"So, what did you think?" is the reverberating mantra as we all stand out our cushy popcorn laiden seats and grab our mysterious trash. I didn't want to answer because I had such mixed feelings. So, after 48 hours of work, a 3.3 mile run, and a several cups of coffee, ...I think I can write something that is not completely nonsensical. Here's my try.
That's just the ongoing internal references.
From a religious, not so critical perspective, the observation looks like: A clear 'mother-earth' theme, laced with female leadership at all levels, Cycle of life, and the bizarre worship ceremony at the Tree of Souls which looked very similar to Eastern/ Temple of Doom. The ominous LAN (Local Area Network) between the creation and humanity, that is at odds because we have not 'tamed' it.
Would I see it again? I doubt it. As the songs we sing reflects what we believe, I believe Avatar reflects an ever-growing tension of the movie industry trying to direct our thinking through art.