Im sorry to learn of Anne McCaffreys death. I discovered her Dragonrider books in 5th or 6th grade, literally on the same day that I discovered Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, and both played a big role in shaping my psyche. (As Ive mentioned before, one of the things I liked about Avatar was the way […]
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I forgot to mention that I saw Avatar before my trip. So heres a belated review. Ill start with the negatives. If theres a problem with this film, its that its completely formulaic and predictable. In terms of plot (as opposed to visuals), there were no surprises none. Every step of the story was […]
The full trailer for Avatar pretty much gives the story away, but thats okay. Im excited to see it for a couple of reasons: first, its a sympathetic portrayal of resistance to American military imperialism (I dont know whether these Marines are actually American in the story or whether theyre from a United Earthforce or […]