Avatar the Movie – Exclusive Preview Tickets Available!
Published 18 August 2009
Avatar is one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year, and is set to premiere worldwide on the 18th December 2009. I have no doubt that all the big cinemas in London, including the Odeon in Leicester Square and Cineworlds London-wide will be showing it. The film is, coincidentally, set in London in the year 2024 and promises to be a revolutionary film; full of action, visually stunning, and fast-paced. Riding the wave of 3D films, Avatar will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into a world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters. It promises to beat all the other 3D movies hands down, and sources close to the movie production say it is nothing like they have ever seen before.
Avatar has been in the making for 14 years, and is being directed by James Cameron of Titanic, which itself was one of the greatest movies of all time as well as the highest grossing ever, as well as winning eleven Oscar awards. The special effects team are the ones behind King Kong and the Lord of Rings Trilogy, so you can imagine the combination of an epic director with epic special effects. The storyline is of an ex-US Marine solider that finds himself being in the thick of a hostile alien planet called Pandora, and he finds himself torn between two worlds in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of its indigenous people, the Na’vi. The film studio, Fox Studios, have already invested more than $125 million dollars into the movie and is poised to spend more, essentially betting the bank on Avatar becoming a success. The official trailer has just been released on Apple Trailers here, and I can say that it is just truly amazing. Beware when searching for trailers or video clips of Avatar on Youtube though… many of the videos there are fake trailers or video clips, with many parodies and home-made versions!
In a first for movies, a special 20 plus minute clip of Avatar is being shown this Friday, 21st August 2009 worldwide and right here in London cinemas. Plenty of showings were announced, including those at the BFI Southbank IMAX, The Greenwich Odeon, The Vue Cinema in West End, and the Odeon in Wimbledon. Free preview tickets have been released released through SeeFilmFirst (codes: 302001 and 380973), but are quickly being snapped up by hardcore fans and some venues have sold out. But as usual The London Insider will be keeping an eye out for more tickets being released over the next few days and details on how to get tickets and availability will be posted on this page as we find it. However, if you are a pureHMV member, they have a pair of tickets available for anyone willing to spend 75,000 points! Also, if anyone has any spare tickets, please feel free to post it as a comment below.
A teaser trailer is available to watch at Apple Trailers here. Also, the BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo London has started selling Avatar tickets for their screening on the biggest screen in London. Showings start from the 16th December.