January 30th, 2010

peter's sassy research

Avatar spoilers, maybe? Like anybody hasn't seen it.

Finally saw Avatar yesterday, and I loved it. The special effects and CG were stunning, but what impacted me most were the parallels to the systematic destruction of the American natives and all the native ecosystems here. I think it's important to remember that we had our own Pandora, and then we burned it and razed it and, well, paved Paradise and put up a parking lot?

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P.S. I also got sniffly when I realized Jake had lost his identical twin. Don't laugh.