Piling On Avatar Like most movies, Avatar makes less sense the more you think about it. I recall others complaining about (and myself noticing) its shallow characters, wooden dialog, overly forced conflict, and its all too obvious message. But my recent second viewing revealed to me a whole new depth of confusion. Many spoilers about Avatar’s planet:
Great post...you missed nothing!
what are the bias in the film
Did you know the avatar is actually a story of a place on earth (with some special effects + sci fi added).
Pandora is Bougainville.The tribe Jake joins is the Nasioi.The mining company is Bougainville Copper Ltd, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto.
Movies dont need to be complicated with plot twists at every turn to be good. It was simple, solid and fun to watch and that is what movies are for anyways.
You're right, District 9 was a good movie.
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Would just like to point out that the trope that the aliens on another world just happen to match contemporary notions of perfect sexiness PLUS of course they naturally run around all day wearing next to nothing except loincloths and jewelry is .... not new.
Anyone remember Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars, and the stunningly beautiful completely-human looking Martian damsel in distress who happens to be the first person he meets there? The beautiful princess who never wore anything other than jeweled harnesses, cared only for honor or love, and never got old?
been there, done that...
The best explanation I've read is that the sexy Na'vi and all the rest is a lure set by the planet-mind in order to acquire earth technology. Which, it should be said, it does.
Here's the link: http://news.ycombinator.com...
Touché. Just when I think I am too cool for rec buttons, I find I need one.
Aw man, you're right! This movie just isn't realistic!
Sorry for two posts in a row, but I can't forbear mentioning the new element the Army discovered on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show that has wonderful anti-gravity properties: "Upsy-Daisium"
My short-story prof (that is, he taught our short-story class) introduced me to the phrase "counting bullets" -- as in counting the bullets fired when watching a film in the "western" genre.
I say nothing here of whether any particular instance of "counting bullets" is appropriate to any particular genre analysis, but I have found it to be a useful expression. (My wife and I took the same class. Frequently when watching TV I will refer to some comment she makes as 'counting bullets') :)
Why does our military trained soldier think that charging machines with machine guns on horses is a good idea? and why do the natives follow such an idiot?
Am I the only one who felt that "unobtainum" was a placeholder name, meant to be replaced by another before finalizing the script, but somehow never had been? I mean, I get it that the Bad Boss could have jokingly called it that, it being difficult to obtain, but it seems that it was, like, an actual name.
It felt like all those banners with 'put blurb here' from designed forgotten to be replaced with an actual blurb.
Pandora's ecosystems may have been intelligently designed by Eiwa the superintelligent forest-brain, but even if that were true, it doesn't fix all your issues.It's science fantasy anyways, I don't think anybody was expecting realism.
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