Took the family to the movies on Christmas day to see “Avatar”. The special effects were incredible, the 3D glasses were fun, and the popcorn was great. The story was standard Hollywood fare: Evil, greedy corporation teams with bloodthirsty military mercenaries to invade a pristine civilization, killing innocent natives and destroying the environment in order to steal and exploit natural resources. Spiritually attuned natives team up with Mother Earth to fight back. I don’t wanna won’t spoil the story for you, but the plot involves a parapalegic Marine, a really hi-tech tanning booth, a bunch of tall skinny blue people, some Rock-em Sock-em Robots, and a big red bird thing.