Monday, January 25, 2010

I watched Avatar

Last Friday I finally watched Avatar. Everybody was talking about it, my siblings have already watched it, and I was feeling like an alien!

I went to the movies on my own - I love cinemas, the ritual of being there in the dark with a popcorn bag in my hands, crossed-legged... I love it! And of course I was seduced by Cameron's story... I'm not going to talk about the anti-imperalism, the shock-and-awe stuff. This is for other blogs, in better expressed posts.

What I loved was the pagan concept of the story, the respect the Nav'i people show for Nature and how they deal with it in their everyday lives. I loved the way the characters show how our relationship with this planet should be, and I wish it was really like that in real life, not simply on the screen. It was a surprise, never thought it would be so explicit and so well-made. Cameron portraited a wonderful connection between people and all creatures alive, and I was all the time thinking, "oh, that's so beautiful!". So many basic, important things I teach my son are there! It's so true the idea of this connection via our bodies as something so sacred to the point of serving as a bridge among all beings in the deepest way. I left the cinema with that longing feeling, and got a bit of that "Avatar blues" I read about in the papers. If you haven't watched this movie yet (I doubt anyone is so late like me, though... LOL), run! You can't miss it!

8 comentários:

Bridgett said...

I felt the exact same way. Upon leaving the theater, I told Doug, "I want to live in Pandora."
And it's true...I want that connection to our Mother Earth that they had to theirs.

I thought the huge tree with the enormous root system looked very much like the Tree of Life. And the spiral which went up through the center of the tree reminded me of a DNA helix.

And there were spirals everywhere.

Very Pagan-esque, indeed. Makes me wonder, in fact, if Cameron has Pagan roots.

Overall, I thought it was an incredible movie...very fresh and new. And I'm so happy I saw it on the big screen.


OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Well see there, you're not the last one to see it...I am. We are planning to go this weekend to see it. I am really looking forward to the movie ritual. Sweet Man and I always sit all the way in the back in the middle.....the theater is ours. LOL Thanks for the review. Makes me glad I am going soon.

jennielee226 said...

I wanted to see this last weekend but I got out voted and we went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks instead. I have heard from many other pagans that the feelings are all the same. Everyone wants to live in Pandora. While it may not be completly possible I have read quite a few ways to make your world mor Pandora-ish. You can do simple things like planting an acorn or just watching a weed everyday as it grows through a crack in the sidewalk.

Flor da Lua said...

É um filme muito bonito mesmo, neste sentido (pagão). É lindo a harmonia entre a natureza e povo Na'vi. Que bom que gostou também.
Abreijos! @}~

Janet said...

You aren't the only late one! I haven't seen it yet. I sounds like a movie I don't want to miss.

Naukishtae said...

Can we? Can we move to Pandora? It spoke to my soul.. It is what I always thought Goddess Beliefs should be.. I was in awh.. to see on the big screen, what I have always belived.. Hollywood showing what
Goddess Religion is ment to be.. I was so thrilled...


Goddess Bless

windchild said...

So glad you finally saw it--and even more that you posted about it! I've been tooting the Avatar horn loud and proud!!

KrisMrsBBradley said...

I still haven't seen this movie! My oldest went to see it, and he came home and said "Mom, you have to see it. It's all about your stuff." Lol! My "stuff"!

It sounds so good!