Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Avatar or the same old game.

we have to be very careful when we produce such films as the recent block buster Avatar.
Consider the age old story of the young recruit coming to the aid of the "Savages"
and falling in love with the native princess.
These plot lines are familiar if we only take a closer look at the patterns of neo colonial exploitation of other cultures for their minerals. From Blood Diamonds
to Three kings Holly wood is all about enforcing the notion that the natives need saving and the military training to use high technological weaponry to save the day.
We spread our violence through this kind of story line and we keep the "Savage" nations in the weapons market place looking for the next HALO HERO.