Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 1/26/2010 6:40:00 AM A bestselling author and Hollywood screenwriter is delivering a warning about the blockbuster movie Avatar.
James Cameron's Avatar is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time. The hit movie is about a paraplegic war vet who is brought to another planet inhabited by a humanoid race. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
But Andrew Klavan, who has been involved with successful movies starring Clint Eastwood, Michael Douglas, and other superstars, says the message from Avatar is disturbing.
"It romanticizes this primitive life and worship of nature, that in real life has not been very good for people," he explains. "It depicts our military, our Marines, as lunatics out to destroy primitive civilizations, which is the opposite of the American military."
Klavan encourages those who do see the movie to keep things in proper perspective.
"When you see these creatures sleeping on leaves that fold up and cover them like blankets, when you see them using plants that light up, when you see them [employing] almost a virtual Internet that works through a tree, remember those are all things that come to us through electricity, technology, invention, through mankind striving up and away from the kind of primitive life the film represents," he says.
Klavan's latest book, The Long Way Home, illustrates the journey of a morally and ethically sound man who must rely on his principles and faith as he finds himself the target of a jihadist plot.