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Nobody responded to my post earlier so I'll mention it again! What striked me was that the eviction of the Na'vi kind of reminded me of the eviction of the Bushmen in the Kalahari. The Bushmen were so in-tune with their environment, passed on from thousands of years of knowledge. And their way of live has slowly been eroded and brought in with the rest of modern life. When they tasted modern life half of them became alcoholics and got all kinds of sexual diseases under the sun. That's probably what would've happened over time if the humans had conquered the Na'vi - humanified. Scary huh.
Saw Avatar for only the second time today (been aching to see it since the first time on NY day!). I think I felt more embarassed to be human than the first time round. Didn't think that was possible! What... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at AVATAR
I also think that perhaps humans are past the point of no return. I believe the entire universe is made of an energy which makes us all and I'm kind of just looking forward (or maybe just dreaming!) to the day when my energy goes to form a planet like Pandora, or even a new species here on Earth. Maybe human evolution that's more in touch with its surroundings like the Na'vi. For now I'm happy just being a human and spreading the word of beliefs like that extolled by Avatar. As Steve wisely points out (no change there!) we can learn a lot from the Na'vi without trying to replicate everything in its entirety. That's where a certain Austrian became undone with his attempt to replicate the Aryan race and the lost civilisations! I'm sure I'll look back at what I've just written and not know what the hell I'm on about, but that's how I feel right now!
To add to Steve's post earlier, here's the latest from China on today's opening: Surely £2bn is now a conservative estimate?! Also, has anyone else been frustrated by cynical people who think Avatar is just a load of Holywood... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at AVATAR
Brilliant idea Dee. Looks I can't put off joining Facebook any longer. Damn it!
My girlfriend and I were exactly the same. I just don't get how you can't be touched by this film. And when the film finished I just wanted to carry on crying it hit me that much, but I held back because I was in a public place I guess. It wasn't like a normal film - it felt like the Na'vi were real.
I agree with you Sooperstealth. Pandora or somewhere just like it is out there. Maybe even Earth was like that one day in its 5 billion year history? We just don't know.
Kaltxì ma-tsmukán si ma-tsmuké. Is anyone else looking forward to Avatar opening in China on Monday? Fantastic that the authorities have allowed the full release over there. It'll be really interesting to see the effect it has on people there.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2010 at AVATAR
I wouldn't want to have to side with either. You'll only end up like the humans were in the film. However, I do feel far more in tune with the Na'vi than the vast majority of humans. I genuinely felt pain when it looked like they were going to be annihilated in the final battle (just before the rest of the species of Pandora answered Jake's call), What a beautiful race they are.
Hopefully continue to come to this website! Another question would be, what will we do when the website goes? Hopefully not, and if it does I'm sure someone will set up something to fill the void.
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Yep, I obviously have issues too! I felt pretty much exactly the same, Neytiri, especially the feeling bad for being human.
My heart says make a sequel, but I actually wouldn't make one for Avatar. Look what happened with The Matrix! May sound a little purist, but I reckon the film as it stands is all that's needed. I'm not sure how this film could ever be topped. If I HAD to vote though, I'd go for a prequel. There's so much of the story that's not told in this one.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2010 on AVATAR: Will There Be a Sequel? at Avatar Blog
So good to know it's not just me with such an incredible feeling after watching this film. That's the thing though - it's more than just a film isn't it. I just wish people 'got' it like we did. Everyone deserves an opinion but the odd bad review out there is completely alien to me!
Thanks guys. Mattaeus - my heart says make a sequel, but I actually wouldn't make one. Look what happened with The Matrix! May sound a little purist, but I reckon the film as it stands is all that's needed. I'm not sure how this film could ever be topped.
Just seen the film tonight. It takes a lot to impress me on the film front and I didn't know what to expect. I'm also not one to be swept away by things either or one for going over the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2010 at AVATAR
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