The highly anticipated teaser trailer for James Cameron‘s upcoming scifi flm, Avatar, is now online at Apple.
Tomorrow, August 21, is Avatar Day, and on it, the much-anticipated trailer was to finally be release to all of us who were dying to see what everyone was raving about. In a lovely gesture, the studio has decided to unleash the trailer one day early, and you can check it out right this very moment!
With the release of this trailer comes good news and bad news. The good news, is that you can go and watch the trailer at Apple in the biggest and best HD player your computer can handle. The bad news, is that Apple is still one of the few who refuse to embrace the joys of the embed code, so you’ll have to go there to see it that way (or watch it here below is not so great, but decent quality). Considering that even the above-mentioned biggest and best HD trailer will not do any justice to the footage people have seen in IMAX 3-D, it is suggested that you watch in the highest quality you can.
Avatar tells the story of a man named Jake (Sam Worthington) who is stuck in a wheelchair. He travels to a mysterious planet called Pandora, where a ten-foot tall alien species known as the Na’vi are in the middle of a giant war to preserve their race. With an amazing technology, the ability exists to place Jake into an Na’vi avatar version of himself, which allows him to walk again and help the aliens fight for their survival.
The trailer really does look amazing. It’s tough to be as excited about it as others have been because we haven’t seen it in its natural format yet. Some have said the large blue Na’vi aliens look pretty cartoony, and I can’t say I disagree. Honestly, any animated creature — even with the very best CGI work ever seen — that’s a bright color like that and doesn’t really exist in our world, is going to look somewhat fake to some extent.
This movie is really going to hinge on story. I can’t imagine James Cameron would go through this near two-decade endeavor without a great story to support it — that would be absurd. But if for some reason we get in that theater and it’s all just huge three-dimensional oohs and ahhs, then Avatar is going to have some issues.
What do you think after finally seeing the trailer?