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Avatar Movie Analysis

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The Avatar, written and produced by James Cameron is considered to be one of the most successful films of the 21st century. The film grossed 2 billion in sales, and was considered to be the most popular films in both the United States and in Canada. Winning nine Academy awards, the film surpassed his previous bestseller, Cameron’s 1997 Titanic, which held the record for the previous twelve years. James has since signed a deal with Fox to create four sequels of the Avatar which are expected to come out in 2024 and 2025. In the film, a paraplegic ex-marine, Jake Sulley is sent out to Pandora, a lustrous planet that is home to the indigenous Na’vi people, to preform reconnaissance for the military. Although Jake is paralyzed from the waist down, he is able to walk through an avatar Na’vi body. On a small experimental trip lead by Grace, the lead scientist, Jake is forced to jump off a waterfall to avoid being killed by what would be the equivalent of a giant panther. Jake is only able to survive the night with the help of Neytiri who is a Na’vi princess who helps fight off the herd of “wolves”. I say wolves in “” because that’s what I would equilibrate them to in earth animals. He is taken to “Home Tree” where the tribal leaders decide not to kill him, but teach him their way of life. Neytiri teaches Jake how to live like the Na’vi, and through the process falls in love with him. While Jake learns, he loses track of his mission, and falls in love with their culture. After not
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