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Avatar, Spirituality and Hope

The basic theme is clearly reminiscent of Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai, and 1000 BC (even Pocahontas?) and other movies with the theme of the stranger who somehow becomes integrated into a community of indigenous people, ends up falling in love, and then bringing others together to fight a common enemy, of which he was originally part of. Except that in this case the “indigenous” community lives in the planet Pandora, where a US corporation has a military base (with ex-marine contractors) and is ready to take over their land to serve the interests of its greedy investors by collecting the precious mineral Unobtanium, which can save the Earth from its present energy crisis. Sounds familiar?