Critical Analysis Of Avatar

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This is a brief critical analysis of ‘James Cameron’s Avatar’, the very successful 2009 science fiction film. This film takes place on the virtual world or moon of Pandora, created by Cameron with very expensive technology and devices, inhabited with extraordinary creatures and an indigenous race of 10 feet tall, yellow eyed, long tailed, blue striped aliens called the ‘Na’vi’. With this film, Cameron has managed to deliver a fast-paced 3D fantasy like adventure that combines numerous streams of powerful themes that are very important to our modern world that they even extend far beyond the world of fictional film. A variety of themes can be identified such as, a protest for anti-violence, a film about war, environmentalism, the effects of violence, and even speciesism. This could also be seen as simply a film about what it truly means to be human, which should be the main purpose of the film. From my…show more content…
The humans abandoned Earth and resorted to invading the planet of the Na’vi. Pandora has Unobtanium that humans want for profit. Scientist then develop Avatars which are clones of the Na 'vi and have drivers, whose consciousness is projected into them. The plot of this film mainly follows Jake sully, a former marine who is wheelchair bound. The film opens with Jake’s lucid dream of flying so synonymous with freedom. We then see scenes of loss as Jake hears the tear-jerking news of his brother’s death, another blow to his loss of self after he had lost his ability to walk. Because of this, Jake is a very disillusioned and bitter person, but still a warrior at heart. In the movie Jake states, “All I ever wanted was a single thing worth fighting for”. Even though he finds it in the most unexpected place, the heart of Neytiri, it was so ironic that at some point he would have to choose sides and literally fight in a battle between the human and the Na’vi that decided the fate for the entire

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