AVATAR...chaps, spurs and space ships. Technically stunning, but the plot is straight, "How the West Was Won." Not a Hollywood Western plot is overlooked. Government agents trample Indian rights; Little Big Horn; the Trail of Tears, sure, throw in some romance...White hero falls for Indian Princess and angers Indian buck who had set his sights on her; wild bronco busting too. Instead of White man vs. Red man, it's White man vs. Blue Man moved from Monument Valley to Pandora in Outer Space.
The lack of story originality is a titanic disappointment.
Klaatu after DGA screening Sunday December 20, 2009.