Is James Cameron’s Avatar a terrible film, or does it have something legit to say about the evolving nature of identity in the internet age?
We also talk a bunch about general indie animation stuff in the second half because we just couldn’t help it.
Movie Buddies - Movie Buddies - Avatar
Here is the first episode of Movie Buddies where Charles and I talk about Avatar for a little bit and then talk about a bunch of other animation things. Charles takes the movie down as racist/sexist while I try to make a case for its attitude about identity and technology (not an endorsement or defense for the more problematic aspects of the movie).
Also small addendum: I talk about Aaron Schartz at one point (the Internet activist who committed suicide in early 2013) and say that the laws that made his offense so major were outdated laws from the 70s. I was referencing this, but realized later that this actually played a bigger role in the prosecution.