The biggest question of this Comic-Con was whether James Cameron was going to be able to put his loads and loads of money where his mouth is when it comes to his upcoming movie Avatar starring Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, and Michelle Rodriguez. It’s been almost two-decades in planning and several years in production, so the geek community has been foaming to see minute one of this thing. Luckily, Cameron brought 25 minutes of it for the panel at Comic-Con.

And the crowd went wild.

It’s looking like Cameron has outdone himself. Here are a few film site twitter reax in real time with some serious damned praise for the project:

@Latinoreview I think its safe to say that AVATAR will be the talk of day but it can beat IRON MAN 2, we’ll have to wait and see.
@ericvespe Cameron’s AVATAR footage just ran. Audience went batshit! Gorgeous.
@kateyrich Cameron is making a classical Western with the most advanced technology in the world. How lucky are we??
@devincf AVATAR: the 3D is immersive, not showy. The world is very complex and detailed. #sdcc
@mrbeaks The world is as immersive and fully imagined as you’ve heard. This is a design orgy. Have no sense of the characters yet. Need to see IMAX.
@elmayimbe Coño! Avatar footage was insane! DDAAYYAAMM!!
@firstshowing Wow just saw 25 minutes of Avatar… And it was phenomenal. This is truly groundbreaking it is unbelievably life-like holy shit!
@loquaciousmuse Avatar is absolutely beautiful. Wow. #sdcc. My god.

So there you have it. Big reactions. Hugely positive response across the board from the film site community.

This is incredibly exciting, and I’m insanely jealous that I didn’t get to see the footage. Everyone should be, but according to the goings-on in Hall H, James Cameron is actually setting a date in movie theaters for August 21st where fans can go see 15 minutes of the movie for Free in 3D. Pretty killer stuff, although part of me wants to hold off on seeing anything until I can see the whole thing.

Can we all sigh with relief and then take another huge excited breath about how awesome this movie experience is going to be? I think so, my friends.

What do you think?

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