I love the scope and visual imagination of this thing, but look, I just have to say this – the Orcs have some major Uncanny Valley issues going on. They are, from what we can see thus far, no Na’vi. Rather, they are dangerously close to Shrek territory in some scenes, especially with the babies and the hybrid girl.
I want to believe. The Na’vi and various Incredible Hulks also looked unfinished in first trailers. But the Weta effects gang has GOT to get them right, or it will kill the whole thing.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist