Who wins in the fight between a dinosaur and a mecha
23 January 2010
Now that you can get back from the cinema without having to walk up an icy steep pavementless ring road, I went to see Avatar after all.
Yes, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez are criminally under-used in a script that fails to pass the Bechdel test; yes, a good third of the film is taken up by scenes which seem to have been devised purely to answer the question ‘Daddy [and I’m afraid in our house it usually was Daddy], who wins in the fight between a dinosaur and a mecha?’; yes, there’s an occasional resemblance to that Russian ice dance act that outraged Australian Aboriginal leaders this week.
Mostly, I want to know whether they really expect us to buy the extended DVD just to find out what happened to Jake’s first forgotten-about dragon…