Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Riverside and San Francisco
Avatar! Discuss only if you've seen it!
For those who havent seen the movie, you really should. I thought it was the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.
The movie has many themes, the most obvious ones are the imperialism and colonization of course. But I want to talk about themes that haven't been talked about by the media.
Spoilers! Stop reading if you haven't seen it!
The Navi people were blue, and blue represents water, water represents life. Their surrounding (the forest) were filled with vivid colors. There is never darkness, even at night, the plants light up, and light represents life again.
Hometree is a place where they think their memories are kept. They fought to preserve Hometree, and essentially, their memories. Love to them is very sacred, as they mate for life. Navi's are about freedom, yet they don't force it upon them. They could only fly those giant birds only if the birds choose them.
To the Navi, they are all about life, love, freedom, and memories.
The humans were dressed in very dull/pale colors. Their base was on a desert-like environment. They represented death, and draining natural resources until there is no more. The scene where they started bulldozing through the forest, you can see the transition from the forest vibrant colors to the pale, barren desert-like colors.
The humans fought and forced their way to obtain that precious mineral (i forgot the name), they know nothing about mutual respect. Since the Navi's won't give up Hometree to allow access to the goods, the humans believed through their superior technology and power, they can force the Navi out of their native land.
The humans represented death, lust, wealth, and power.
That's why I got from the colors of the movie. Of course, these are just my opinions.
Just watch the movie, it truly is an experience.