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January 09, 2010

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jude

Todd... Thanks for this lucid, succinct distillation of your work and perspective in relation to this film. I have resisted seeing it because I'm not a Cameron fan and I feared it was a simplistic, paternalistic excuse to blow things up. Now I may catch a matinee.

Todd B

Recently I've read some criticism of Avatar based on the fact that, as in many movies and books, Western heroes have to come to the rescue of the native peoples.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/some-see-racist-theme-alien-adventure-avatar-ap

I have to admit that I did think of this while watching the film and that I was also uncomfortable with this reality.

But in the end, the importance of the message of identification with others being key to understandin and repentance overshadowed this problem.

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