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January 09, 2010



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.

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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