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January 29, 2010

Forward to Mariana’s posts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mariana Sáenz @ 7:40 pm

Hey I would like to give ya’ll the link to my posts so ya’ll can read them.

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4 Comments »

  1. The similarity between pocahontas and avatar is uncanny, but i think what makes avatar such a great movie is the character development. James Cameron makes the characters so rich and full of personality that you become pulled into the movie

    Comment by mokjay — January 29, 2010 @ 8:13 pm | Reply

  2. I have to agree that this is a generic protagonist-turns-against-own-people story, but in a way, most movie plots are ideas taken from other movies (kind of like plagiarism, but not really). There’s also a screenshot of the same paper that you uploaded, but instead of scratching out Pocahontas to Avatar, it’s The Last Samurai. So really, we can’t really escape generic movie plots (unless the writer or directer makes it extremely interesting and convincing that we just get lost in trying to understand it?).

    Comment by softblubber — January 29, 2010 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

  3. Another movie that is extremely similar to Avatar is Fern Gully. It even has to do with man-kind’s lust for resources. Also it has similar environments, the whole magical forest deal. Of course all of this is on top of the same generic plot point.

    Comment by jkaplan7 — January 30, 2010 @ 11:10 pm | Reply

  4. One of my high school English teachers said there is only one story, being told multiple times… Never have I seen it more true than in Avatar. I wouldn’t call it a great movie because it’s so painfully obvious what story it copies (it was VERY predictable), but it was an enjoyable movie because of the lush 3D scenery and the emotional scenes that spread Jake between reality and CGI. One thing that wasn’t so enjoyable about it, though; it felt way too long for a story I already knew! I was squirming in my seat by the end of it.

    In reply to Maria (softblubber): I agree. Before I saw Avatar, I was told it was “Pocahontas in space,” and it was also compared to “The Last Samurai” and “Dances with Wolves.”

    Comment by superallyk — January 31, 2010 @ 5:28 am | Reply


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