Salacious crumbs from the cineworld by film journalist Johnny Messias
Hi Johnny, I wonder whether the deficits you see in the story might have to do a lot with your personal attitude towards any plot that hints at the idea, that we, humans, have a fatal misinterpretation of where our place in this world is, in relation to the nature that surrounds us. To me, the story is about a man who comes from a background where he is paid to fight for a system he believes in - pursuit of his own interests, like "getting his legs back" included.Through the encounter with a different society that has a much more spiritual and "connected" way of life and interaction with nature - leading him to realize the absurdity and horror of the system he used to be a part of. Although I agree that Cameron chose a very black&white /"hollywood" - style to get this story across, I apreciate someone telling this story - even if this story had been told in different variations before - it´s essential for our evaluation of how we want to live in the presence - and in the future. As a journalist with the name "Messias" I hope that you have not grown dull to philosophical aspects like this : )From Berlin, Germany, Patrick P.
Patrick,Thank you for your comment. The philosophical aspect of the movie was not lost on me. Indeed Mr Cameron expanded on his views when a few journalists (myself included) approached him after the press conference in December. For my money the message could go down a bit easier if delivered in a less obvious, blunderbuss style.I liked the philosophy is Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line, although many mocked that.Anyway keep popping by, your comments are very welcome Patrick. Einfach Klasse!