Yes,I’ve heard the news. Avatar is going to become a thematic attraction at Disney parks. I’m not even going to bother with the details. I guess there’s still some money to ring out of the “Avatar Experience”.
Remember that clever observation someone made about Avatar essentially being the same goddam movie as Pocahontas? I like to think about that every time some jackass starts talking about how wonderful it would be to connect with nature and live like the blue thundercats Na’vi. What’s that a contraction of anyway? What two words do you splice together to get “Na’vi”? Maybe its a how they say “Niave” on Pandora.
That’s usually the point in the conversation at which I remind them that; once upon a time, there were in fact people JUST LIKE THAT living in America. Then the Europeans came and herded them all into concentration camps euphemistically labled as “reservations”. We turned them into alcoholics and gamblers.
Yep. It would be real swell to re-connect with nature and live like the Na’vi. I wonder what part of the Disney park experience will recreate the destruction of the Na’vi “home tree”?