Saturday, August 08, 2009

Similar Name, Not The Same: Avatar

Writing about Avatar: The Last Airbender has got me thinking about all the movies coming out with similar titles.

I'm not talking about movies about the same thing, or even with the same, just movies with similar tiles.

And so, I begin the "Similar Name, Not the Same Series" with...

Avatar & Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar (2009): A military man goes to a lush rain forest with ten foot tall blue people. The man lives in a body suit that allows him to breathe and he falls in love with a blue woman.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2010): Human civilization is divided into four kingdoms: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. The fire kingdom is bad, and only one human is left from the air kingdom can unite them all.

Common Theme: Even though they both have love stories, they still probably make bad date movies.

Not the same: James Cameron's Avatar will be viewed as a sci-fi success, M. Night Shymalan's The Last Airbender seems like it's positioned only to engage fans of the TV show.

Other movies in the Similar Name, Not the Same Series:
* 9 and Nine
* Up & Up in the Air
* A Single Man & A Serious Man

1 comment:

Andrew K. said...

It's annoying when I tell my friends I want to see Cameron's Avatat and they think I'm talking about the TV show...which I've never seen...