[FoRK] A comment on Avatar

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu Dec 24 08:24:05 PST 2009


Damien Morton wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 6:49 PM, James Tauber <jtauber at jtauber.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> On Dec 24, 2009, at 7:06 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>>     
>>> Over at Military.com there's an article on how it makes the military look
>>> bad. And it does, but for different reasons than they describe.
>>>       
>> I thought they pulled the standard Hollywood trick of making them
>> privately-funded mercenaries as if to say "the *real* military wouldn't be
>> like this but this is what happens under Capitalism!"
>>
>>
>>     
> They did, but Military.com missed that bit or overlooked it. They look like
> marines, sound like marines, and act like marines, so they must _be_
> marines.
>   

Funny that no one drew a parallel between Avatar "Marines" and Aliens' 
corporate Marines, especially with Sigourney Weaver involved.  Seems 
very close, except going for pure commercial advantage vs. gaining a new 
weapon.

Stephen



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