["Avatar"] reflects that we are living through war … there are boots on the ground, troops who I personally believe were sent there under false pretenses, so I hope this will be part of opening our eyes.”
So says “Avatar” director James Cameron about his blockbuster film to TheWrap.com.
The interview comes, in part, as a response to “right wing” critics who blasted the film’s political messages.
Let’s just say thank goodness Cameron is here to inform us the current wars are being fought under “false pretenses.” That’s a message that has yet to come out in public until now.
No film director, op-ed writer, politician or pundit has let us know about this. That’s why we need Cameron to make movies like “Avatar” to show us the light.
If Cameron had some guts, he’d do a live Q&A with one of his critics, like Big Hollywood’s John Nolte. Instead, he’ll chat up journalists who more or less share his world view and won’t get challenged.
Cameron is a populist filmmaker of the first order. But his ability to insert political messages into his films is anything but first rate – no matter if you agree with his POV or not.
And, apparently, his sense of his own self importance may be as large as the fictional planet of Pandora.