Avatar vs Ferngully


A while ago I found this title song of the film #Avatar . Since then, he has been stuck in my head regularly. I think it's a very captivating song. The film itself, by the way. Although I did not see him in the cimena and later regretted it, I look at him again every year. When I first saw him, my friend gave the playful description 'it's just Pocahontas in real life'. And somewhere, maybe it is. It is ultimately about the discovery of a new world and the arrogance of taking over it. And how love between two worlds tries to stand above that.

Personally, he always reminds me more of Ferngully: the last rainforest (if we have to stick a cartoon against it). This was once (and still today) one of my favorite drawings films. And the comparison with Avatar in it is striking.

In the end, it is about the domination of man over nature in both films. Where the elves and the Naa'vi live together with nature and consider it a part of themselves, people want to submit it. In the cartoon this is done with the help of Hexxes, the destroyer, who acts on the capitalist feeling of the construction workers who are harvesting up the forest.

In Avatar, that same feeling plays along with the exploitation of the precious unobtainium. Colonel Quaritch's revenge is also similar to Hexxes. Both see the other culture as inferior and therefore want to eradicate them.

Both films use a male pivotal figure (Zack in ferngully — Jake Sully in Avatar) who finds himself in this new world with skepticism and initially obscures the truth of his coming, but then comes to terms with himself and ultimately helps them domination. By the way, both of them fall out of a tree equally clumsy without really getting hurt: p. And there are more details that suggest that James Cameron's story is not as original as he had hoped.

The power of nature is strongly represented in both films, but also the belief in the connection with it is an important factor and the sacrifice it takes. In Ferngully, the old Magi sacrifices himself to pass on her magic to all elves so that its power reaches every eleven of the clan. For together they are stronger than any in themselves.

A similar scene can be seen in Avatar when the Naa'vi have already been reduced to their sacred tree of Eywa. When Grace is dying, the Naa'vi try to convey her soul into her Avatar, which eventually fails, but which strengthens the motivation to fight back. Ultimately, we see how after countless sacrifices at the Naa'vi nature finally comes to the rescue to restore balance.

Ferngully also ends with the ultimate sacrifice of Crysta, which ensures that with one seed the nature can survive from the inside and with the courage of the other elves grows and blossoms, thus overgrowing Hexxes and locking it back into a natural element.

Ferngully: The last rainforest was shown on Earth Day - April 22, 1992 - at the United Nations General Assembly as a valuable lesson. However, after almost 30 years, it is still unlearned. Perhaps they should also look at Avatar today and realize that our planet is no longer far from what is considered fiction here.