Avatar had a plot?
The movies stunning visuals stunned as and ate it .
Avatar had a plot?
Frankly, I didn’t find Avatar’s visuals all that stunning. To me they were completely artificial and cartoonish. I put them on the same level as Rocket Robin Hood.
I will not hear a bed word about RRH. It is an indelible part of my childhood.Yes, an incredible bad tv series and yet sheer awfulness and silliness makes it fun to watch . this even recycled villains and footage from the 1960's Spiderman series .
Sounds like you won't be taking it lying down...I will not hear a bed word about RRH. It is an indelible part of my childhood.
I will not hear a bed word about RRH. It is an indelible part of my childhood.
Well, worldbuilding for worldbuilding's sake.Proper worldbuilding is about more than just the visuals. You need a history, you need substance, you need life and civilizations that make sense within the confines. And it's never really finished, to be honest...I'm still working on my first one, technically, and it's been probably twenty years.
Joss Whedon’s shows tend to have pretty crappy worldbuilding and then build entire story arcs on half-baked concepts. A great significance is attached to something called a “soul” and whether a vampire has it or not, but no one bothers to ask what a soul actually is.
Interesting article from The Guardian
‘Storytelling has become the art of world building’: Avatar and the rise of the paracosmJames Cameron’s sequel to his 2009 fantasy epic continues cinema’s love of imaginary worlds formed in childhood that have produced some of film’s most bankable blockbusterswww.theguardian.com
Do plot and character inevitably suffer when the main focus is on the world? Are we unrealistic if we want all three to be brilliant?
What is the function of the chronology to the story?Perhaps to a point, but that kind of goes out the window when you want to have a chronology.
I just saw the spelling error. Stupid tablet. I think I’ll leave it.Sounds like you won't be taking it lying down...
Personally, I didn't watch Avatar to the end -- no walking out was involved, as it was on the TV -- but I was impressed with what I was seeing (even though it was on the TV and not a big screen), in terms of the world itself and the way it had been produced, so I might give the sequel a watch (on the TV) just in case the story is more engaging.
That's a good way of putting it.I remember being wowed by the jungle scenes, and un-wowed by the story.
What is the function of the chronology to the story?
If you write the first story with only the necessary details, your chronology will be entirely open to fit other stories into it. Write the chronology first and you are writing yourself into a corner.Establishment of events within timeline to branch off into multiple story directions. I'm looking at beyond just a single story here, though...
Most new writer's are concerned with getting at least one book published.Really depends on how many avenues you're willing to explore, really. And how many non-canon spinoffs you might want to do.
Pre-planning everything is just another way to close future avenues.Perhaps that might be part of the problem...
Not saying to not cement something, of course. Just have avenues for such things open later on down the line.
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