‘Avatar’ Indignation Thread
By popular request (and my need for a place to vent, still), this is the thread in which to point out plot holes, the rampant racism, (hetero)sexism and ableism, and general all-round problems with James Cameron’s new ‘epic’, Avatar. Also welcome are any arguments for its worth: I’m troubled by how one-sided I’m feeling about this one! Please note that the comments will be full of SPOILERS!
An updateable list of reviews (spoileriffic too):
Annalee Newitz at io9 (warning: comments may cause steaming ears) “When will White People Stop Making Films like Avatar?”
Esté Yarmosh at FWD/Feminists with Disabilities “Future Portrayals of People With Disabilities? Cameron’s Avatar
Meloukhia, also at FWD/Feminists with Disabilitites “James Cameron’s Avatar: Watch some -isms this December!”
SEK at Lawyers, Guns and Money “Intentions Be Damned, Avatar is Racist…”
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