Originally Posted by celery
Avatar was retarded. But also brought the most awesome thing ever to the big screen . . . a mech with a knife. Not some laser sword, or gigantic blade-arm, it had a knife.
I mean, when he busted it out, I was ROFL'ing so hard. Why is something ridiculous like that awesome? Because you have this advance human race which has been peaceful with the Na'vi for the most part, and when they haven't been, they've had no trouble just shooting the shit out of them.
So at what point did some moran at the mech design lab decide that their mech suits needed a sheath and a combat knife? Couldn't they just have built blades into the forearms of the suit? No, they made a separate knife that is to be wielded like normal. That's awesome.
I had a 15 minute argument about this with someone the day I saw the movie. They tried to convince me that a knife was an intelligent choice. I basically gave them the same answer you did.... Serious, you could build an extra gun on the arm, sharpen the edges of the arms. Fuck, make it a swiss-army knife arm.... have like 4 different blades and a bottle opener stuffed in there.... instead they strap a knife to him.....
The actual move wasn't horrible...... I mean, if it was released on its own, with none of the hype and what not... it would have been a sub-par rental. Like... 2 out of 5. Nothing special, or even good, but not horrible either. How it was played up though, and so much attention given to it.... it was just blown out of proportion.