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atalkingdog

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: braveheart
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 01:55:25 pm EST (Viewed 14 times)
Reply Subj: Ok I know I should ask this on the movies board...but what did minorities think about Avatar? (vague spoilers)
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 09:18:00 pm EST (Viewed 25 times)

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I know I know I should ask this on the movie board but to me this board is the place where we get the most interesting discussions about racism and other hot button issues but I understand completely if this post gets deleted.

What did the minority posters think about Avatar? I personally thought the movie was the same type of cliche we always get with movies like Dances With Wolves or The Last Samurai. A white man lives amongst another culture becomes accepted by them and becomes their greatest champion.

Do minorities hate these type of movies as much as I do or am I racist because these type of movies push my buttons or is it something else? I don't just see it as condescending to other races but I feel it's just as condescending to white people...like why are there all these movies about white men fantasizing about joining other races?

I seem to remember Thorfan (I think it was him) asking about white guilt a while back. Is that what these movies are? Do we fantasize about joining another race because we're not happy being white?

Braveheart was about the Savage Scottish doling out a few whippings to the technologically superior british.

it is a common theme across cultures: the underdogs winning.

the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi.

Beowulf.

Hercules and all those demi-gods raised as orphans.

even those kids in Goonies against the developers.


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