Watch This: New Avatar Featurette on the Human Hardware

November 19, 2009
Source: IGN

Avatar Featurette

I'm trying to slow down on our Avatar posts so as to not overload everyone with new footage, but this time I just can't help myself. IGN UK debuted a new featurette for James Cameron's Avatar today titled Human Hardware. It's actually a very impressive featurette looking at the design and development (and usage) of the various "hardware" that the humans use - as in, the badass mech AMP units (seen above), helicopters, gunships, and so on. My hope is that everyone gets more and more excited the more they see from Avatar, whether it be posters or more featurettes. And there's lots of new footage and plenty to see in this, so enjoy!

Watch the new Avatar featurette titled "Human Hardware":

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine on the planet Pandora who, as an Avatar - a human mind in an alien body - finds himself in a desperate fight for his survival and that of the indigenous beings called Na'vi.

Avatar is both written and directed by Oscar winning visionary filmmaker James Cameron, of Piranha II, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, and Titanic previously. He has been developing the technology to make this movie for the last 10 years. 20th Century Fox is bringing James Cameron's Avatar to both IMAX and regular theaters in 3D around the world on December 18th.

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  • sd
    finally. This def left me wanting more!
  • So now after all of the footage shown on this site and elsewhere, we've pretty much seen the film. Ugh. It's not that a lot of this doesn't look cool, it's just that they've left no room for the imagination at this point, which is kind of what the film was supposed to be about. And if I have to listen to someone talk about how "Jim came up with that idea" one more time I'm going to shoot myself. The Amp Suit? Jim had the idea that someone could go into a mechanized suit and now it's a revolutionary idea? I shouldn't say don't post anything about this film anymore because it's your site Alex, but frankly, I'm tired of seeing anything on Avatar until it comes out.
  • Will Dearborn
    Haters and doubters will be eating their feet come December 18th. But of course then they'll be saying they loved it all along! Can't wait.
  • tankmaster
    I cannot wait for this!
  • DEMC01
    Oh god, james cameron it's officially my hero, finally something worth to go a theater, this definetly going to be epic, best cgi ever like only james cameron can pull.
  • Professor Brian O'Bilivion
    I am still unimpressed considering the volume of resources this film needed to be completed. I love Cameron (who doesn't?) but I am just not as impressed as I want to be with this film. It took hundreds of millions of dollars and a decade of Cameron's time. I hope I am wrong, I just see a colossal loss for the studio on this one. I mean "Watchmen" didn't make enough in theaters, and it cost WAY less than this film. Either way fingers are crossed. James Cameron "THRILL ME!"
  • JP
    The thought of seeing all this amazing stuff in 3frikkinD is making my head explode. In a good way of course.
  • Sakkie
    I'm sold.
  • dude
    james cameron made terminator/t2, aliens, titanic, true lies...i trust hes gonna make a ridiculous movie. damn, none of you guys have any faith!
  • Mat
    I typed "badass" and "FirstShowing.net" into google and got 10,300 links.
  • I totally love the dragon and I want one NOW!
  • What happen to those who were saying : James Cameron is finished ...!??? This movie is retarded ! sucks ! disgusting ! crap ! the Special Effects look cheesy !!!!!!!!! ....... See you after 18 December !!! .... still searching for your chins in side the cinema !!! 😉
  • Madnezz344
    please let it be the 18th of December already :)
  • joe
    I am sure this movie is filled tons of actions and it’s gonna blow when people will watch it in 3d .The guns were really cool .Looks like James Cameron is back in his old style.After people watch this movie they will start to begin the hype the movie again which got lost because of it’s trailers.
  • jebb
    I'm in. 110%
  • Sam
    Despite the amazing effects, it still looks like a story that's been told many times before. I can take that from Emmerich or Bay, but I expect a hell of a lot more substance in a Cameron movie.
  • DD
    #6 #16 = whiny little contrarian bastards.
  • d1rEct
    Sweet Jesus........the days just can't go by faster
  • Kyle
    16#. You have not even seen the movie yet. A good story is not about being totally original it is about how you tell it .. and it is much in the details and quality of characters. You can't judge this from trailers. Few of Camerons movies have had amazing stories they are just told well.
  • Metatasian
    Film looks Great... Na'vi look shit
  • Brian Ricci
    am i the only one that doesn't give a shit about this movie?
  • Cody
    Really pissing me off people who say they think theyve seen the whole movie...isnt this like 3 and half hours long? Quit your whining until you see the fucking flick...we are so spoiled nowadays its beyond comprehension.
  • Jamie G.
    Yes Brian Ricci because you are an idiot.
  • tyrascilee
    HAHAHAHAHA They haven't shown any of the plot yet. "Yeah I've seen the whole movie..." Uh, no, it's a Cameron film, you actually haven't seen jack shit about the movie at all. There is one very nice day this year...Dec. 19th. That's the day all the haters shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down.
  • shredder
    #21- nope. i dont really give a shit either. dances with smurfs
  • shredder
    also, the mech AMP units? anyone ever see the cartoon "Exo-Squad"? yeah
  • Cineprog
    I do like this tit bit of Doci into the Avitar world. i have been skeptical about the Early trailers but it beging to grow on me even more i will see this in the cinema i think the vistors look grate and made for the cinema cannot wait for 18 December 😀
  • Professor Brian O'Bilivion
    You don't need to see the movie to know that it will need everyone to go see this film 3 times to make back the overwhelming amount of money it has cost to make. Sure, its gonna look good, but is it really worth the hundreds of millions of dollars it cost? That I am not so sure about. About six Big budget pictures could be made with the price tag of this one film. I can only hope that plenty of people like #17 go multiple times, but hey they did for "Transformers 2" and this film is going to be better (I hope.)
  • xerxex
    eating their feet?
  • I want that you lucky americans know this little story. Not only in Italy we have a right-wing government led by a man called Berlusconi that owns newspapers and tv channels and that is trying to find a way through his problems with justice. We have another odd traditional thing in our country called "cinepanettoni" (sort of "xmas-cakes-movies"), and it means a specific kind of movies you can find in theaters during the Christmas time. Since late '80s there are this comedy movies with well-known actors (Massimo Boldi, Jerry Calà, Christian De Sica...) and many sexy beauty girls. The plot is usually about families and single guys on vacations with similar screenplays and very lame storytelling, but with 'memorable' quotes and (unexplainable) huge boxoffice success. Well, the saddest part? That FOX ITALY... choose to DELAY AVATAR TO JANUARY 15. I can't believe this. I was waiting for this 18 December WORLDWIDE release date like a kid is waiting for Santa Claus. But no, since italians are so dumb with their xmas movies tastes we'll get Avatar one month later. I still can't believe this. Please help us to become a smarter theaters audience! An angry, disappointed italian.
  • sam
    I have to laugh at all the assholes shitting on me and others saying we haven't seen the movie so we should sut the fuck up... Hey assholes! Guess what? You haven't seen the movie either so stop sucking Cameron's dick and get a life. Fuckin' fanboy dickwads, YOU shut the fuck up and stop playign with your little boy dicks while dreaming of Cameron! You heard me, #17 you sissiboi faggot, I'm talking to you!
  • moif
    Theres nothing in that footage that I have seen, read or heard of many times before. If revolution means to go in circles, then yes, this is revolutionary... I'll pay to see it, but only because theres nothing better to watch
  • moif
    And naturally, I meant to write; Theres nothing in that footage that I have NOT seen, read or heard of many times before.
  • Magnolia Fan
    Verne Troyer in a Mech! I'd definitley pay to see that.
  • Lazarus from Sparta!!!!
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!! Now I really wanna see the smurfs get totally owned by the marines. Guess the Marines in Aliens could of used this hardware huh LOLOLOLOL! Oh my god dem smurfs have no chance in hell against dem gunships!!!!
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Sam: After reading your comments in #31, I had to go back and read your orginal comments in #16 as well as those of the fanboys to see what you off. I see your point; the fanboys haven't see the movie eitther so your orginal remark was just as valid as theirs. Although I will say that your comments in #31 were far more entertaining LOL




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