Avatar: James Cameron says that the goal of Avatar: The Way of Water is to show how Indigenous people around the world live. One part of the movie makes a direct reference to the history of colonialism. Follow For More Updates newsyorbits.com
Avatar: The Way of Water might not be the first movie in the series to deal with these problems. When Avatar came out in 2009, many people noticed that the Na’vi were a lot like real-life Indigenous people who are forced to move because of colonial and imperialist actions.
Others criticized the movie because it told a story like the “white savior” trope. They said that Avatar wasn’t original and just retold stories like Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves.
Avatar: The Way of Water Mirrors Indigenous Struggles,
In an interview with Deadline, Cameron said that he thought the first movie was successful because of the message it sent. He also said that the movie had gotten Indigenous people all over the world excited.
He said that Indigenous leaders from South America, Canada, Australia, and other places had told him that the film made them feel like it was about their own struggles. He agreed that this was true and then said that he gave one of the landing ships in Avatar: The Way of Water the name “Manifest Destiny.”
“So it’s funny that you bring up “manifest destiny.” In Avatar: The Way of Water, that’s the name I gave to the spaceship that comes down and burns up the big kill zone. That order is what we call the “Manifest Destiny” order “Cameron said.
“Because of the expansion, which is a pretty clear historical fact. People thought that colonial growth in the U.S. was a matter of “manifest destiny.” People think, “We deserve this, it’s ours, and we can take it,” even though there are already people living there. It works the same way.”
Indigenous Peoples were moved out of their homes because of Manifest Destiny. Early Americans thought it was their destiny to make one country that covered the whole continent of North America. It had a huge impact on how the United States turned out to be what it is today, but many Indigenous communities were hurt by it because they were not given any power.
The series tries to tell a science fiction story set in the 22nd century that is a lot like imperialism at its most extreme. In the Earth is in bad shape because its resources have been used up to help the rich keep growing.
Then, humans have to move to another planet to take advantage of its resources, without caring what will happen to the people who already live there and depend on that environment.
It took a long time for Avatar: The Way of Water to come out, but people seem to think it was worth the wait. Cameron always gives his projects his all. He is famous for recreating the sinking of the Titanic as accurately as possible with the research available at the time.
It’s clear that he puts his passions into his work. As a strong supporter of the environment, it’s clear that the Avatar series will deal with many problems that plague modern society. Follow For More Updates On Twitter