Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We're Not Saying You Had To Be An Idiot To Have Liked Avatar, But...

I like to think that I began the Avatar backlash back in August four months before the film actually came out. So its nice to see that while the movie has become the most successful motion picture of all time the group of people who are least won over by its alleged charms are the science fiction geek community who expect more from their films than our non geeky brethren walking the streets. Geeks were the first ones to spot the Dances With Wolves connection, the FernGully connection, the Thomas Covenant connection and the general lameness of the film. I've come to the conclusion that the people who really loved Avatar were the same type of people who were amazed and terrified by trains coming directly towards them in the days of silent cinema. Several times over the last month I've been told that Avatar is all about enjoying the ride. Well, as RedLetterMedia point out in part two of this YouTube if you want to enjoy a ride go to bloody Disneyland. If you care about cinema stop supporting films like frickin Avatar, cos if you dont ten years from now all movies will be like this.