'Avatar' work gives botanist a taste of Hollywood.

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by togata57, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  2. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beaverton, Oregon
    This was one of the more interesting movies we had seen in maybe 10 years. I thought the imaginary plants were nicely designed.

    Our son watched a second time in 3D, the next week, and it seems the 2D was easier to watch, for him.
     
  3. leaf kotasek

    leaf kotasek Active Member

    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bc, canada
    i just saw it last night. the plants were rad; i would totally live in that jungle!

    the plot was pretty cliche, though. the movie started off original and intelligent but it ended up falling into a stereotypical plot. it also went on for way too long and ended up getting far-fetched near the end; jack sully gradually morphed into a super-hero who could do anything.

    but yeah, the alien jungle made up for all other shortcomings. pretty creative!
     
  4. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    I commend Cameron et al. for realizing the NEED to consult a trained botanist!
     
  5. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beaverton, Oregon
    The big tree was nifty looking.

    If an Avatar 2 is produced, they could start the movie at the location of the fallen giant. In which case they would need to consult with a mycologist.
     
  6. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,271
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    As well as a bryologist.
    Or these movie folks could save time and just ask US.
     

Share This Page