With the dazzling 3D-vortex of colours, actions and emotions, James Cameron’s Avatar seems to have given everyone something to rave about.
But let’s get it straight — Avatar is a downright misnomer for this latest new blockbuster.
No, not because, sadly for Hare Krishna moviegoers, the film’s got nothing to do with Hinduism except its Sanskrit name. And some Hindu activists who habitually frisk all new releases for concealed sacrileges also needn’t worry — there are none in Avatar, or at least not more that in those little digital icons they hide themselves behind on their own e-chats.
The path taken by Sam Worthington’s character in James Cameron’s Avatar reverses the meaning of the Sanskrit word.
It’s because the movie reverses the very concept that the term “avatar” is based on.
Interesting article from the devotees in the northern zone cowritten with Mukunda Goswami. Hopefully the beginning of many more to come.