Unlike many people, I did not run out to the movies to watch James Cameron’s “Avatar”. I had heard that it was a violent movie about our Marines raping another planets riches. This was not a subject I wanted to waste my money on. Instead, I watched it online at H2O Theater. Here I was able to watch the non – 3D version, and to decide if I wanted to spend the 25 bucks at the local IMAX.
I did get the chance to read the review from D.M. Murdock/Acharya S. ’Avatar is amazing - and disturbing’
I spoke to my father last week after he saw Avatar and he agreed that “Avatar" is full of messages, and depending on your state of mind, your perception, your level of awareness will you see them clearly, or none at all.
A New Bold Message - Anti-American, Anti-Military
"Avatar's" critical commentary of American incursions into foreign lands in search of precious resources is lost on few sentient adults. Nor does it represent a cautionary tale we should ignore. Yet, even though the main goon is an older white male - the favorite villain globally these days, it seems - "Avatar" is careful to depict the Americans as multiethnic and both genders, which they truly are. As such, Cameron's statement is not really "anti-American" per se but represents a critique of any organized and well-funded incursion and invasion into other lands at the expense of the natives.
The environmental and spiritual message of "Avatar" was clear: The true stewards of the world are the natives who live close to the earth.
"I had thought the Na'Vi were using their tails to bond, which made the scene objectionable for its somewhat overt sexuality. In fact, the bonding organ - called the "queue" - actually is a long, external extension of their nervous system that comes out the back of their heads and looks like a braid. In this regard, the bonding seems to be more mental, like a Vulcan mind meld. However, according to the James Cameron/Avatar Wiki, the queue is used for sexual expression - indeed, the bonding is "highly erotic": "The intertwining of queues is both highly erotic and profoundly spiritual, but does not in itself lead to reproduction."[source]
Or is the message more simple?
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