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>> January 28, 2010

Neytiri, AVATAR


A few weeks ago, I saw Avatar, and I loved it! I thought I was going to like it okay.. and I figured the graphics would be beautiful, but it totally exceeded all of my expectations. I loved it. I still find myself randomly thinking about the characters, and the story line. That doesn't generally happen to me.


The movie reminded me of Pocahontas.. and of Dances with Wolves.. obviously spun a different way. I heard, before I saw the movie, that people were showing signs of depression after seeing the movie because they wanted to move to the planet on the movie: Pandora. I can see that.. I liked the planet too. Minus the scary flying things.


I think the movie can teach us a lot though, about how we have treated natives in different lands. Parts of the movie made me pissed off, not only at the Americans in the movie for doing what they were doing, but at the world for what we've done in the past. I heard it was political, and that it pointed fingers at whats happened in Iraq. Maybe that's true, and I should watch it again, but what made me mad during the movie, was how our record, in the past, really could be seen as the same as the awful things they do in the movie. Or.. perhaps that's just my always there, historical conscious. I've always been mad at the "white men" for abusing the native americans, even as a child.



I think I will see it in 3D again, because it was awesome! And THAT, going to see a movie, in the theatre, again is also something that never happens. I usually don't like paying for things twice.


I wonder if they'll have Avatar costumes, I want to be Neytiri for Halloween.. HMMM
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4 comments:

Shirley Hale January 28, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

Haha I totally feel the same way about seeing it again. It does make me sad about how things have gone down in history. Human nature is pretty scary.

amisare waswerebeen January 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

I loved this movie. We went to see it in 3D too.

Kim J February 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

I was surprised how much I like this movie too. All of the Iraq war lingo was funny, not that Saddam was like the Na'vi people. I think that there are worse stories in history than this. How the Europeans got the Africans to slaughter each other so they wouldn't notice that they were being exploited.
It also reminded me of something that a Polynesian studies professor told me. She said that the U.S. used a place in Hawaii considered most sacred by the natives to test bombs on. Very sad.

Lauralei Properties February 11, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

I really want to see this movie -and now more so - I can't find anyone to see it with me - so looks like I may have to go it alone.

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