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Down with racist blue aliens

It has been described by some as the greatest cinema experience they have ever had. Others, on the other hand, say it is merely Pocahontas with cute aliens.

So, given the likelihood that every cinema goer in the land will have seen Avatar by now, what did you think of it?

Were you blown away by a 3-D movie that actually works? Did you think Jim Cameron's epic was worth the hype? Have you fallen in love with the lead characters?

Well, if you can answer yes to any of the above, you are worse then the BNP, the KKK and Fianna Fail all put together.

Because Avatar is simply an exercise in racist propaganda.

Yup, one would have thought that the story of a bloke who goes to save an alien planet from nasty humans would be rather charming.

But the bloke in question is guilty of the worst offence someone can make these days -- he's a straight male, and we all know people like that are, basically, bastards.

In what must be one the most hilariously hysterical over-reactions to a fantasy movie of all time, New York columnist David Brooks says the movie "rests on the stereotype that white people are rationalist and technocratic while colonial victims are spiritual and athletic".

He further whines that: "It also creates a sort of two-edged cultural imperialism. Natives can either have their history shaped by cruel imperialists or benevolent ones, but either way they are going to be supporting actors in our journey to self-admiration."

Other people, bloggers mostly, have also said they have been depressed ever since they have seen it, because they can't create the Utopian vision.

So, in the spirit of public service which makes this column so loved, can ISpy just impart one of piece of advice to those who are either offended or depressed by Avatar -- it's a bleedin' movie, get over yourself and get a life.

Honestly, you people make me sick.

Irish Independent