The Netherlands is getting ready for Avatar, the most expensive movie of all time. the new spectacle by director James Cameron is premiered in a record number of 61 3-D cinemas this week.
Pathe Rotterdam Square Theater even opens the new 3D-room with the successor of Camerons global success Titanic.
With revolutionary new filming techniques Avatar took up 350 million U.S. dollars, but the adventure on the planet Pandora (with Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Zoe Saldana in the main roles) will undoubtedly be another huge hit.
In 145 Dutch cinemas (including 2-Imax theaters) your are able to see the brainchild of Cameron. He worked for five years. “Avatar is a next generation 3D experience,” according to the director.
While the official reviews are not out yet, selected audiences have had the opportunity for an early viewing of the 3D spectacular.
The audiences will be amazed when the movie is released on December 17.
Here are a selection of some of the previews of Avatar:
Hollywood Reporter: “A dozen years later, James Cameron has proven his point: He is king of the world … The only question is: How will Cameron ever top this?”
Screen International: “It’s an unprecedented marriage of technology and storytelling which is on the whole remarkably successful.”
Variety: “Twelve years after “Titanic,” which still stands as the all-time B.O. champ, Cameron delivers again with a film of universal appeal that just about everyone who ever goes to the movies will need to see.”
The Times: “Avatar is an overwhelming, immersive spectacle. The state-of-the-art 3D technology draws us in, but it is the vivid weirdness of Cameron’s luridly imagined tropical otherworld that keeps us fascinated.”
The Sun: “…make sure you can say you were there when the future of cinema began.”
The Guardian: ..”.it looked amazing and that the story was gripping.”