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With news that Disney has reached licensing agreements that will allow it to bring “Avatar” rides and attractions to its theme parks (Florida first, maybe as early as 2016), we have to ponder this question: How much do you really remember about the movie?
It’s only been a couple of years since the blockbuster film made its debut. And sequels are said to be in the works for 2014 and 2015. And, most important, the true aficionado will never forget. On the other hand, others may never have known. If that's true, a brush-up on their pop culture IQ is in order before they can even contemplate a future trip to Florida (and maybe Paris and Hong Kong, as is rumored).
In preparation for that, we offer you this “Avatar” quiz. On a travel blog? you ask. Well, yes. If Disney has its way, Pandora, with its Na’vi people speaking a different language and seeing life from a different perspective, may be the newest “country” everyone is panting to visit.
How well will you fare there? Take this quiz.
1. In what 2003 movie did Giovanni Ribisi appear in which one of the stars won an Oscar? Extra credit: What was the name of his character in that movie? What was his character’s name in "Avatar"?
2. Who performed “I See You,” the theme from Avatar?
3. Who wrote, "Think of "Avatar" as 'The Jazz Singer' of 3-D filmmaking”?
4. In what year does “Avatar” begin on Earth?
5. Who tells Jake Sully that Pandora is so bad “if there’s a hell, you might want to go there for R&R”? Extra credit: In what year was Jake Sully (the character, not the actor) born?
6. The actress who played Neytiri was in a recently released action film. Identify the film and the actress.
7. Who created the language of the Na'vi?
8. “Avatar” was nominated for a best picture Oscar. What movie won?
9. Where and on what date did “Avatar” have its premiere?
10. What is said to have been the inspiration of the Na’vi people? Extra credit: And why are they blue?
1. Cold Mountain. Junior. Parker Selfridge.
2. Leona Lewis.
3. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic, in the lead of his review of “Avatar.”
5. Col. Miles Quaritch. 2126
6. “Colombiana.” Zoe Saldana.
7. USC linguist Paul Frommer
8. “The Hurt Locker.”
9. London, Dec. 10, 2009.
10. A dream, although sometimes it’s reported that it was director/writer/producer James Cameron’s dream and others say it was his mother’s dream. And as for the color blue, Cameron is oft-quoted as saying it is connected to Hinduism and that he also likes the color.
How you scored:
0-2 correct: You need a brush-up.
3-5: Start planning that trip
6-8: it's never too early to book reservations
8-10: You'll be the first in line
10+ with extra credit: Are you planning to camp out there for the next few years?