Sunday, March 22, 2015

a bit old, but a dryly amusing comparison of James Cameron's Avatar to the film Billy Jack and a musing on why the pop culture giant left no pop culture footprint

https://thedissolve.com/features/forgotbusters/877-avatars-rapid-rise-sudden-downfall-and-endless-bil/

Therein lies Avatar’s central irony: It features perhaps the most vivid and imaginative use of 3-D ever, married to some of the most one-dimensional characters and dialogue this side of Thrilling Marine Adventures magazine
Wenatchee The Hatchet's eventual verdict about James Cameron's film was
"James Cameron's film Avatar is to hard science fiction what My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is to socialist realism."

Now, mind you, the My Little Pony reboot may not be as amazing as The Powerpuff Girls, but Princess Luna's a sympathetic character and having John de Lancie reprise his role as Q in the form of Discord makes for satisfying childrens' entertainment.  If he ever gets an idea to record a version of Stravinsky's oratorio Oedipus Rex I am SO BUYING that CD!

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