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12 December 2009


Roger Ebert is a gigantic tool, but at least he's a reliable water-mark. His endorsement of "Avatar" (both in fact and in verbage) confirms that I am NOT interested in seeing it, big budget or no. The blatant politics of this movie are going to prevent it from doing as well as a film with this level of commitment really should, but either way it's a loss for conservative movie-goers: if it does well, Hollywood will consider it an endorsement that their pro-green, anti-war message is finally marketable. If it tanks, Hollywood will retreat to smaller-budget versions of what it considers "safe" movies--all of which have liberal sensibilities.


Kev said...

Agree wholeheartedly. Personally, I am not interested anymore in seeing movies about the military made by people who have never served a day _in_ the military.

And big budget or not, it is a glorified cartoon.

bluebird said...

Hub and I actually had a date to watch this (dates are rare for us!). His parents took the kids off our hands. But it turned into a huge feasco and Hub locked us out of the car. We ended up missing the movie and being stuck and Hub's sister's house sitting on her couch and watching episodes of "Pawn Stars". :/

Gnostic Paladin said...

Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that!

bluebird said...

Well, we are hooked on Pawn Stars now though. It is a pretty fascinating show!