A couple months ago they rolled out a teaser trailer for 'Avatar' that, while interesting, made you think more like, "What the hell is this movie about?" instead of "I can't wait to see this".
Many pointed out that the teaser pretty much looked like a longer, higher budget, 3D version of Delgo...not a good thing. I haven't seen 'Delgo' but it looked pretty awful. After seeing the teaser for 'Avatar' I also had no desire to sit in a theatre for 3 hours and watch 'Delgo' play out in 3D by the hand of James Cameron.*
There also just isn't enough Sam Worthington for my liking.
Then the NEW polished, fresh trailer came out. I saw it yesterday and I was blown away. It looks epic, original(ish) fresh, fun, colorful and there was more Sam Worthington than you can shake a stick at. It also gave you an idea of what the movie is actually about. Let's watch it first:
K...here's the low-down. Humans find this planet where there is some kind of ore that sells for a shitload of dollar signs (or lbs sterling...whatever currency you like). Unfortunately, as so often happens to use poor humans, the planet is already full of lifeforms that aren't us. One of which happens to be a sentient race called the Navi. The humans decide they want to get rid of the Navi but they are hard to kill off. Sigourney Weaver appears to be there to find a diplomatic way to solve the issue, but of course, the Marines are there to NOT do that. This is where my Australian love (along with Guy...don't worry) Sam Worthington (Sully)comes in. He is a paralyzed former-Marine who was told that if he takes part in this experimental procedure to make an avatar out of human and Navi DNA then, I am only guessing here, they can infiltrate the Navi and get rid of them. The Worthington seriously has never looked better than he does at 2:25/2:26...
Sully starts to realize that these aren't just some random life form that humans should get rid of and decides to try to stop the head Marine with the scars on his face/head. He's the baddy. Sully and sadly, Michelle Rodriguez, are now on the side of the Navi where an epic battle will play out to keep the humans from killing off the alien life forms for their own gain (not that it will work, because this is what humans do: We try to kill things because they have what we want...'tis the human way...)
*In all fairness, 'Delgo' had to have been copied from 'Avatar' as ol' Jimmy has been working on it for 10 years.