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6th Apr '18 8:19:12 PM nombretomado
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* MotiveDecay: Over the course of the movie, Quaritch goes from being paid to ''keep people alive'' to a psychopathic and genocidal quest for revenge.
10th Mar '18 4:09:18 PM nombretomado
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* InternetBackdraft: A discussion on if ''Avatar'' was snubbed for the Best Picture award by the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] in favor of ''Film/TheHurtLocker'' will spark a big one. Also, arguing that this movie has any depth at all will spark a flame war in some quarters (ThisVeryWiki included), and don't try to say that the Na'vi might've been right after all, or make any comparisons to real life events. ''Especially'' TheWarOnTerror.

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* InternetBackdraft: A discussion on if ''Avatar'' was snubbed for the Best Picture award by the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] in favor of ''Film/TheHurtLocker'' will spark a big one. Also, arguing that this movie has any depth at all will spark a flame war in some quarters (ThisVeryWiki (Wiki/ThisVeryWiki included), and don't try to say that the Na'vi might've been right after all, or make any comparisons to real life events. ''Especially'' TheWarOnTerror.
25th Oct '17 4:07:42 PM nombretomado
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* NightmareFuel:
** The scene of [[spoiler: Hometree being burned and brought to the ground]]. It's [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] and terrifying at the same time, especially since it's inevitable that [[spoiler: many Na'vi, including children, were killed]].
** The Colonel stabbing the Thanator got a bit... violent.
** Banshees and Thanators and Viperwolves... oh, my!
** When the Na'vi are shown losing the battle... that flaming direhorse...
** What happened to Norm's Avatar. What really makes it freaky is when he's forced out of his chamber, clutching his heart, shuddering and breathing...
*** [[spoiler: A deleted scene reveals that Wainfleet walks up to him and shoots him at point blank range with that massive gun of his. Imagine the outcome of that...]]
5th Jan '17 4:01:28 AM Berrenta
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** Quaritch. Pretty much every morally questionable action he makes can be seen in more than one light: A murderous, racist ColonelKilgore, a {{Badass}} War Hero who will stop at nothing to protect humanity or someone who believes their actions are completely justifiable means to an end, combined with no small amount of stress.

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** Quaritch. Pretty much every morally questionable action he makes can be seen in more than one light: A murderous, racist ColonelKilgore, a {{Badass}} Badass War Hero who will stop at nothing to protect humanity or someone who believes their actions are completely justifiable means to an end, combined with no small amount of stress.
21st Apr '16 5:35:03 AM Berrenta
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* {{Anvilicious}}, may or may not overlap with SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped depending on your mileage.
27th Mar '16 3:57:46 PM nombretomado
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* AwardSnub: Many consider that TheHurtLocker winning out over Avatar in the 2010 Oscars and the [=BAFTAs=] was in a magnitude comparable to AnnieHall winning out over StarWars back in 1977. There was a running joke among both fans and haters that voters supported ''The Hurt Locker'' and Kathryn Bigelow as an explicit means of snubbing Creator/JamesCameron. Talk about a TakeThat.

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* AwardSnub: Many consider that TheHurtLocker ''Film/TheHurtLocker'' winning out over Avatar ''Avatar'' in the 2010 Oscars and the [=BAFTAs=] was in a magnitude comparable to AnnieHall ''Film/AnnieHall'' winning out over StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' back in 1977. There was a running joke among both fans and haters that voters supported ''The Hurt Locker'' and Kathryn Bigelow as an explicit means of snubbing Creator/JamesCameron. Talk about a TakeThat.



** One of Stephen Lang's (Quaritch) earlier roles was in ''TallTale'', where he played a farmer standing-up to a mining company from developing a fertile valley.
** Before the MemeticBadass Quaritch became Lang's most notable role, his previous famous role was [[{{Tombstone}} Ike Clanton]], who is the flipside of Quaritch as a completely cowardly villain.
* InternetBackdraft: A discussion on if ''Avatar'' was snubbed for the Best Picture award by the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] in favor of ''TheHurtLocker'' will spark a big one. Also, arguing that this movie has any depth at all will spark a flame war in some quarters (ThisVeryWiki included), and don't try to say that the Na'vi might've been right after all, or make any comparisons to real life events. ''Especially'' TheWarOnTerror.

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** One of Stephen Lang's (Quaritch) earlier roles was in ''TallTale'', ''Film/TallTale'', where he played a farmer standing-up to a mining company from developing a fertile valley.
** Before the MemeticBadass Quaritch became Lang's most notable role, his previous famous role was [[{{Tombstone}} [[Film/{{Tombstone}} Ike Clanton]], who is the flipside of Quaritch as a completely cowardly villain.
* InternetBackdraft: A discussion on if ''Avatar'' was snubbed for the Best Picture award by the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] in favor of ''TheHurtLocker'' ''Film/TheHurtLocker'' will spark a big one. Also, arguing that this movie has any depth at all will spark a flame war in some quarters (ThisVeryWiki included), and don't try to say that the Na'vi might've been right after all, or make any comparisons to real life events. ''Especially'' TheWarOnTerror.
9th Feb '16 9:22:02 AM Berrenta
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* GrowingTheBeard: For the ThreeDMovie trend; this movie may mark the turning point where 3D versions are no longer just a gimmick to charge movie-goers extra.

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* GrowingTheBeard: For the ThreeDMovie UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie trend; this movie may mark the turning point where 3D versions are no longer just a gimmick to charge movie-goers extra.
18th Aug '15 4:59:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: See the trope entry in that page for more.[[note]][[CaptainObvious It's in the James Cameron section in the Film folder on]] [[ItsPopularNowItSucks that page]][[/note]] Considering that this is the highest grossing film of all time, its flaws have been emphasized much more than most other titles. [[note]]Heck, even the flaws of ''TheHurtLocker'' were largely ignored until after the 2010 Oscars.[[/note]]
21st May '15 12:25:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InternetBackdraft: A discussion on if ''Avatar'' was snubbed for the Best Picture award by the [[AcademyAward Oscars]] in favor of ''TheHurtLocker'' will spark a big one. Also, arguing that this movie has any depth at all will spark a flame war in some quarters (ThisVeryWiki included), and don't try to say that the Na'vi might've been right after all, or make any comparisons to real life events. ''Especially'' TheWarOnTerror.

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* InternetBackdraft: A discussion on if ''Avatar'' was snubbed for the Best Picture award by the [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] in favor of ''TheHurtLocker'' will spark a big one. Also, arguing that this movie has any depth at all will spark a flame war in some quarters (ThisVeryWiki included), and don't try to say that the Na'vi might've been right after all, or make any comparisons to real life events. ''Especially'' TheWarOnTerror.
12th Apr '15 4:31:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BrokenAesop: Very much depends on whether or not you interpret the film as being anti-technology:
** On the "yes, it IS anti-technology" end, there's the troublesome (and not all that subtle) implication that the Na'vi's ability to live in technological simplicity and harmony with nature is an example mankind should learn from...despite the fact that they're a warrior culture and seem to have easy, ''naturally supplied'' access to a lot of things humans had to develop complicated technologies for (domesticated animals, medicine, shelter, etc.).
*** Not to mention the medium itself, where themes like the beauty of nature, simplicity, and forsaking technology are being presented to us in an enormous budget film whose marketing was largely centered around a technical gimmick.
** In the "no, it's NOT anti-technology" corner, there's the fact that the scientists in the film are portrayed in a positive light, that bit about Trudy aiding the protagonists by using some of the military's advanced technology against them, and the general TechnologyPorn nature of numerous scenes. To this camp, the general consensus seems to be that the film is less a critique of technologically advanced lifestyles than it is of militarism, imperialism, and out-of-control capitalism.
* Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike: Let's just say that ''Avatar'''s usage of tropes has polarized ThisWiki quite a bit to say the least. Not as much as ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', JustinBieber, and Creator/MichaelBay, but still plenty.
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