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Why Pixar is #1

jrbaco Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 12:48 PM
I think Pixar's draw, while the images are really great, is that they actual write a decent story. I saw Prometheus last night and it had some cool visuals, but the story was junk. I never saw Avatar (and don't ever plan on doing) but heard the visual effects were stellar (new technology developed, etc, etc) but the story was lame from just about everyone I talked to and read from reviews, so what could've been great ended up being "meh". Overall Pixar keeps doing good stories that are enhanced by the visuals, have to have both to remain at the top of the game.
garageman Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 5:45 PM
If you haven't seen "Avatar," that doesn't put you in a very strong position to be taken seriously on the subject.
Paul6310 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 10:36 PM
I've seen Avatar. The visual tech is impressive. The story is propagandistic junk. Stupid on stilts. If it had the stones of the average anime feature (even something as lame as 'Appleseed') it would have been interesting. As it was, I mentally clicked off the leftist enviro wacko talking points before the film went ahead and plowed through them. Predictable, unpleasant, visually eye candy.
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