Barbosa the Big Blue Alien
Some folks have complained that this little ditty, in which Leandro Barbosa dons blue make-up and makes funny noises, doesn't stress the more intelligent parts of James Cameron's epic investigation of love and nature. To them I say, go hang out on this pretentious radio show I heard last week. Avatar is for the people!
Moving pictures after the jump, followed by my review.
This is an impressive piece of work, but comes up short on two counts. One, if you're going to pick a Sun to dress up as a long-limbed space creature known for his agility and keen wits, wouldn't it be funnier to go with Robin Lopez? Or bring back Paul Shirley on a 10-day contract? Secondly, while I don't want to get all PC on what should be a day of celebration, Barbosa's pretty exotic already. He speaks English now and everything, but certain post-colonial theorists could have a field day with this one. As could Paul Shirley.
Then again, they probably did with Avatar, too. So screw them.