December 25th, 2009
Avatar is wonderfully entertaining in all it’s glorious 3D computerized cinemagnificence. Yet peoples’ responses to the movie are a blow to my gut. Why? Movie critic David Edelstein says “the narrative would be ho-hum without the spectacle.” I have heard people say: the movie is wildly entertaining but there is nothing to the story.
Nothing to the story??? Avatar tells a very important, timely and compelling story–the most important story of modern times: how magnificent the biodiverse, healthy natural world–how magnificent our existence when connected and in balance with the sacredness of life all around–and how modern humans destroy life and anything that gets in the way of profit. It is a tale with a moral and one that is so timely. I urge you to see the movie and do some teaching when you hear the story was meaningless or boring.
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