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The movie AVATAR has been such a popular film that topped the box charts for months.
With its vivid images, sci-fi creatures and creativity, it almost makes people wonder, if the place where the movie was, was real. Even though, the characters and events were not real, the meaning and storyline is like history repeating itself.
The movie AVATAR is about a war veteran, Jake Sulley, who was (paralyzed from the waist down) and decides to work for the government’s project to investigate Pandora. Pandora is another plant that holds a different group of people called Na’vi. Their ways, culture, language and environment are entirely different from what the Americans know. Their planet holds a very expensive, and useful resource called Unobtainium, which they want.
In order to gain this resource, they plan to dwell in, gain trust, and later take over the planet, obliterating anything that may get in their way.
Jake Sulley becomes an Avatar in order to blend in wit the Na’vi people, but after being apart of them, he realizes how important their land is, and how important the people are.
The main theme behind this film is one country take over another, only to gain their resources out of greed. This seems to be the purpose and meaning behind of Cameron’s movie. He is trying to send out a message to the major corporations, companies, countries that are notorious for deprivation of others.
Throughout the move, Cameron uses different references to historical situations to prove his point. For example, the culture of the Na’vi people can relate to the tribal cultures of different countries, especially third world. Also, the mineral called, “Unobtainium”, seems to source from the world, un-obtained, or not able to have. That statement refers to resources that major countries may want, but can not have. Lastly, the movie specifically incorporated an entirely different language, that makes it believable, to explain the differences between the unique culture and Western civilization.
Many people question whether that even though this was the second top-grossing movie, after Titanic, has this really opened people eyes to take action on approaching this topic of issue.