Reading Oddities

 

AvatarToday I went to see Avatar – the first weekend Imax wasn’t sold out the day before. I have lots of observations (you who have seen it – unobtainium???) but as I was watching it hit me…

In Avatar greedy humans concerned with the bottom line are trying to get the minerals underground, which will ruin the environment and the natives. I am reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book, The Poisonwood Bible. And the backstory? Greedy humans concerned with the bottom line are trying to get the diamonds from underground, which will ruin the environment and the natives.

3 Comments

  1. Comment by Aravis:

    It’s a pretty common theme. A lot of people have also noted the resemblance between Avatar and Fern Gully.

    Me? I just enjoyed the movie. :0)

     
  2. Comment by Jandy:

    Yes, it is a common theme. I’d forgotten Fern Gully. And I know I’ve seen it over and over again in books and movies. But if anyone had told me beforehand there was a link between Avatar and The Poisonwood Bible I would have laughed at them…

     
  3. Comment by Aravis:

    I haven’t read The Poisonwood Bible. Perhaps I should over summer break. :0)