Remember Avatar? Of course you remember Avatar, James Cameron’s revolutionary blockbuster/trenchancy metaphor for white imperialism that gave us such amazing settings as Hometree and the Tree of Souls. It changed filmmaking forever. Its plot inspires every single big-budget that’s made today.
And the dialogue. Oh, how good the dialogue was. With the words? You remember Avatar‘s incisive words, words you still quote today. Right?
OK. Literally no one remembers what Avatar was about or who was in Avatar or what anyone said during it. Which is OK, because the only thing Avatar is famous for is costing a quarter of a billion dollars and being an utter shit heap of a movie. That’s fine and all except that, well—well beyond any human’s possibility to comprehend things— they are making four sequels, which will again cost billions of dollars to make, according to reports this weekend.
— Variety (@Variety) September 30, 2017
People are utterly befuddled by it, and one man on Twitter tried to find out if anyone on the social networking behemoth—which has 328 million users—knew an Avatar quote.
I dare anyone following me to, without cheating, quote a line from AVATAR, the top grossing movie of all time that no one cares about. https://t.co/gupKmJQowQ
— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) October 1, 2017
To his surprise, lots did. Let’s see what everyone remember from Avatar.
"I'm tired of these monkey-fighting avatars on this Monday to Friday planet!" https://t.co/gkCidBMd2S
— C. Everett Cope (@cushbomb) October 2, 2017
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue https://t.co/Z8KM4drQUz
— 亚历山大 posting his Ls online (@MrAlAnderson) October 3, 2017
"As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be an avatar" https://t.co/Coym9ffK5A
— Wyld Eyetalian Stallyn (@ragingbull1990) October 3, 2017
Are any of these ringing a bell? Nope. Is that because you don’t remember Avatar all that well? Probably. Let’s see if a few more jog your memory.
“Here’s lookin’ at blue, kid.” https://t.co/BkCvBkcEFi
— VYZNDR (@VYZNDR) October 3, 2017
Did you even see James Cameron’s Avatar? I’m starting to think you didn’t. Maybe these will help?
Why you big pesky blue bastard! *shakes fist* https://t.co/iccqBOdNJF
— Stephen Fawcus (@sfawcus) October 3, 2017
I’m blue. Da-bo-dee Da-bo-di Da-bo-dee Da-bo-di Da-bo-dee Da-bo-di Da-bo-dee Da-bo-di Da-bo-dee Da-bo-di https://t.co/xlODzXHgje
— DravenIM (@DravenIM) October 3, 2017
“Can you paint with all the colors of the wind…”
See? Easy. https://t.co/VcgQLfJbHj
— white noise (@10velociraptors) October 3, 2017
“We must protect Ferngully” https://t.co/jH0A1eQLYP
— C.A. Pinkham (@EyePatchGuy) October 3, 2017
“Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at Unobtanium.” https://t.co/aHi0DII7Bx
— J.D. Roberts (@thisguyjd) October 3, 2017
You see what they are doing? They are using other movie quotes, because Avatar was complete trash and the dialogue from it was completely useless and stupid. Here. You want real Avatar quotes? Suit yourself.
One of them is literally “Shut your pie hole.”
Give me the fake quotes any day of the week.