Avatar Is The 26th Biggest Movie Of All Time

Avatar has just sunk the Titanic and become the highest grossing film of all time, however, something people keep forgetting to note is that ticket prices have increased over the years and the number of tickets sold are actually more accurate in determining a film’s popularity.

This means that Gone With The Wind (1939) reigns over all as the most popular film of all time with 202,044,600 tickets sold, with 1977’s Star Wars following behind at 178,119,600 and 1965’s The Sound of Music with 142,415,400.

For the moment, Avatar has sold 76,421,000. A number, which is steadily climbing.

Whether or not it can reach the 200 million of Gone With The Wind is another question.

A Bitter Truth

Avatar is close to surpassing Titanic’s All-time Box Office record position at Number 1 and we can’t help thinking about how closely its message coincides with that of 1992’s Fern Gully. It was interesting that now 18 years later, we are plagued by the same issues of environmental abuse, overconsumption and an utter disregard for the planet and countries we live in.

Perhaps the popularity of Avatar is rooted from its exceptionally detailed 3-D imagery but as we mostly see beautiful landscapes and natural flora and fauna in the film, maybe we can also say that simultaneously, the film’s illustration of the wonderful complexity of nature allows us to realize that Earth’s natural beauty is rarely seen due to the abuse and mistreating of its resources. No one has to be an environmentalist to see the link between consumption and an increasing lack of resources.

Even if there are those who did not like Avatar, there should be an appreciation for the overall message in that on our own planet, the loss of natural beauty and increase of smog and thinning of the Ozone layer among many other environmental problems occur as a direct result of what we do or sometimes what we do not do.

Look up ways you can help. Try not to expend so much energy, carpool when you can, recycle, grow a tree, there are a multitude of ways we can save the Earth or at least try to preserve and protect it.

Avatar Sex Scene Script

For any of those who just can’t wait for the DVD to come out, here is part of the recently released script from 20th Century Fox that illuminates us all on how the blue people sexytime it up!


He puts his face close to hers. She rubs her cheek against his. He kisses her on the mouth. They explore each other.

Then she pulls back, eyes sparkling.

Kissing is very good. But we have something better.

She pulls him down until they are kneeling, facing each other on the faintly glowing moss.

Neytiri takes the end of her queue and raises it. Jake does the same, with trembling anticipation. The tendrils at the ends move with a life of their own, straining to be joined.

MACRO SHOT — The tendrils INTERTWINE with gentle undulations.

JAKE rocks with the direct contact between his nervous system and hers. The ultimate intimacy.

They come together into a kiss and sink down on the bed of moss, and ripples of light spread out around them.

THE WILLOWS sway, without wind, and the night is alive with pulsing energy as we DISSOLVE TO —

LATER. She is collapsed across his chest. Spent. He strokes her face tenderly.

Neytiri, you know my real body is far away, sleeping.

She raises up, placing her fingertips to his chest —

This body is real.
(she touches his forehead)
This spirit is real.

Her eyes are luminous, honest, infinitely deep.

When I was first your teacher, I hated all Sky People. But you have also taught me.
Spirit is all that matters.

She lays her head down, against his chest, listening to his heartbeat.

I am with you now, Jake. We are mated for life.

We are?

Yes. It is our way.
Oh. I forgot to tell?

He rouses up, making her look at him.

Really, we are?

We are.

It’s cool. I’m there.

He lays his head down, and her arms enfold him, sheltering him as he sleeps.

Oooo scintillating stuff. We wonder why Cameron cut it out? It didn’t seem as xxx as it made it out to be. Then again, the film was 2 hours plus.

Too bad! Guess you’ll all have to wait for the DVD

Leona Lewis On The Today Show

Leona on the Today Show singing Golden Globe nominated song I See You from the film Avatar. It’s so effortless for her, isn’t it.

Another Way To Make Earth Become Pandora

Informing yourself.

Yesterday, the TCA Winter Press Tour kicked off in Pasadena to promote PBS’ INDEPENDENT LENS documentary “DIRT! The Movie”. The film is meant to raise awareness about the unique world of dirt and its historical contribution to our lives. It also discusses how mistreating it can result in natural disasters. Jamie Lee Curtis takes on the role of narrator headed by filmmaker Bill Benenson, the TreePeople founder and president Andy Lipkis, filmmaker Gene Rosow and series producer Lois Vossen.

Natural disasters are a sad reality of our existence but dirt abuse is one contributing factor of a multitude of problems currently straining Earth’s resources.

It would be nice to create something like this one day but ”Earth Day” should be every day not one day.

If this documentary has piqued your interest, it will air April 10, 2010 on PBS.

How To Be Na’vi!

Keep it in mind for next Halloween. Amazing Tutorial!

A New Planet?

Times like this make us miss Pluto as a planet but it has been reported that a new planet has been found. We love how they call it new like it hasn’t been there billions of years already. In any case, the planet is just a hop, skip and 40 light years away from Earth. It has also been said that the planet possesses qualities that are the most similar to Earth’s.

It is made up of hydrogen and helium but would be unable to sustain life as the heat tops the 400 degree Fahrenheit mark.

David Charbonneau of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said, “If you want to describe in one sentence what this planet is, it’s a big, hot ocean” .

The planet that has now been named Pandora GJ 1214b is twice the size of our planet and orbits orbits its’ star every 38 hours.

The December 17 issue of the journal Nature is said to explain more, so if you’re interested. Pick up a copy!

One day, we will find a planet that can sustain life. Wonder what we’ll find the Na’vi then!

Titanic 2: Avatar Edition Almost At A Billion

It has only been two weeks since the release of James Cameron’s secondary cinematic contribution and at $745 million (£460 million) it is close to breaking the 1 billion dollar mark following along the same path as Cameron’s first film Titanic, which made $1.8 billion. WOW! We believe it as we had the opportunity to see this film in 3-D, which we recommend all to do.

At the moment, the current top 5 films of all-time are:

1 Titanic (1997) $1.84bn

2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $1.13bn

3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $1.06bn

4 The Dark Knight (2008) $1bn

5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) $969m

With Avatar however, we think that though the amazing graphics and digital cinematography exceeds probably even its own expectations, there were a few minor problems such as gun-toting war scenes that were extended a bit too long for our taste and the non-development of characters such as that of Michelle Rodrigues and others.

However, if you have been living under a rock don’t know about the movie yet, the story takes place on the planet Pandora (Box lol foreshadowing much?) populated with blue-skinned natives called the Na’vi. Humans called the Americans Sky people have destroyed their home planet of Earth and have now invaded Pandora with the intention of stealing the planet’s precious and expensive element Un-obtainium L O L.  It is Fern Gully meets Pocahontas meets GI Jane meets..other interesting films. And even though the alleged “political” and “religious” undertones in the film have previously been discussed, there were a few interesting ones we thought were…interesting.

Firstly, the Sky People versus the alien Na’vi seem to make reference to Americans versus Indigenous people. It is argued that the Marines in the film are actually ex-Marines employed by a private company and therefore, not los Americanos though at first glace, it would appear to imitate an American militant attitude.

Movieguide reviews critiqued the film as having a “New Age, pagan, anti-capitalist worldview that promotes goddess worship and the destruction of the human race” but it appears the owner of the site is a “hardcore rightwing christian fundamentalist” who “takes offence to everything”. We wouldn’t say that a pagan attitude or goddess worship towards life is a bad one. Nor do we think that Jesus would have ever excluded anyone demeaning their way of life. Personally, we perceived the film as a commentary on how we should take care of Earth in lieu of abusing it. And SERIOUSLY taking care of the Earth instead of treating it like a trashcan is not a bad message to send. It is valid.

Others allude the film to being a negative commentary on 9/11. Again, watch the film you’ll see what we’re talking about and it is rather silly.

Finally, the author of themovieblog.com calls us to look at fiction as fiction. However, in Canadian newspaper’s the Globe and Mail’s interview with the director James Cameron did mark his intent to send a message, “The idea that governments and corporations were utterly corrupt, evil … systemically wrecking the planet through wars and environmental carnage was pretty much the mainstay of my thought process as a teenager. So you see I haven’t moved much”

It’s not just for the beautiful green world we see partially destroyed though that Cameron made the film, it was also made to bring a sense of wonder back to the theatre. “Watching a movie on an I-phone is not watching a movie”.

The film is unequivocally interesting but long. It is worth not only seeing the one time but maybe a couple more. There are so many details in the cinematography that the passion Cameron had for the concept of this film shines its’ luminous light through painting an idyllic intricate world with the kind of exquisite, animated ecosystem we could only dream of having.

The symmetry the flora and fauna have with living beings is awe-inspiring and breathtaking. Luckily for us, Cameron is planning an Avatar trilogy.

So in taking the film’s green message to heart, take care of the Earth. Grow a plant, shut off the lights, recycle, reduce, reuse, walk …somewhere but go see the film! but carpool!

Image Courtesy of IGN and 20th Century Fox

Fan Goes Ballastic When James Cameron Refuses to Give Avatar Autograph

When a fan approached James Cameron at LAX airport to get his Avatar poster autographed, Cameron refused saying he was not obligated to give him an autograph whereas the fan began shouting that he spent 15$ on a ticket for Avatar and couldn’t even get a signature.

There’s nothing on the contrary that would lead us to believe that the fan wouldn’t have just put the poster up on Ebay.

At the same time, for a director who was so passionate about this film, would you agree that the Oscar winner doesn’t care about fans as this fan claimed?