Monday, 25 January 2010



  1. 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.

  2. 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!