I caught Avatar the other day. I was impressed by the spectacular effects. A real sci-fi eye fry. Too bad they couldn’t come up with a better script -- too bad we’re still saying this about Hollywood’s well-financed flights of fantasy.
It was probably too bad I saw it after following the goings-on in the Sambadromes via the Web. Talk about sci-fi eye fry of a different kind . . .
It’s as if all the cultures of the world -- Africa, Asia, Las Américas, Europe, and even Hollywood -- got together to have a party in celebration of what our species has been up to on this planet.
Maybe we need to collect these images of Carnival and Sambadrome, and beam them out into space to give anyone out there an idea of what we’re all about.