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“10,000 B.C. in Blue”

That’s what a commenter on AICN thought of this trailer. Hee.

What I can’t understand is why everyone thinks Avatar‘s best introduction is “director James Cameron’s first movie since Titanic“. I was pretty young when that movie came out so I don’t remember, but really? Were the fanboys really into that movie? Is it some kind of guilty geek pleasure?

I was a teenage girl, the prime audience for Titanic, when I saw it and I thought it was terrible. Sure, it had pretty pictures and prettier people. But no movie should be so sweet that it gives you toothache. The only reason I went was because my parents bought the tickets for me as a surprise family outing that they thought would please me – kinda like how everyone buys my niece Hannah Montana stuff because she’s a ten year old girl even though she thinks Miley Cyrus is “an ugly troll who can’t sing”. (Love that kid!)

That song alone would have ruined it for me, but making things worse was that even though Kate Winslet was lovely in it, I was left kind of cold by Leo Di Caprio. Sacrilege, I know, but even today I have no idea what the fuss was all about. But then, the only time I’ve ever liked him is when Martin Scorcese directs so maybe its just my faulty taste buds. In fact, the only good thing about that movie (and I’m not saying this to be mean) was when the boat sank. That, I liked very much. I didn’t even mind that Jack kept dying for 20 minutes after that – it was that well done, I thought.

Oh well. It’s not like I won’t go watch Avatar, even if it does look like “10,000 B.C. in blue”. I paid money for Kambakkht Ishq and Transformers 2. I think its pretty well established by now that I’ll watch anything. But I’ll try and remember that the James Cameron who made my least-favorite romance was also the man who wrote and helmed Aliens. Even if that movie is almost as old as I am.

 
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