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Avatar and Disney's Pokahontas....

... anybody else see A LOT of similarities? (BTW - I love them both.)


Asked by ss_mom at 1:10 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • Meh, I didn't really like Avatar, I couldn't watch the whole thing... On the other hand we watch Pocahontas in this house at least weekly... LOVE IT! Can't say I really see anything to similar between them, but maybe I would have if I could have watched the whole Avatar without being bored to tears...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:37 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I enjoyed Avatar. Yeah typical Sci Fi but still was fun. And Pocahantas is one of the few Disney films I didn't like!

    Answer by chris219 at 6:46 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Ugh, I hated Avatar lol. I loved Pocahontas, though. I've said since I walked out of the theater from seeing Avatar that it was just a sort of alien spin on Pocahontas and the only thing original about it was that it was pretty and involved giant alien things.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 1:22 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Never saw Pocahontas but I loved Avatar.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 1:49 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Avatar was overrated science fction. Pocahantas was an actual person.I loved that movie--Disney films are great for all ages.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 3:33 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • avatar was phenomenal never a dull moment.

    Answer by maya123 at 12:05 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • WOW

    The two seem so similar to me. Though based on an actual person, Disney took quite a few liberties with the Pocahontas story [Lookie! I spelled it right this time ;-) ] ; but the message was so good I didn't mind.

    Still, as I watched Avatar, I was jarred by the similarities:

    Foreign invaders coming after riches (gold/unobtanium),
    natives whose love of the land & lifestyle are deemed "primitive",
    a big tree at the center of their culture (mother willow),
    the 'lovely maiden' is daughter of the chief & promised to their best warrior,
    our 'hero' is first entering to concur but learns to understand the native people grows sympathetic to their perspective.

    To me, it was pretty much the same story, but Avatar has magnificent visuals, Pocahontas has wonderful songs (I think the lyrics in this movie were particularly clever and touching:

    "You can own the earth and still

    Comment by ss_mom (original poster) at 10:21 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • "...all you'll own is earth until..."

    Comment by ss_mom (original poster) at 10:22 AM on Nov. 16, 2010