Saturday, January 9, 2010


i like to think that i don't get so locked into my work, studies, writing, etc. that i forget to go see a movie from time to time - even with bouts of cable addiction. it's not something i would choose on my own to do and it's not something i would do especially if i were single. but anything that draws me away from my books has got to pack some kind of punch.

we saw Avatar yesterday evening and i must say that it is an interesting flick. i was not infatuated so much with all the technology, the animation (if that's what it's called) and if there were any 3-D moments, i missed them all. i do know that Cameron makes an usual point clear: war is useless destruction and sometimes white guys really do want to be something other than white and dominant. moments of juxtaposition that made me blink: the Avatar with a machine gun in its possession. i went back and forth between automatically placing the Avatar in a culture. i really am a movie klutz. At times, they seemed closely related to Africans and at others they were Native American Indians. hmmmm...what does that say about me? in the end, i could not help but think of this film as being a very updated, newer make of Dances with Wolves...but again, what do i know...

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