Michael van der Galien

Hot Air Reviews Avatar: “Not Bad”

Posted on December 20 2009 12:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Conservatives have more or less primed themselves to hate this film because of the presumed anti-war politics of the movie. It’s there — in fact, it’s unmistakable — but it’s not as bad as one might presume. It mostly comes later in the movie, when the commander of a military base attempts to rally the humans in response to what he calls “terrorism,” talks of making a “pre-emptive strike,” and promises a “shock and awe” effort. All of that happens within about a five-minute burst. As for the anti-business Corporation plot line, that’s a retread of Aliens, which Cameron wrote and in which Sigourney Weaver also starred.

The real flaw in this film is its predictability.

Read Ed Morrissey’s review at Hot Air.

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