Re: When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"?
They might be constrained to cast white guys as the villains, but we also get a white guy as the hero. It's the story about the guy who has black friends rather than the black guy, in a manner of speaking.
However, with Avatar, I think a somewhat legit case could be made against that. Jake Sully still fails to really excel at the Na'vi's culture, skills, and abilities, even by the end.
If you mean he doesn't speak their language... then yeah.
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