The reaction to the Avatar teaser trailer has been mixed. According to the Filmonic poll 75% of readers liked the trailer, although there are still those who were disappointed by it and those who simply weren’t impressed. That divide in opinion seems to be the case across the internet. Well Sam Worthington, who plays Jake Sully, recently spoke to ComingSoon.net who asked him for his thoughts on the reaction, and this is what he had to say:
“It’s gotta hell of a lotta hype,” he admitted to us. “I read all what was said yesterday about the trailer. I can see their point, but as I said, it’s not meant to be built for an Apple Mac, it’s built for IMAX, it’s built for 3D, that’s what he’s designed it for. He’s designed it to bring people back to the cinema. It’s interesting that he’s released that trailer and the next day, he shows it on IMAX. It’s one extreme to the other. We get the criticism and then we get the rave reviews of what it really looks like in its own formula. That’s obviously going to get people to think and go, ‘Damn right! I’m going to go and see this at the cinema.’ Jim has always said to me that he wants to bring people back to the movies, and he’s a smart enough man for that to be tactical.”
He also addressed some Terminator Salvation criticism:
We just have try and do the best character we can do at that time. I can nitpick with the best of them, man, and go down the list of things I saw on IMDb where they found holes in it and go, ‘You ARE f*cking right. If there was a big ten-ton robot coming outside that gas station, surely we would f*cking hear it!’ And I missed that! So I go, ‘I gotta be a bit better when I’m looking through my scripts!’ So that kind of raises my games a bit, ’cause I feel like an idiot for not saying it to McG.”
I like how Worthington just says what he thinks and hasn’t been influenced by the Hollywood PR machine. Not many actors will admit faults in their movies. It’s interesting to find that he reads IMDB, although reading the trolls over there won’t be healthy in the long run. He should just read Filmonic instead.