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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:12 AM
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Origins of Avatar questioned


www.smh.com.au

It has grossed more than $US1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) worldwide, wowed the critics and spawned a new generation of fans, the so-called Avatards, who have taken to painting their faces blue. But the film director James Cameron faces claims that his 3D blockbuster Avatar owes an unacknowledged debt to the popular Soviet fantasy writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:12 AM
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Did James Cameron rip the story of avatar from the Russians

read the story carefully and you may think so.

these books have been around for a full generation before the movie Avatar.

What are your thoughts here readers.

Would Hollywood do such a thing?

Food for thoughts here
Peace & Hope
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[edit on 14-1-2010 by smokingman2006]



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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The Avatar story is a common theme in science fiction. I read a lot of science fiction and have seen the basic outlines of the story many times.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Avatards?


Movie was amazing, I don't care if it was "inspired" or not.

I wish I can go to Pandora, right now we live inside Pandora's Box



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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As usual folks are just reading a little too far into things, most material used in movies and literature is stolen from other places, so it wouldn't surprise me in the least. That being said in movies its often not the core story that matters so much as what a director does with that story to make it uniquely their own style, how they handle the visual aspects to leave their trademark feel on it.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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To me the movie has been ripped from many other movies.
Everything is regurgitated these days and its hard to find something original.

I found the movie to be the classic Natives getting ripped off and taken advantage of by the government (dancing with wolves anyone??) with some cgi and special effects.
Special effects do not make a movie for me...the story does and this one is typical in my eyes.
I found it to be predictable and just a bunch of eye candy really.

I saw ideas from a few movies in there so if he did borrow a few ideas then I think he borrowed them from many different projects.
Either that or he is just very boring with cliche ideas regurgitated over and over again.

Heres the themes I saw from other movies.
Flatliners...they go under and are in a different place.
Disney for the CGI
Dancing with wolves regurgitated story line with a twist.(not really much of a twist tho)
District 9 for the big human operated fighting machine.
Braveheart and most war movies....The big speech to unite everyone.
Jurassic park for all the big weird creatures.
Star Wars for the special effect in the flying battle scene.

I think its a rip of many things and possibly the link in your op as well.
To me its obvious this was not an original piece of work.
If I can predict the movie then its not an original piece of work with a twist...its just more of the same thing.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Yes the plot is derivative. It is Dances with Wolves and they didn't even need to change the dialog. Still a masterpiece. There were at least 5 messages in that movie that the world needs to heed.






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