the movie came out ages ago and it was pretty good.

They are 2 different movies, in a lot of ways.

Thats like saying all cop movies are the exact same, or all alien stories are the exact same.or dogs. or jim carrey. or whatever. They are. but they are very different.

Or you could just say all movies with humans in them are the same. where do we draw the line?

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Male 263
...I liked "Avatar" but...unobtainium was used in "The Core" (2003)
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Female 140
I was thinking more of Fern Gully
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Female 65
I don`t think people saw Avatar for it`s story... The only reason I saw it was for the graphics. I mean, the mineral was called "unobtainium" Seriously! I`m surprised they didn`t call the Na`vi "Kittums" or something that sounds like an 8 year old thought was cool.
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Male 392
I take it people can`t enjoy anything these days without either comparing it to something else or complaining it`s a copy?

Could be worse, a large majority of films being released are remakes.

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Male 833
i actually didnt think much of avatar, the dialogue seemed really forced, people just randomly explaining things without being asked and such... and the action scenes everyone said was worth watching the boring first 2 hours for wasnt impressive either. Good scenery tho.
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Male 1,297
word to thorgrimmer.

peloos, you have been so cool in my day here it IAB, but you are slipping recently

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Male 180
Originality isn`t everything. Ever hear a cover of a song that was better than the original? I have.
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Male 3,819
Even originality couldn`t save Avatar.
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Male 300
Avatonas
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Female 13
i never thought of Pocahontas to be so extreme lol. that trailer just made me want to go watch it. yesss
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Female 19
Every post is a repost of a repost of a repost. This applies to movies and stories all over the place.
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Male 98
And still no one really cares about the Native Americans. I heard some people actually believe there are none left. But that`s what happens when most of what people learn are from one sided history books.
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Female 876
This is a timeless story. It will always be, and has always been, retold and retold. Pocahontas wasn`t the first instance of this story. Why don`t we just whine about every romance that mimics Romeo and Juliet and say how unoriginal it is? Why not whine about Romeo and Juliet being unoriginal? This is NOT the first unoriginal idea. Grow up.
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Female 668
There is no such thing as an original idea. Can we all just get over this already?
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Male 74
guns > bows & arrows
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Male 712
Just wondering...I kinda noticed a slight similarity between Pocahontas and Avatar. By "recently noticed" I mean it`s been crammed down my throat and by "slight similarity" I mean I could give a crap.

If you wanna go see it, it`s worth the price of admission. If you don`t and you`re honestly hung up on this overanalytical nerd tack...hey, go for it but can I just say...we. get. it. already.

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Male 2,737
I took my daughter to see Avatar two weeks ago. She said she liked it.She liked the plot. I told her it`s the story of native Americans and the whites invading.Only in the movie, the Indians win. In real life, they lost.Then she was sad.That made me happy.I`m a jerk.
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Male 199
can we add a button that can rate <1 because this is getting way old way fast.
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Male 1,598
I actually like Pocahontas more than Avatar. I realize that it`s a familiar story concept, but Pocahontas did it better. And I prefer Native Americans to freaky blue people.
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Male 372
avatar was a great movie. dont see why this is even remotely significant to some people, 90% of movies produced are either remakes, rip offs, or sequels.
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Male 792
Christ this tires me.

It`s a style of story...an archetype, known as either Stranger in a Strange Land, or Brave New World. The method of story telling is as old as time.

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Female 570
avatar is overrated. whenever people tell "OH MEE GAWD AVATAR IS SOO AMAZEEN!" i feel like smacking them in the face.
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Male 1,313
No poo Gortrok.
We get i allready. Holywood copys copies of copies. I saw the original Pocahontas story in a drating John Wayne movie, lol.
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Female 236
People consantly rag on Avatar because it bears resemblence to Pocahontas, however almost nobody has pointed out that The Hangover is a total rip off of Dude, Where`s My Car?.
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Male 1,455
"HELLO ALL. Before any of you believe the malarky below, the folk tale referred to as Pocahontas (somewhat based on things that actually happened) was thought of years before Avatar was written. Do your research morons."

The final movie bears only the most cursory resemblance to the original script.

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Male 1,455
"Avatar was exceptional in it`s portrayal of this classic tale."

There`s a difference between portraying a classic tale and directly ripping off a classic tale.

Star Wars was Arthurian myth set in space. It took all the old cliches, all the old archetypes, and blended them into a unique and successful film.

Avatar is purely derivative. The plot goes beyond uninspired- it`s utterly dull and predictable, and its simplicity is padded by minute after minute of CGI that does nothing but show itself off.

Personally I think there`s something wrong when I can correctly guess the whole damn plot after watching the trailer. Guy is sent to infiltrate natives, guy develops love interest, guy has change of heart, guy reveals his betrayal to natives, guy wins back favor through deus ex machina, guy leads natives against the evil oppressors. The end.

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Male 772
I`m so sick of this debate. Yes, it`s the same story as Pocahantus. SO FREAKING WHAT.

How many "boy meets girl" movies are there? There are no new stories, there are only new ways of telling them. Avatar was exceptional in it`s portrayal of this classic tale.

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Male 243
ya you guys are right... this is totally just like dances with wolves
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Male 1,244
Wow DeutschDude9 - really?
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Male 2,440
Man, I haven`t seen Pocahontas since before DVDs became popular (Viva La VHS!). I didn`t realize how hot she looked in that skimpy Native American dress-thingy she wears. Shwing!
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Male 65
afcourse its based on tht story duh! -facepalm-
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Male 421
Who cares. It`s either Dancing with Wolves or Pocahontas/Fern Gully. Either way it was a really good movie and absolutely gorgeous.
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Male 9
Nothing is new under the sun
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Male 174
I`m still pretty excited to see "Alice in Wonderland"
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Male 473
HELLO ALL. Before any of you believe the malarky below, the folk tale referred to as Pocahontas (somewhat based on things that actually happened) was thought of years before Avatar was written. Do your research morons.
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Female 299
I kept thinking I was going to see a comparison between the two movies. I got tricked into seeing a condensed version of Pocahontas. WTF?
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Male 508
Really??? Who cares. It`s as if people actually believe there are any original ideas in hollywood anyway.
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Female 678
@disoriented1

The story of Pocohantus has been around SINCE THE 1600`S! Do YOUR freaking research.

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Female 281
Both were great movies. *rolls eyes* Who cares if they were similar...
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Male 76
HELLO ALL. Before all you believe in the malarkey above, Avatar was written about 10 year BEFORE Disney`s Pocahontas was conceived. Do your research morons.
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Female 531
omg. James Cameron even admitted that his story was inspired by Pocahontas. shut up
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Female 678
If I had a day to live, I would watch Avatar over and over because it would seem like an eternity.

Just think, in ten years, you`ll look back on and and think, "Dear God those effects were horrible." Just like people did for Titanic.

The movie was painfully looooooooooong.

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Female 82
im so tired of this both are great movies
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Male 185
Not sure if it has been posted or not, but a far better and simpler comparison:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/04...
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Male 749
I`ve never seen Pocahontas so I didn`t know how similar they were but that trailer seemed to match perfectly. :D

I didn`t think that Avatar was that great. :(

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Male 25,416
Wow xenophonix is old an whiny!
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Male 3,431
Who Cares? Avatar is still Freaking Sick.

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Female 2,509
Am I the only one that is taking this sarcastically and giggling?
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Male 1,929
Lol. Hearing this audio made me realise that I haven`t watched or heard anything at all that`s actually in Avatar. Trailer sounds good though.
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Female 3,574
Lol, Xenophonix.
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Male 813
Xenophonix, no.freaking.kidding.
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Female 32
despite what everyone thinks James Cameron`s "unoriginal idea" is this highest grossing film of all time. As a matter of fact doesn`t he also hold the title for the second highest grossing film?
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Female 195
People keep bringing this stuff up cos it annoys them that the film did so well. They`re like the people that persistently bash PETA even though nobody brought up the subject or really cares anymore. Leave it be - this whole plot similarity argument is old and whiny.
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Male 699
fail
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Male 37,774
Poker-haunches is a dratting AWFUL movie, and not suitable for kids to watch.
It starts right from the opening scene with the revisionist fantasy (natives good, whites bad) and bangs that dead horse until the credits roll.
Avatar, I`ve been reading, is just the same.
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Male 901
Wait wait... is this saying Pocahontas is bad or Avatar is good?
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Male 2,034
And people wonder why Avatar didn`t win at the Oscars. I mean, if you`re going to make a visual masterpiece, why not put a good story along with it so you don`t have to add "visual" to "masterpiece"
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Male 224
Avatar was awful. The story was so drating bad, and I was laughing at the cheesiness in pretty much every scene. the ONLY redeeming quality of it was the 3D, which means that it wasn`t a good movie, it was a good RIDE.

And I hate how people keep saying it`s pioneering amazing new special effects and all that poo. Stereoscopic cameras have been around for more than 100 years. drat, you can even go to youtube and watch stereoscopic videos. It`s not as big a deal as people are making it out to be at all.

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Female 3,574
The visuals in that film are astounding, the story and character development are pretty mediocre.
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Male 813
*facepalm*
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Male 10,440
When I saw avatar I fell for the sympathy-grab-with-the-blue-cat-like-faces-and-large-eyes (coupled with the moving music of course) and when it was over I thought it was an amazing film.

A day later I realized the plot was pretty average.

Mabie I would have realized sooner had I seen Pocahontas, but I didn`t.

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Male 2,690
Coolcool, we get it.
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Female 3,574
eh, the stories aren`t *exactly* the same. They just share similar themes.
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Male 111
There was a time when James Cameron had original ideas?
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Female 1,112
NO! Avatar is like FernGully. Same plot, same glowing forrest poo. Just no talking bat.
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Male 3,322
I thought Pocahontas was based on real events. Why isn`t taking real events, and using them for inspiration for a different story, a new idea? If someone wrote a story about a planet`s leader who freed the repressed citizens of his planet, and was later shot dead at a public event, wouldn`t that just be taking Lincoln`s story and using it as inspiration for a new story?
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Female 846
honestly, you could probably do tht with anything. and Did anyone really think the avatar story line was original? Pocahontas, Dances with Wolves, and a bunch of other movies are just like it.
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Male 223
Link: Avatar Is Pocahontas: The Similar Trailer [Rate Link] - More proof of how similar these movies really are--does James Cameron have any original ideas these days?
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