Happy Trails Hans: Avatar

AvatarpicI’ll get you Harry Potter… I’ll get you Robin Hood… I’ll get you John McClane… I must apologise: where was I? Ah yes, a new trailer. This one looks like its been in more films than I have…

Ah, the Event Horizon, must be a sequel. No wait, that’s the craft from the Enterprise TV series opening credits, I am certain of it. That’s one of the robots from the new Terminator movie surely? Perhaps this is a young Professor X over to tell me it’s another X-men Origins film. Like we need another of those.

I see they’ve painted the power loader from Alien a charming grey. Oh, it’s that chap from Terminator: Salvation, I knew this was a Terminator sequel. And what, pray tell, is that? Well at least it didn’t open its eyes as the music climaxed – finally, something original. It’s all looking a bit Minority Report now. Sliders/Dr Who stock effects, perhaps a big screen transition for one of them? I’ve got it – Thundercats: The Movie. That is a taller, thinner Panthro, no? With hair?

That’s a Hornet from Halo. That’s that big cat thing from Revenge of the Sith. That’s Lothlorien forest from Lord of the Rings. That’s a Nazgul Fell Beast from Lord of the Rings too. Oh, it’s called Avatar. Might I suggest ‘Rise of the Plague’ as a subtitle? A lot of ‘homages’ in there – though they are all homages to good stuff.

VERDICT: Thank you Mr Cowboy, I’ll take it under advisement.

four stars

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2 Responses to “Happy Trails Hans: Avatar”

  1. Part of me is skeptical, but James Cameron’s the shit, so I’m seeing it. Just hope it lives up to hype.

  2. This is a pretty exciting movie the trailer is a bit rubbish. It makes it all look a little dull!

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