Corrected entry: When Hometree is felled, it is seen that it takes several seconds for it to fall a small distance as Tsu'tey and the other Na'vi escape with the ikran. However, in the shot of all of Hometree, it falls much more quickly.

Correction: That's the fibrous material in the tree breaking. As more of it breaks, snaps, whatever you want to call it. It loses structural integrity. It would fall slowly at first and faster as less material is still there holding it up. Not to mention that as gravity pulls on it it will increase in speed. Real trees fall the same way.

Corrected entry: Before the bad guys bomb the tree-village, Jake is inside his bed. When the lid is being closed he has a plastic tube all across his forehead. Later on, when the lid is opened, the tube is gone. He was unconscious and his hands were by his side, so there was no way for him to move it.

Sacha Premium member

Correction: The plastic "tubing" goes up with the lid when it's opened. You can see this happening through out the movie.

Corrected entry: During the final battle, some Na'vi warriors shoot bows through the cockpit windows of several helicopters, killing the pilots. The same arrows also bounce clean off Colonel Quaritch's fighter in the earlier battle.


Correction: There are key differences between the Hometree battle and the battle in the mountains to take into consideration. In the first fight, the arrows are hitting the glass at a rather poor angle and only bounce off the glass or simply chip it as a result. However, the arrows shot at the glass in the mountain battle are at a much more optimal angle of almost 90% and allows for much more force to be transferred to the glass. Finally, the Ikran riders are diving at likely close to terminal velocity when they shoot their bows, unlike the archers from the first fight who are stationary; a key difference in the velocity of the arrows.


Corrected entry: To speak to each other when they are out of the range of hearing each other, they have communication devices around their necks and they press it when they want to talk. But quite a few times sometimes they use it and sometimes they don't, eg, when Jake goes out with Sigourney in the helicopter, as Avatars, Jake wanders off and Sigourney speaks to him through the communications device, but later, when they are the same distance apart, she just talks to him normally.


Correction: He's within hearing range, so choosing whether or not to use the radio isn't really a mistake.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Neytiri's mother, Mo'at, has three arms. As Neytiri runs towards Mo'at, Mo'at holds out her arms to hold her. She puts one around her waist, the other around her arm. But then her arm splits so that she now has two arms on her daughter's left arm, one arm on her daughter's waist.


Correction: This is not so. Mo'at only has two arms. In that scene (when Jake comes back on Last Shadow) it is Neytiri's own arm across her middle, not Mo'at's.

Corrected entry: All throughout the movie humans are dying because they can't breathe on the planet. But then at the end of the movie all the humans are being ushered out without any masks or anything (specifically, when Parker looks at the camera you can clearly see he is not wearing a mask) and are breathing fine?


Correction: Don't know what version of this movie you are watching. Every human has a mask on at the end on the retail Blu-Ray disc release.

Corrected entry: During the big bombing of the tree, Michelle Rodriguez refuses to take part and steers the helicopter away, stating that she does not want to be part of that. Even in the distant future, such behaviour would be called insubordination and have her court-martialed. However, she is still able to free Jake and has access to the helicopters in the hangar.


Correction: They are employees of a private company and would not be court martialed. They all work for RDA.

Court-Martial or Suspension with possible Firing, she is still disobeying orders of some sort, in a combat situation (there are security companies powerful enough to constitute private armies, with similar rules, regs and discipline), and would therefore be punished in some form all the same.


Corrected entry: In the scene where General Quaritch tilts the Dragon Bomber to throw Jake off balance [before he can throw the grenades], the huge bomb reverses back into the aircraft hold, in the process squashing the soldier in between. However, no blood stains or body parts are visible when the floor is revealed [after the bomb shifts sideways].


Correction: There would not necessarily be body parts or blood, as the improvised bomb is made up of many bags of explosives. While the size and weight of the payload would be enough to fatally crush/asphyxiate the soldier on impact, that doesn't mean he'd be squashed to a pulp.

The force would have been enough to lacerate or crush the head. There should have been blood stains.

Peter Santiago

Corrected entry: Grace incorrectly relates Jake's escape to the others: The last thing we see is this Marine's ass disappearing into the brush with this angry thanator coming after him. That was not a thanator; that was a different type of creature altogether. The thanators were the hammerhead-rhino creatures, but the one that chased Jake was a very different sleek black creature.


Correction: The creature that chases Jake is a matter of fact a Thanator. The other "hammerhead-rhino" creature is called Hammerhead Titanothere.

Corrected entry: The great expense of the avatar program is mentioned early in the film, hence wanting to use Jake so as not to waste his brother's avatar. Why then, since Jake has them over a barrel so to speak, doesn't Jake ask the corporation to repair his spine as a condition for joining the program? The Commander promised to get them for him if he spied on the Navi. It just seems that he could have avoided the whole spy/betrayal dilemma.


Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. For all we know Jake did ask but was turned down. Either way, getting his legs back was not the motivating factor that made Jake take the job; he clearly states that he was just tired of people telling him what he can't do.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: At the end of the big battle, the survivors are lined up and are leaving Pandora but to where? All the ships from earth will be full and it will take at least 5+ years for empty ships to arrive to evacuate the survivors.

Correction: Simple logic would state that any ship doing the Earth-Pandora run must have sufficient capacity to evacuate the entire human population in the event of a disaster - it would be insane to have a situation where any possibility of rescue would take five years to get there. A significant number of the base's military personnel, likely the vast majority, would have been lost in the battle, so the ship returning to Earth should have more than ample capacity to take all the survivors back with them.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: The missiles Qaurritch and his men use in the final battle are completely useless. If they have to fire in line of sight, why are the missiles constantly curving and flying all over the place? Line of sight works, but only if the missiles fly in a straight line, otherwise, hitting your target is dumb luck.


Correction: The missiles are flying around the place because of the magnetic properties pf the mountains. Notice the missiles were moving around fine when they took down home tree. Line of sight is just the best chance they have of hitting anything.


Corrected entry: The exoskeleton walkers are designed to detect the hand and arm movements that their drivers make and replicate them exactly. However at the end when the Colonel is shot by two arrows, he grasps the second one with his right hand (palm-down), however his walker makes a grasp with the palm up. (02:24:00)

Nik Rolls

Correction: By this time the walker has suffered considerable damage. It is not unreasonable that some of the electronics and/or mechanical components of the system would no longer work correctly.


Corrected entry: On Pandora the animals do not have fur nor feathers. Still the Na'vi wear war decorations made out of feathers.

Correction: Just because we did not see any animals with feathers, doesn't mean they don't exist there.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: The flux vortex in the Hallelujah mountains interferes with the radio instruments on the drop ship due to intense magnetic flux in the area. However it does not interfere with the Avatars, which are "remote controlled".

Correction: "Remote conrolled" doesn't necessarily equal "radio controlled" 140 years in the future. In fact, in the case of the Avatar program, it obviously does not.

Phixius Premium member

Wrong, magnetism bends frequencies including light or radio. The magnetic flux is powerful enough to interfere with remote control signals even if it's 140 or 400 years into the future.

Peter Santiago

Corrected entry: The science of Pandora is all wrong. For example, they have regular days and nights there, but Pandora is not a planet, circling a sun, it's a moon, circling a planet. The days and nights would coincide with the rotation around the planet. For an extended period, when the planet was between Pandora and the sun, it would be dark, probably weeks at a time, and the opposite for daylight hours. In addition, because Pandora is a satellite of a gas giant, that means its orbit would be millions of miles in variance. There would be a few weeks of winter as it came several million miles further from the sun in its orbit, and then it would be several weeks of blistering summer as it came closer. The vegetation and ecology of the movie are treating the moon as if it had the same cycles and system as a planet, which is impossible. Even it took Pandora a year or more to orbit its planet, so that seasons were more regular, that means it would be in darkness for months as the planet was between it and the sun. If it rotated in a month, that means that it would be going through all 4 seasons 12 times a year, or however many months there were to a Pandoran year.


Correction: You're making wrong assumptions based partly on Earth's moon and based partly on simple misconceptions. Earth's moon is tidally locked with Earth (meaning that the same side is always facing Earth) but not all moons are necessarily like that. If Pandora is not tidally locked, it would definitely have its own day/night cycle, independent of the planet it orbited. And, yes, it's possible that it would pass in the shadow of the planet, and that would explain why the life there evolved bioluminescence so that they all glow in the dark. And it's entirely possible that we as an audience are simply not on Pandora long enough to enter into that dark season. And thirdly, given the distance that the gas giant is likely orbiting from its star, the distance change because of Pandora's orbit is completely negligable. Likely less than a percent of the total distance. Earth seasons don't happen because the distance with the sun changes. It is because the axis is tilted and different parts of the earth get aimed more or less directly toward or away from the sun.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: During the scene when Jake and Norm enters the link-pods for the first time, we see Max looking at images of their brain activity. Max then slides Jakes images onto a tablet with his right hand while holding it with his left, before he moves away. In the next shot, we see Max start to move away from the screens once more, and this time he holds the tablet with his right hand. (00:18:35)

Correction: Max was just flipping over the tablet. Not a mistake.


Corrected entry: Grace is supposed to be dead, since she didn't make the transfer through the tree of souls. So, why is she holding a machine gun in almost the last scene when the humans are led to their ships to leave the planet? Look to the left side of the screen.

Correction: That's not Grace. She DID die.


Corrected entry: In the scene after an inspiring speech by Jake, he grabs Neytiri's hand and goes to the bird. When the bird opens its wings, it is really obvious that it has a human leg. The CGI team missed that detail. (02:04:00)


Correction: Please be more specific. The "bird" doesn't have a human leg since it's made entirely of CG.

Corrected entry: When Jake is transformed at the end, he has no mask, so he couldn't have been breathing for the transformation.

Correction: Neytiri removes his mask when the "transformation" is complete. Clearly seen.


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