[FoRK] A comment on Avatar

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 15:21:07 PST 2009


BTW, "The Road" is really good.



On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Jeremy Apthorp <nornagon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> j
>
> 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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