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Old 09-15-2015, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Unknown View Post
Kaltxì ma Rainbowhawk, it was nice to meet you in Estes Park.

I enjoyed reading your post and think it's a valid point of view. Personally, though, I feel like there were plenty of "good sky people" moments. Trudy and Max were the leading characters here, but there were other unnamed people who were clearly against the brutish acts of Quaritch & Co (the "pull the plug" Selfridge scene, many people voiced their displeasure, and for "the aliens went back to their dying home" we saw several humans standing alongside the avatars and Na'vi while the "bad" skypeople walked single file). JC could have written a script that introduced more humans who weren't directly involved with the avatar program for the sake of emphasizing the point you're making, but when you make a story as simple as what Avatar has (regular guy falls in love with forest girl who shows him the beauty of nature, bad guys try to destroy paradise and he saves the day), you can't really afford to have frivolous characters written in. So personally, I think he did pretty well conveying that message but still keeping it somewhat in the background since it rightfully is outside the main plot.

I completely agree that the "good" humans should be present in a story like this where it's otherwise such a polarizing us against them, I just feel like the setup is wrong to focus too much on that particular aspect. Avatar is already a long movie despite its simple plot, and these things would be better covered in book format. But that's just my opinion on it.
I just hope that the next movies can help the audience to realized that we can love ourselves no matter what we are or where we come from since many of us suffered from PAD for several years. I suffered from it until I found the talent and skills to create my story and when I got my own laptop, I got into my other favorite sci-fi world, Mass Effect, where, just like Star Trek, shows that humans are impulsive and seen to be untrustworthy some times, but throughout the story can be shown to have capacity for good and cooperation with other species.

What I hope can happen is that there can be a way where the audience can find something that is relatable and they can love themselves and not feel so uncomfortable about leaving Pandora when they exit the theater.

Originally Posted by Unknown View Post
Well, she did say, "I was afraid, Jake, for my people," in a way that I at least interpreted as an explanation for her previous words and actions. To be fair, in the scene where she left him, she was acting on emotions because he lied to her about something really, really big (I would feel pretty betrayed too if some powerful stranger fell in love with me, gained my trust and then said he had known all along he knew that my home and community was going to be destroyed by his people but he had waited until the very last moment to tell me). Mo'at, being the "wise" character, had enough sense to release the people that were most likely to help the Na'vi, but Neytiri had just had her heart crushed by Jake and wasn't able to see past that. Anyway, I felt her actions were justified.

I haven't read what you wrote, but that sounds like an intriguing character and a nice solution to your idea of introducing good humans. The tricky part with the sequels I think is tying it all in and keeping it relevant, instead of just trying to make sure every meaningful message is included. It's more powerful to have one strong message than to cover all your bases.

As for what I think should be brought out in the sequels, I don't have any deep and meaningful ideas because all I want is more Pandora and Na'vi and less Earth and humans, but that has nothing to do with the messages and everything to do with my love for Pandora.
Here's the story if you're interested:

A Better Tomorrow

But everything else, I really hope that Jim can work his magic and bring the story to the next step and have the audience find merit in our own life style because the way we're going to save ourselves in real life is by finding the good things in our life while incorporating the new good things shown from the movie and every where else.

I guess I'm saying this because I figure that Tomorrow Land is a more practical way to live than all of us living in the rainforest. Just my opinion too.
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