At last, at long last the full trailer to James Cameron's **Avatar **is among us and far be it from us to say 'we told you so' but... well, we did. Eschewing the more thoughtful, fairytale quality of the teaser and early clips, Cameron has this time opted for a balls-out, adrenaline-pumping, carnage-exalting trailer in the traditional sense and he's nailed it.
Many of you were left rather cold by the previous footage, which teased rather than revealed and emphasised the film's more emotional beats - perhaps in a backfired marketing initiative to lure in the **Titanic **crowd. However, it would seem Cameron has returned to the welcoming embrace of his core audience this time around, showcasing more of the film's dynamic action set pieces and giving a better sense of both the story and the scale of the conflict that's in store.
To our minds this only reaffirms the credentials of what has to be the year's most exciting release. For those still harbouring doubts, though, this should go a long way to allaying fears that Cameron's decade-long hiatus has dulled his edge. So watch it and enjoy. Then imagine how unapologetically kick-ass this will look in full 3D!
**Avatar **hits cinemas December 17. Oh, and while you're here, we also have a couple of new film stills from the movie for you to take a look at.