OK Ladies and Gentlemen, yes I did it. I did what I swore I wouldn’t do because of the political statements I was told this movie made. Yup, I watched Avatar. I went into it EXPECTING it to be this ultra liberal, tree hugging, anti-war movie. I’m glad to say I was disappointed at the failed attempt to be such a movie by James Cameron.
First, let’s look at the attempt to be political. Yes, the heroes of this movie fought to protect their planet from deforestation by military brute force. However James Cameron miscalculated one simple fact.
IT’S ANOTHER FREAKING PLANET!!!!!!! With a completely different ecosystem!! If our trees had the ability to download memories and thoughts of ancestors, hell yes I’d fight for that!! They fought for what they know to be right! Another little overlooked fact, yes at one point they were Marines, now they work for a corporation…..THEY’RE MERCANARIES NOW!!!!! Not some military force. Now without all it’s special effects the story would have been slow and boring. I think people are really going to see these movies strictly for the effects. Huge Fail to be a liberal movie…..just saying…..