12 Key Avatar Details You Didn’t Notice

With the forthcoming arrivalAvatar 2 in theaters (followed by Avatar 3, 4, 5, 6, Avatar vs. Predator, Avatar: Origins, Aviatar (a spin-off in which DiCaprio took on the role of The Aviator) James Cameron also offered us a 4K remastered release of the first part in theaters.So it was a great opportunity to show you what details you might have missed in this first movie, like did you notice that the Na’vi were blue?Okay, I promise another information is better than that.

1. Anti-American criticism

Several people have said that the movie Avatar was a copy and paste of the movie Pocahontas with the American invasion and massacre of American natives as a watermark. If you needed any proof that the people are a colonial and bloody America, it’s just in the scene with the huge, barely hidden flag you see in this image.

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2. Reference to the book “Le lorax”

When Jake reads the book to the Na’vi children, it’s The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, the writer to whom we also owe The Grinch. In the book, the character encounters a big businessman who wants to destroy the forest and protect nature from the power of businessmen. Roughly the same story.

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3. Norma’s cap

If you look at the baseball cap the character Norm wears when he’s in the Na’vi, you might get the impression that it’s a regular cap with a fictitious logo, but no, the text is in braille and simply means “1969”. the year that man stepped on the moon.

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4. Big reference to True Lies.

James Cameron pays homage to one of his best films (don’t wanna hear it, it’s cliché but so brilliant) which is none other than True lies. Basically, in the scene where Jake jumps onto the ship, he finds himself falling and eventually clinging to the rocket: this scene is almost like the scene where the villain from the movie True lies latches on to a rocket before Arnold Schwarzenegger sends her ad patres to explode mid-air with a clever “you’re fired” climax.

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5. Five fingers of Neytiri

Before the big final fight, Neytiri gets some super cool warpaints, including a five-fingered hand on her chest. Except that the Na’vi only has four fingers, does that mean she can’t count to four? Maybe, or maybe it’s a sign that she’s crazy about Jake and forgives him even before she found him. Nicely.

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6. Unobtanium, the “real” material

The main villains of the film are on the hunt for a magical material called Unobtainium, which can be used to make all sorts of cool things. But this term existed long before the advent of cinema in scientific jargon and means the same thing as in Avatar : A rare material with incredible properties, but completely fictional, so it was a little scientific to use this name in the film. It’s also the name of a stupid cryptocurrency, in case you’re wondering.

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7. The mountains that inspired the movie are renamed… after the movie.

James Cameron did not hide the fact that he was inspired by the mountains of the Chinese Zhangjiajie forest to create his famous flying mountains (even if they are more reminiscent of the work of the artist Roger Dean). But after the movie was released, one of these mountains was officially renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” by the Chinese government in honor of the movie, which is called a just return.

8. The Na’vi who lifted Grace’s body are her students.

Well, in order to capture this, you have to see the full version of the film, because the first scene that allows us to understand it is missing from the film version. We see Grace giving lessons to five Na’vi students who seem to appreciate her very much. When Grace dies, four Na’vi pick up her body, obviously damaged by loss, and this is normal, since at this time we recognize four of her students.

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9. Avatars and Na’vis are very different.

If Avatars are designed to look like Na’vi, then it’s kind of a failure, because they have eyebrows, while the originals don’t, and five fingers, while Na’vi don’t, only four. SO THIS IS NOT REALLY NA’VIS YOU UNDERSTAND THIS avatar.

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10. Na’vi don’t tie their captives’ hands for good reason.

When they imprison the Avatars, the Na’vi don’t tie their hands like we humans would, but they tie their hair since that’s something they can control animals or make love to (I think they can’t do it, but that’s all.

11. The date of the final battle is a special anniversary.

In one of the audio diaries kept by the character Jake, we learn that the action takes place in 2154, or rather in August. There, it doesn’t mean anything to you and that’s fine, but it does mean that this battle takes place 200 years after August 1954, the month of James Cameron’s birth.

12. Na’vi women have breasts when they shouldn’t.

Scientifically speaking, the only animal species that have breasts are placental mammals, which the Na’vi do not have. What is the explanation for this? None, except for the fact that it sells better, because even Cameron said in the press: “I wanted them to have breasts from the very beginning, even if it didn’t make scientific sense.”

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