Friday, January 15, 2010

Well, darn, and here I was going to buy the DVD...

Actual line from Avatar script:
INT. ARMOR BAY – DAY

TROOPERS issue automatic weapons and magazines to a long line of mine workers. The miners lock and load like the redblooded redneck NRA supporters they are.
Well, gosh, what am I going to do with the money I didn't spend on the DVD? Hmmm... Ooh, I know! I'll give it to the NRA! Like any self-respecting redblooded redneck bitter clinger.

I hope you choke on your arugula tonight, Jimmy.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

How does a miner get a red neck?

One has a red neck from working (a concept alien, perhaps blue alien, to Democrats and liberals) outside in the sun, but miners work underground.

To quote the famous deconstruction of the Chewbacca Defense: "Wookies don't live on Endor."

Shootin' Buddy

multigun said...

What happened to the James Cameron who was interviewed by SOF back in the '90s? I want him back.

Tam said...

A Democrat campaign slogan SayUncle is fond of quoting:

"Why won't you cousin-humping rednecks vote for us?"

Anonymous said...

I knew there was a reason I didn't want to go see that flick. Its people like that that drive me to drink... I guess that explains my drinking problem...

The Duck said...

The Russians want Cameron arrested

Joanna said...

And that's why I didn't/won't go see it/rent it when it comes out. Technological advances blah blah blah, I know -- but they'll be commonplace in a few years, and in movies with better plots. If I'm spending money and time to see artistic innovation, I'm spending them on a museum, not a cinematic insult.

wolfwalker said...

Just to be clear, that's from the original script for Avatar. It's unclear whether it even got into the shooting script, much less whether it was actually filmed.

Which doesn't change the fact that Cameron's an ass for writing it that way, of course.

What to do with the money you might have spent on the Avatar DVD? How about set it aside toward purchase of the full series Tales of the Gun?

maddmedic said...

Thanks, my kidz have been asking to go see this. Now they don't!!
Libtarded Hollyweird A$$hats!!

Anonymous said...

Feh, if you feel you must buy it, buy it used, that way Cameron et all don't get an extra penny.

But serious the script is writting for actors and other wildlife in the belly of the Hollywood beast.

If he'd written "The miners check their weapons, like the calm, highly trained professionals they are. They listent to the troopers for tips. Just another tool to fight the vicious savages below."

:-)

You'd see the actors groping " I don't get it Mr. Cameron sir?! What's my motivation, how can we be good guys? We have this awful black guns."

Robert said...

I might watch it at a friends house one day, but I won't pay to see it. That type of movie always ends up with me pulling for the bad guys if for no other reason than pure spite.

crankylitprof said...

I'm with Joanna. I'll not line Cameron's pockets with my cash.

John said...

FAAAAGH!!! P-tooi!....

So much for spending a dime on Cameron's eye candy. Really wanted to check out the 3D and S'effects, too. Let alone, ten-foot tall, hot alien princesses.

sigh.

The cultural Grand Canyon dividing Aunties versus real people just gets wider everyday.

elfaspe

Tam said...

Yeah, I'll buy it used.

I don't punish myself for the sake of ideological purity: I've bought Bloom County books and seen new movies without regard for the fact that their creators thought I was a drooling imbecile.

However, every now and again I try and return a favor tit-for-tat. Cameron says I'm a moron? No DVD royalties for you!

BryanP said...

Well damn. I already paid to see it. I doubt I'll buy the DVD (it was a fun flick, but not one I'd care to watch again), but if I ever do it will be used.

Joanna said...

I have a coworker who thinks it was the greatest movie ever.

Of course, she also thinks "The Hangover" is Oscar Wilde-level material. So, there's that.

Barbie said...

mmmmm, yes I see now, once I join the NRA I will suddenly cease to be a lawyer and start looking to date my counsins. I should definately avoid that all costs. Why on earth should I protect myself and my family? We have loads of not laid off police to help! (Please read with all due sarcasim). Love this blog!

Barbie

fast richard said...

I have not seen Avatar. I am a big fan of the kind of war movies that portray combat as a horrible, but sometimes neccessary evil, and heroism as a saving grace for flawed humanity, ie. Zulu, Das Boot, Gettysburg.

Avatar sounds like it is much more a simplistic propaganda film, where an enemy is demonized then slaughtered. In this case the marines and the miners are the evil sub-human enemies and the natives are the virtuous defenders of the fatherland. I'll probably see it eventually, if only to see if my assessment is correct.

Ken said...

Use the money to buy something like Defiance, send a thank-you and explanation to the publicists for those responsible for Defiance, and copy Cameron's flacks and the distributor's flacks.

Anonymous said...

Instead of handing over your hard-earned cash to Cameron, re-up your membership in the NRA. A two-fer.

Also, it's strangely comforting to know that in the distant future of Cameron's wet dream, the NRA still exists which means that America and its Bill of Rights still exist.

And Tam, thanks for having a 'preview' mode for the comments. It's amazing how badly I fat-fingered the first few versions of this message.

gruvinbass said...

Cameron can kiss my redneck @$$

Mad Saint Jack said...

I went to see The Book of Eli at midnight. It is not a bad place to spend the money your withholding from Avatar.

The ending kinda tapers off and needs something more.

WV: befor

Death before I watch Dances with Smurfs.

Mad Saint Jack said...

I <3 Andy Levy.

"2000 Marines heading to Haiti. To kill all the blue people, I guess."

http://twitter.com/andylevy

Peter said...

If nothing else, Mr. Cameron should stop using that name and go back to his real family name, which is probably Massengil.

Sigivald said...

Wolfwalker: Since the line in question is flavor description rather than dialogue, it wouldn't have been filmed as such anyway.

Given that Cameron was both the writer and director I think we can assume that his worldview on this matter permeates the entire product.

Atom Smasher said...

I won't give box office money for it, but I will buy the DVD for the inevitable Rifftrax that they'll do. (Rifftrax is one of the successors of MST3K.) Same as I did for the new Not Trek movie.

TJP said...

Thanks to a previous review by our hostess, I avoided this CGI turd, and still have no desire to see it. (And this has nothing at all to do with ideology.)

However, I see that these latest developments might give me a leg up selling my "made from 100% vitraya ramunon pulp" toilet paper.

rickn8or said...

Went to see it around Christmas with Teh Ex, Numbah Two son and his sweetie.
Ex bought the tickets. After reading the above, I'm glad I didn't step up to pay her back for mine.

Tremaine said...

I certainly wasn't going to watch that movie in the theater but now it looks as if I'll pass on the DVD as well.

Perhaps a pirated version is in order just so I can see what the big deal is.

Seeks said...

Eh, you're not missing much. There are better ways to waste your bandwidth.

Mad Saint Jack said...

James Cameron: "I believe in ecoterrorism."


http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pmeister/2010/01/18/i-believe-in-eco-terrorism-does-james-cameron-live-in-a-malibu-mansion/