Episode 16 - Avatar

How on earth (or any other planet) was James Cameron's 2009 film "Avatar" nominated for 9 Oscars and how is it currently the highest-grossing movie of all time? This movie doesn't brand itself as an animated film, even though it is, and somehow it won the Oscar for Best Cinematography. Weird. And, as everyone knows, this movie is a huge ripoff of tons of other stuff. It's amazing how many we were able to come up with. 

Sam Worthington plays Jake Sully, a Marine whose mission is to infiltrate the natives to help destroy them, but he joins them instead. Sounds familiar. Zoƫ Saldana plays Neytiri, a strong independent blue woman in line to lead her clan. Sigourney Weaver plays Grace Augustine, a brash no-nonsense scientist who smokes cigarettes 150 years from now. Michelle Rodriquez plays, well, herself, basically.

We didn't think it was possible for a movie to get us to say the words "horse" and "rape" more than the movie "Casablanca" did, but we were wrong. 

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