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Date: 03/09/10 09:32 AM

79 Responses to Avatar Is Pocahontas: The Similar Trailer

  1. Profile photo of zirak
    zirak Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Link: Avatar Is Pocahontas: The Similar Trailer - More proof of how similar these movies really are--does James Cameron have any original ideas these days?
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 9:44 am
    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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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2010 at 9:44 am
    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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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 9:45 am
    NO! Avatar is like FernGully. Same plot, same glowing forrest poo. Just no talking bat.
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    brutalnewt Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 9:51 am
    There was a time when James Cameron had original ideas?
  6. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:02 am
    eh, the stories aren`t *exactly* the same. They just share similar themes.
  7. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 am
    Coolcool, we get it.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 am
    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.

  9. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:03 am
    *facepalm*
  10. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:05 am
    The visuals in that film are astounding, the story and character development are pretty mediocre.
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    Fealiks Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:07 am
    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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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:24 am
    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"
  13. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Wait wait... is this saying Pocahontas is bad or Avatar is good?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:38 am
    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.
  15. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:47 am
    fail
  16. Profile photo of Xenophonix
    Xenophonix Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:47 am
    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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    dweezil Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:58 am
    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?
  18. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Xenophonix, no.freaking.kidding.
  19. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Lol, Xenophonix.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:20 am
    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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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Am I the only one that is taking this sarcastically and giggling?
  22. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Who Cares? Avatar is still Freaking Sick.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Wow xenophonix is old an whiny!
  24. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:29 am
    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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    bomberouno Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:29 am
    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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    roin_16 Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:30 am
    im so tired of this both are great movies
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    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:36 am
    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.

  28. Profile photo of DrKitty
    DrKitty Female 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:53 am
    omg. James Cameron even admitted that his story was inspired by Pocahontas. shut up
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    disoriented1 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:58 am
    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.
  30. Profile photo of SkyeDragon
    SkyeDragon Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Both were great movies. *rolls eyes* Who cares if they were similar...
  31. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    @disoriented1

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

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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Really??? Who cares. It`s as if people actually believe there are any original ideas in hollywood anyway.
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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    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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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    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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    vanillabear Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    I`m still pretty excited to see "Alice in Wonderland"
  36. Profile photo of Brunsbr103
    Brunsbr103 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Nothing is new under the sun
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    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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    AnimalBizarr Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    afcourse its based on tht story duh! -facepalm-
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    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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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Wow DeutschDude9 - really?
  41. Profile photo of mcmonkeyman
    mcmonkeyman Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    ya you guys are right... this is totally just like dances with wolves
  42. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    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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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    "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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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    "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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    Midge210 Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    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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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    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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    duckflash Female 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    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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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    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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    vilem Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    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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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    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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    Mighty- Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    can we add a button that can rate <1 because this is getting way old way fast.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    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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    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    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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    andfoll132 Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    guns > bows & arrows
  55. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    There is no such thing as an original idea. Can we all just get over this already?
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    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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    DarthDefault Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    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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    moogs Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    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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    AngelLoveXJ Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    i never thought of Pocahontas to be so extreme lol. that trailer just made me want to go watch it. yesss
  60. Profile photo of splat13
    splat13 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Avatonas
  61. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    Even originality couldn`t save Avatar.
  62. Profile photo of Thorgrimmer
    Thorgrimmer Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Originality isn`t everything. Ever hear a cover of a song that was better than the original? I have.
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    word to thorgrimmer.

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

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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    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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    Bremir Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    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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    Sqam Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    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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    batmanizzle Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    I was thinking more of Fern Gully
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    Dat1Rican Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 4:34 am
    ...I liked "Avatar" but...unobtainium was used in "The Core" (2003)
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 5:31 am
    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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    pui Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 6:17 am
    The best part about Avatar?

    PAPYRUS!

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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 6:17 am
    [email protected] "kittums" XD
  72. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2010 at 6:57 am
    there are few new stories, just new adaptations of old ones...
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    Lellin Female 13-17
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    March 10, 2010 at 11:04 am
    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 :)
  74. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 11:24 am
    people are just pissed off at cameron for being so successful. people just hate.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    i noticed that too agges ago, god.
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    polkafromny Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 5:59 am
    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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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:10 am
    LOL so this movie is a repost?
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    HorsesRule Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    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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