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