hepcat wrote:The critic from Variety blasts it...which is actually a plus in my book.Though the 9-foot, green-skinned Tharks look much as Burroughs described them, they are curiously unappealing to human eyes, just one of the stylistic decisions that reinforces the superiority of James Cameron's "Avatar." For the kind of sex appeal that brings teenage libidos to a boil, one need look no further than the Red Martians, especially Helium princess Dejah Thoris (Lily Collins), with her tan skin and henna-style body art.
So the movie captures the vision of a beloved series of books...but ultimately fails because of it? And because Cameron's Avatar has aliens you'd want to have sex with, it's inherently superior?
You know i questioned that henna body art myself! Seriously if she was red with deeper henna work it might have been ok. But i am only going by my own visuals i formed reading the description of her in the original novel. BTW in the Frazetta pic i posted, you can see her color is a ruddy red compared to JC's. Frazetta's Tharks are creepier too!