Great news: “Avatar” reportedly super mega ultra left-wing; Update: Big Hollywood confirms

posted at 5:13 pm on December 11, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, just doing my part to spread the word. You know what sounds like a fun Friday night? A three-hour lecture on imperialism starring Smurfs.

The political import of Avatar — and there’s no waving this aspect away because it’s right in your face start to finish, and especially in the third act — is ardently left. It is pro-indigenous native, anti-corporate, anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. Iraq War effort, anti-U.S.-in-Afghanistan (and anti-troop-surge-in-that-country, or strongly against the thinking of President Barack Obama and Gen. Stanley McChrystal), anti-rightie, anti-Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld, etc.

Yes, it’s very teenaged adolescent in its super-imaginative wacko visions and exuberant energy levels, but politically it’s pure Che Guevara (more the Motorcycle Diaries or Che-in-Cuba version than Che in Bolivia), Naom Chomsky, Hugo Chavez, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Oliver Stone, etc. Cameron is an earth-hugging lefty from way back (the flagrant despise-the-arrogant-rich current in Titanic being but one example) so this should come as no surprise to anyone. I for one am cheered and heartened.

If Sarah Palin sees Avatar and then sits down and actually thinks about what it’s saying (which is always a dicey proposition, I admit), she’ll hate this movie.

It gets worse from there. Follow the link for quotes from James Cameron affirming the movie’s message plus a bonus theory by author Jeffrey Wells about, gulp, some sort of 9/11 metaphor lurking in the subtext. Seriously: Did anyone expect otherwise? Given the framework of the plot and the obvious allegorical intent — military invades planet to secure valuable commodity in the soil — what other way could this flick have conceivably tilted? The mercenaries heroically uproot the natives, seize the treasure, and blast them to bits while the audience cheers? C’mon. Once you know that the aliens are doe-eyed humanoids rather than screeching black reptiles with giant fangs, the die is cast, baby.

Exit question via Dave Weigel: Isn’t this basically the same plot as “Aliens” except with good guys and bad guys reversed?

Update: Bipartisan consensus at last!

Absent from the big screen for over a decade now, Oscar-winning director James Cameron returns armed with a reported half-billion dollars, a story he’s been desperate to tell for 15 years, and the very latest in cutting-edge visual technology. The result is “Avatar,” a sanctimonious thud of a movie so infested with one-dimensional characters and PC clichés that not a single plot turn – small or large – surprises. I call it the “liberal tell,” where the early and obvious politics of the film gives away the entire story before the second act begins, and “Avatar” might be the sorriest example of this yet. For all the time and money and technology that went into its making, the thing that matters most – character and story – are strictly Afterschool Special…

Think of “Avatar” as “Death Wish 5” for leftists. A simplistic, revisionist revenge fantasy where if you freakin’ hate the bad guys (America), you’re able to forgive the by-the-numbers predictability of it all and still get off watching them get what they got coming.


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And this should come as a surprise how?

DangerHighVoltage on December 11, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Exit question via Dave Weigel: Isn’t this basically the same plot as “Aliens” except with good guys and bad guys reversed?

Yes it is. And Aliens was much better.

I’m happy to see an idiot like Cameron pissing away so much time and money on just *one* crappy movie. If he actually had a work ethic, he could have made two or three crappy imperialist-bashing movies by now.

jimmy the notable on December 11, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Too bad. I guess I’ll have to add it to the list along with Rendition, J.I. Joe and the other left wing movies I’ve never seen.

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Since when has Hollywood made a movie that didn’t lecture?

This one is different because it’s CGI or a Cartoon?

portlandon on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Might drop Nolte’s review in as well. It’s delicious.

Spirit of 1776 on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Thought it looked lame to begin with.

WHO CALLED IT??? YEAAAHHHH!!!

MadisonConservative on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Well duh. I plan to forcefully ignore the political message and simply enjoy the effects.

I have two words for you: Power Armor.

TheUnrepentantGeek on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

So in the movie, we don’t win? Machine guns, missles, air power, etc loses to spears and bow & arrows?

Or at the end do we nuke them from space because it’s the only way to be sure?

Hoodlumman on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

People like supporting people. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a space cockroach get its brains blown out.

Double exit question: Isn’t this the same basic plot as Independence Day with invaders and natives reversed?

jimmy the notable on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Oh yeah, and the Smurfs were Socialist-Communists.

portlandon on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Fern Gully!!

offroadaz on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Dances with Wolves sucked.

This will be worse.

omnipotent on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

I’ll stick with watching Magnum p.i. on DVD.

robblefarian on December 11, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Meh. Sick of CGI films. I won’t bother seeing this one either.

atheling on December 11, 2009 at 5:19 PM

The surprise is that someone actually spent 500 million dollars to get the message across (since they tried it with MSNBC and no one watches).

SnKArcbound on December 11, 2009 at 5:19 PM

May be better off waiting for this Avatar movie.

WashJeff on December 11, 2009 at 5:19 PM

But where is Ed’s review?

SKYFOX on December 11, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Meh. Sick of CGI films. I won’t bother seeing this one either.

atheling on December 11, 2009 at 5:19 PM

same with the CGI cartoons. Glad Disney is getting back to actual drawing

offroadaz on December 11, 2009 at 5:21 PM

How much oil did we steal from Iraq? Oh wait, none.

rob verdi on December 11, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Just waiting for the inevitable “Whatevs. It’s just entertainment. Lighten. Up. I’m still gonna see this movie! OMG 3D LOL!!!!!!1!” posts to start. Should be any time now… they’re as predictable as the “Who’s [insert name of ubiquitous celebrity]?” comments in 99% of all of Allah’s pop culture posts.

ScottMcC on December 11, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Dances with Wolves sucked.

At least that movie had a point: Never leave a man behind.

If he had never gotten separated from the army, he would have had a happy ending.

Spirit of 1776 on December 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM

J.I. Joe

Oops

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Ya,the bad guys are the good guys,the United States
Armed Forces!!

Ugharoo!!

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Took the wife to see “A Christmas Carol” last Tuesday. A 3-D animated version of Mr. Dicken’s classic. Even with my senior discount and matinee pricing, by the time I got the wife popcorn and a coke I’d dropped $32.00. When the previews for “Avatar” ran, I told her, “Avatar” was gimmicky left-wing crap. It’s too loud, relies on “gee-whiz” CGI, and is nothing but evil white men trying to rape nature. Why ANYONE but a communist would sit through three hours of that crap, I cannot comprehend.

oldleprechaun on December 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM

People will see what they want to see in things.

People said the last Star Wars was a bash against Bush… and I didn’t see it at all.

Enoxo on December 11, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Who cares? It looks completely idiotic to begin with.

Missy on December 11, 2009 at 5:23 PM

J.I. Joe
Oops

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM

FloatingRock: Say it ain’t so Joe!!hehe:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:24 PM

lol…It’s an Avatar-athon on HA today!

I keed…Man, do peeps really believe, even IF it’s gotta bit of a lefty bias (how many movies don’t?) that it’s not worth seeing?

It’s really hard to criticize a movie based only on reviews…go see it. Or don’t. But if ya don’t, ya can’t really say much just going by third-party reviews. Just sayin’.

JetBoy on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

I don’t care what James Cameron’s political views are. The man could be farther to left than Bernie Sanders, and I would forgive him because he directed Terminator 2.

Shock the Monkey on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

May be better off waiting for this Avatar movie.

Crap, after reading the plot, that movie doesn’t seem too different from Cameron’s movie. I gave up on M. Night after that stupid Village movie.

robblefarian on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Independence Day redux.

drjohn on December 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM

And in the end it is just another movie with lots of cool-looking CGI special effects in it. And that is what the movie will be remembered for…until the next super-dooper-cool effects movie comes out.

And wasn`t that “2012″ movie supposed to be against religion but for Muslims because they destroyed Christian religious symbols and no Muslim landmarks…?
And didn`t the Iranians flip out because the movie “3000″ a put down to Persians?
Who cares? They are just movies. Entertainment. Watched, ogled at and….next, please. Bigger, louder, cooler.
Pass the popcorn.

albill on December 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM

I read the 100+ page script treatment that got leaked onto the web years ago, and which, now that we’ve seen some of the shots and scenes from the final production, has proven to be all-too authentic. It is indeed, without any subtlety or equivocation, the most heavy-handedly leftist, anti-corporate (pharmaceutical companies in particular, naturally), anti-human, quasi-fascist embracement of the (utterly fallacious) “noble savage” myth ever spewed onto film. It’s difficult to think of a single meme of the ecological “new left” it doesn’t evangelize. It is a non-stop, emotion-dripping, self-righteous sermon that even a 10 year old couldn’t help but understand (which is, no doubt, the point).

If you go to see this film, you’re lining the pockets of the worst of the Hollywood left, and yelling a resounding “Yes!” to the anti-American eco-fascists of the world. Don’t do it! Odds are you’ll be so sickened by the preaching you’ll walk out before the third act, anyway, but Cameron will still have your money.

Somebody has to start saying “no” to these mind-rotting, intellectually child-molesting cretins, and you should be amongst them. I know I will be.

Blacklake on December 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM

No big loss. I remember seeing the trailer in the theater and thinking it looked really stupid. I’d much rather go see the new Disney version of Princess and the Frog.

Emily M. on December 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM

If Sarah Palin sees Avatar and then sits down and actually thinks about what it’s saying (which is always a dicey proposition, I admit)

Awwww, how cute. The obligatory slam at the wicked young witch. *yawn*

pseudoforce on December 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Exit question via Dave Weigel: Isn’t this basically the same plot as “Aliens” except with good guys and bad guys reversed?

Well, yeah, but even in Aliens, the corporation “good guys” were working for was evil. It’s just that it betrayed their trust.

I knew this movie was going to be a stinker when I first saw the trailer. I refuse to see any movie where the point is to “restore the balance”. Hell, I won’t even see a movie that mentions the word balance. Bad politics comes from bad theology.

JackOfClubs on December 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Man, do peeps really believe, even IF it’s gotta bit of a lefty bias (how many movies don’t?) that it’s not worth seeing?

JetBoy on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

At “bit”? It sounds like a left-wing propaganda film.

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM

JetBoy on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

It looks queer. Like one o’ them thar sciency fiction-a-jiggers. And that makes it diff’rent. N’ bad. N’ such.

*spit*

TheUnrepentantGeek on December 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM

People will see what they want to see in things.

People said the last Star Wars was a bash against Bush… and I didn’t see it at all.

Enoxo on December 11, 2009 at 5:23 PM

I think The Dark Knight though was pretty much pro-American, if not pro-Bush.

pseudoforce on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Oh, you should definitely see G.I. Joe. It’s not really left wing but rather sort of a Bond plot with an evil genius who wants to take over the world. Once you get past the disgust that Joe now works for NATO, you can revel in the absurd notion that our NATO partners would or even could pony up the kind of bucks necessary to build the facilities the Joes use.

Kafir on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

It hardly matters if the film is left-wing or right-wing. As long as the story works and I can’t see the philosophical scaffolding behind the writing, it won’t ruin the experience.

The last 3 Star Wars films weren’t awful because of the lefty political undertones. They were terrible because of the laughably bad writing and acting. Tell a good story with some characters your audience can relate to…the rest of it will take care of itself.

If Avatar is some kind of tent revival for tree huggers and moonbats, then it will fail…deservedly so.

Asher on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I saw the trailer. It was obvious it was an anti-USA military movie where the evil military wants to steal and kill from the natives. You’d have to be asleep not to notice it.

Beaglemom on December 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Sci-Fi is traditionally liberal anyway. Star Trek etc.

Except when we are getting invaded….then we are portrayed as the good guys.

csdeven on December 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Color me surprised.
The first time I saw this trailer, I thought to myself: I guess James Cameron needs to sell lunch boxes, action figures, complete with triplicate form to apply for welfare, and cheesy plastic toys made in China to all the little crumb crunchers, just in time for Christmas.

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM

The last 3 Star Wars films weren’t awful because of the lefty political undertones. They were terrible because of the laughably bad writing and acting. Tell a good story with some characters your audience can relate to…the rest of it will take care of itself.

If Avatar is some kind of tent revival for tree huggers and moonbats, then it will fail…deservedly so.

Asher on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Sheesh, thank you.

TheUnrepentantGeek on December 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Did anyone else notice that the natives have ears quite similar to those of the Cover-girl in Chief?

TXUS on December 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Exit question via Dave Weigel: Isn’t this basically the same plot as “Aliens” except with good guys and bad guys reversed?

Affirmative!

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM

why I’m shocked, shocked I tell you that a war movie from holly-weird would tilt hard left!

it looks completely just bad. You evil mercs, don’t shoot Bambi!

jdsmith0021 on December 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

ditto…

why can’t they just shut up and film (or act, sing, etc…)

cmsinaz on December 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM

In other words, it is like 99% of everything coming out of Hollywood. It will be at Netflix by February, if you really must see it. That way, you are not rewarding the studio nearly as much.

Vashta.Nerada on December 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Conquistadors Part Deux.

Fletch54 on December 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM

OT Goodie: Another House Democrat says he will not seek re-election.

Enoxo on December 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Hah, I was still going to see it but my fiancé said she had heard it had an un-American message and refused to see it. She also isn’t a rabid partisan like me.

I guess I will sit this one out then. I wonder if it will affect sales. There is a lot of anti Hollywood sentiment out there.

jhffmn on December 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM

The last 3 Star Wars films weren’t awful because of the lefty political undertones. They were terrible because of the laughably bad writing and acting. Tell a good story with some characters your audience can relate to…the rest of it will take care of itself.

+1

And for those flicks, it was too much CGI that seemed to be a problem. Like Yoda. He just didn’t seem as “real” in CGI as he did as an actual puppet.

JetBoy on December 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Color me surprised.
The first time I saw this trailer, I thought to myself: I guess James Cameron needs to sell lunch boxes, action figures, complete with triplicate form to apply for welfare, and cheesy plastic toys made in China to all the little crumb crunchers, just in time for Christmas.

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM

HornetSting: Hehe,ya Titanic Lunch boxes wouldn’t go over to
well!!!:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM

It’s also a rip-off of a Poul Anderson novella from the 1957 “Call Me Joe”.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00028333.html

And possibly one he’ll get sued for:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/10/is_avatar_ripping_off_a_50s_sci-fi_story_probably.php

Keep in mind James Cameron is the same guy who took most of the main ideas for Terminator from the Outer Limits episode “Soldier” (and Devil With the Glass Hand, IIRC). He got sued by Harlan Ellison for it, and Ellison got his name in the credits because of it.

CPL 310 on December 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM

“the cinema is the most important of all the arts to us,” – Lenin

There is a reason the Commies have targeted our Arts and Education system.

jp on December 11, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Meh-vatar. A bad Star Trek episode. Yawn.

BHO Jonestown on December 11, 2009 at 5:36 PM

CPL 310 on December 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM

So, Cameron is the Joe Biden of film makers….

Fletch54 on December 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Exit question via Dave Weigel: Isn’t this basically the same plot as “Aliens” except with good guys and bad guys reversed?

Affirmative!

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Burke: Look, this is an emotional moment for all of us, okay? I know that. But, let’s not make snap judgments, please. This is clearly-clearly an important species we’re dealing with and I don’t think that you or I, or anybody, has the right to arbitrarily exterminate them.

Ripley: Wrong!

Vasquez: Yeah. Watch us.

CPL 310 on December 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM

I don’t understand entertainers who decide to eliminate half of any potential audience by being politically overt. Why telegraph it? Shouldn’t the tard message be delivered with some subtlety?

BL@KBIRD on December 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Oh yeah, and the Smurfs were Socialist-Communists.

portlandon on December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

And, what the hell was the one woman in a large village of men?
I always cheered for Gargamel and Asriel anyway.

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Exit question via Dave Weigel: Isn’t this basically the same plot as “Aliens” except with good guys and bad guys reversed?

I was reminded more of “Dancing with Wolves,” with blue Indians.

irishspy on December 11, 2009 at 5:39 PM

I don’t understand entertainers who decide to eliminate half of any potential audience by being politically overt. Why telegraph it?

A genuine belief they are morally superior.

Of course, they also believe they are smarter, which Jetboy seems to be proving – if they tell us exactly what the message is and that they are going to beat us over the head with it, and then we go see it. Well, we’re kind of dumb.

Spirit of 1776 on December 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM

So, Cameron is the Joe Biden of film makers….

Fletch54 on December 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Joe Biden’s gaffes are original, at least.

Also note that Cameron was criticized by the families of some of the Titanic crew as he portrayed them as villains, when “women and children first” really did hold up.

Mark Steyn mentions it peripherally:
http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/03/05/excusing-the-men-who-ran-away/2/

When another Canadian director, James Cameron, filmed Titanic, what most titillated him were the alleged betrayals of convention. It’s supposed to be “women and children first,” but he was obsessed with toffs cutting in line, cowardly men elbowing the womenfolk out of the way and scrambling for the lifeboats, etc. In fact, all the historical evidence is that the evacuation was very orderly. In reality, First Officer William Murdoch threw deck chairs down to passengers drowning in the water to give them something to cling to, and then he went down with the ship—the dull, decent thing, all very British, with no fuss. In Cameron’s movie, Murdoch takes a bribe and murders a third-class passenger. (The director subsequently apologized to the first officer’s hometown in Scotland and offered 5,000 pounds toward a memorial. Gee, thanks.) Pace Cameron, the male passengers gave their lives for the women, and would never have considered doing otherwise.

CPL 310 on December 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM

I had reservations about the film the minute I heard Sigourney Weaver’s character say, “Just relax and let your mind go blank. That shouldn’t be hard for you.”

American Soldiers = MIndless Killing Machines

The Ugly American on December 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM

HornetSting: Hehe,ya Titanic Lunch boxes wouldn’t go over to
well!!!:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Neither did naked Kate Winslet trading cards~the Japanese wanted to collect ALL of them. :)

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Didn’t South Park already rip on this in their recent Glen Beck episode?

Captain Kirock on December 11, 2009 at 5:42 PM

I hope it fails.

Rarely do I ever go to a movie theater, so I won’t miss anything.

Political pap from Hollywood? I’m shocked!

JammieWearingFool on December 11, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Looks like gay Hollywood is going to need a bailout too. The $500 million stimulus for liberal dorks fails before it gets out of the gate.

ray on December 11, 2009 at 5:43 PM

It hardly matters if the film is left-wing or right-wing. As long as the story works and I can’t see the philosophical scaffolding behind the writing, it won’t ruin the experience.

The last 3 Star Wars films weren’t awful because of the lefty political undertones. They were terrible because of the laughably bad writing and acting. Tell a good story with some characters your audience can relate to…the rest of it will take care of itself.

If Avatar is some kind of tent revival for tree huggers and moonbats, then it will fail…deservedly so.

Asher on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Even the TV show The West Wing was well written and acted for the most part despite the horrible politics of the show. I watched it fairly religiously during the Clinton years but gave up on it when Bush got elected as the political reality in Washington was a bit more tolerable at the time.

This movie has what looks to be big battle scenes and explosions… it’ll do well despite its political undertones.

Yakko77 on December 11, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Aside from it’s hyper-lefty everything-including-the-kitchen sink plot…the CGI I saw in the trailer was distinctly underwhelming. This movie is going to reek!

AUINSC on December 11, 2009 at 5:44 PM

You know what sounds like a fun Friday night? A three-hour lecture on imperialism starring Smurfs.

LMAO

barnone on December 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Of course this is left wing trash. They could not pay people to go see one of their “true” anti-war movies so they colored people in (blue good, white bad) to simplify. Cameron is the worst kind of left wing hack(one with an unlimited budget). Do you remember in Titanic when he had the poor people drown behind a locked gate because the Republicans wouldn’t have them dirty the upper floors? In in Terminator 2 when he had Ahnuld stop randomly killing humans? What kind of crap is that?

motionview on December 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM

In the prequel to Avatar we will see that we need this mineral on this planet because we cannot drill or mine for anything that produces energy. Solar, wind and other alternative energy sources are still not productive (i.e., mining on a distant planet is more cost effective than these sources).

WashJeff on December 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Burke: Look, this is an emotional moment for all of us, okay? I know that. But, let’s not make snap judgments, please. This is clearly-clearly an important species we’re dealing with and I don’t think that you or I, or anybody, has the right to arbitrarily exterminate them.

Ripley: Wrong!

Vasquez: Yeah. Watch us.

CPL 310 on December 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM

CPL 310: The premise,the planet contain’s floating rocks,
therefore capitalism comes into affect,warped lefty
logic injected,so,the US Military,are there to in
carry out re-settlements!!!

Btw,it is interesting,with the War on Terror,that
the good guys are the bad guys!!

If only Hollywood was as Patriotic,as it was in
World War Two!!:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

JetBoy on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

It’s not whether it’s worth seeing, it’s whether one wishes to give their hard earned money to the lefty swine in Hollywood. Giving them more monies to continue their bashing of all things un-American and anti-capitalism is not what I’m willing to do.

thomasaur on December 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Really, even if you do go see it, please skip the opening weekend.

motionview on December 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM

I hope the producers of this film give all their money to the poor and needy, seeing as they’re so against capitalism and all that.

darwin on December 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM

And, what the hell was the one woman in a large village of men?
I always cheered for Gargamel and Asriel anyway.

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Someone had to cook and clean. (8-O

thomasaur on December 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM

In the prequel to Avatar

WashJeff on December 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

WashJeff: And Liberals still won`t drill on other planets!!
(sarc):)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:49 PM

I saw this coming with release of the first preview. C’mon. Jungle people vs. industrialized nation sent to invade. In Hollywood – who’s gonna be the bad and good guy in this picture?

warriorlawyer on December 11, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Well, the young people will flock to it. My kids, 25 and 23 will go see it, see the left-wing rhetoric for what it is, but enjoy the “cartoon” for its CGI effect. I tend to go off on Hollyweird but the young ones only care for the product, not the message.

Tennman on December 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM
Someone had to cook and clean. (8-O

thomasaur on December 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM

I figured Smurfette was the brains of their ‘shroom outfit, but alright.

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM

yawn

jukin on December 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Someone had to cook and clean. (8-O

thomasaur on December 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM

thomasaur: Oh boy,now you`ve done it!!:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Bleh this looks(and sounds) like a really cheezy saturday morning show>Now heres a movie we should get behind! http://www.grassrootsthemovie.com/gr/Frame_Fund.html (For the record i dont advocate/nor use the cannabis,but this is one of the funniest comic books ever made)

theTarCzar on December 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM

I saw the trailer. It was obvious it was an anti-USA military movie where the evil military wants to steal and kill from the natives. You’d have to be asleep not to notice it.

Not only that, but it was so obviously CGI. Looked like a video game.

I know someone will come out with the expected “Can’t judge it by the trailer!!!!!11111111!!1!” and “You NEED TO SEE IT IN IMAX 3D!!~~~!!11`!~”, but I’m sorry. If it is going to look like a video game on my 47″ HDTV, then it’s going to look more like a video game when it’s five stories tall and I have goofy glasses on.

crazy_legs on December 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM

We’ll all be happier (and better off) if we just ignore this $500 million propaganda cartoon.

jay12 on December 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

When will you imperialists stop plundering the Smurf’s natural resources!!!

Only buy fair trade coffee! /Avatar

tetriskid on December 11, 2009 at 5:53 PM

I bet the critics love this movie. It’s all warm and fuzzy for them and fills their hearts with joy as they reaffirm the evilness of americans…and a lot of “see, I told you I was right. Everyone knows america is the evilest of evils”.

ramrants on December 11, 2009 at 5:53 PM

I don’t care what James Cameron’s political views are. The man could be farther to left than Bernie Sanders, and I would forgive him because he directed Terminator 2.

Shock the Monkey on December 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Cameron wrote and directed it with a far left, PC slant to attract finance for the huge budget needed.

He wrote the original Avatar screenplay and tried to get funding right after doing Titanic, but the big money back then was skittish for another mega-budget flick.

But today, the big money’s not there for a middle of the road or, certainly, a rightish movie, so the screenplay was re-written accordingly.

TXUS on December 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM

FloatingRock on December 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Oh, you should definitely see G.I. Joe. It’s not really left wing but rather sort of a Bond plot with an evil genius who wants to take over the world. Once you get past the disgust that Joe now works for NATO, you can revel in the absurd notion that our NATO partners would or even could pony up the kind of bucks necessary to build the facilities the Joes use.

Kafir on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Yeah GI JOE was actually pretty good and even the NATO stuff is tolerable and does not come across as anti-American.

AVATAR on the other hand seems, by the directors own admission intended to be Leftist propaganda complete with a “reverse 9/11″ a notion that SHOULD outrage people!

Sharr on December 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM

I think i saw the word Oscar connected to this movie on Drudge. Now it makes sense.

CWforFreedom on December 11, 2009 at 5:55 PM

It’s not whether it’s worth seeing, it’s whether one wishes to give their hard earned money to the lefty swine in Hollywood. Giving them more monies to continue their bashing of all things un-American and anti-capitalism is not what I’m willing to do.

thomasaur on December 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

I dunno…I think that’s taking it a bit far. All I know is I go to movies for entertainment. No matter what I spend my money on, lefties somewhere are gonna benefit. Your favorite theatre might be run by a righty…and by not going, you’d be taking $$$ out of his pocket too.

JetBoy on December 11, 2009 at 5:55 PM

It hardly matters if the film is left-wing or right-wing. As long as the story works and I can’t see the philosophical scaffolding behind the writing, it won’t ruin the experience…
Asher on December 11, 2009 at 5:30 PM

You would have to be blind to not see the “scaffolding” in this one. The message is as heavy-handed and inelegant as a locomotive. Think “Atlas Shrugged” for eco-militants (albeit far more poorly written, and rife with cliches far more hackneyed than anything Rand, like her or not, ever conceived). You won’t just see the “philosophy,” you’ll be beaten over the head with it repeatedly, until your brain simply hurts.

Blacklake on December 11, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Titanic was a big time lefty movie.

terryannonline on December 11, 2009 at 5:56 PM

HornetSting: Hehe,ya Titanic Lunch boxes wouldn’t go over to
well!!!:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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Neither did naked Kate Winslet trading cards~the Japanese wanted to collect ALL of them. :)

HornetSting on December 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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HornetSting: The card,with her hand,screeching down the car
window,all fogged up,is hard to get!!hehe:)

canopfor on December 11, 2009 at 5:56 PM

must to avoid

james23 on December 11, 2009 at 5:56 PM

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