So we all know how Avatar Day went down: like a spent balloon. Partially booked theaters, underwhelming word of mouth. Not the rousing world-wide celebration 20th Century Fox was hoping for.
The screenings intended to generate the buzz needed to launch Avatar with strong anticipation and big buzz-worthy opening numbers seem to be having the opposite effect. Only December will tell (and it may be way too early to prognosticate…. aw, screw it), but there aren’t too many people dizzy with excitement over this one.
I just chalk it all up to the injustice of Utah being given the stiff arm in all the Avatar Day screening festivities. Karma, suckers!
And then there’s Hitler. Taken from the film Downfall (if you haven’t seen it, rent it… now), this pivotal scene has been recut to reflect the Fuhrer’s massive disappointment with the Avatar trailer, Avatar Day, James Cameron and even George Lucas. And let’s be honest, if Hitler’s pissed, Cameron’s opus is in big, fat trouble.