Avatar = "wow-porn"

China Miéville on Avatar (aka Pocahontas in Blue) and its ilk … which was fun and visually spectacular (hell, I saw it twice), but let’s be honest: filled with narrative fail and in need of a good edit.

Why the Na’vi Are Making Me Blue (Essay)

There’s a bumper crop of science-fiction wow-porn either currently or recently in movie theaters. We have James Cameron’s majestically tottering blue gelflings in “Avatar”; the truculent Kirk in “Star Trek”; fight-y robots in Michael Bay’s “Transformers” franchise; and the refugee insects of “District 9,” plus their rather splendid floating mothership.

The rest lives here http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/01/13/why-the-navi-are-making-me-blue-essay/

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One Response to Avatar = "wow-porn"

  1. Lynne Green says:

    New word for the day…