Avatar to Save the Planet, Basically

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Avatar’s personal Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations has seen it jerk dizzyingly from groundbreaking savior of Hollywood to looming disaster/fodder for Titanic jokes, and now back again: The reviews are good! The special effects are mind-blowing! It’s totally better than The Phantom Menace! But here’s one thing we did not realize: According to Vanity Fair’s Michael Hogan, Avatar might just lead to a “meaningful climate deal.” Basically, he’s wondering if the marvels of the lush “megafauna” of Avatar could finally spur us into taking real action against global warming and saving our own little planet. Wow! Now is there anything James Cameron can’t do? [VF]