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(Onion AV Club)   James Cameron wants you to think of "Avatar" as "The Godfather"   ( divider line
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1652 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 16 Dec 2013 at 4:51 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-16 05:17:09 PM  
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scottydoesntknow: I didn't realize so many people compared it to Dances With Wolves. I always thought it more closely resembled Fern Gully with all the environmentalism.

I think the best summation was "Dances with Thundersmurfs in Ferngully".
2013-12-16 05:02:23 PM  
2 votes:
Loved the scene with Tsu'tey  at the toll booth.
2013-12-16 04:59:51 PM  
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Yeah and I would like to think my shiat is chocolate ice cream but it aint happening.
2013-12-16 09:37:37 PM  
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2013-12-16 06:54:04 PM  
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2013-12-16 06:44:28 PM  
1 vote:
The main reason I'm looking forward to the sequels is that just like with the first movie and with each passing film, it will drive more and more "Avatards" into blowing their sad little brains out when they know that they will never, ever, ever get to live in the beauty and wonder of Pandora IRL.
2013-12-16 06:16:41 PM  
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theorellior: Mad_Radhu: Plus, I'm a sucker for Wayne Barlowe creature design

Yeah, me too. Although having WB do the creature design meant there were all sorts of questions like "Why didn't the Na'vi have doubled forelimbs or peripheral eyes like every other farking animal on Pandora?"

If they were smart, they would make that a plot point in the sequels, where the Na'vi wind up being a non-native species that colonized the moon thousands or years prior and genetically engineered all of the native species to be controllable via a biotech brain link, and even turned the plant life into a giant neural network. At some point, the colony fails and descends into barbarism and forgets its origins.

Over the course of the sequels, you have the offworld origin of the Na'vi discovered when a ancient facility is found preserved somewhere, and a signal is sent out to re-establish contact. Just when the second wave of mercs from Earth arrive to finish the job from the first movie, the spacefaring Na'vi arrive with some FTL-capable ships and hilarity ensues. Ties up a lot of weird questions from the first movie, while giving you enough plot for the sequel.
2013-12-16 05:03:54 PM  
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So the second one will be modestly better than the first and it will all go down hill from there?
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