Avatar is a very religious movie.
As James Cameron, the creator and director of “Avatar” explains, “It’s an incarnation of one of the Hindu gods taking a flesh form. In this film what that means is that the human technology in the future is capable of injecting a human’s intelligence into a remotely located body, a biological body.” 2007 interview with Time magazine. “It’s a good color … plus, there’s a connection to the Hindu deities, which I like conceptually”, says Cameron in Entertainment Weekly.
“The ancient Hindu scriptures have forever reiterated that whenever the world would be on the brink of disaster and mankind faces extinction, whenever the vessel of sin is about to spill over to create death and destruction, the divine Lord Vishnu would consider it his duty to manifest himself in mortal, palpable form to save mankind from the impeding doomsday….In the larger perspective the Avatar is meant to be the savior, the messiah of his own race and people,” says Chattopadhyay.
“Despite the fear of being lynched by Hindu Fundamentalists,” Chattopadhyay continues, “I propose that Cameron is alluding to that tenth avatar of Vishnu becoming manifest as the US marine (the character played by Sam Worthington) in Pandora’s universe. The deliberate choice of the blue skin instantly, magically and metaphorically relates our protagonist to two previous avatar’s namely Rama and Krishna.” Sita Wadhwani is CNN Go City Editor in Mumbai
Here we present the official Apologetics.com Review of James Cameron’s “Avatar” with special guests Doug TenNapel of www.tennapel.com, Pastor Kent Moorlach of Communion Presbyterian Church of Irvine, and Apologetics.com staff Christopher Neiswonger and Lindsay Brooks. CN.