opinions and creations of speculative fiction writer M. Huw Evans
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Someone's Thoughts on Avatar
I have not written a post about Avatar myself. I had considered doing so. I've seen the movie twice and I enjoyed it very much both times. I felt that to write about it, however, would require an investment of time that I did not have available. Fortunately, plenty of others have written about it, and I have read many reviews and critiques. Today I discovered what, in my opinion, is the finest review of the film out there, by Andries du Toit, author of the blog, A Subtle Knife. It hits everything that I would have tried to address, plus a whole lot more... and it even refers to two of my favorite works of literature along the way: The Lord of the Rings and His Dark Materials. Give it a read... it'll be well worth your time spent.
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This coming Sunday I am going to see Avatar in 3D, with one of the Upsallafans. I'll let you know what I think of it. A few days ago I spoke with a prominent peace scholar who had just seen Avatar. He was quite enthusiastic, simply because it was clear to him that the "Marines" get shot-up (or something) and lose. I don't know if this would have a similar effect on me. I don't like violence in films at all.
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