Last week the trailer for James Cameron's "Avatar" hit the interwebs and for one of the most anticipated films of the year (at least in some circles, Hitler was certainly expecting a lot) the reaction it got was more like a collective sigh than mass cheering (though there were a few street riots from the core disappointed nerd audience).
The supposed "groundbreaking" film — the 3D seriously did not feel like your eyeballs were being fucked, as promised — has been talked about by Cameron for a little over a decade now and has become uber-hyped recently, as the director and his buddies have been hocking it like a Billy Mays product.
So when the trailer hit and looked a little like a fey Playstation game — or a sub-par "Clone Wars: Thundercats!" about furry winged creatures defending their organic farm from space marines — people were greatly disappointed. Immediately the Internet was afire with commentary coming from all angles, including us, comparing the film to the "Star Wars" prequels, "Fern Gully" or the "Smurfs" meet "Battlefield Earth." Whatever your choice, there was one that seemed like a collective comparison: "Delgo."
So, the little studio that could (producing the lowest-grossing film of all time) is considering taking on the man behind the billion dollar earning "Titanic"? This will probably not work out for the best where Fathom is concerned and with nothing but some Internet reactions as evidence/witnesses/Habeas corpus there probably aren't that many "legal options" available. Let's see how this pans out because it could be delicious entertainment or it could just turn into a very sad fly vs. bull situation. Whatever it is, don't expect it to bother Cameron, he's the king of the world after all.