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Avatar's Director Fights Back Anti-Military Criticism

January 22, 2010 03:48:40 GMT

Moviemaker James Cameron has responded to a report saying that his hi-tech adventure movie 'Avatar' is anti military, explaining 'I think people are thinking about it too simplistically.'


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James Cameron has hit back at criticism of the way he portrays the military in his blockbuster "Avatar", insisting they are thinking about the plot "too simplistically". The hi-tech adventure movie, already the second highest-grossing picture of all time, was panned by right-wing critics for being anti-military.

Cameron claims he's offended critics have misinterpreted his message. He explains, "The anti-military thing is kind of tough for me because my younger brother Dave was a marine for six years, fought (in) Desert Storm and he's worked for me for years... ."

"I've got nothing but respect for these guys and I'm a firm believer in a strong defense. My perspective is that I made my main character a marine and I viewed him with heroism and courage and intelligence and all the characteristics I thought would honor them (marines) and I think people are thinking about it too simplistically."

"Avatar" has also attracted criticism from the Vatican's newspaper L'Osservatore Romano for promoting the worship of nature and has sparked controversy in Italy after landing an unrestricted access rating - allowing kids of any age to watch the action movie.


 




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posted by mia on Feb 20, 2010
Avatar is a purely reflective mirror of the terrible situation we had reached to,,,using guns and machines by those huge countries has destroyed the world as the case in palestine, iraq,..we will lose our planet earth if we keep on being monsters and evil. we should stop this .. we should cooperate in order to kill the earth's enemies.
posted by Oleg on Feb 08, 2010
Up to me, critics can say anything now, and most of them simply want their names to be more famous. But Vatican??? it's so funny and sad, looks they don't believe that God is everywhere and ready to cut the last tree on Earth just to make a cross. Poor guys. James Cameron did a very good job!
posted by Donna on Jan 22, 2010
Completely agree!
posted by overmatik on Jan 22, 2010
People seem to make a confusion abetween the military and the government. The military are heroes that give their lives for their country, regardless of nationality. What decent people are against is the distorted use of the military by the politicians. Avatar reflects that clearly.

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