[FoRK] A comment on Avatar

Jeremy Apthorp nornagon at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 15:16:44 PST 2009

James Cameron clearly wasn't trying to construct a deep, plot-heavy
film. Have any other James Cameron plots been anything but tissue
paper and cellophane? I mean, seriously, 'unobtainium'? 'Flux vortex'?

The things that really shine through in Avatar are the script, the
acting, the animation, and the characters. It's not supposed to make
you think, it's supposed to make you feel and respond to the
situations. Which it does, IMO, and extremely well.


2009/12/24 Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com>:
> I posted my reaction to this movie up on FB (short version... a pretty
> paint by numbers Hero With A Thousand CGI'd Fasces heros call movie
> with amost no higher thought levels involved in its watching.
> Paper thin plot, aimed at the Military Bad Tree Hugging Good crowd
> (read white liberal guilters..who are sitting in stadium seating
> theaters with tubs of popcorn and plastic 3d glasses  (whats the
> carbon foot print on that darling little cinematic diversion deary)))
> Story arc? That would require a story. Ok so lets just say this was
> the Call Of The Hero chapter...go reread Campbell to find out what the
> next two movies are all about. Like I said, pretty pictures wheeee but
> no surprises at all
> .
> Meanwhile, for a dystopian take on the symbiotic take go back an
> reread Harry Harrison's "Plant of the Damned"
> http://feedbooks.com/book/2395
> -tom(Hey look, its a Vasquez)higgins
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