Faced with a greedy businessman and evil-looking mercenaries, a scientist vainly lists reasons for them to give up on felling a tree. Everyone laughs as she explains that there is an unparalleled subterranean neural link between the massive, fifty-story building-sized plant and the entire forest—connection that extends to its native population, the Na’vi. Not even the argument that the tree is the home of these people, and where children live, is able to convince them: after all, the natives, called by them “savages”, do not deserve human treatment — nor are they more valuable than ores. to be explored there. The tree then comes down.
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The dramatic scene from the 2009 movie Avatar, which has just returned to theaters in restored 4K copies, achieved the result expected by its creator, filmmaker James Cameron. “I wanted people in the cinema to cry when they saw a tree on the ground. An ecosystem involves affective and biological connections”, said the American in a Zoom interview with VEJA, from New Zealand.
Cameron settled in the country to film the four sequels to the saga of the blue aliens — creatures that serve as an allegory for indigenous peoples, including those of Brazil: at the time of the release of the first film, the filmmaker even earned a name from chief Raoni in Kayapo, Kapremp-ti (which means strong man). The features will hit theaters at biannual intervals: Avatar 2: The Waterway opens in December this year; and the final chapter, Avatar 5, in 2028. The ambitious project, worth more than 1 billion dollars, saw Cameron and the protagonists, Sam Worthington and Zoë Saldaña, return to the planet Pandora. The jungle setting will now give way to the ocean — the director’s passion, which led the actors to obtain a diving certificate to film underwater. Avatar, then, returns to theaters with the clear mission of softening the thirteen years between him and the second feature – in addition to instigating fans and a new generation before the long-awaited premiere.
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The timeliness of the script and the still dazzling visual quality were reflected in greenbacks (of money, not plants): in three days, Avatar made 31.6 million dollars at the box office. The intention is that the film exceeds 3 billion dollars in tickets sold – it is already the leader of the world box office ranking, with 2.88 billion grossed. “Avatar, after all, is just entertainment,” says Cameron. Here is a modest activist.
Published in VEJA of October 5, 2022, issue #2809
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