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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.
12th Aug '16 7:58:55 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{Albion}}'' has a very similar plot, a planet with large 'network of energy' that connects all living beings, and even the natives of the planet look almost the same (only smaller and less blue), they even have a specialized organ that allows them to telepathically communicate with each other (a crystalline formation on their forehead). The game was released around the time Cameron first conceived the plot for this movie.

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** ''{{Albion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' has a very similar plot, a planet with large 'network of energy' that connects all living beings, and even the natives of the planet look almost the same (only smaller and less blue), they even have a specialized organ that allows them to telepathically communicate with each other (a crystalline formation on their forehead). The game was released around the time Cameron first conceived the plot for this movie.
12th Jun '16 4:05:47 AM Zadia
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** A disabled employee of a powerful interstellar company goes to a hostile world to find its secrets and discovers that the natives have very close links with the planet to the point that said links are almost psychic, that the planet itself is sentient, and that the planet opposes the planned mining exploits to the point that it starts fighting back- it's Anne [=McCaffrey=] and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's book ''Powers That Be''.

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** A disabled employee of a powerful interstellar company goes to a hostile world to find its secrets and discovers that the natives have very close links with the planet to the point that said links are almost psychic, that the planet itself is sentient, and that the planet opposes the planned mining exploits to the point that it starts fighting back- back. She also becomes good friends with the natives, falls for a particular man who has a rather important role there, and her disability is cured by the end of the book- it's Anne [=McCaffrey=] and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's book ''Powers That Be''.
12th Jun '16 4:04:38 AM Zadia
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** A disabled employee of a powerful interstellar company goes to a hostile world to find its secrets and discovers that the natives have very close links with the planet to the point that said links are almost psychic, that the planet itself is sentient, and that the planet opposes the planned mining exploits to the point that it starts fighting back- it's Anne [=McCaffrey=] and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's book ''Powers That Be''.
14th Apr '16 3:49:32 PM KingClark
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* DevelopmentHell: Both the original film and its three sequels were delayed multiple times. Both sets of delays occurred to make sure that the technology necessary to film the movies were up to snuff.

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* DevelopmentHell: Both the original film and its three sequels were delayed multiple times. Both sets of delays occurred to make sure that the technology necessary to film the movies were up to snuff.
11th Apr '16 10:33:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Frank Jr. from ''{{Friends}}''.
** Fisher from ''Series/{{Bones}}''.
*** His role in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is also used in a later episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}''when he and two other characters go to watch ''Avatar'' in a cinema, but he misses the showing in favor of sex.
** The Persian ambassador/ Doctore from ''Film/ThreeHundred'' and ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is the leader of the Horse Clan.
** Dr. Grace Augustine is [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley!]]
** Jake Sully is Theatre/{{Macbeth}}.
** Trudy is Ana Lucia from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Neytiri is [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gamora.]]
** Colonel Quaritch is Freddy Lounds from ''Film/{{Manhunter}}''.
** [[Film/StreetFighter Sagat]] as the leader of the Omaticaya.
** Sturgis from ''Series/{{JAG}}''.



* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Japanese-dubbed version:
*** Jake [[Creator/HirokiTochi is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lasse Aion]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Grodek Ainoa]] and [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} Kokopelli.]]
*** Parker Selfridge [[Creator/KeiichiNanba is]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury Andy Bogard]] and [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Axl Lowe.]]
*** Neytiri [[Creator/YukaKomatsu is]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty.]]
*** Colonel Quaritch [[Creator/TakayukiSugo is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hashirama Senju]].
11th Apr '16 6:13:25 AM SailorMoon797
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Frank Jr. from ''{{Friends}}''.
** Fisher from ''Series/{{Bones}}''.
*** His role in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is also used in a later episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}''when he and two other characters go to watch ''Avatar'' in a cinema, but he misses the showing in favor of sex.
** The Persian ambassador/ Doctore from ''Film/ThreeHundred'' and ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is the leader of the Horse Clan.
** Dr. Grace Augustine is [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley!]]
** Jake Sully is Theatre/{{Macbeth}}.
** Trudy is Ana Lucia from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Neytiri is [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gamora.]]
** Colonel Quaritch is Freddy Lounds from ''Film/{{Manhunter}}''.
** [[Film/StreetFighter Sagat]] as the leader of the Omaticaya.
** Sturgis from ''Series/{{JAG}}''.
* HeyItsThatSound: The odd, barking "cough" sound made by the dire-horses is identical to the calling sound the raptors make in the first Film/JurassicPark film (watch in the kitchen, when the raptor calls for its buddy to look for Tim & Lex). Of course, they should sound the same: both are the cough of a male walrus or elephant seal. Some of the thanator's roars seem to be the same as those of the ''T. rex'', as well. Both films used the same SFX shop.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Japanese-dubbed version:
*** Jake [[Creator/HirokiTochi is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lasse Aion]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Grodek Ainoa]] and [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} Kokopelli.]]
*** Parker Selfridge [[Creator/KeiichiNanba is]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury Andy Bogard]] and [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Axl Lowe.]]
*** Neytiri [[Creator/YukaKomatsu is]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty.]]
*** Colonel Quaritch [[Creator/TakayukiSugo is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hashirama Senju]].
27th Mar '16 3:44:28 PM StFan
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* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: Creator/JamesCameron started to work on this almost right after ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' was finished in 1997. Unfortunately, because he kept waiting for the technology to catch up to his vision, people started to place it on lists of "movies that will never be made."

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* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: ExtremelyLengthyCreation:
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Creator/JamesCameron started to work on this almost right after ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' was finished in 1997. Unfortunately, because he kept waiting for the technology to catch up to his vision, people started to place it on lists of "movies that will never be made."



* FollowTheLeader: Not necessarily in terms of style or plot, but a number of movies that had been filmed in 2D were hastily retrofitted with an additional dimension in the wake of the Avatar phenomenon (including Cameron's own ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'').



* LicensedPinballTable: Released in 2010, with custom speech by Stephen Lang. [[Pinball/{{Avatar}} Click here for details.]]
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Unlike most, this one takes the form of a [[http://www.avatarmovie.com/ Theatrical 3D Re-Release]]. There is also the later collector's edition, plus an exclusive one limited to 1000 copies.



* TheRedStapler[=/=]{{Defictionalization}}: The Chinese [[http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2010-01/26/content_9375209.htm renamed one of their national park mountains as Avatar Hallelujah Mountain]] ''because'' of this film. Of course, according to [[WordOfGod James Cameron]], the design of the mountains in the film are inspired by the mountains around southern China. In particular, Huangshan.

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* TheRedStapler[=/=]{{Defictionalization}}: TheRedStapler: The Chinese [[http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2010-01/26/content_9375209.htm renamed one of their national park mountains as Avatar Hallelujah Mountain]] ''because'' of this film. Of course, according to [[WordOfGod James Cameron]], the design of the mountains in the film are inspired by the mountains around southern China. In particular, Huangshan.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JamesCameron originally planned on filming ''Avatar'' immediately after finishing ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. He soon found that the special effects technology of the time wouldn't be sufficient for portraying Pandora.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: UpdatedRerelease: The movie was sent back to the theaters after its original premiere with new scenes.
* VanillaEdition: The Earth Day release of the movie has absolutely nothing outside of the movie, main menu, and an options menu. Even the 2-disc [=BluRay=] set. Then Fox releases a "special edition" set in late 2010...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/JamesCameron originally planned on filming ''Avatar'' immediately after finishing ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''. He soon found that the special effects technology of the time wouldn't be sufficient for portraying Pandora.



*** There is an Avatar controller who is burnt out because [[spoiler: his Avatar died with him in it. He committed Avatar suicide because he had fallen in love with]] a Na'vi girl who had been killed by the military.

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*** There is an Avatar controller who is burnt out because [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his Avatar died with him in it. He committed Avatar suicide because he had fallen in love with]] a Na'vi girl who had been killed by the military.



*** Grace [[spoiler: survives the soul transfer]].
** Chris Pratt (of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' fame) auditioned for the role of Jake Sully.
** MichaelBiehn, Cameron's old go-to-guy from the 80s (Kyle Reese in the Terminator, Dwayne Hicks in Aliens, etc.) was the original choice to play Colonel Quaritch but Cameron decided not to use him because he thought would have made the film feel too much like ''Aliens'' (even though that film, while a classic, hadn't really been relevant for like 20 years by the time Avatar got made).

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*** Grace [[spoiler: survives [[spoiler:survives the soul transfer]].
** Chris Pratt Creator/ChrisPratt (of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' fame) auditioned for the role of Jake Sully.
** MichaelBiehn, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Cameron's old go-to-guy from the 80s '80s (Kyle Reese in the Terminator, ''The Terminator'', Dwayne Hicks in Aliens, ''Aliens'', etc.) was the original choice to play Colonel Quaritch but Cameron decided not to use him because he thought would have made the film feel too much like ''Aliens'' (even though that film, while a classic, hadn't really been relevant for like 20 years by the time Avatar ''Avatar'' got made).
19th Mar '16 12:02:16 PM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Frank Jr. from ''{{Friends}}''.
** Fisher from ''Series/{{Bones}}''.
*** His role in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is also used in a later episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}''when he and two other characters go to watch ''Avatar'' in a cinema, but he misses the showing in favor of sex.
** The Persian ambassador/ Doctore from ''Film/ThreeHundred'' and ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is the leader of the Horse Clan.
** Dr. Grace Augustine is [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley!]]
** Jake Sully is Theatre/{{Macbeth}}.
** Trudy is Ana Lucia from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Neytiri is [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gamora.]]
** Colonel Quaritch is Freddy Lounds from ''Film/{{Manhunter}}''.
** [[Film/StreetFighter Sagat]] as the leader of the Omaticaya.
** Sturgis from ''Series/{{JAG}}''.
* HeyItsThatSound: The odd, barking "cough" sound made by the dire-horses is identical to the calling sound the raptors make in the first Film/JurassicPark film (watch in the kitchen, when the raptor calls for its buddy to look for Tim & Lex). Of course, they should sound the same: both are the cough of a male walrus or elephant seal. Some of the thanator's roars seem to be the same as those of the ''T. rex'', as well. Both films used the same SFX shop.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Japanese-dubbed version:
*** Jake [[Creator/HirokiTochi is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lasse Aion]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Grodek Ainoa]] and [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} Kokopelli.]]
*** Parker Selfridge [[Creator/KeiichiNanba is]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury Andy Bogard]] and [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Axl Lowe.]]
*** Neytiri [[Creator/YukaKomatsu is]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty.]]
*** Colonel Quaritch [[Creator/TakayukiSugo is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hashirama Senju]].
23rd Jan '16 1:51:41 PM dangerdan97
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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 2017, an 8-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 2017, 2018, an 8-year 9-year SequelGap.
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