HOW FAR DOES THE STORY OF JAMES CAMERON "AVATR" IS A SCI_FIC STORY?

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clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Great movie, huh?

I wondered when I watched it, how much of it could be scientifically possible.  Obviously the movie is full of science fiction elements that are unprovable - but much of the technology had me wondering.  Anyway, to answer your question, here is a list of some of the more obvious sci-fi elements:

  • Pandora, the planet.
  • Aliens who learned English and are generally good.
  • Traveling faster than the speed of light.
  • Humans unable to breathe the air on Pandora.
  • The magic rock that existed under the life tree - not part of our periodic table.
  • Floating mountains.
  • Intercommunication of all living things through the "hair lock."
  • The avatars themselves - the techology meets biology connection.
Wiggin42 | Student

Avatar was a regurgitated and cliched representation of practically every other science fiction work. Simply sticking aliens on a foreign planet isn't enough to be considered good science fiction. The work has to say something about humanity as a whole or really push the envelope and do something original. Truly ground breaking sci fi pushes against the barrier of " normal " and Avatar failed to do that.