Friday, January 08, 2010

More Avatar: yes, it did in fact put forward the White God syndrome

That idea being that a white person shows up in a native setting and suddenly shoots to the top of the ladder as one of the chosen ones. It wouldn't have been so bad if they hadn't gone over the top with it at the end. Before that, it had some good elements of realism, like the person working hard to join the tribe as a member.

1 comment:

seandburke said...

Yes... it's the: "What these people need is a honkey" syndrome. Sad and shameful, that story is so wrote. Would have been nice if the main character had to die to save them. Felt like I was hit with a cream-pie at the end.

As my wife stated it would have been as if "Jack (Leo) had lived, and he and Rose (Kate) had lived happily ever after, had kids and bought a farm with the necklace. Not right.

Overall though the film was still enjoyable, with amazing effects and the message was clearly executed.