Saturday, June 12, 2010
What do BROKEN ARROW (Jimmy Stewart 1950), DANCES WITH WOLVES, THE LAST SAMURAI, and AVATAR have in common? THE SAME PLOT!!!
Damaged soldier(Jeffords/Dunbar/Algren/Sully) from an exploitive culture (AMERICAN), travels to enemy territory(Apache, Sioux, Japan, Pandora), falls in love with an ENEMY WOMAN(Sonseeahray, Stands With a Fist, Taka, Neytiri), learns that her culture is WAY better than his because they worship the natural environment (which never has any nasty technology of the times). He bonds with THE PEOPLE(Apache/ Sioux/ Japanese/ Pandorans) and becomes, in effect, their leader. He then rejects his (racist/exploitive/ murderous) culture (American), and ultimately lives in( peace/harmony/oneness )with nature (after he kills off his own people but no worries because they are (evil/racist/exploitive) AMERICANS.
AVATAR and BRAVEHEART?