Scholars have long asked: Who is asking for sequels to 2009’s Avatar?
Yes, it is the highest-grossing film of all time (snatching the crown back from Avengers:Endgame following it’s 2022 re-release), but it’s a film that has never seemed to have stuck in the popular zeitgeist beyond the fact it pulled in an absurd amount of cash.
Realistically, statistically, shouldn’t the highest grossing film of all time have fans?
So for this month’s bad idea Murph and Froo dive into the Avatar fandom, learning what superfans have taken away from the film and how they sustained themselves during the 13 year dry spell leading up to Avatar 2: Way of the Water. It’s an episode about creative vision, ayahuasca visions, and 9/11.
Murph would like to apologize in advance for his dog audibly screaming at squirrels in the background.
4:28 – The Decompress: The Macy’s Parade Fanwiki; Quinton Review’s iCarly Saga; Stray Kids/FNAF Intersection; Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
33:58 – Show & Tell: Krystal the Fox in Half-Life 2 and The Seinfeld 9/11 Spec Script
54:23 – Topic of the Week: The Cultural Footprint of James Cameron’s Avatar
54:43 – Introduction
55:53 – James Cameron’s Dream
60:01 – The Murph and Froo Reappraisal
79:22 – The Avatar Fanbase on the Internet
108:50 – Closing Thoughts
120:41 – Plugs and Farewells
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