The situation of Earth is very important in the Avatar movies, but so far we have been shown almost nothing of our own planet.
Attention SPOILERS. The first installment of Avatar focused on the conflict between humans and the Na’vi on Pandora, the moon of the planet Polyphemus. The inhabitants of Earth had crossed the universe for a material that could be the solution to energy problems. While in the sequel, which is still in theaters, he reveals that there are plans to colonize that heavenly place.
The saga devised by James Cameron it has an ecological approach and refers to the Earth as a place so depleted that humanity is doomed if it does not find a better place to live. But, they still do not show us our planet and the reasons are revealed by producer Jon Landau in a recent interview with Variety.
“There is overpopulation and a depletion of our natural resources that make life more difficult. But we don’t want to paint a bleak picture of where our world is headed. The movies are also about the idea that we can change course.”
So for Avatar, Earth is the past and they are focusing on Pandora which is the future of humanity.
What do we know about Earth?
The Avatar saga is set in the 22nd century and at that time the population of the Earth reaches 20,000 million inhabitants. Natural resources have been disappearing, there are almost no wild animals, there is a shortage of water, hunger, wars and a lot of pollution. Humanity has progressed in star travel and both the Moon and Mars have been colonized.
So James Cameron It presents us with a very dark future, which is why a better future is sought in Pandora. Although it seems that the same mistakes are being repeated.
The first installment of Avatar is available on Disney Pluswhile the second installment is still in theaters.
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