Friday, January 8, 2010

Brooks on Avatar

I've must say that I have a lot of sympathy with what Dave Brooks says here about "Avatar", James Cameron's new blockbuster. It does have a "white guys rule" sensibility, like its predecessors, such as "Dances With Wolves" (the film that I first thought of after having viewed "Avatar". Maybe its too much to have something more subtle in the problems & issues; bad guys maybe not quite so bad & good guys (and gals) not quite so good. Americans as a whole need to understand these issues with more nuance IMHO.

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