Lets do it in space!
Rape another planet of its natural resources…“The reason why we are here is this little grey rock, it sells for $20 million a kilo!”
Pandora is the planet somewhere out of the beyond, a lush green rain forest, perfect and beautiful, pregnant with possibility, full of the most fantastic flora and fauna, a naturalist’s dream, a biologist’s paradise, an army commander’s nightmare…the locals are evolving “savages”, humanoids who have developed language, art and culture but who are still on the bow and arrow stage. The little grey rock will solve earth’s energy crisis. Too bad that their entire village of a few thousand is sitting right on top of the biggest deposit on the planet. The humans come up with an attempt to a diplomatic solution, trying to get them to relocate…but right from the start you know that the attempt is an eye wash, and force will be used when it inevitably fails…
The diplomatic solution consists of a body which is created using human DNA mixed with the DNA of the locals of Pandora, thus creating a link between the two (don’t ask me how…the link is there). So when the human counterpart is sealed inside a hi-tech box, his awareness is transferred to the corresponding body and he takes it over. This body becomes his Avatar in Pandora so that he can mingle with the natives and seek out some compromise with the locals…
Marine Jake Sully has lost the working of his legs, his twin brother who was a brilliant scientist whose DNA was used to create a local body manages to die in transit from Earth to Pandora. Conveniently Jake’s DNA matches his twins and so he can take control of the local body… It can become his Avatar. The commander of the marines has no doubt that force will be eventually have to be used and so bribes Jake to become his man… give him tactical knowledge about where what is, so that when the time to strike comes, its smooth, efficient and he can be back to the base in time for dinner. The bribe? A very expensive operation that will bring back the use of his legs to Jake in his human body…
The commander had not counted on the power of Love, the sheer joy of being in the alien body and the tremendous inspiration that can come to anyone who utterly believes he is doing the right thing. The commander was going to be very late for dinner
The story is quite predictable after the first 15 minutes or so but absolutely brilliantly executed.The music will have your pulse pounding and the action, the drama, the tragedy and the triumph against unbeatable odds will have you spontaneously clapping and cheering, at least it did for me… This is a wonderful feel good movie that must be watched on the big screen, preferably in 3D… though truth be told, the 3D technology has not really been exploited much and you will miss almost nothing if you watch it in regular 2D…like how I did!
There are many scenes in the movie that seem to be inspired by Art of Living. There is a particular group Kriya scene that’s unmistakable … there is also some group chanting that could have easily been a type of Satsang … It’s wonderful to see popular media being influenced positively by Art of Living and becoming a run away best seller…lol!