Friday, January 8, 2010

Why Is That, Anyway?

David Brooks on why "Avatar" is such a success:
Cameron’s handling of the White Messiah fable is not the reason “Avatar” is such a huge global hit. As John Podhoretz wrote in The Weekly Standard, “Cameron has simply used these familiar bromides as shorthand to give his special-effects spectacular some resonance.” The plotline gives global audiences a chance to see American troops get killed. 
Here is an inadvertent admission of something neo-cons like Brooks would normally deny-specifically, that there a lot of people around the world who would get a kick out of a watching a movie where American troops get killed.

No doubt this is part of the neo-con strategy of "Keeping America Safe".

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