• 'Avatar': Nostalgia de lo sagrado

    Author(s):
    José Angel GARCÍA LANDA (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Philosophy of Religion
    Subject(s):
    Film studies, Religion, Cultural studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    James Cameron, Avatar, nostalgia, Sacred, Postmodernity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/j4tg-jm68
    Abstract:
    Spanish abstract: Reseña de la película de James Cameron 'Avatar' (2009), con crítica de su imaginario cultural, ideológico e intertextual. Los humanos queremos ser posthumanos trascendiendo e ignorando el cuerpo de carne y la base material tecnológica y económica que sustenta la experiencia de la virtualidad. En la película de Cameron, volverse Na´vi es volverse humano auténtico, un retorno a la esencia básica y un volver a lo que fuimos, pero... la vía propuesta es fantástica, limitada al universo virtual y provisional de la película. Es ´Avatar´ una propuesta de regreso puramente ficcional a lo sagrado, una ensoñación primitivista para videojugadores consumistas. _____________________________________________________________________________________ English abstract: A review of James Cameron's film 'Avatar" (2009) and a critique of its cultural, ideological and intertextual imaginary. Humans aspire to a posthuman condition transcending and ignoring the fleshly body and the material, technological and economic basis which underpins the experience of virtuality. In Cameron's film, becoming a Na'vi is becoming an authentic human, back to basics and back to what we used to be, but the way proposed is fantastic and limited to the film's provisional virtual universe. 'Avatar' articulates a purely fictional return to the sacred, a primitivistic daydream for videogamers in a consumer society.
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