Tuesday, February 16, 2010

From Avatar with love

Finally saw Avatar last friday. I thot I was the last person on the planet who had not seen it.
Gosh, that movie deserved all the accolades and nominations it got and more! Its been a long time I watched a movie that I got totally lost in.

You know I was almost expecting it to disappoint like 2012 did. I had read all the reviews and was arguably gripped by the first 60 mins of action. But after that, plot degenerated into clichés and a single hero who saves the world urghh!  The highpoint of 2012 was finding out that the dishy black Scientist was Igbo and Nigerian…give it up for Chinwetel Ejiofor!!

I have also seen Sherlock Holmes, great dialogue and action; Time Traveller’s wife [confusingly interesting poignant], Julia and Julie, the book was a boring read thank you so I wasn’t eager to see it on screen. Ever heard of a movie being more interesting than the book? [seems it actually happened in this case].

I digress. So you can understand my fears about Avatar. But it was worth the wait to get a good dvd rip off the net..lol and finally watch it.
Imagine my consternation when at the 1:57:10 minute [Just after Jake Sully came back to Hometree atop Toruk Matouk and exchanged the navi greeting with neytiri; I see you] You should have seen me screaming, ‘Girl, you gotta take him back! He flew Toruk Matouk! He is the man! Better recognize! the movie stopped.
I was ready to have JG4M’s head. What’s wrong, why did it stop, I still have 30mins to go, do something or I’m gonna have your head *snarl*
We finished the movie some 40mins after. You know what he asked? Would you have behaved this bad at the theater? *grin*
No I wouldn’t have. but this was more fun right?

And some serious stuff: wtf with all the criticisms about racism in the picking of the cast? Gosh that movie had no color to me. If I hadn’t read the reviews, I would never have known that all the Pandorian natives were black. And you know what? I don’t care cause they were BEAUTIFUL…all grace and lines and litheness.
Zoe Saldana was electrifying and Yes, the chemistry btw she and Jake sully sizzled.
But for me, the bigger message was the arrogance of the western world. They call it white supremacy, I call them BULLIES. Always trying to use their guns and dynamite to steal, pillage and destroy the weak. We saw it in the colonial days Nigeria, India, Ghana, Singapore. We are still seeing it in Angola, Afghanistan, Iraq. We saw it in movies like BraveHeart, Last Samurai.
Avatar had its fantastical side; the birds, the hippos and Eywa saving the day. In the real world, if truth be told, they would not have had a chance. And I guess that’s what made me sad in the end.

Anyway let me get off my soap box of politics and celebrate…no....savor this movie.
p.s. JG4M and I have been giving each other snarls of love a.k.a Neytiri. All flashy eyes and teeth.lol


  1. First... I LOVE AVATAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Second... I love d way you right..this is like d best review ever

  2. I LOVEEEE AVATAR! it is the first movie i have seen in a while that i would score 10 over 10. Anyone that cant appreciate it should go and rest abeg!

  3. I have not seen the movie yet o! so maybe I am the last person on earth that hasn't seen it. Will let you know if I score it 10 outta 10 after all these craze for it!

  4. Hey. Avatar fans!!!Harry, Miss B. thanks for dropping by. Only wish Mr Cameron would share part of the billions he made with us. that would be soooo cool.
    NaijaMom!!! you are not the last person.....yet.



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