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25th Aug '17 7:51:19 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* BannedInChina: It was released in China, but its 2D version was pulled from cinemas very quickly afterwards despite the film being the most popular shown in China ''ever''. It is likely a large part of this was its message, which could be seen as being potentially inspirational to oppressed people within China. Oddly enough, China still allowed the 3D version to be shown even afterwards (most likely because seeing it in 3D would have been too expensive for said oppressed people).

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* BannedInChina: It was released in China, but its 2D version was pulled from cinemas very quickly afterwards despite the film being the most popular shown in China ''ever''. It is likely a large part of this was long rumored that it was because of its message, which could be seen as being potentially inspirational to oppressed people within China. Oddly enough, China still allowed China, but a more likely reason was that it was eating into the profit margin of a state-sanctioned biopic of Confucius that was running concurrently. The 3D version to be shown even afterwards (most likely because seeing it in 3D would have been too expensive for said oppressed people).was released there without incident.
12th Jul '17 5:57:01 PM bombadil211
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* EndOfAnEra: The release and subsequent success of ''Avatar'' is credited with the start of the digital filmography boom that defined the cinema scene throughout TheNewTens, and by extension the end of plastic film stock's presence as the go-to medium for movie making.[[note]]Film stock is still used among a number of directors today, but it's relatively niche compared to the ubiquity the format had for over a century.[[/note]]

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* EndOfAnEra: The release and subsequent success of ''Avatar'' is credited with the start of the digital filmography boom that defined the cinema scene throughout TheNewTens, and by extension the end of plastic film stock's presence as the go-to medium for movie making.[[note]]Film stock is still used among a number of directors today, but it's relatively niche compared to the ubiquity the format had for over a century. There was a bit of a resurgence in film production a few years later as directors found that they actually preferred its visual quality over that of digital photography.[[/note]]
28th Jun '17 1:27:50 PM AbnormalMoose
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* BannedInChina: It was released in China, but its 2D version was pulled from cinemas very quickly afterwards despite the film being the most popular shown in China ''ever''. It is likely a large part of this was its message, which could be seen as being potentially inspirational to oppressed people within China. Oddly enough, China still allowed the 3D version to be shown even afterwards.

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* BannedInChina: It was released in China, but its 2D version was pulled from cinemas very quickly afterwards despite the film being the most popular shown in China ''ever''. It is likely a large part of this was its message, which could be seen as being potentially inspirational to oppressed people within China. Oddly enough, China still allowed the 3D version to be shown even afterwards.afterwards (most likely because seeing it in 3D would have been too expensive for said oppressed people).
16th May '17 3:37:35 PM nombretomado
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* Since the movie employs basic tropes in a story plotted in a simple way, it is possible to imagine it to be a lot like other stories. It isn't really any more or less [[RecycledINSPACE "derivative"]] than anything else. This is the first movie on TVTropes that has sparked people to list so many ''different'' stories the movie reminds them of. A look at the list may reveal something about the themes and elements that stick out in people's minds:

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* Since the movie employs basic tropes in a story plotted in a simple way, it is possible to imagine it to be a lot like other stories. It isn't really any more or less [[RecycledINSPACE "derivative"]] than anything else. This is the first movie on TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes that has sparked people to list so many ''different'' stories the movie reminds them of. A look at the list may reveal something about the themes and elements that stick out in people's minds:
11th Mar '17 8:30:26 AM nombretomado
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** Transform the protagonist to resemble the invaded, non-human natives, add a deep mystic connection to their environment on a spiritual AND physical level, villains dead set on exploiting natural resources for financial gain, and an environmentalist message and we get ''FernGully''.

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** Transform the protagonist to resemble the invaded, non-human natives, add a deep mystic connection to their environment on a spiritual AND physical level, villains dead set on exploiting natural resources for financial gain, and an environmentalist message and we get ''FernGully''.''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest''.
7th Mar '17 6:25:51 AM system
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5th Mar '17 6:18:35 PM 123
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* NamesTheSame: The na'vi have nothing to do with net navis from ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''
26th Feb '17 1:17:29 PM bowserbros
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* EndOfAnEra: The release and subsequent success of ''Avatar'' is credited with the start of the digital filmography boom that defined the cinema scene throughout TheNewTens, and by extension the end of plastic film stock's presence as the go-to medium for movie making.[[note]]Film stock is still used among a number of directors today, but it's relatively niche compared to the ubiquity the format had for over a century.[[/note]]
23rd Jan '17 7:47:33 AM dangerdan97
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**Foremost is the film to which ''Avatar'' is the most direct SpiritualSuccessor, ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. The main action takes place on a forest moon far from the core interstellar human civilization; many names are similar (Endor/Pandora, Ewok/Eywa, Solo/Sully); there is heavy emphasis on practical mysticism (The Force/Eywa's "network"); and the plot involves a mighty, technologically advanced force occupying a world for sinister ends, and being overcome by "primitive" natives in alliance with rebel forces. The final battle revolves around a large superweapon that must be destroyed from the inside. Had Lucas gone with his original plan of making Endor's inhabitants towering Wookiees, the similarities would have been even stronger!
7th Sep '16 7:27:33 AM ShockingSpartan
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** The sequels are heading the same way. To the point five years after release, the franchise was pretty low on the PopularityPolynomial [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/12/18/avatar-became-the-highest-grossing-film-of-all-time-while-leaving-no-pop-culture-footprint/ and]] [[http://thedissolve.com/features/forgotbusters/877-avatars-rapid-rise-sudden-downfall-and-endless-bil/ deemed]] [[http://screencrush.com/back-to-pandora-why-is-avatar-forgotten/ "forgotten"]]. The first follow-up is set for 2018, an 9-year SequelGap.

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** The sequels are heading the same way. To the point five years after release, the franchise was pretty low on the PopularityPolynomial [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/12/18/avatar-became-the-highest-grossing-film-of-all-time-while-leaving-no-pop-culture-footprint/ and]] [[http://thedissolve.com/features/forgotbusters/877-avatars-rapid-rise-sudden-downfall-and-endless-bil/ deemed]] [[http://screencrush.com/back-to-pandora-why-is-avatar-forgotten/ "forgotten"]]. The first follow-up is set for 2018, an a 9-year SequelGap.
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