Tagged: Avatar

Why did Avatar’s script suck?

James Cameron’s op-ed on space exploration in today’s Washington Post offers a clue. Favorite line: “So it could be said that rockets really run on dreams.” (All snark aside, I like Cameron’s enthusiasm for...

Like eminent domain, but with guns and spaceships

Of all the too-close readings of “Avatar’s” stilted politics, I enjoyed David Boaz’s take the most. He argues that the film should be interpreted as a straightforward defense of interstellar property rights.

expectations of mediocrity

Of the many reactions to commentary over Avatar, my least favorite goes something like this:

On noble savages and the humanity of the ‘other’

Sullivan nods approvingly at this passage from Conor on Avatar’s Na’vi: The problem with the noble savage cliche is that it is demonstrably untrue. The people who inhabited North America before the arrival of...


I finally saw Avatar (in 3D) without anyone threatening to beat me up.  It was everything I thought it would be.  The 3D was cool.  The glowing plants in the jungle were really quite...