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Wow Peter, the movie really impacted you emotionally. Not so much for me. I was in awe of the visuals but thought the story was pretty pedestrian. And I don't particularly care to see it again. Like you, Star Wars was a movie that I couldn't wait to see again and again. In my case I was a senior in college when it premiered. There have been few movies since that affected me in that way. The other Cameron masterpiece, Titanic, was one of those. Alien was another. Few others, sadly.

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Well this has happened to me seldom enough that I don't care if I sound like a damfool. Sooner alive and mocked than numb and safe.

Of course it is impossible to tell from web sites alone what the size of a following is, or its impact, only that it is there. So I don't know whether, for instance, the is making any real difference. However, despite the lack of Avatar references on the site, that's where it came from; a discussion on the reveals this. Their manifesto is heartfelt and moving. If nothing else, this clearly is something better for kids to be doing than playing violent video games--and it's not that perhaps they are just doing both, there are many references on the Avatar forums to people giving up video gaming after seeing the movie because they perceive it as a wasteful activity.

So I don't care what it takes for someone to wake up, only that they do. Activities like the Navi Movement give me more optimism about today's kids than I have had in a while. So what if it wears off in a bit... enlightenment is like sex, once you've experienced it, you want to get it again even if you need to find it somewhere else.


Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:24 pm
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A visual masterpiece and just another "let's find an exotic society and show that it is just so much better than everyday life that the protagonist can never go back."

Dances with Aliens. With a little bit of The Word for the World is Forest thrown in.


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