I keep hearing about “conservatives” hating Avatar. I don’t know if that’s the politically correct way of saying “Christian” or not. But I wonder at the anger of these people. I don’t really understand it.
There is a native population in tune with nature (reminiscent of the Indians). There are mercenaries willing to destroy a planet’s ecosystem to provide what their dying planet needs (reminiscent of our global warming debates and colonialism). The powerful throughout history really don’t have a great track record—is some kind of guilt coming out as anger? What would make these writers/commentators take it so personally—as if it were a personal attack on them?
Anyway – all the things they focus on are peripheral—none of the angry remarks touch on what the movie is about. Makes me wonder if they’re uncomfortable with it.
They ignore the beautiful story of a broken, empty person finding himself and becoming whole. It was wonderful. It was inspiring. It was encouraging. What more can you ask from a movie?