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Thread: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Yeah, this story has been done a hundred times before, and much better. It's also "Dances with Wolves" and even "Ferngully."

    To suddenly now to try to read something really political into it is silly. All Cameron really cared about was making money.
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    Never saw "Ferngully".

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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, it's worshipping at the altar of political correctness.

    It's Little Big Man Dancing With Wolves on Water World.

    It's BORING!

    Ohmigod! That was one of the most boring movies ever, second only to Titanic. Doesn't James Cameron have any idea how to pace a film so it remains both interesting and fresh?

    And, no, there was nothing subtle about Avatar. It even had Sigourny Weaver, when she was playing her PMS Bitch role in the beginning, smoking a cigarette just to make sure the audience knew that she was supposed to be an "Unpleasant Character". Any parody of any Leftist group perceived in that film was unintentional.
    I totally agree with Titantic (and this film obviously), but I'll admit I liked Terminator 2.

    I just have to say that it's pretty sad that this 3 hour time waster outdid Star Wars at the box office.

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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    South park was calling it Dances with Smurfs.
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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    I totally agree with Titantic (and this film obviously), but I'll admit I liked Terminator 2.

    I just have to say that it's pretty sad that this 3 hour time waster outdid Star Wars at the box office.
    It was the CG special effects... that was it. That was the appeal. The story was an amalgam of a bunch of different movies that had a good story and Avatar simply chewed them up and barfed it all over the 3D screen.

    Want to see a good movie? Watch Casablanca. No special effects, no color, no bull****. There's tons of good movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest or The Godfather, Schindler's list or Rear Window when compared, make Avatar look as bad as a children's Saturday Pokemon cartoon. Visual stimulation only like Avatar is like a small portion of Chinese food. It tastes good but you're hungry again in 2 hours and the closer you look at the leftovers... the less you want another portion.
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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It was the CG special effects... that was it. That was the appeal. The story was an amalgam of a bunch of different movies that had a good story and Avatar simply chewed them up and barfed it all over the 3D screen.
    That was my exact sentiment. It was worth the $6 to see the effects, but the story itself was nothing exceptional -- it was, indeed, Dances with Wolves.

    Cameron intended to entertain people and make money -- no more, no less. Nothing wrong with that at all.

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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Any idiot can see that the movie is allegorical to how the European settlers did the Native Americans. It could not be more heavy handed with it.
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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    It had a bit of Mutiny on the bounty going on too.

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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Any idiot can see that the movie is allegorical to how the European settlers did the Native Americans. It could not be more heavy handed with it.
    That is kind of what I thought. If Native Americans were Rastafaris.
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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    I'm still baffled by everyone thinking this was some Leftist anti-military propaganda movie. The so-called "villain" of the piece was one of the most believable, sympathetic characters-- and it's not like the alien savages were paragons of virtue, either.

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    Re: Is Avatar a subtle parody of environmentalist wackos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It was the CG special effects... that was it. That was the appeal. The story was an amalgam of a bunch of different movies that had a good story and Avatar simply chewed them up and barfed it all over the 3D screen.

    Want to see a good movie? Watch Casablanca. No special effects, no color, no bull****. There's tons of good movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest or The Godfather, Schindler's list or Rear Window when compared, make Avatar look as bad as a children's Saturday Pokemon cartoon. Visual stimulation only like Avatar is like a small portion of Chinese food. It tastes good but you're hungry again in 2 hours and the closer you look at the leftovers... the less you want another portion.
    i agree, except i'd prefer 3 hours of pokemon over having to watch avatar again
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