Monday, January 11, 2010

Avatar: The Apple, Candied

Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke and Castle in the Sky filmed as live action in the visually lush style of Terrence Malick's Thin Red Line, but with all its symbolism articulated in leaden expositional dialogue.  Eye candied Gia-land as the setting for a culture war fairytale pitting tree-huggery against corporate avarice...not as good as Miyazaki's or Malick's work, but as an immersive environment in I-max 3-D, there are much worse places to spend an afternoon.


  1. Wow Sybil. I am sending this to Richard. He will love it.

  2. "Tree-huggery"; perfect! I'm looking forward to seeing this one.

  3. Interesting pictures were those in the film? I have yet to see it. Did it make you feel sick with the 3d in the imax thingy? :)

  4. The first image is from Google images and is from Avatar. The second image is also from Google and is from Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky.

    Thank you all for your interest and kind words.


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