Monday, May 23, 2011

Lawrence of Avatar

Avatar, the movie was OK, although it had its typical share of explosions and predictable visual effects.  The politics of the movie were rather great and courageous: the analogy to US invasion of Iraq was not even masked.  But typical of "good" movies, the White Man has to be the hero.  The natives (just as in Lawrence of Arabia) could not rebel on their own.  They need a White Man to lead them by the hand.