James Cameron's pet project for 10 or so odd years that, similar to Zepplin's pet project called the 'Hindenburg' might have gotten off, but utterly failed to deliver. The premise is a Dances with wolves like atmosphere, were the Army is now a corporate mercenary force sent out to protect galactic miners from the indigenous aliens that inhabit the mined planet of Pandora. A diplomatic approach is conceived where a chosen few will be mentally connected to living Human-Alien hybrids and take on their bodies, hence the title of Avatar. Once these people are avatars, they will go into the forest and gain the trust of the native Na'vi, tall slender, and blue aliens that need to be relocated so the Company can mine their area for a precious element called Unobtainium. Trouble brews and drama grows, money is spent, and this IS ONE OF THOSE MOVIES YOU CAN ONLY SEE AND ENJOY IN THEATERS.....sadly you can't watch it at home for a dollar and be disappointed.
Jack: " Jane! Did you see Avatar"
Jane: "Yes Jack, I did."
Jack: "didn't you just love that cool 3D and the special effects?
Jane: " Jack, quite frankly, I did not. I thought the entire film was a giant waste of $13.50 and 2 and half hours. James Cameron cannot write for shit, cannot create decent characters, cannot cast properly, and has way to much fuckin' money in his back pocket. How you could like it, you little waste of jizz, is way beyond my comprehension."
Jack: "But, but, the effects..... the 3D.......the sexy blue chick....."
A Pop Machine is a male or female singer, songwriter, or band that turns out massive amounts of music to which they become very famous and rich.
*Can be used in a derogatory manner (too many annoying songs on the radio) or in an applauding manner (keeps on churning out endless musical creativity), it depends on how you view the artist.
Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, the Beatles, Jay-Z, Queen, the Black Eyed Peas, U2, Garth Brooks, Metalica, Sheryl Crow, the Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, ABBA, KISS, Van Halen, Madonna, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and countless others are all major Pop Machines.