posted on January 7, 2010 at 8:05 am

avatar
from the sanskrit avatara
to descend into
specifically the lord vishnu
only vishnu has avatars
vishnu descending into flesh
to experience life here
vishnu as krishna
vishnu as buddha
like jesus in many ways
one name for krishna is krista
the glorious one
the anointed one
the one with every attribute in spades
anyway
what we have here
is an ultra-classic myth
only being slightly retold
its basically pocahontas in space
a white guy goes to wild new land
meets chief of locals daughter
who teaches him how to get down with nature
then white guy has inner turmoil
as his white pals wanna war with the locals
n vice versa
ye olde hero gets torn between these 2 worlds
theres a lotta room for friction in there
no surprises anywhere along the line
the music : for crying out loud
if youre on a wild weird planet covered in perpetual jungle
let the music represent that
not the same old stiff upper lip pseudo -mock- classical pomp
the same old starwars crossed with titanic
no lady there are no celtic pipes on fantabulous planets
they got their own weird music
SO WHY THIS HOLLYWOOD DROSS MUSIC
IT FUCKED THE FILM!
for me anyway
next
do people really still say stuff like
youre not only one with a gun, bitch
in 200 years time?
do the tough scientist women still puff on ciggies?
other than that
i dont think this qualifies as a special cinematic milestone
the 3D made nk so ill she left about a third in
aurora stuck it out but without her glasses
me n evie n elli escaped unscathed apparently
but i could see there were plenty of people leaving in a hurry
the special effects themselves are pretty good
not totally unbelievable brilliant
but you know good
ok good is good
on another level
i enjoyed the film
you knew from the start exactly what would happen
but it didnt matter
a classic storyline
you wanted n demanded a happy ending
a few cliffhanger moments
but the hero n heroine get through
on one level i like it
on another level i’m dissatisfied
on another level…what do ya bloody expect
evie loved it
aurora was kinda feeling a bit sick
elli was already dialling up her next appointment
on her mobile phone
me….yeah…i’m glad i saw it
i dont wanna see it again
better than a loada other films tho no doubt

bad news : already smashed a mirror on tibor 2
i side swiped something in a narrow street
crash
oh god
sorry!

28 Responses to “the tail of blue kitties”

  1. avatar
    lily was here | 7 January 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Is that 7 years bad luck now for the golden lemon? To counteract any bad ju ju you will need to ground the broken pieces into dust to bury under a tree during a full moon. Otherwise your car's soul will be trapped inside the world its mirror represented. Or, just turn around 3 times counter clock-wise. Much easier and safer ๐Ÿ™‚

    Did you keep the 3D glasses?
    xoxo

    ps if you want to see a great simple people movie, beautifully shot by Roger Lanser, then Charlie & Boots about a man and his dad, is worth a viewing.

  2. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 7 January 2010 at 9:50 am #

    shit……don't have much luck with cars, do ya mate……trade the falcon in and get a toyota of some kind……good cars…..

    took my girl to see fantastic mister fox today, an interesting little film, that one, slightly left field…..our local cinema's a little town one, can tuck into veggo curry and rice and stuff while you enjoy the movie…..yum!

    love always…..

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2010 at 10:16 am #

    SK

    Thank god you didn't go new with the wheels
    DR

  4. avatar
    melissa | 7 January 2010 at 10:20 am #

    ugghh… i don't think i could do the 3D ever again. I attempted to see that U2 film at the imax theatre a couple of years back now and didn't last more than two songs (doesn't help if you're prone to panic attacks!) So I feel sorry for nk!

    so weird because I was thinking about one of my favourite movies, 'the New World' whilst reading last bloggy about the Avatar film. You should rent that out on dvd (if you haven't watched it before). It's so incredibly beautiful and moving (about pocahontas … but not in space, lol!)

    i think you should ride a bicycle instead ๐Ÿ˜‰ be careful!!!

    xx

  5. avatar
    matt davison | 7 January 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I auditioned for something in that film… can't remember what it was… (they used actors to create the (CGi)but anyway:) SK, drive carefully buddy… MD

  6. avatar
    vortex | 7 January 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    funny you mention the side swipe…anotrher friend of mine had trouble driving well after he saw the Avatar in 3deaf.

  7. avatar
    Craig Miller | 7 January 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    You're right on with your critique of Avatar, Steve. Perhaps a side career in film criticism for you?

  8. avatar
    andychrist | 7 January 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Haven't seen it yet my friend
    But loved what you wrote…
    Still cannot believe the $ used
    to make this film.
    I don't know….
    Still believe this $ could be used
    for greater good
    Or even a third of it ?

    Loved reading No Certainty so much
    I turned back to preface
    and began again

    Love to all of you as well…

  9. avatar
    Jasperina | 7 January 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    Divine intervention is what's needed here. I grant Tibor 2 a large pair of golden wings. The journey should now be one of endlessly unfolding vistas and the good karma of free parking.

  10. avatar
    cazziem | 7 January 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    Yesterday blog indicated a review was coming, so this is no surprise having read a few reviews after reading the Kilbey Clan were off to see Avatar, plus my own comment about the recent 3D film I watched. Curious who the female scientist is you refer to that is doing chimney impersonations? Could it be good old Sigourney? If so, then itโ€™s probably one of the things I remember most about her in the Alien films, guess it goes with the name โ€“ Ciggie, Siggie! (Sorry, bad joke). So now I shall just hope the film had the effect I thought it might and await to read how it should be; right here on ttb, by one of, if not THE, most creative thinkers Iโ€™ve ever had the pleasure to come across!!! Pretty please Mr K, do us a bloggie of how you think it should have been.

    PS, the information I promised you will be forthcoming, but my email server is ferbucked at the moment so I can receive but not send. I was up til stupid oโ€™clock this morning trying to sort it to no avail. Hopefully, Iโ€™ll have it back to normal sometime over the weekend when I have chance to look at the problem properly, or just re-install.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 January 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    Pocohontas in space, truly.
    See: http://9gag.com/photo/16103_full.jpg

  12. avatar
    fantasticandy | 8 January 2010 at 12:15 am #

    district 9.
    see it.
    soon.
    you'll be glad you did.

  13. avatar
    Steven Krut | 8 January 2010 at 1:08 am #

    I suppose I'll see that movie eventually. I feel the herd mentality pulling at me. You should make a track that sounds like the music you think should have been in the film, Steve. That would be really cool!

  14. avatar
    Baby You Can Drive My Car | 8 January 2010 at 1:29 am #

    I don't think rock stars know how to drive! Too many limo's, buses and private jets.

  15. avatar
    lily was here | 8 January 2010 at 3:15 am #

    yes craig's right. You on a couch between Stratton and Pomeranz – that would be excellent viewing

    xxx

  16. avatar
    Freddie | 8 January 2010 at 4:04 am #

    I haven't seen Avatar yet. I usually enjoy the 3D IMAX effects but if you sit too close to the screen it can really mess with ya.

    You broke a mirror on Tibor 2?!!! Oh No!!!
    Falcons are bad luck anyhow and now you've gone and broken a mirror too! :-O

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. avatar
    CSTCoach | 8 January 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Side swiped something??? I thought you told me you were a good driver? And you seemed a bit offended when i laughed. Though I recall Marty didn't say anything… He kinda sidled away…

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2010 at 4:43 am #

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    A DAY ON THE GREEN concerts (electric) :-

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  19. avatar
    davem | 8 January 2010 at 6:52 am #

    My youngest lad (nearly 14) has recently started to suffer from panic attacks for the first time.
    He's tried to watch avatar twice now and not managed to last until the end.
    I hadn't realised 3-d doesn't help.

  20. avatar
    cazziem | 8 January 2010 at 7:51 am #

    Baby You Can Drive My Car said… at 12:29 PM, sort of, but not quite.

    sk is being shown, probably from the the same higher entity that left him with unexplained scars, that he SHOULD have the fame that would afford him these luxuries, and judging by comment at 3:08 PM may be a chauffeur too!!!!

  21. avatar
    Beowulf | 8 January 2010 at 8:06 am #

    So i guess 3d supposed to be the new big thing. I doubt it if it makes everyone sick.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2010 at 8:32 am #

    sandalford jesus.falcon hell.x

  23. avatar
    funny u mention thee blue boyz | 8 January 2010 at 8:37 am #

    …funny you
    mention

    blue
    boz livin…

    temple
    ocean side…

    …glorious
    new prefix

    …remix
    redux…

    …in
    fluxx…

    fuck it's
    so real…

    surreal…
    …ist

    …isn't
    it?

    …you
    knew

    guess
    who…

    …mem
    gogh…

  24. avatar
    melissa | 8 January 2010 at 9:34 am #

    davem, sending lots of good vibes to your son, panic attacks are horrible, horrible things but definately can be overcome!

    xx

  25. avatar
    Ellen | 8 January 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    I'm with the Mrs., except I didn't leave, I just slouched down in the comfy (sort of) chair and napped.

    And the music? Totally UNforgettable.

    Sorry about your lemon of a car by the way.

  26. avatar
    eek | 11 January 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    "SO WHY THIS HOLLYWOOD DROSS MUSIC"

    Because they wanted this movie to be a blockbuster, and to be a blockbuster it has to appeal to a mass audience. Same reason for the very predictable story line.

    "the 3D made nk so ill she left about a third in"

    Ugh, she has my sympathy. I have a feeling I'm one of those people who would get sick. I can't read or play games in a car without getting carsick. I can't even look down in a moving car without feeling nauseous.

    Aww…poor Tibor 2. Remember that woman who hit you and then after persuading you not to call the cops gave you false info? Maybe whatever you hit was her's and you did to it more damage that to Tibor 2. I know that's probably not likely, but we can hope. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. avatar
    Saint Louie | 25 January 2010 at 3:44 am #

    I just saw Avatar tonight with my girlfriend and we both that that movie kicked ass! One of the best movies I've seen, and why is everyone getting so sick!!?? I don't understand? This is the future of movies for sure.

  28. avatar
    pernath | 12 February 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    one of the many things i learned from this blog is…do things with your father, you never know. so the olde man decided to go to the cinema after 5 years, and what a nice movie it was. enjoyed the 3d, but they couldve shown hours n hours of jungle without any plot…some very beautiful moments. i thought the scientific ciggies were already a retro thing, like drinking mead from a horn…plus we could hear the final apotheosis of the phoney tough-arse marine crap.. i agree, james horner is the antichrist. few can imagine unknown musical worlds that dont sound like anything else. eno? budd? btw for the closing titles tearjerker i would ve chosen day 5 instead of some whiney r n b fluff..however..best thing for me was to do sth together with dad.


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