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Old December 25 2009, 12:37 AM   #33
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Re: When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Seems to me there were some flare ups after the Vulcans landed. Also aren't the Vulcans the "white man" in that first contact senerio?
I'd say they are. Anyway, according to Enterprise, we DID attack the Vulcans and steal their technology in the mirror universe, but I guess that's a little off-topic here...

We'll tell these stories as long as colonization exists. It exists today in a different form: it's done by businessmen in suits instead of soldiers with bayonnets, and we're not settling other people's land, we're strip-mining it or we're hooking their governments on loans they can never hope to repay.

I'd rather see a more nuanced treatment of that that doesn't cast the victims as idyllic, noble savages, but then I'm really not watching Avatar for the story, anyway. This one's pure eye-candy for me, just like Tron when I was a kid (I have no idea what that movie was about, but damn those light cycles were cool).
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