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AVATAR (2009)

Posted: January 11, 2010 in Joe Giambrone
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AVATAR

Anti-Imperialism Sells

In under a month, Avatar has racked up nearly a billion dollars from outside the USA, bringing its total box office to $1.3 Bn+ at the time of writing. It will be the biggest box office earner of all time. Money talks, especially in Hollywood.

So what is being said, exactly?

One can look at Avatar and see all manner of things: 3-D, computer / human hybrid characters, elaborate worlds, floating rocks, flying lizards, guns and explosions, but that’s not what drives the film. What story is resonating around the world this month?

SPOILERS —

Please don’t read until you’ve actually seen Avatar for yourself. Continue