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Does 'Avatar' Contain Hidden Messages?
Yahoo Movies ^ | 12-23-09 | Brett Michael Dykes  

Posted on 12/25/2009 6:17:03 AM PST by RWB Patriot

Since it opened last week, James Cameron's much-anticipated film "Avatar" has won praise from movie critics and been a juggernaut at the box office. But some who have seen the film say that it contains hidden messages that are anti-war, pro-environment, and perhaps even racist.

For the benefit of those who haven't seen the film, a little nonspoiler background might be useful. The story is set in the year 2154 when Earth's inhabitants, having used up most of their natural resources through decades of living in excess, plan to use military force to conquer Pandora, a moon roughly the same size as Earth. Pandora, inhabited by a wise, peaceful, and nature-respecting people with blue skin called the Na'vi, is rich in a resource that the people of Earth desperately need. The earthlings send in a crew of special-forces mercenaries armed with guns, bombs, and other sophisticated weaponry to attack and conquer the Na'vi (who some think resemble American Indians and Africans), despite the fact that they represent no direct threat to the inhabitants of Earth. Since humans can't breathe in Pandora's atmosphere, the military employs mind-controlled avatars that resemble the Na'vi in every way to venture out from their landing craft and explore the landscape. Sympathizing with the Na'vi after becoming acquainted with them and their customs, one of the human-controlled avatars becomes a turncoat and helps lead the people of Pandora in the defense of their homeland.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: avatar; enviromentalism; hollywood; moviereview
Why, whatever gave them that idea?
1 posted on 12/25/2009 6:17:04 AM PST by RWB Patriot
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To: RWB Patriot

The line of the human in the avatar, Jake Sulley, praying to Ewah, alien mother of the world, “We killed our mother, please help us to protect you”.


2 posted on 12/25/2009 6:19:09 AM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: RWB Patriot

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

The premise for his article is false..

Humans were exploiting a mineral on Pandora.

Guy probably hasn’t even seen the movie...


3 posted on 12/25/2009 6:19:24 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: RWB Patriot

I’d say that’s pretty overt.


4 posted on 12/25/2009 6:20:19 AM PST by Disciplinemisanthropy (III III IV)
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To: RWB Patriot
"Hidden?"

Bad, mean, pillaging, destructive Americans (er...Earthmen) invading and destroying peace loving peoples and taking their respources everywhere. Left swill and spin straight from Code Pink. Nothing hidden about it.

Ignoring history and making a lie and mockery of it for their own leftist/socialist/marxist politics which, in truth, are the real representation fo the very ills they project on the nation and people who have brought the most peace, prosperity, and freedom to mankind in recorded history.


THE MAN WHO DESPISES AMERICA



AWAKEN AMERICA, YOUR LIBERTY IS CALLING (Inspiring Video)


WHY AMERICA HAS PROPOSERED AND IS FREE

5 posted on 12/25/2009 6:24:35 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: RWB Patriot
"...James Cameron himself hasn't been shy in publicly proclaiming the fact that he's an environmental activist who believes that humans and "industrial society" are "causing a global climate change" and "destroying species faster than we can classify them..."

This the same James Cameron who used how many supercomputers consuming how many kilowatts of power operated by how many animators driving how many cars to work in studios consuming how much heating, lighting, and cooling power to create a movie that was shown in how many theaters consuming how much power attended by how many people that drove how many cars to see said movie?

Oh, and I assume he'll be driven in a limo to accept his awards...

6 posted on 12/25/2009 6:31:02 AM PST by frankenMonkey ("Natural Born Citizen" - US Constitution, 1787; "Words have meaning" - Barack Obama, 2009)
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To: RWB Patriot
I went and saw this for the CGI effects, which were indeed impressive.
The leftist, anti-capilist, eco-drivle was piled high and deep.....not hidden or subtle at all.
7 posted on 12/25/2009 6:39:58 AM PST by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: RWB Patriot

inb4 smurfs


8 posted on 12/25/2009 6:43:29 AM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream.)
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To: RWB Patriot
In his review on the website Hot Air, Ed Morrissey writes, "Conservatives have more or less primed themselves to hate this film because of the presumed anti-war politics of the movie. It's there -- in fact, it's unmistakable -- but it's not as bad as one might presume."

Useful idiot.

9 posted on 12/25/2009 6:44:50 AM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: RWB Patriot

I’ve seen it and thought it fairly dripped with new age metaphysical symbolism. Virtually every conceivable greenie cliche was well represented from the evil capitalists to the noble savages. To say these messages were “hidden” is like calling Everest a hill.


10 posted on 12/25/2009 6:45:51 AM PST by lafroste
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To: frankenMonkey
I saw the film and was blown away by the 3-D technology. This is the future of filmmaking. After seeing this film, every other 'regular' film on the big screen will seem ordinary.

That said, the anti-US and anti-Marine message of the film made me want to puke. The other people with me were unhappy with it also. It was definitely an anti-US soldier message, that the US Marines were gung-ho killers.

BTW, the entire army of nasties were all Caucasian except for a brief shot of one Afro-American and that came late in the killing spree. That always annoys me, esp. when the three major 'good guys' who join our hero in the fight are one each: Black, Hispanic and Caucasian.

11 posted on 12/25/2009 6:46:28 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: All

Next time, just follow the example of the Colonial Marines.... “Nuke it above from obit”


12 posted on 12/25/2009 6:51:57 AM PST by ak267
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To: RWB Patriot

I saw the movie. Not all that impressed.


13 posted on 12/25/2009 6:55:46 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: RWB Patriot

It’s just one more “ White Men Are Evil “ Movie.


14 posted on 12/25/2009 6:57:31 AM PST by dbrew2u
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To: RWB Patriot
No matter how great the CGI, I refuse to pay actual money for the "privilege" of having leftest propaganda rammed into my brain, money that I actually earned the good 'ol fashioned way of actually working.

I say, "Starve the Beast, read a book from your local library instead!"

15 posted on 12/25/2009 7:23:45 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: RWB Patriot

Especially if you play it backwards while chugging a beer.


16 posted on 12/25/2009 7:33:18 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: catnipman

Decided not to see it either after reading the true “plot”. But on another note, my sister went in Palm Beach and said that the audience applauded at the end...


17 posted on 12/25/2009 7:53:06 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: RWB Patriot

This guy hasn’t seen the movie. The “messages” aren’t hidden at all. They’re right out in the open.


18 posted on 12/25/2009 8:04:11 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: RWB Patriot
Here's James Cameron being quoted in the article:

...humans have a "terrible history" of "entitlement" in which we "take what we need" from nature and indigenous peoples "and don't give back."

This Gaia nonsense is getting out of hand. Nature is not a person whom one can "give to" and "take from." There is no real economy or even reciprocity.

If this continues, I forsee human blood sacrifice in our future. I mean, we gotta give something back to Nature, right?

19 posted on 12/25/2009 8:08:52 AM PST by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: RWB Patriot

If a movie/TV show even has a hint of being anti American or anti Troops, I wont waste one minute on it.
I have too little free time to be bothered. Would rather play with the cat or watch old Tv shows on DVD.


20 posted on 12/25/2009 8:17:17 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: RWB Patriot
Went to see this in 3D. An incredible movie. The basic plot line is 1800-1900 robber baron vs indigenous people that understand but cannot use the force from Star Wars. And let's not forget redemption. Did I mention it was a love story? The portrayal of the evil humans was unrealistic and heavy handed unless you are talking about socialists and communists. Then the portrayal seems quite in character. Get past this and it was an excellent film and the artists that made it are masters of their craft.
21 posted on 12/25/2009 8:38:16 AM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: ak267

It’s the only way to be sure.


22 posted on 12/25/2009 8:40:26 AM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: RWB Patriot

“having used up most of their natural resources through decades of living in excess, plan to use military force to conquer Pandora”
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Isn’t this similar to the premise in “Independence Day” as to why the aliens were invading earth?


23 posted on 12/25/2009 9:01:22 AM PST by Canedawg (Merry Christmas)
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To: RWB Patriot

I’m going to give this re-make of Fern Gully a pass.


24 posted on 12/25/2009 9:04:12 AM PST by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: Canedawg

Almost every great work of art is created to work on multiple levels, including an “actual” story or theme and a subtext. This movie falls into that category. Writer James Cameron shows old school racist colors as well as extreme hypocrisy way in this admittedly visually spectacular film.

1. White man saves primitive species–PLEASE, James, not this pat Hollywood formula AGAIN. I know it makes money but give me a break–I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw this coming one more time.(p.s.–I’m white).

2. White man flips seamlessly between his white world and the more compelling primitive world (Cameron living vicariously through the Na’vi (NBA?), as he no doubt wishes that he, like many white libs, were black). OK man, got it, but the expiration date on that one was about 1989 and now it’s really starting to stink up the place.

3. I loved the makeup of the military defectors–a Latino dude, a handicapped white dude, two white academics, and a probable Lesbian. Man, I love that Democratic party! James, do you have any other paint by numbers coloring books you can share?

4. Closing scenes show almost every single bad human to be white men. Certainly no women, and few if any Latinos, Asians or Blacks. Hmmm.

5. Worst of all, the real story of the film is not the taking of the precious metal from the Na’vi, or about the taking of oil from Iraq, or about the stripping of the the rain forest. It’s about the James Cameron mining our uncertainties about race in order to make an insane amount of money. This kind of maneuver will blow up your emotional Hometree whether you realize it or not, and most people will never how completely they have been manipulated by this film.

One more point regarding race while I’m on a roll — I’m perplexed as to why people of all colors continue to beat white people up over the issue of slavery. Folks, the slave trade TODAY as perpetrated by Arabs and Africans against native Africans is ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE larger than the slave trade in the colonial U.S. African governments have been selling their own people across the world for centuries. MANY, MANY more slaves ended up in South American vs. North American. Don’t let your professors play you for a fool with their revisionist history as the world has been a nasty place for a long, long time and non-white faces have played a huge part in the nastiness.

I prefer to live in a post-racial world where I don’t really give a damn about anyone’s race. I don’t care if you are white, brown, green, black, purple or see-through, if you’re a good person I’m going to like you, and if not then I’ll be seeing you later.

That’s my take. Happy Holidays and God Bless.


25 posted on 12/26/2009 5:49:26 AM PST by Ken in San Jose
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