In 2009 there was this amazing movie in the cinemas called “Avatar”. The story line is described as “When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.”
Is that how I would describe it? There are these aliens, they are tall blue and very clever. And, most of all, they live in harmony with nature. They connect to all animals via neurons and through that to their environment and mother nature. It is like they are all plugged into a big brain, or as Jung would have described it the greater unconscious.
Mother earth is holy. Like Indians or nature lovers, they would never harm anyone in the eco system for profit, money or any other worldly goods. However, anyone threatening the ecosystem must be destroyed.
This movie might just pick up a lot of common themes but it also makes you think that there seems to be a way of life out there that allows for living in great harmony with nature and yourself. A way that allows people to connect to each other for a greater good. The thought of happiness and hippy spirit comes to mind, and the idea that if you want to live in a great community, you are able to do so.
What they live of? They don’t seem to work or eat in the movie, but maybe that is not important. Not for the movie but maybe not for us either. Maybe the harmony and happiness takes care of hunger and worldly (dis-)satisfactions. I don’t know.
I only watched that movie once. It shows greed and destruction. Mean humans that cannot accept other people (aliens’) way of living and need to destroy something to gain more for themselves. Ruthlessness. A bit of Vietnam in there if you ask me and a whole lot of happiness.
For my part, I loved watching every minute of it. So I ordered it in order to watch it again next weekend.