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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.

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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.
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i found it to be quite boring (and i usually like slow movies) and could not get into the story at all. acting felt sub par in some of the main characters, and they were poorly developed and never made a connection with me (i felt no sadness for the navi in the end). the special effects were good, but a bit cartoony which made it feel more like a video game than live action to me, there was nothing that really stood out in the cinematography to me. the 3D was an interesting gimmick, but as a whole i feel it took more away from the movie than it added.

overall, id recommend to watch it when it comes out on dvd, or watch it in the theater if you want to experience the 3D.


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[quote author=Oricle link=topic=163753.msg3473256#msg3473256 date=1261981569]
i found it to be quite boring (and i usually like slow movies) and could not get into the story at all. acting felt sub par in some of the main characters, and they were poorly developed and never made a connection with me (i felt no sadness for the navi in the end). the special effects were good, but a bit cartoony which made it feel more like a video game than live action to me, there was nothing that really stood out in the cinematography to me. the 3D was an interesting gimmick, but as a whole i feel it took more away from the movie than it added.

overall, id recommend to watch it when it comes out on dvd, or watch it in the theater if you want to experience the 3D.
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i too found it boring....it moved very slow and was overall VERY preachy

i made many connections between the planet and iraq.....we get it...war is bad...attacking a place for resources is bad...blah blah...i went in expecting an action movie....i guess that was my downfall


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did you watch it in 3D? I saw it last night with my mom, uncle and cousin in IMAX 3D, it was breath taking! I had very high expectations for this movie, I never allow myself to do that because when I do I get disappointed, well this film exceeded those expectations with flying colors (literally)

I agree 10000000% about what you said, I got that same reaction. Every part of the movie flowed beautifully together, for such a long movie it made me want so much more out of it. I think there was only one time I realized how long it was taking to finish but in that moment it grabbed me into it again. LOVE LOVE LOVED IT! I plan to see it again with my Fiancee soon again in IMAX 3D.



I would like to add for those reluctant to watch such a long movie in 3D, it isnt like that pop out in your face sort of movies, they didnt make this movie purposely to do so like many movies do when 3D is intended at its release. So many times I wanted to reach my hand out and touch what I was seeing, I took the googles off for a moment and looked at the screen and realized how much my experience was enhanced seeing it in 3D. It may cost more but try it, it wont make you sick, it makes you feel like your really there and the flying scenes are just extraordinary.

The animation was incredible too, I would say 90% of this film as all animated except for the scenes where the actors were and the sets built around them. But the world itself, the trees, the machines, especially the helicopters were so life like and real looking, you have to see this movie just to appreciate the work put into it.

For those who hate sci fi like my father who refused to see it, dont let that stop you from this movie, there are valuable lessons to be had here. If you have children old enough to understand take them to see it, there are a few spots of bad language like shit has been dropped a few times but that is the worst of this movie for children, oh and a hint of blood on some scenes. But if you have a child who can sit thru a 2 and a half hour movie, let them be in awe from how beautiful it is, and hope they get a message on how precious life is.


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Saw it in 3D IMAX... I was impressed!
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my 8 year old sat through the entire movie without fidgeting. And that's saying something

I actually felt a bit nauseated from the 3D effect. Yes, the story line may be shallow and predictable but I enjoyed the movie thoroughly.

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I was shocked I didnt get sick, did you see the digital 3D or the IMAX 3D? I heard the 2 actually feel different while watching it. That the digital isnt as smooth of a transition and the glasses arent as sharp. The IMAX is laser projection so I wonder if that could make the difference.


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I saw it in digital 3D, and am going back to see it in IMAX3D soon.. i liked it a lot!!

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i saw the movie and i liked it. i couldnt help but feel sad that their huge tree was destroyed and the humans were trying to take their resources.

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[quote author=KTe24 link=topic=163753.msg3474556#msg3474556 date=1262063520]
i saw the movie and i liked it. i couldnt help but feel sad that their huge tree country was destroyed and the humans were trying to take their resources oil.
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