Cosidering the impact WETA has had on the movie industry over the last 10 years, as well as all the hype and advertising (we were given leaflets from the WETA shop in Auckland), as well as the long hyke to get there on the bus, to be honest this was all a bit dissappointing. Apart from a shop, and a 10 minute movie in a cramped theatre, there really is not any exhibits to speak of. I understand that a lot of the work they do is all top secret, but I am sure they could have given over a bit more space of their studios for tourists that have really taken half to a full day out of their schedule to visit the place. I was a big LOTR and Avatar fan, and was a bit dissappointed by the whole experience really. If you are really into WETA you may appreciate this more, but its not much more than a glorified shop and you can buy most stuff online. Also the shop at sky tower in Auckland seems to be cheaper!
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August 17, 2012
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Thanks for your review, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. Unfortunately the nature and variety of projects that we work on currently has meant that, the only space available for The Weta Cave is the small area we are in currently.
Still - I noticed that your visited us in March prior to our micro museum being refreshed. At present we have a small number of original props from Avatar on display - we would love to see you again.
The team at The Weta Cave
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