After watching ice dancing, does anyone else think 'Avatar On Ice' could be super chill?

With a perfectly cast Meryl Davis as Neyteri, the entire Olympic Ice Dancing community needs to just team up with James Cameron and do an Avatar tour already. Let’s make this happen. You know Maxim Shabalin and Oksana Domnina already have Na’vi costumes as well as somewhat cohesive looks for the “various flora and fauna” endemic to Pandora. It could be problematic when whoever’s playing Jake Sully (ideas? doesn’t have to be Charlie…) wakes up in Reality, but that’s the beauty of taking things On Ice — the potential for drama! Jake Sully On Ice will figure it out. What are those weapons affixed to the ends of his seemingly useless legs? They are BEAUTIFUL SKATES. He is an ICE DANCER. Maybe diminutive man-behind-the-curtain Scott Hamilton could be the Giovanni Ribisi? Time to stop.

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  • Alex Q

    This article actually just made my day.

  • Mothra

    Now that’s something I’d pay to see! Meryl Davis is a stunning woman, very much enjoyed her team’s performance…amazing stuff. However: SCOREBOARD! Take that, Russians! North America #1 & 2 and finally, an ice dance final where the stars aren’t the judges. YAY!

  • UGH

    Running out of story ideas.

    • walter

      Dude, stop hating on Annie. I love her posts – the randomer, the better.

      • UGH

        My point is, stop with the Avatar overkill. It was a good movie, EW promoted the heck out of it for way too long, and now let it rest with the dumb story ideas.
        It’s nearing Twilight-bad story ideas on this site.

      • walter

        I see your point. But this post was nice in that it tied two cultural events together. I’m waiting for the Second Coming of Avatar story.

      • Who

        EW basically anti promoted it until it made too much money for them to keep bashing it. The weekend it was released, Sandra B. was on the cover. I’m personally glad they’ve atleast started to care about it

    • mike

      I actually comment to my wife last night that Meryl Davis looked like she was from Avatar. She has a unique look. I was only half watching the ice dancing… I swear.

  • Nostril’s Damus

    In the Year 2020, Avatar on Ice will make a kazillion bajillion dollars making it the third largest ice show (in terms of gross ticket sales) for that year. Oh, and global warming would be crazy in effect so everyone just piles into ice arenas to cool off.

  • Adam’s Orange

    Annie did not make fun of Davis’s looks. Stop being so obtuse.

  • cranky

    Meryl is lovely in an other-worldly way that I have not been able to pinpoint until now. All she needs is makeup advice from the Blue Man Group and she’s good to go. Hey–Blue Man Group on Ice could open for Avatar on Ice! Best cross-promotion EVER! If only Tobias Funke could emcee that would be a perfect storm.

    • chewy

      cranky, my friend, you just pulled off a Dennis Miller trifecta! Dropping an AD ref earns you a Gold Star for the day. Well done!

      Bonus points would have been awarded for any references to Blue Moon sponsoring the event.

      • cranky

        Well, in my mind Tobias Funke would skate into the arena to the sultry sounds of Billie Holliday singing “Blue Moon” while he sips a Blue Moon. And thank you, I do aim to please.

  • Rachel

    I LOVE that popwatch loves ice skating as much as I do! Can we start getting recaps of Be Good Johnny Weir? That show should be on bravo vs. sundance channel.

  • ferdi

    lmao, i love it! jake sully on ice?!?! genius!

  • Rick

    As long as Tessa Virtue gets to use her name in a movie, I’m okay.

  • kt

    I love that I’m not the only one who thought Davis resembled a Na’vi. (She’s absolutely gorgeous!) But article is so random…i love it!

  • Talison

    I actually found this article looking for pictures of Meryl Davis to compare to the girl from Avatar, so yes I see it. Meryl Davis is absolutely beautiful.

  • christianliberal

    Not only that, but Charlie White looks like Samwise Gangee from Lord of the Rings. See photos:

    • jjo

      Yes…there is indeed an extremely strong resemblance…anyone can see that:)

  • Sara

    Thank you, Annie, for letting me know that I was not crazy or the only one out there thinking that she looked like a Na’vi! I feel so much better now–my husband was looking at me like I was crazy!

  • Sandy

    I was wondering what. or who she looked like. I thought, a Geshia. but she does look like an avatar.

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