By Rizal Obanil
Spellbinding is the one word I could think of to describe Avatar back in 2009.
And if you were one of those, like me, who was able to actually watch the movie on IMax, I’m sure you would agree that it was one of those experiences that you would have locked up somewhere in the recesses of your mind because how breathtaking it was.
Nowadays, the memory of the feeling you had when you walked out of the theater after watching the film would probably be stored somewhere, waiting for the right time to be reawakened.
Mashable Asia in their video seems to want to tap into that memory and drum up interest in the still far off release of Avatar 2 in 2020.
To fans of the movie, the wait’s a killer. Some have even gone to social media expressing that it seems like they have been waiting 82 years already for the much-anticipated sequel.
It’s quite understandable – the hype – as we’re only just talking about the highest grossing film ever made, raking in $2.7 billion in box office sales worldwide.
Followed by Titanic at a not so distant second place with $2.1 billion; then Star Wars: The Force Awakens, $2.06 billion; Jurassic World, $ 1.6 B; and finally rounding up the top 5, Marvel’s The Avengers, $1.5 B, it is an understatement to say that the movie was popular.
But despite the movie’s success in sales, Sam Worthington, the lead character of the movie has not had much success after the blockbuster film.
His leading lady Zoe Zaldana, has had some success, at one point even being cast in one of the Mission Impossible films.
So right now, the anticipation for the sequel is reaching boiling point.
Will it live up to the hype? Many would ask, because when it was released back in 2009, the makers of the film were really bold as they gambled on a movie that was almost completely in 3D form at a time when the technology was just becoming mainstream and probably to many producers “unreliable.”
Another problem that the makers of the sequel would face is that 3D movies’ popularity since the release of Avatar is said to be on the decline.
It’s been almost ten years, will our revisit to Pandora be as magical as how it was the first time.
Like you, I am dying to find out.