How Avatar Should Have Ended

Yep another post about Avatar. And rather than saying what's wrong with the film, I'm actually gonna say how the film (particularly the ending) can be improved. So I made this comic. Truly, this is how the movie really should have ended. Would have saved those soldiers a hell of a lot of time. 
 
For those who can't read the text very well:
PANEL ONE: These orbital images show the hostiles' number have gone from a couple of hundred to over 2,000 in one day, and more are pouring in. By next week it could be 20,000. Then they'll be overrunning our perimeter here. We can't wait. Our only security lies in pre-emptive attack. We will fight terror with terror. And how are we going to do that?
 
PANEL TWO: We will nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
PANEL FIVE: Damn that's good coffee.
 

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Edited by Bones8677

Yep another post about Avatar. And rather than saying what's wrong with the film, I'm actually gonna say how the film (particularly the ending) can be improved. So I made this comic. Truly, this is how the movie really should have ended. Would have saved those soldiers a hell of a lot of time. 
 
For those who can't read the text very well:
PANEL ONE: These orbital images show the hostiles' number have gone from a couple of hundred to over 2,000 in one day, and more are pouring in. By next week it could be 20,000. Then they'll be overrunning our perimeter here. We can't wait. Our only security lies in pre-emptive attack. We will fight terror with terror. And how are we going to do that?
 
PANEL TWO: We will nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
PANEL FIVE: Damn that's good coffee.
 

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Posted by TheFreeMan

Pretty funny.
 
Although would've nuking it made a lot of the Unobtanium......un-obtainable?
 
Please don't hurt me.

Posted by Bones8677
@TheFreeMan: HEYOOOO!!!
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Posted by NoXious

I was saying it after the movie ended to my mates - What's stopping the guy from nuking it now that they lost. It's only human nature to nuke it, right?

Posted by DarkGamerOO7

That ending looks like a satire of how Alien vs Predator: Requiem ended.

Posted by Bones8677
@DarkGamerOO7: Never saw that one. Did they nuke something in that movie?
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Posted by Shadow

It would make all the alien metaphor for oil radioactive.

Posted by NoXious
@Bones8677:

Yea. A town had an alien infection and a predator rampaging around.

The ending was "Nuke the town". Folks got away in a helicopter though and some pred tech was salvaged from their crash site.

Posted by ArclightBorealis

I was expecting one of those "How it should have ended" videos.

 
But this is just as good. Infact, this SHOULD be made into one of those HISHE videos. Seems perfect for it.

Posted by FluxWaveZ

Maybe they don't have the technology to nuke Pandora from space.  I'm sure there are a number of reasons that could be given for it...  Really, the only thing I found stupid about the movie was that the huge robot the 'bad dude' (name not significant enough to remember) was riding in, near the end of the movie, also had a giant knife attached to it.  For some reason, that just seems really weird to me.

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Posted by vidiot

Apparently unmanned drones don't exist in the future, but they sure as hell have unmanned bulldozers?

Posted by playastation
@vidiot said:
" Apparently unmanned drones don't exist in the future, but they sure as hell have unmanned bulldozers? "
For real. They have unmanned BLUE PEOPLE. 
 
Could have used those instead.
Posted by iam3green

well avatar two can be something like that. in the beginning they nuke the avatars and then two survive and makes a casino. they reproduce to make more to work at the casino. the armory people end up getting a gambling problem.
 
the avatars make an AAA for gambling problems. they make more money.

Posted by FartyMcNarly

I really hope Avatar 2 is set on a different world and the orbital bombardment of Pandora is mentioned. I also hope Avatar 2 doesn't suck like the first one did and five times as much money is spent on animating purple dog people.

Posted by Bones8677

Actually the thought had occurred to me that a nuke wouldn't have harmed the unobtainium, seeing as how the huge deposit they wanted was under the giant tree. At this point in the story, they had already blown down the tree, and all the Na'vi had refuged at that sacred grove, away from the huge deposit of macguffin. So yeah, dropping a nuke would have made perfect sense.

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Posted by ThePhantomnaut

Shock and fucking awe.

Posted by ryanwho
@Bones8677 said:
" Actually the thought had occurred to me that a nuke wouldn't have harmed the unobtainium, seeing as how the huge deposit they wanted was under the giant tree. At this point in the story, they had already blown down the tree, and all the Na'vi had refuged at that sacred grove, away from the huge deposit of macguffin. So yeah, dropping a nuke would have made perfect sense. "
If its anything like any other fuel, its highly flammable. And being some kind of miracle supercoal, I imagine its incredibly flammable. Avatar has a lot of stupid bullshit plot moments, I don't think this is one of them.
Posted by Bones8677
@ryanwho: I don't recall the mineral being used as a fuel source, the movie did a poor job at really explaining anything that happens. ^.^  
 
But like I said, the Na'vi were away from the deposit so there wouldn't have been any minerals to be harmed. ;P
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Posted by TwoOneFive

no i liked the ending. the sent em packing and had them all handcuffed and shit

Posted by DJL

That would have been a wonderful ending. :)

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@Shadow said:

" It would make all the alien metaphor for oil radioactive. "

technically it was symbolism! */DICK*
 
Makes you wonder how they just get beat once, and give up forever? Most unlikely scenario ever. Most likely they will come righy back with more troops, or shoot at them from orbit, the avatards used most of their manpower in that fight.. they got nothing left.
 
 
Also, in the movie they said that was the only large unobtanium source in 200km (or something like that), so they can fly to the planet for years, but going 200km across the planet is too big a deal? Instead they waste months dicking around.
 
Yeah.. avatar is dumb.
Posted by TwoOneFive

its explained why things like anuke wouldn't work at all though. but that would be an hilarious ending for a special feature spoof on the dvd

Posted by HaltIamReptar
@TwoOneFive said:
" its explained why things like anuke wouldn't work at all though
Why?
Posted by TheGreatGuero

Cute, but that definitely would have been stupid. I think the ending is one of Avatar's strongest points. I thought it was ended perfectly, to be honest. Everything led up to it incredibly well.

Posted by supermike6

It should have ended when the Na'vi's home tree got destroyed, because the native americans lost in real life.

Posted by Bones8677

I know guys I know. I'm just being silly, just like those HISHE videos that helped inspire this comic. 
 
*looks over at the how it should have ended site* Oh hey, it's been like a year since I visited this site. Oh cool, they did a video on Avatar too. wait. no. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! They stole my joke!!! Those bastards! Damn you, damn you all to hell!

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Posted by Rowr

I agree. It went for the crowd pleasing happy ending, making all the points the movie was awkwardly and half assedly trying to make pretty pointless and rendering the movie nothing but popcorn entertainment.

Posted by zudthespud

If the film really wanted a good message the corporation would win and the message would be more true to life: Underdogs don't win.

Posted by mrmanga
@Bones8677:
ZING!
Posted by PenguinDust

So when does he go back for the cat?

Posted by c1337us

It should have been ended when James Cameron pitched the film.

Posted by Osaladin

They should have put a "self destruct" mechanism in the avatar bodies that could be triggered remotely.

Posted by VilhelmNielsen

I'll tell you how it should've BEGUN.
 
Titanic has just ended at the premiere, and James Cameron is screaming "I'm the king of the world", then Chuck Norris comes over, and roundhouse-kicks him into orbit, and he would die, having wet dream about the smurf-catpeople.
 
The end.

Posted by LiquidPrince

That certainly would have been a more abrupt ending.

Posted by HandsomeDead
@VilhelmNielsen said:
" I'll tell you how it should've BEGUN.   Titanic has just ended at the premiere, and James Cameron is screaming "I'm the king of the world", then Chuck Norris comes over, and roundhouse-kicks him into orbit, and he would die, having wet dream about the smurf-catpeople.  The end. "
Funny.
Posted by S0ndor

It's basically a mining operation with a private mercenary security force. I know it's the future, but I like to think that we still regulate nukes in it. 
Also it's not like they have an on-call Stardestroyer in orbit at all times. I mean it took them 6 years just to get a small shuttle crew over there.

Posted by TeflonBilly

It should've ended like the cinema scene in Inglorious Basterds and killed every idiot who paid to see the flick.
Myself included

Posted by OutOfBounds9000

 
This is how it should've ended: 
 
Jake and Neytiri kill Ts'tey and cuts the Sergants head off.Neytiri build a human house,and they have 3 children.Avatar sex is different,because avatar males doesn't have a penis.Jake enjoyed life,and Neytiri too.Until one day,Jake shot Neytiri 3 times in the head,causing her to die.

Posted by Romination
@Shadow said:
" It would make all the alien metaphor for oil radioactive. "
that's not oil, man! It's unobtanium! It's totally new and original, dude, man, bro
Posted by TwoOneFive
@Rowr said:
" I agree. It went for the crowd pleasing happy ending, making all the points the movie was awkwardly and half assedly trying to make pretty pointless and rendering the movie nothing but popcorn entertainment. "
oh because in order to NOT be pop corn entertainment (which to be honest, usually sucks) you have to have a fucked up ending where everyone dies that you invested in during the entire film, leaving you sad and pissed off. yeah, sounds like a great ending. 
Posted by GreggD
@TwoOneFive: You are such a goddamned fanboy.
Posted by TwoOneFive
@GreggD said:
" @TwoOneFive: You are such a goddamned fanboy. "
yea i enjoy blockbuster movies. sorry. my bad. 
Posted by GreggD
@TwoOneFive: I'm just saying you should let people have their fun. You enjoyed the movie, good for you. Others didn't. Others still, liked it but would still like to  joke about it. Opinions. You see what I mean?
Posted by TeflonBilly
@GreggD: No, you were right the first time around.
He's the biggest example of a fanboy bandwagoneer on this forum
Posted by GreggD
@TeflonBilly: I dunno. I'd like to think that somewhere in his mind he can let this shit slide.
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@TeflonBilly said:

" @GreggD: No, you were right the first time around. He's the biggest example of a fanboy bandwagoneer on this forum "

wtf are you talking about? bandwagoneer? how so?  
ive been on these forums since they started and i have never been called a total fanboy or especially some kinda of bandwagon fan. but i have seen a ton of real fanboys on here.  
And btw, i didnt know you could be a fanboy of a movie... maybe a particular actor or director or studio...
Posted by Rowr
@TwoOneFive said:
" @Rowr said:
" I agree. It went for the crowd pleasing happy ending, making all the points the movie was awkwardly and half assedly trying to make pretty pointless and rendering the movie nothing but popcorn entertainment. "
oh because in order to NOT be pop corn entertainment (which to be honest, usually sucks) you have to have a fucked up ending where everyone dies that you invested in during the entire film, leaving you sad and pissed off. yeah, sounds like a great ending.  "
If he wanted to make a point, he would of ended it realistically driving the point home. 
 
I'm not saying movies need unhappy endings, i'm saying that for the points THIS film was trying to make, if it was serious it would of been to its benefit to finish that way. Instead of being 
 
"YAY we can fight back against the corporations!  Oh happy days sunshine and rainbows, i made a difference to the environment by simply watching this movie!"
 
If this movie wanted to make an actual difference it would of been better to enrage and rally the audience to a cause, as opposed to finishing everything up happily thus closing it off.
Posted by Mushir

Just imagine a nuclear explosion in IMAX 3D!

Posted by TwoOneFive
@Rowr said:
" @TwoOneFive said:
" @Rowr said:
" I agree. It went for the crowd pleasing happy ending, making all the points the movie was awkwardly and half assedly trying to make pretty pointless and rendering the movie nothing but popcorn entertainment. "
oh because in order to NOT be pop corn entertainment (which to be honest, usually sucks) you have to have a fucked up ending where everyone dies that you invested in during the entire film, leaving you sad and pissed off. yeah, sounds like a great ending.  "
If he wanted to make a point, he would of ended it realistically driving the point home.   I'm not saying movies need unhappy endings, i'm saying that for the points THIS film was trying to make, if it was serious it would of been to its benefit to finish that way. Instead of being   "YAY we can fight back against the corporations!  Oh happy days sunshine and rainbows, i made a difference to the environment by simply watching this movie!"  If this movie wanted to make an actual difference it would of been better to enrage and rally the audience to a cause, as opposed to finishing everything up happily thus closing it off. "
i'm pretty sure they did MORE than enough to rage and rally the audience by making selfridge and quaritch out to be the biggest asshole and destroying and burning down their home and killing innocent people
Posted by Rowr
@TwoOneFive said:
" @Rowr said:
" @TwoOneFive said:
" @Rowr said:
" I agree. It went for the crowd pleasing happy ending, making all the points the movie was awkwardly and half assedly trying to make pretty pointless and rendering the movie nothing but popcorn entertainment. "
oh because in order to NOT be pop corn entertainment (which to be honest, usually sucks) you have to have a fucked up ending where everyone dies that you invested in during the entire film, leaving you sad and pissed off. yeah, sounds like a great ending.  "
If he wanted to make a point, he would of ended it realistically driving the point home.   I'm not saying movies need unhappy endings, i'm saying that for the points THIS film was trying to make, if it was serious it would of been to its benefit to finish that way. Instead of being   "YAY we can fight back against the corporations!  Oh happy days sunshine and rainbows, i made a difference to the environment by simply watching this movie!"  If this movie wanted to make an actual difference it would of been better to enrage and rally the audience to a cause, as opposed to finishing everything up happily thus closing it off. "
i'm pretty sure they did MORE than enough to rage and rally the audience by making selfridge and quaritch out to be the biggest asshole and destroying and burning down their home and killing innocent people "
It wasnt enough. 
 
Movies over, the good guys won, feel good about it, resume your life. 
 
It's a story that has been told over and over again in the exactly the same way. Sure the characterisation helped put the message across, using the most shallow method of storytelling. But the overall message doesnt feel like it has any real meaning when the movie is closed up and resolved so smoothly.
 
Popcorn for everyone.
 
I'm not saying it was a bad movie, i enjoyed it. It's just not to be taken seriously as making any kind of statement. It's all about the fun escapism and the GRAPHX.
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