Obama Family Takes in "Avatar"

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President Obama and his family, who are on vacation in Hawaii, attended a screening of "Avatar" today, according to the Associated Press. The technologically-groundbreaking science fiction film, which is often shown in 3-D, is currently the top grossing movie in the country.

It would be interesting to get the president's take on the politics of "Avatar," which (spoiler alert) involves militaristic humans attempting to slaughter an indigenous people closely tied to the land on which they live. The goal of the attackers is to drive the Na'vi people from the land so they can obtain a precious metal found below their home.

The Obama family, which reportedly attended the screening with friends, is expected to be in Hawaii through Monday. Though "Avatar" is rating PG-13, eight-year-old Sasha Obama and 11-year-old Malia Obama were reportedly allowed to attend with their parents.

According to the New York Times, the first family attended a digital 3-D screening of the movie at the Windward Mall multiplex in Kaneohe. They reportedly arrived at 9:20 a.m., before the regular showings began, so as not to create too much of a disturbance.

The Secret Service reportedly cleared a movie theater for the first family to take in the film.


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