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Old 07-12-2010, 05:09 PM
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Starting when Jake is brought to hometree, the amazing things of the Na'vi cultutre fill me with wonder, but at the same time despair. the image of all the na'vi sleeping in the hammoks, the fire pit where they eat, the meeting place where Jake becomes one of the people, and The tree of vioces. All of them realy trigered my senses of beauty. But now that I've seen it 7 times so far, I feel bad when I see them because in less than and Hour, They will All be... gone. It's hard for me to try and take in the beauty before the attack without thinking they with disapper. If any one has felt this way, please reply.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:25 PM
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Yes.

This film in my opinion is divided into two parts, as far as nature goes:
The first half of Avatar makes you love the beauty of Pandora's environment.
The second half, starting with the destruction of Hometree, is meant to make you feel what it is like to have all of that beauty taken away.

It's such a strong message, this film...
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:22 PM
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Yes.

This film in my opinion is divided into two parts, as far as nature goes:
The first half of Avatar makes you love the beauty of Pandora's environment.
The second half, starting with the destruction of Hometree, is meant to make you feel what it is like to have all of that beauty taken away.

It's such a strong message, this film...
I've felt this way too, however I think there's something of a third part in the movie, and that part is meant to inspire you to fight for that beauty in the face of great odds...or at least what remains of it.

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Thank goodness Jake had that will to fight for what was right.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:35 PM
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True that. It would have been too easy to just give up after the destruction of Hometree, and Jake could have just let himself despair and accept whatever came his way. He could have let himself wallow in his prison cell, he could have stumbled around in Hometree's ashes with no conviction, he could have gotten cold feet upon approaching Turok, he could have said "What the hell are we doing, there's no way we can win this..." But like what Neytiri once told him (and Quaritch, ironically) he had heart and just kept on going, trying in whatever way to redeem himself and make things as right as they could be.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:44 PM
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True that. It would have been too easy to just give up after the destruction of Hometree, and Jake could have just let himself despair and accept whatever came his way. He could have let himself wallow in his prison cell, he could have stumbled around in Hometree's ashes with no conviction, he could have gotten cold feet upon approaching Turok, he could have said "What the hell are we doing, there's no way we can win this..." But like what Neytiri once told him (and Quaritch, ironically) he had heart and just kept on going, trying in whatever way to redeem himself and make things as right as they could be.
During that part of the movie, I first felt: "How can the na'vi recover from this devistion." . in that moment, the gear of the move has shifted from exploration and tranceful happenness, to aginizing pain. But then I relized in many storys, the enemy attaks and does damage to you, But if all you do is weep over the fallen, more will fall. When Jake returned to as tourk makto, I felt that none of the culture matters now. The gear shifted again, to a regroup and gathering of moral to give the enemy the hell they diserve.

A little quete I came up with "The fallen don't matter now, What matters now is to just grab your weapon and give'm all the hell you can till either they kill ya or they're all dead or running home screaming"
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Avatar just showed me where I should be...
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A little quete I came up with "The fallen don't matter now, What matters now is to just grab your weapon and give'm all the hell you can till either they kill ya or they're all dead or running home screaming"
That's a kick-ass quote, I might have to use it sometime later.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:00 AM
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So true, ma tsmukan. *sigh* So true....

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That's a kick-ass quote, I might have to use it sometime later.
Yeah, reminded me a bit of Mifune's speech from Matrix:Revolutions.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:58 AM
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Observe the difference:

The blue planet, Earth:


The green planet, Pandora:


And just for reference of what Earth may become in 2155, the red planet, Mars:


May I say that Earth is a beautiful name, and whoever made it should be proud.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:32 AM
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I think Pandora is part idealised Earth, part otherworldly awe.

When I first saw Pandora I thought it looked like an unspoilt Earth which I thought was cool. UK TV has had quite a few shows with an unspoilt earth with shows such as walking with dinosaurs so it might not have hit me like other people right from the get go. However the first night with the bioluminescent plants, that is when I started to feel a sense of awe and wonder for Pandora. Its not just an unspoilt earth, its an entirely different planet.

Then we saw the floating rocks, the arches made from lava and strong magnetic fields... all these otherworldy things which couldn't exist on Earth and thats what created the love for Pandora for me. The idea that such places might exist in the real world, just out there waiting to be discovered in the distant future and here we get a glimpse of it.

What really did it for me tho is there was no uncanny valley, nothing that drew you out of the world to go "oops that looks like CGI!", it all looked real. It just sucked you in and poked at that ancient part of you in your hind mind that remembers the unspoilt forests.
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hmm.. i wonder what nighttime Pandora looks like from space...
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:03 AM
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:08 AM
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Interesting question...maybe like the way Earth looks from space except more natural-looking and without the obvious clusters of lights designating urban cities...?
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:14 AM
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Yeah, it would be more evenly distributed, I'd say also more blue/green rather than white/yellow
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