The story of Avatar is simply about a man from an industrial society who joins a low-tech (spiritually high-tech) tribal culture and becomes its leader. The benevolent imperialist is a common Hollywood export. Here are 20, or so most important things you should know about the global smash Avatar, that has set alight conversation on the internet and elsewhere just like The Dark Knight did in 2008.
How can a seemingly stone age tribe have "intimate access to a moon-sized supercomputer -- a neural net supercomputer at that -- that connects them to every other living thing on their world"
Twitards are trired. Avatards are wired.
People are painting themselves blue and doing other weird stuff under the influence pof Avatar
Avatar has given boost to 3-D adult entertainment
For example, one firm is offering a $4000 "60-inch (152-centimeter) 3-D television; a compact computer server, and shutter glasses that synch with the screen to trick eyes into viewing in 3-D". Subscription to an online adult video library is extra 20 dollars a month.
Avatar causes depression?
Apparently, some people are feeling "suicidal" feelings after seeing "Avatar" because they miss the beauty of its hyper-realistic 3D world of Pandora once the movie ends. There are 1000+ Avatar depression posts on this forum
How much is Avatar making in countries around the world?
So far, Avatar has grossed $1.34 billion across the world and seems set to break Titanic's world record. Scifi WIre does a country by country box office breakdown. Avatar made more than $4 million in Chile alone!
Will there be Avatar - Part 2?
James Cameron has given that may be he will create "brand new worlds" for Avatar-2. More 3D/CGI worlds await us. As he told MTV in December 2009, he has 'a trilogy-scaled arc of story' but has not started work on the script. And since Cameron is known to be a non-prolific director, his last movie was more than 12 years ago, people might have to wait.
The Guardian speculates on two storylines for Avatar sequels:
Storyline A. The expelled humans return.
Science is good, but technology is bad. Community is great, but corporations are evil. “Avatar” gives off more than a whiff of nineteen-sixties counterculture, by way of environmentalism and current antiwar sentiment.
...[T]he more blatant lesson of Avatar is not that American imperialism is bad, but that in fact it’s necessary. Sure there are some bad Americans—the ones with tanks ready to mercilessly kill the Na’vi population, but Jake is set up as the real embodiment of the American spirit. He learns Na’vi fighting tactics better than the Na’vi themselves, he takes the King’s daughter for his own, he becomes the only Na’vi warrior in centuries to tame this wild dragon bird thing. Even in someone else’s society the American is the chosen one. He’s going to come in, lead your army, fuck your princesses, and just generally save the day for you. Got it? This is how we do it.
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