A lot of controversy...

United States
January 19, 2010 10:27pm CST
there is a lot of talk about the movie avatar and it's under tones. What are your thoughts on the movie avatar?
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• United States
20 Jan 10
I think it's a rehash of movies like Dances with Wolves and Ferngully but with cooler prettier pictures. There are no "under tones" to the movie, it is very upfront about it's message, killing nature of acts of genocide bad. Nothing wrong with either message, now if the movie only did better to get the message across without hammering the audience over the head and doing it with a cliche filled movie and a bad script. Still no damn clue how that won best drama, none at all!
@Katie2009 (145)
• China
20 Jan 10
Personally I like Avatar a lot,both the special effects and the plot of it. Actually,I didn't care too much about the protagonist Jack for his detachment to science and letting secrets out to the general.The movie profiles human as greedy people and brutals because they lost their consience and kindness in front of wealth and fortune,and they assert their own interests whereas ignore others' welfare,which quite true in our society. But not all the humens are bad,not all people are greedy,and there is only a group of ill-natured men. I've also learned that force is really influential and faith and love are more powerful. Navis can't succeed without Jack's help,for his courage,intelligence and faith,together with nature's power decided success. It is also a call to all our people that we need to start to protect our earth now,isn't it?
• China
20 Jan 10
Hi,jaustin,I don't like avatar , bcz I don't like movies of such style,I don't interest in sf-movies.I prefer movies have wonderful plot to the delicate visual ones .
@SinfulFox (135)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I really liked the movie, personally. I think it was very well done and the special effects are awesome! The basic storyline is pretty much the same as Disney's Pocahontas, but I saw it as a new adaptation of the classic tale. Yes, there has been a controversy about its racial undertones, but I don't understand what the deal is. Our race sees the Na'vi as savage, uncivilized beasts (similar to how the English and Spanish viewed Native Americans) and don't really care about their feelings or culture. But isn't that true of our nature as humans? It happened when Europeans came to the Americas and found the Native Americans, and when the international slave trade started. It's not racism, it's human nature; we like to paint our species in a good light, but it really is! So I didn't see any 'racial' undertones in the movie, I thought it was very realistic how they portrayed their interaction. Businessmen wouldn't care about half-naked gigantic blue people who lived in beautiful poetic harmony in their wonderous habitat. And neither would military generals who are prepared to force through the creatures to get to whatever the mineral was that they were after. It's simple as that, there wasn't any racial message to be sent, it was a MOVIE that was meant to ENTERTAIN. And I thought it was very entertaining, at that.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I found it interesting, well made and entertaining. People that find controversy in it, really need to get a life.