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Monday, February 01, 2010

Avatar


Avatar: Highly recommended (in 3D). The cinematography alone justifies the $14.00 tickets and 2 1/2 hour length, and the drama, action sequences, and love story more than meet what you can expect from Cameron (who, with *Avatar,* has surpassed anything in this kind of genre that we used to expect from Lucas and Spielberg, and has even surpassed what he himself did with *Titanic,* both in spectacle and box office receipts).

However, the message was political and of the kind we got from Roland Emmerich in *10,000 BC.*

Indeed, in theme, it was practically a futuristic, alien take on that racist (i.e. anti-Anglo), anti-Western, and Rousseauan Noble Savage silliness (and crap) that we got in *10,000 BC*--though, unlike Emmerich's movie, the similar political message of *Avatar* was marginalized by the spell-binding cinematography and did not distract from the excellent movie experience.

It came pretty close to doing just that, though, with cheap, gratuitous digs at Operation Iraqi Freedom, like when the mercenary Marine Colonel Quaritch called for a "Shock & Awe" campaign against the luscious moon Pandora's indigenous humanoid culture (for the sake of a natural resource--think oil-- and corporate greed for it--think Halliburton).

Someone should remind Cameron that the Na'vi in no way resemble the brutal, Baathist dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, or the Taliban, for that matter.

However, drawing parallels with Native Americans and the Na'vi and their respective situations with genocidal, alien invasion works and is legitimate.

21 Comments:

Blogger Stanley said...

How are you virus spreading little monkeys today (seems the ISP is narrowing its focus on one Mr. Beamish as their main person, or at least primate, of interest.)John is, apparently, just some latent lowlife whose weak, little mind and character, were sucked into the adolescent idiocy.

Check dis:

Beatdown Quotes

"For some reason, the GOP allowed the cameras to roll at their retreat during a question time
session with Obama, and he spent the next hour and a half depantsing them. Pretty funny stuff."
-- John Cole, Link


"I wonder who the idiot is who thought this format -- Republican idiots asking questions of Obama
at a podium -- was a good idea. We might do well in the November elections after all."
-- Atrios, Link


"Watching the entire House Republican Conference get taken to school by a guy
they claim is just an empty suit with a TelePrompter should make you feel sorry for them."
-- Mark Kleiman, Link


"Obama really is good at this stuff. It doesn't come across as staged (like it might have with Gore
or Kerry) or pissy (like it might with Democrats in Congress). It comes across like a patient,
sane adult talking to crazy children. Which is exactly what it is."
-- Doug J, Link


"Obama was impressive. He was on the offense and didn't back down.
That's the President we need to see. He looked like a leader -- a very smart leader."
-- Joe Sudbay, Link

You're soo inferior.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

I wonder how long it took to teach these little parrots the word projection and tell them to use it mindlessly whenever someone pointed out what dogshit they are?

Months, I'll wager...yas, months,at least. My Minah does waaay bettern that. "Polly wants a cock to suck," took her only a couple hours. Wait, I should have made that Kelly...John has got FJ's, always at the ready...though very limp and wee.

Uh...welluh...uh, that's just, uh whats dat woid...protojeculation? something like that awrk awrk

6:33 PM  
Blogger John said...

lol

You're funny, Stankey.

You amuse me. Like a clown.

The court jester tintinambulating into the throne room of Republicus to play his pranks and recite his doggerel verse, all for the low, low price of having an egg thrown at his face.

Encore, fool. I prithee.

Oh, btw, how's that blog thing coming along?

Are you winning any hearts and minds with that bedside manner of yours?

Good luck with that.

4:30 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Going to see Avatar this evening...at least that is the plan :) going for the 3D.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

and looks like Stanley doesn't even know how to talk about a movie...sheesh!

6:14 AM  
Blogger John said...

When has Stanley ever addressed the posted topic?

This is a vomitorium for him. Every morning he guzzles his Kool Aid from Media Matters or Daily Kos, then he runs in here to barf it out.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Another nasty little racist slimeball seemed to do some of his best work in Arlington...know this guy?:

O’Keefe lost his job at the Leadership Institute in 2007 after a prank call he made to an Ohio-based Planned Parenthood clinic. During the call, O’Keefe offered a donation to the clinic on the condition that it would be earmarked to pay for aborting African-American fetuses. “Because there's definitely way too many black people in Ohio,” O’Keefe remarked to the receptionist. “So, I'm just trying to do my part.”

2:52 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Vomitorium? ...just for Stan? How handy.

Oh, yeah, Avatar...nice piece of liberal agitprop from CommieWood.

2:57 PM  
Blogger John said...

I didn't say that Republicus is a vomitorium, nor that it was one "just for you."

Do you alaways put words in people's mouths to justify your non sequiturs?

Yes.

Or maybe you just have reading comprehension deficits?

Yes.

And here I thought that I coud trust the factual integrity of the Kool Aid you post, Stankey.

Your little posting of O'Keefe leaves out the context that he was doing basically what the undercover pimp & whore were doing at the ACORN offices. You also leave out the response he got from the receptionist, which proves that the receptionist from Planned Parenthood knew her Singer very well.

Singer, the founder of Planned Parenthood, sang about eugenics, and how Planned Parenthood could be used to control the population growth of minorities.

Dismissed, fool.

2:15 AM  
Blogger John said...

Well, actually, this:

"This is a vomitorium for him."

...can be construed to mean that this blog is a vomitorium bequeathed to him.

...but only if he leaves out the conditioning context (like what he did with the O'Keefe story) and so makes himself the subject (which is what egocentric lefties do).

8:31 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, you might enjoy these LOL:

Review part 1

Review part 2

7:51 AM  
Blogger John said...

I enjoyed it very much. :)

11:48 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Wow!

The Stankey attack machine thinks it can focus on beamish... I'll let him know. You should see what happened to the last progressive freak that went after him. ;-)

7:06 AM  
Blogger John said...

Do tell. What's going on, and what happened?

7:36 AM  
Blogger beamish said...

Took me a month to get the smell of fear piss out of my tree mulcher.

8:06 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Now, now beamish, is that any way to treat a fan? After all, to be singled out as "worthy of attention" by Republicus' most ignorant troll has got to be some kind of honor, or indication that you're doing something right...

Congrat's. You made the justicialist troll's "Most Hated" list!

Meanwhile, I'd better go home and figure out just what I'm doing wrong.... I didn't even get nominated.

"Would that I had been writ down an ass!" -Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing)

9:41 AM  
Blogger John said...

Beamish steps forth to face his accuser and Stankey disappears.

Looks like he's the one who peed in Beamish's mulch.

3:58 PM  
Blogger FJ said...

I saw Avatar yesterday. The Rousseauan myth of the noble autochthon really lives!

Who knew that all it takes for boxoffice success is to merge a Pocahontas script w/Fern Gully... into an eco-date St. Valentine's Day movie!

8:14 AM  
Blogger John said...

Well, I think you can chalk up its box office success mainly to the excellent cinematography.

8:34 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

...coupled w/3-D's novelty.

12:17 PM  
Blogger John said...

That's included in cinematography.

But yes, it's a leap forward.

Leftists are truly progressive when it comes to crafting illusions.

7:31 AM  

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