Discusson: Avatar concept art

With bated breath we’ve awaited the first glimpses of Jim Cameron’s hugely-expensive, highly-ambitious, three-dimensional adventure flick, Avatar, but now we have them we’re slightly underwhelmed. Maybe it’s because the concept art first seen on HDivision looks like it was inspired by a second-rate videogame or maybe it’s because the colour green, scientifically speaking, evokes least … Continued

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With bated breath we’ve awaited the first glimpses of Jim Cameron’s hugely-expensive, highly-ambitious, three-dimensional adventure flick, Avatar, but now we have them we’re slightly underwhelmed.

Maybe it’s because the concept art first seen on HDivision looks like it was inspired by a second-rate videogame or maybe it’s because the colour green, scientifically speaking, evokes least emotional response, but we’re just not as taken aback as we thought we would be. Cameron’s signature hardware is there, sure, but that stopped being impressive back in 1986.

Far be it from us to read too much into a couple of paintings, though, and we remain confident that the three-dee film could well blow our balls out of our eyes, metaphorically speaking of course.

Anyway, we’re desperate to hear your thoughts on the images, so click here to join the debate.

Released this December, Avatar will tell the story of an alien planet used as a mining colony by the US government. The film’s protagonist, played by Sam Worthington, is an injured ex-marine who undergoes an experiment to exist as an avatar on the planet, but it isn’t long before he is compelled to help the natural inhabitants in their battle for survival.