So after everyone told me how good Avatar was Keao and I finally caved in and saw it. Don’t get me wrong, I did want to see it and we probably would have seen it anyway regardless of whether it was recommended or not. It’s just that everyone was recommending it so much I got a little wary (similar to how everyone raved about the first Pirates of the Caribbean).
After seeing it in 3-D (or at least I think it was 3-D, hard to tell with double vision) I can honestly say I thought the story was okay, but the graphics were amazing. I mean, the world of Pandora that they created was visually stunning. The story though I thought was a little cliche and a little new-agey.
With that said, I stumbled on a paper written by Matt Bateman that sums up my thoughts about the story of Avatar (and I’m sure most of you have already seen this little gem as it did make its way around the internet).
Matt’s now famous paper
So there you have it. Avatar is a futuristic copy of Pocahontas (and I’m sure a ton of other stories as well). This paper made me laugh out loud, but today I stumbled upon something even more funny than this paper. Somebody had taken the audio of the Avatar trailer and superimposed scenes from Pocahontas over it. Guess what? It matches up perfectly. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!