Avatar’s James Cameron breaks his silence in a hilarious SNL font sketch
Almost five years after its release, AvatarJames Cameron has finally broken his silence on the hilarious Saturday night live source sketch. Although its long-standing popularity remains in question, Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi actioner has proven to be one of the most surprising successes of the past two decades, sitting as the highest-grossing film of all time with over $2.9 billion grossed worldwide. release and re-release. AvatarCameron’s success saw a massive franchise built around the alien world of Pandora, with one major twist.
While talking to empire to talk about the first sequel in development, AvatarJames Cameron was asked about his thoughts on the hilarious Saturday night live typeface sketch criticizing his use of Papyrus for the poster for the first film. The writer/director took a rather humorous look at the part, joking that he could have made more money if he hadn’t used it and poked fun at sketch star Ryan Gosling. Check out Cameron’s response below:
Just think how much we could have raised if it hadn’t been for that damn source. I didn’t know our font was a commercial thing; I assumed the art department or title company came up with it. Of course, it came down mercilessly as a lazy choice, but frankly, I like the font. Ryan Gosling needs to get out more, instead of freaking out with our source. Time to get out of your mom’s basement, Ryan! And if Papyrus resonates with the issues of indigenous cultures in the public consciousness, that fits well with “Avatar,” so I’m not losing any sleep.
SNL Avatar Font Sketch Explained
Having premiered during the 43rd season of the long-running series, Saturday night liveThe Ryan Font sketch saw Ryan Gosling star as a man who is haunted throughout his daily life by Cameron’s decision to use the Papyrus font for Avatarposter of The three-minute sketch plays out very much like a conspiracy thriller, with Gosling even keeping a cork board in his garage pondering the source, all while his wife, friends and therapist remain baffled by his obsession with something seemingly so minor. The Saturday night live The fountain sketch all culminates with Gosling’s character criticizing the use of the fountain as lazy for a blockbuster production, crashing his car into a fire hydrant, and seeing a menacing figure played by Kyle Mooney uttering the word Papyrus from the window of a nearby house. Gosling enraged.
Since its launch, Avatar has been abused for various reasons including the plot of his plot of others com pocahontas i Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, though the use of the Papyrus font for its main logo remains one of the more unique talking points. As pointed out in Saturday night live sketch, it’s an easy enough decision to overlook when taking the film as a whole, though given that $237 million was spent to produce the sci-fi epic, the decision to use this basic source is quite promising. While Cameron seems to take the Avatar source of well-paced jokes, it is equally interesting to see how it stands in defense of the Papyrus logo, namely in its representation of the indigenous cultures that the writer/director tried to explore in his film.
How Avatar 2 moved away from the Papyrus font
Despite his defense of the Papyrus font so far, it seems the graphic designers are behind it Avatar: The Way of Water had critics close to hearing, with the sequel’s logo in a completely different font than its predecessor. In the same way that Avatar however, some have found the new typeface to be a fitting continuation of tying the logos to the themes and aesthetics of the film in question, in keeping with the aquatic nature of the upcoming sequel. While the audience waits Avatar: The Way of WaterOn the arrival of December 16, they can revisit the fun Saturday night live source sketch on YouTube and the original Avatar streaming on Disney+.
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