I knew it! – Avatar could have been so much better…

It’s really kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, I guess – many so-so movies start out with scripts that actually are a lot better, but then it goes all wrong in the final shooting script or in the edit room. That’s what made the newer Star Wars movies so mediocre and it seems that’s what happened to Avatar, too. Apparently Cameron‘s original concept has surfaced and reading it really gives one the impression that all the right ideas are there, but a lot of depth has been sacrificed in favor of a more marketable action movie type of piece. I dig especially the parts about the background story of why humans venture into space in the first place, which, similar to Abyss and Aliens would have been more in line with what you’d expect from James Cameron.

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