Avatar: about more than white guilt?

/ 30 January 2010

I find it fascinating how many different interpretations are being made of the film Avatar. Here’s one by noted feminist theologian Kwok Pui-lan, who notes that “The movie is a story of white guilt—the white man needs to give up his way and be transformed. But it is also something more. It is a cinematic fable, in real 3-D, of how to remythologize biblical stories and interpret them in subversive ways.”