Went in blissfully unaware of agendas and/or J. Cameron.
I was happy it wasn't a needlessly smut filled movie. I was dissapointed that it made heroes out of the spiritually strong, yet primitive natives, and demons of what were essentially "westerners" - too bad that spirituality focused on "Mother Earth". If it were even indirectly focused on God, who gave us our universe, it would have been good. Regardless, my 13 year old said it was too long.
Growing up in South America I know that the opposite is true.
The native indians, killed each other, sacrificed humans including babies, and yes, worshiped Pacha Mama (Mother Earth), but they did not have Christian values. Although many good people are found among them.
Westerners brought Jesus, advancements, human rights, and education. They did evangelize and did return with gold. So what?
Civilizations that worshipped things other than God are not in a good place. James Cameron wants to portray Mother Earth worshipers as superior. History tells us differently.
The left forgets the so call tribal "Noble Savage's" of the world were warrior before they ever met a western man....and just who were they warring with?...each other, that who
The left also forgets all peoples (including the evil white man) were the tribal "Noble Savage" at one time.... and it was never really "Noble", just "Savage"
I point out on another thread... remember the opening of Gladiator...where Roman legions is attacking the Germanic tribes?
Would we be better off if Rome never was, if civilization never was... if we just went back to the true reality of all being the tribal "Noble Savage"...