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Old 12-08-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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Does this story sound familiar? Avatar Movie

I think I've heard this story before? Very interesting that they are taking a historical story and putting it in a futuristic setting!

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Does this mean that the sequel will involve reservations and fake aliens vs. full blood aliens ?

AVATAR 2 : "PLASTIC ALIENS"

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From the first time I saw a trailer for Avatar, I thought "Natives vs. Europeans all over again." I'm just hoping that this movie brings a good message with it.

For instance, do the natives all join together instead of being splintered? OR, do the invaders (humans) realize that they're committing genocide before the natives are an endangered species?

Also, I was wondering, what do you, the Native Americans, think of "District 9" and/or "Planet 51"? It seems to me that these are both a look into how white people have treated American Indians and other "Original People. "District 9" is suppose to be about South Africans, but there are multiple similarities to Native Americans.
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From the first time I saw a trailer for Avatar, I thought "Natives vs. Europeans all over again." I'm just hoping that this movie brings a good message with it.

For instance, do the natives all join together instead of being splintered? OR, do the invaders (humans) realize that they're committing genocide before the natives are an endangered species?

Also, I was wondering, what do you, the Native Americans, think of "District 9" and/or "Planet 51"? It seems to me that these are both a look into how white people have treated American Indians and other "Original People. "District 9" is suppose to be about South Africans, but there are multiple similarities to Native Americans.
should I post a spoiler? hehehehe......Naw.....lol I thought the story was good, predictable but good just the same. We saw it in the 3D Imax (sat close) and there were a few times when it felt like we were in the movie, so that was a trip. lol And guess who is the voice of the Navi Chief? We both heard the voice and said the name at the same time. I have a whole lot of reality going on right now in my life, so I personally enjoyed the escape to another planet for that 3 hours.

So did ya see it Paul??? Huh, huh??
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should I post a spoiler? hehehehe......Naw.....lol I thought the story was good, predictable but good just the same. We saw it in the 3D Imax (sat close) and there were a few times when it felt like we were in the movie, so that was a trip. lol And guess who is the voice of the Navi Chief? We both heard the voice and said the name at the same time. I have a whole lot of reality going on right now in my life, so I personally enjoyed the escape to another planet for that 3 hours.

So did ya see it Paul??? Huh, huh??
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I'm not a big Sci-fi fan, but I am going to go see it. AT least they used some native actors. Wes Studi is in it!
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Really? I want to go see it too. We don't have an IMAX near, and it's showing in our local multi-plex with small screens, so we're gonna have to go out of town. HAVE TO!!
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Fantastic visual escape

Pandora, a beautiful planet, with believable new creatures and plantlife, lots of eye candy for nature lovers. For the techno-nerds there's lots of eye candy inside the dream lab, and combat machinery, etc. The new WETA film production technology is a quantum leap for film fans.

Alas, the story fell along the lines of: Fast and Furious, Dances With Wolves, Karate Kid, Lion King, Aliens, Pocahontas, and another movie about dream travel that was so boring I can't recall the name!

Predictable, much like a paint-by-numbers kit. Sigourney Weaver here reprising "Ripley" in a sense, I was expecting an alien to pop out of somebody!
"They're just pissing on us without the courtesy of calling it rain!" She's fighting the evil greedy corporation goons again.

You are going to watch the story, and know the end just like watching a raw egg roll off a kitchen table and seeing the result before it happens. What you can't predict is all the different scenery unfolding as the story runs it's course.

Sit back and enjoy meeting the Omaticaya Tribe; "seeing" their ways, knowing Eywa, flying on the EE-krans (flying lizards), hunting in the dangerous jungle, etc.

Try not to take a bathroom break during the three hours, you would be a ska-OON (fool) to do so.
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Okay, it is a great movie...if enough people get the message.

I just wish they had used fresh actors, "unknowns" or hardly-knowns. We still have Anglo-European scientists in lead roles "investigating" alien cultures.

Native American scientist? Hmmmm
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[QUOTE=Paul G;1351263]I think I've heard this story before? Very interesting that they are taking a historical story and putting it in a futuristic setting!/QUOTE]

its just not about Natives ... it also about African ppl ... they kinda sorta went through the same shyt as us
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Some see racist theme in alien adventure 'Avatar' (AP) - Yahoo! Movies

What do you think of the writer's assertion that we have been "whiped out?"
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Some see racist theme in alien adventure 'Avatar' (AP) - Yahoo! Movies

What do you think of the writer's assertion that we have been "whiped out?"
(No disrespect)

What I was saying in my posts...just like an old TV show where a rich white man "raises" two Black kids (Diff'rent Strokes)...Hollywood elites botched the script for this one, Apocalypto was a better film.
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What do you think of the writer's assertion that we have been "whiped out?"
Went and saw the movie saturday for my hubby and me's anniversary.

I see what the columnist is saying and about the whole great white hope angle but regardless what his earthly race is, he came off more as someone with the knowledge to stop invading forces with superior fire power and a blood lust appetite. You kinda have to look beyond the fact that he's a white guy for the intention there because that in of itself is racist right?

Think of it this way, if the roles were reversed and it was aliens invading our planet like in the short series V... it was with the help of sympathetic aliens not wanting to see us or our planet destroyed that we survived. And they were looked at as traitors to their people as well. What that line SHOULD have said is, "how does it feel to be a traitor to your SPECIES" and that line would not have been taken so out of context I think.

The story line of the movie was interesting in a been there done that kinda way and that's why it's predictable, but with that beautiful scenery...who cared?!?!?!?! That is hands down the most gorgeous movie ever done and between the color and the smooth movement of the animation, it could have been about hitler giveing out halloween candy in india to children with no mouths and I would have still stared at that screen!!! CGI is pretty close to completely perfect now and even not seeing it in 3D, I still felt like I was looking at an actual place you can go to!
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GREAT film, but I'm afraid to go to see any future episodes!!
We all knows how it will end, don't we? Or does it always have to be the weakest that are losing the war? Can we hope for a positive end?

I had a hard time to come back to our world when the film was finished. Would have loved to stay there!!!
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