Tuesday, 12 January 2010


War or Peace?

I would rather avoid jumping onto a bandwagon, and there are greater things to be pre-occupied about, but the film Avatar by James Cameron, is, I must confess, one, that on seeing the 3D version, I am, overall, impressed with. I'm not sure about 'white' man sympathy for native people mind - Hollywood doesn't seem to be able to quite get over this tired cliché .

Apart from the spectacle of 3D images and surround sound etc., the story - about a people's resistance to an invading force - is one that on an emotional level, is both ethical and one that I find myself having some empathy for.

The message here is very much pro-people and pro-independence. I'm all for it.


  1. There's a subtle race politics here.

    It's a good story, but I wonder if Hollywood would take a chance on it the other way round e.g. native boy, white girl.

    That said, the film was a spectacle, and I very much enjoyed it in 3D.


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