Grrrrraaaaaargh

You know, this “Avatar is racist/Avatar is Dances with Wolves, but with aliens” shit is getting on my nerves so badly that it’s distracting me from finishing Phenomenon 32. Can no-one actually have a closer look at something and think before they speak? Basic logic and observation will show that the movie is pretty much the exact opposite. Have we all gotten so stupid that all we can recognize is basic patterns without actually thinking about content, about the way art can retell old stories with new meanings? Will we soon be burning copies of The Great Dictator because it’s a Nazi propaganda film?

The first thing I’ll do when I’m done with the game is write a long and detailed reply to this insane meme. It may not change anything, but someone has to speak out. This is just sick.

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  1. Robert

     /  January 14, 2010

    THANK YOU! I’ve been trying to tell people this since the movie came out, but they just keep on saying “Well, it’s too similar to not notice” and “It was an okay movie for being a total ripoff.”

  2. The visuals were okay (nothing special or new, really). I liked some of the creature designs.

    But really, I thought it was just Disney’s Pocahontas for adults. That’s just my take.

  3. I would argue (and will, on Saturday) that it is the exact opposite. It is a rewrite of Pocahontas that is the radical opposite of that bullshit story.

    (Beyond that, it is also about Iraq, and Vietnam, and capitalism, and a lot more. There is a lot more to this movie than just pretty visuals.)

  4. Also, nothing special? Pandora was breathtakingly beautiful. I mean, the technology has been used before, but it’s not like people complain when a new book is printed on paper. But the world itself was just stunningly realized – and with such stunning attention to detail and realism.

  5. Theo Jannoplos

     /  January 15, 2010

    Got to see that movie,after all :p

  6. Evil Roda

     /  January 15, 2010

    10:03 in Germany, man! You’ve got a little under two hours to finish Phenomenon 32 and release it before the deadline. So, um, yeah, please hurry. If you don’t release it, you’ll make me sad! ;~;