Miles Quaritch, Avatar's uber-villain.
My wife and I watched Avatar the other night at the theater. The nearly three-hour-long movie was so engrossing that it hardly seemed at all that long. It was a tour de force of the silver screen. If only no one would subscribed to its hackneyed an inaccurate treatment of an important subject--the environment.
The more I think about it, the more irritated I am by the cliched character of the movie's Colonel Miles Quaritch, who employed militaristic command and control to obtain his dream, that of destroying the environment for the "unobtainable" possibility of saving the world through the mining and development of a mineral called "unobtainium".
Imagine my laughter, then, when I found this video clip on the BBC, wherein Avatar's director, James Cameron advocates the same militaristic tactics to obtain his dream, that of destroying the freedom of mankind through the militaristic marshaling of the supposed saviors of mankind to rescue the world from the still unproven, unlikely, and "unobtainable" possibility of catastrophic man-made global warming.
"We need to mobilize like we did in World War II, and we need to see the threat as that severe to the safety and security of [us] and our children," Cameron said.