Avatar: No Fantasy
- Just OUTSTANDING movie. Watch it in a 3D theater.
Capitalism has achieved ever-improving living standards for many around the world. But the cost to the earth's biosphere -- measured, say, in lost biodiversity -- has been incalculable, and is ongoing, its ultimate blowback to mankind unknown. Historically speaking, ecological damage is usually assessed after it's too late. Now science tells us mankind has so altered the earth's climatic system that it will likely lead to a series of cascading environmental disasters unless we do something Big, Fast. Compared to that, what goes down in Avatar -- (spoiler alert!) the destruction of one giant tree and the attempted destruction of another, ecologically essential one -- is small potatoes.