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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.

BlueCell

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.

Sussudio

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.

kh1616

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.

LittleMonkey92

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?

tracicockrell

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.

BlueCell

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.

dizzyd

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].

goa_man

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.

AdamChurvis

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.

xxlsuge

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.

Friso94

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.

XIII

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.

Guy

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.

dannyraymilligan

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.

dux

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.

dux

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)

shah49

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.

XIII

Corrected entry: In the Extended Edition of the movie, we have Tsu'tey's death scene in full near the end. Jake comes in and the whole scene plays out. but Jake is in his Avatar body. Not moments before, we saw the entire trailer holding the pods in which Jake connected with his Avatar body wrecked by Colonel Miles. So how did he reconnect with his Avatar body after that? It couldn't have been with that trailer, nor could it have been at the original base considering the company should still be inhabiting it and the scene seems to take place at most a few hours after wards.

Correction: The trailer was damaged, sure, but it wasn't totally wrecked - it still appeared to be, for the most part, structurally intact, for example. Slap a quick patch on the windows and any leaks (any installation designed to work in a toxic atmosphere is going to have repair equipment readily to hand) and it's not remotely unreasonable that at least one of the interface pods would still be functional.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Before decanting, the avatars have been maturing for six years in a sealed tank without consciousness, and yet the hair around their queue is in braids. Scuba-beautician?

Correction: It's not just hair in there, if indeed it is hair at all, and not one single Na'vi is seen to not have that "braid". Who's to say that whatever that appendage is doesn't simply grow in a way that resembles a human braid of hair?

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In these short few seconds, In the top right corner of the shot, (Above the transparent screen's right corner), you can see a camera that moves exactly where the shot moves. This is a camera, although you have to be quick to see it; it almost disappears after 2 seconds. (02:20:40)

Correction: Which "few short seconds"? What shot?

MovieFan612

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are trying to save Grace's mind and soul from dying by transferring them to the avatar, instead of Grace, Jake is on the ground with his mask on and the roots are crawling over him not Grace.

Correction: I saw this movie three times in IMAX and it is definitely Grace's body. It's hard to mistake a female body for a male.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: The first time we see the Avatar in the lab, before Jake connects to it, Jake's Avatar is lying on a bed and it is making a move with its foot. (00:13:30)

Correction: Even though Jake's mind controls it, the Avatar is still an actual creature, with a nervous system. Muscle movements and twitches are to be expected.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: A number of the animals on Pandora make the same sounds as the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. For example, the horses, sometimes, make the same sound as the Velociraptors, and at one point in the film the T-Rex roar is made by one of the animals (but I'm not sure which one).

Correction: This is one person's opinion, not trivia. The two movies were produced by different companies (20th Century Fox and Universal) and therefore obviously had different sound production.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Na'vi are attempting to move Grace from her human body to her Avatar body, after she has died and one of the Na'vi moves to check for life in her Avatar, you can see her eyes flitch even though she is supposed to be dead.

Correction: People DO twitch immediately after death.

She's been dead a while. The dead don't twitch their eyes.

Corrected entry: At various times in the film, Jake makes video logs. His 1st is dated May 19th, at approx. 17:09, his 12th is dated May 30th, at approx. 21:32, and his last (98th) is dated August 24th at 19:10. All in the year 2154. At no point in the film are we made aware of the lenghth of Pandoran days and/or nights. Pandora orbits a gas giant, Polyphemus, along with other moons, and Polyphemus orbits the sun, Alpha Centauri A. It's therefore highly unlikely that a Pandoran day (including the night) will be anywhere close to 24hours, which will subsequently affect the lengths of Pandoran weeks, months, years etc. Even if "earth-like" time, days and months were imposed to try and keep a sense of nomality it would never work.

Correction: Just because they are working on Pandora, doesn't mean they have to adopt the Pandoran calendar and time measurements. They are only "visitors" so they would keep in time with their own time/calendar system and report back to Earth using these measurements. There's no reason why they would have to keep time with Pandora's system.

MovieFan612

Corrected entry: In the sequence where the Navi try to upload Grace's human body to a Navi, you see Jake looking down on the two bodies. But in the next shot, he suddenly turns into Norm Spellman's avatar. (01:54:45)

Correction: That's because that is Norm Spellman's avatar. He is standing next to Jake.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: When Jake is running from the Cat like thing, when he jumps through the tree's he has no gun, has it again, no gun, has it. Falls over and drops the gun, gets back up with NO gun in his hands and runs under the tree with nothing in his hands. Then has the gun to shoot it again under the roots of the tree.

Correction: Jake has the gun in his left hand most of the time during this scene, but at no point does he not have the gun until after the thanator rips it from his hands.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: Jake and Grace swap between their Avatars & human forms whilst flying,in a helicopter, to the Hallelujah Mountains (Floating Islands).

Correction: In this scene Jake, Grace, and Norm are transporting their avatars to the Hallelujah mountains, which are riding in the back of the helicopter. Their avatars are basically asleep since they are not synced with them.

tavenger5

They should have died from lack of oxygen. This is a huge mistake.

Corrected entry: In the final fight after the Dragon Assault Ship is destroyed and crashes to the ground, Quaritch faces to his left in the AMP. In the next shot, it shows inside his cockpit in which he is actually facing his right side. In the next shot, it changes back to Quaritch facing his left.

Correction: Quaritch is turned left and then looks over his right shoulder as the Dragon crashes. The interior amp suit shot he is still facing to his right. The next shot, also still right - then he turns left and walks away.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: Shortly after Jake woke up in the spaceship going to Pandora, he opened a locker with his name on it, yet it was marked "Sully T." instead of "Sully J."

Correction: It's made very clear that he's a last minute replacement for his twin brother, Tommy Sully, so that would be his brother's name on the locker. They either didn't have time to change it, or just didn't care.

Xofer

Corrected entry: The estimated budget was $280 million. As of December 2009 this makes Avatar the most expensive movie ever made.

tavenger5

Correction: Incorrect. Some of the major movies from over 60 years ago when adjusted for inflation beat Avatar comprehensively for budget costs. Even if we discard inflation, Pirates of the Carribean: At Worlds End cost and estimated $300million to make back in 2007.

GalahadFairlight

Corrected entry: In the first exterior shot of the starship at the beginning of the movie, it is facing the wrong direction. It must have been facing backwards (away from Pandora) to decelerate from cruising speed, and would also need to be facing backwards for its upcoming orbital insertion burn. Turning the ship forwards between deceleration and orbital insertion would waste fuel and accomplish nothing.

Dusso Janladde

Correction: Nothing about anything happening there is something that has ever actually occurred. So to say the hows, whats, and whys are not factual or logical is ridiculous.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Spoiler, if you haven't seen the movie, please don't read this:At two points in the 3S version the skin of the Navi isn't blue, but white. They both happen after the attack of the humans.The first time this occurs is when Neytiri falls from a big rhinolike native animal and she's trapped underneath. You can see her leg moving, however that leg isn't blue. Further to the end, when Jake becomes a Na'vi for real, Neytiri's hand touches his face. Again, it isn't blue but white.

Correction: The Na'vi have iridescent skin. In the two scenes you are referring to Neytiri's skin is lit by 'sun' light making it appear a very light blue, not white.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: In the scene where Quaritch and Sully are talking for the first time, Quaritch checks his AMP suit and then climbs inside. A red "remove before operation" strap can be seen hanging off the front right side of the AMP suit, next to where the ammo belt comes out. As the two of them talk, the camera cuts back and forth a few times and the strap remains visible; in the last shot before Quaritch assumes control of the AMP suit and begins to walk, this strap has vanished.

mrspleen

Correction: There is a technician/mechanic working on the suit. He walks back and forth behind the suit before it starts up, so he must have removed the ribbon a few seconds before start-up.

Corrected entry: In the scene when the mobile lab is air dropped at the Tree Of Life, the first interior shot inside of the lab shows Grace smoking a cigarette that is half gone, she turns and the cigarette is suddenly just lit (longer).

Correction: When the mobile lab is dropped near the Tree of Souls, Grace is wounded and not smoking anything. If you mean when they first arrive at the remote lab, Grace's cigarette is the same between shots.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: When Natiri first shows Jake her flying bird for a quick 2 or 3 second scene, she has her back to the camera and she has no ponytail.

Correction: In this scene Neytiri's left arm puts her ponytail in front of her as her Ikran lands.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: When Jake faces off with the hammerhead rhino, its family unit or herd is not behind it until after it charges and then begins to back off.

Correction: They are behind it, hidden in the thick foliage. The camera cuts to show Jake's expression, when they show the hammerhead again the rest of the hammerheads have moved forward.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: During Jake and Neytiri's "mate for life" scene, after their first kiss you can see that their queues (neural-interface hair braids) are connected. This is how the Na'vi mate for life. It does not, however, lead to reproduction.

Dusso Janladde

Correction: This is not mentioned anywhere in the film; for all we know DNA could be passed along through their braids. Please provide the basis for your submission. If there's nothing to prove it then the submitter is just making a general assumption on the Na'vi anatomy.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: It is established that Jake's voice-over narration of the film is actually his video logs. After he escapes from Hell's Gate, he continues to narrate. However, Jake would have no reason to continue making video logs at this point. It was one of his video logs that ultimately betrayed the Na'vi, and the camera used to make the logs was in the shack without the link beds, which was left behind when they airlifted the other shack.

Correction: At the end of the movie, Jake is seen making one last video log after the humans have left. He probably would've picked up the story from there.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: When Avatars go to sleep for the first time (at RDA base), there is one avatar with 4 fingers. It's 5 seconds before Jake's play with pony-tail. Human avatars have 5 fingers, Na'vi ones just 4. This one has a red t-shirt, so it looks like a na'vi spy, or there is a render error.

xsoft

Correction: When Jake is going to sleep in this scene, this avatar is going to sleep in the background. He can be seen to have 5 fingers here. Earlier in the scene, his 5th finger could not be seen because of the angle of the shot.

Dusso Janladde

Corrected entry: Just before Jake and Neytiri go to the Tree of Voices, there is a shot of Polyphemus (the planet that Pandora orbits) visibly rotating. It is impossible for a planet to rotate this fast, and it is not seen to visibly rotate anywhere else in the movie.

Correction: It is a complete assumption to say that a planet cannot rotate at that speed. In a world where mountains can float we will have to accept that almost anything is possible, including a planet that can rotate at varying speeds; there are extraordinary gravitational forces at work in this system.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: Grace is doing something 'scientific' with glassware in the background while Jake is submitting his video report. She holds a filled pipet upside down, which caused some mirth with the biologists watching the movie with me. But scientific techniques may have changed in the future.

Correction: Upside-down scientific glassware is already common enough when dealing with lighter-than-air gasses. Or you can make a solid or gelatin plug on the surface of the liquid and then be able to handle it like it was solid. You can even make it solid by adding some alginate, or make it hair gel with some xantham gum. Or she could have been studying a resin.

Corrected entry: In the last scenes after Jake kills the colonel, while he's lying on the floor hardly breathing, we see Neytiri holding him with her hands. Her thumbs and hands have human skin, not Na'vi. This happens twice.

Correction: The only human hands in the scene are Jake's hands. There are some patches of light in Neytiris hands but no human skin.

Corrected entry: In the last video log J. Sully records the year in the date at the bottom is "2054", not "2154".

Correction: In the last entry of Jake in the end of the movie the date reads 08/24/2154.

Corrected entry: When Jake is learning to control his ikran you can see the actor's tattooed forearm covered in a black fishnet type mesh.

Correction: There is no "covering" of any tattoos, because all the avatars are computer generated. They are not using actual actors.

Corrected entry: In one scene, when Neytiri is reaching for a flower to get some fresh water out of it, she grabs the stem of the flower. Neytiri pulls it to her and then she opens her mouth halfway. When the camera changes perspective, she opens her mouth again.

donroyco

Correction: Neytiri is continuously opening her mouth between the two scenes.

Corrected entry: When Jake (as his avatar) is carrying Grace to the tree, the shot from behind shows him in full human clothes. When the shot changes to the front view, he now is wearing only native garb (basically nothing).

Correction: When Jake, as his avatar, is carry Grace, the human, he is wearing na'vi garb. It's actually Norm Spellman, as his avatar, carrying Grace's avatar that is wearing human garb.

Corrected entry: After Jake is accepted as one of the Omiticaya, Neytiri takes him to the Tree of Voices. While she's speaking, he reaches for one of the dangling tendrils. The angle of the camera shows it is seen to be only one. When the camera angle changes, the one becomes three tendrils with large spaces between them close to the top of the screen, which it would have been obvious to see in the previous shot, as the difference in angles isn't too great.

HulkObsessedChick

Correction: Jake starts to grab one, but moves over more and picks up three in the sequence. It's quick, but he definitely pulls three.

Corrected entry: Jake is right handed when he uses the machine gun and left handed when he is using the bow.

Ivan-sama

Correction: Jake may simply be ambidextrous. Not a mistake.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Near the end of the sky-battle, Trudy with her chopper fires rounds at the mothership pilot and gets some herself, but even with these bullet holes, they don't lose air and don't put on their oxygen masks.

Correction: The cabin of the chopper would be pressurized so they wouldn't need to wear the oxygen masks while flying. The bullet holes weren't big enough to require masks, and the pressurization was enough to compensate for the air loss.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: When Jake and Neytiri 'mate for life,' Neytiri has no braids and longer hair, yet when Jake returns to his avatar body in Home tree Neytiri has her hair in braids and it shorter like at the beginning of the film.

Correction: Hours pass by after the 'mate for life' scene, it is completely plausible for Neytiri to re-braid her hair in that time. Braids also make your hair shorter.

Corrected entry: It was said in the dialogue that the area surrounding the Soul Tree disrupts electronicmissile guidance systems. That's why the humansplanned to manually drop explosives over the Soul Tree instead of blasting it with a guided missile. Yet during the aerial dogfights between the Na'vi and the "Sky People" Trudy was off the sky by a missile from the mothership that had a curved trajectory [a guided missile!]. (02:18:10)

Correction: Many electronic things worked - just not radar. Heat seeking missiles should work fine.

Corrected entry: In the scene we see Pandora's sky, in the sky we see a gigantic planet and another planet (or kind of a moon) but much smaller (like our moon).In this shot we see a shadow on the big planet (on its right side) which looks like it caused due to the small moon shadowing it, but when looking on the small moon we see that its left half is black (no sun) and right half is white (sun on it). This means that the sun is on the right side of the picture outside the frame. If that is the case there is no way that this moon (or even Pandora itself) will create a shadow on the big planet.

Correction: Pandora is part of the Alpha-Centuri star system. A two-star solar system.

XIII

There is only one sun in this system consisting of several gas giants including polyphemus, the blue gas giant that Pandora orbits.

Corrected entry: When Jake makes his spear after recovering from his swim he then makes a 'torch' when it gets dark. How did he discover that the liquid goo he dips his torch in was flammable? Plus, if there's a lot of this flammable goo, how come it didnt ignite when all the missiles and incendiaries were going off in the later battles at hometree and soul tree?

Correction: First of all, noone says there was a LOT of the flammable sap around. It might very well be the product of only one semi-rare tree. As for how he knew about it, he DID go through a period of training and education before being placed on Pandora. Someone could easily have told him "watch out for this type of tree; its sap is flammable".

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Quaritch runs out to chase the escapee ship (he holds his breath and runs outside), he fires several rounds. We see a shot of the ship toward the right of the screen moving left. Quaritch, in his last effort pulls out his handgun and fires 4 shots across the screen (left to right on the screen, right to left for him). The camera cuts back to the ship. The ship is going far too slow for any but the last shot to have hit, and his others were so dead-on that it can't be an accidental miss.

bigfootcube

Correction: Quaritch is almost out of breath after holding onto a single breath of air. He's firing a hand gun. The ship is at least a hundred metres away. You're expecting him to be dead-on accurate with his shots?

XIII

Corrected entry: When Jake is at the Soul Tree with his big new bird [I don't know what it's called] to say sorry to everyone, you can see white pixels for at least 15 frames on the wings of this giant animal. I saw this in the 3d Version.

Correction: The outer edges of the Toruk's wings are transparent, this is what causes the 'pixily' look as it flaps it wings during its decent and landing.

Corrected entry: While flying the helicopters, notice that the human pilots are not wearing protective masks in an open cockpit with the cargo doors wide open as the Avatars are either hanging out of, or staining to see past the pilots.

alaskangel

Correction: This has been submitted and corrected three seperate times. The cockpit is sealed off from the outside.

Brad Premium member

Baloney. The movie made several egregious errors involving the use of masks. In several scenes you see them not wearing masks in human form including going into the lab at the floating mountains. Everyone including Trudy should have been dead within minutes.

Corrected entry: On the second trip to the planet Pandora using the helicopter, Jake and his folks are heading to the abandoned lab in the jungle, therefore they're still in human forms. As the shot gets the helicopter in the center getting also the trees and other details of the forest aside, you'll see two big blue humanoids (Avatars) sitting on the back of the helicopter.

fbferrari

Correction: Those are the dormant Avatar bodies they are taking to the lab.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end, where Neytiri has just put on the real Jake's mask, he holds his hand to her cheek. The hands are the same size.

Correction: Neytiri's hand is slightly larger; the sizes are consistant with their species. Neytiri is over nine feet tall, Jake is about six feet tall; the difference in the lengths of their fingers would be less than an inch.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Jake is fighting (at the end) against the colonel. The Colonel is not wearing a mask inside the robot. While in the previous fight one of the soldier is wearing a mask inside the robot.

Correction: The suits are self-contained and offer protection from the environment. Soldiers going into a potentially dangerous situation would wear masks as added protection in case of an attack and breach of the suit. The Colonel didn't have time to grab a mask and put it on before climbing into the suit.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In one of the final scenes when the humans are marching single file onto the spaceship, both the "human Norm" and "avatar Norm" are visible in separate shots. Only one or the other should be present.

Correction: While there are distinctive features for the Na'vi, it is quite difficult to tell if that is in fact Norm's avatar or another "avatar" in similar clothing. Norms avatar is seen to be killed during battle. Na'vi beings cannot be resurrected. Therefore it is unlikely to be Norm's avatar, rather another one in similar clothing.

XIII

Corrected entry: Why don't the avatars have a GPS chip implanted in them while they are being "grown" on the trip from Earth? They lost Jake when he got separated from the group and the Marines couldn't locate him when they were fighting. You would think that the avatars cost millions if not billions to make -- and they couldn't put a $30 GPS chip in their neck?

Correction: First off, GPS requires a network of satellites around the planet in order to give the GPS a frame of reference to cue off of. But if you meant a simple locator in order to get a bearing and distance from a point of origin, remember that the location there are sections of the planet where the electromagnetic fields are strong enough to cause the naturally forming superconductor unobtanium to create giant floating islands. That amount of local magnetism would greatly hinder any kind of tracking device they may have decided to include. That's exactly why they ended up fighting where they did at the end.

Garlonuss Premium member

Wrong, there are GPS devices that work in a mesh topology (using each other to transmit signals) plus you have the orbital space station as well. Again, a tracker could have been placed to track the body regardless of the location or altitude.

Corrected entry: When the evil Colonel is descending from the burning ship into the robot, first his left shoulder only is on fire, then his right shoulder only is on fire.

Correction: The fire is across his back, but mostly on his right shoulder the whole time. The small amount of fire on his left side goes out on its own; the fire on his right shoulder keeps burning and he has to extinguish it manually.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the very last few seconds of the film where the female avatar places her hand on Jake's avatar's sleeping face, her hand is human and not avatar blue.

Correction: I have just watched this scene and, while it appears that her skin is human color, it is merely an effect of the bright white light next to her. Similar to how your hand appears orange next to a yellow light.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: When Rogue 1 gets hit in the air fight at the end, there's obviously external air coming in through the windshield. Previous, we saw the gunship fire at her and bullets break through the windshield. It was stated that humans breathing the air pass out after 20 seconds, yet she shows no signs of discomfort while she reports to Jake, speaking normally.

Correction: She's wearing a mask when the bullets come through the windshield. Later during the final battle, you see the holes have been patched.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The helicopter has men on the guns with masks yet the female pilot does not. Even when escaping with the scientists she turns around and says where to get the medical kit and doesn't have a mask on while the other humans do.

Correction: This is two separate mistakes, both of which can be explained. It has already been corrected that the helicopters have a sheet of glass seperating the cockpit from the rest of the copter, so Trudy is breathing human air. As for her copter not having a gunner, this is not a mistake. When the copters are bombing Hometree, Trudy, with her side gunner in tow leave the battle, saying "I didn't sign up for this shit." When Trudy went rouge with the rest of our heroes, her gunner didn't come with her, which is why Trudy flies solo in the final battle.

Brad Premium member

Wrong, there is no separation between the pilot and the cargo bay. Moreover the doctor, Sully and the lab rat are not wearing masks while the cargo door is not open. This is a major inexcusable error. Only "fictitious" excuse is that there is oxygen above a certain level with denser gases towards the surface. Otherwise this is indeed a major movie blunder.

Corrected entry: When Quarich is finally killed in his armor suit, the whole suit falls down backwards. Since Quarich wouldn't have fallen down inside his suit (just leaning backwards in his chair I suppose), why would the suit fall? Such a suit would probably have a fail-safe for soldiers who lean the wrong way too much.

Correction: The suit is also heavily damaged by its fall from a freefalling ship and subsequent fight in the jungle. Whatever failsafes existed may have been compromised.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Before the last battle, Jake and his human friends sneak out from the human operating headquarter. They fly to the forest and take away Grace's secret mobile lab. At this scene, Norm's avatar suddenly appear. Norm's avatar should be stay at the human lab. How do he can escape easily from there and join the human friend in the big forest?

sleepychung

Correction: The submitter assumes that Norm's avatar was at the lab. Actually, we haven't seen it through most of the movie; it could be anywhere. We also don't know what happens in the time between them leaving the hanger and arriving at the remote lab; they could have picked up Norm's avatar en route.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: Col. Quaritch spends a lot of time exercising to remain fit in Pandora's supposed "low gravity". If the gravity were really low enough to cause health problems, the effects would be visible: objects would fall to the ground a lot slower, people would hop instead of running, etc. None of that happens, so the gravity can't be that low.

Correction: By 'low gravity' he is referring to gravity not equal to that of earth. If the gravity was, say, 3/4 that of earth items would fall at a rate indiscernible from the way they fall in normal gravity. Quaritch is not afraid of health problems; he just doesn't want to be weaker when he returns to earth.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: During the video logs kept by Jake Sully, on the bottom there is a time/date stamp reading 08/24/2154. During the course of the logs over months, this never changes.

europabloke

Correction: Untrue. The dates for the logs do in fact change over time, several months' time, in fact.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the final battle, Jake and Norm access their Avatars from the same portable bunker. Midway through the battle, Norm's Avatar is killed and he exits his 'tanning bed' inside the portable bunker but isn't seen leaving it. He isn't seen again for awhile, not even when the Colonel breaks the windows in the bunker or when Jake starts suffocating inside.

Correction: After being disconnected from his injured avatar, Norm puts on a mask, picks up a human-scale gun and goes out to rejoin the fight in his human form. This is shown in at least two shots.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: The Hallelujah Mountains - How is it possible for some the floating islands to have such powerful waterfalls? The flow/source seems disproportionate to the size of the island(s).

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. Since we cannot see the source of the water you cannot assume it is a mistake for there to be "powerful waterfalls". The bizzare gravitational fields holding those islands in place must also be capable of pushing water up to the surface from within the island.

BocaDavie Premium member

Boca Dixie you didn't explain the error. Where is the source of the waterfall from smaller floating rocks? Magic? This is cosmetic for awe effect but at the cost of it being a serious blunder.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jake is looking at the photographs of the Na'vi on the refrigerator, the photographs are three dimensional. They should appear flat. (obviously only visible when seen in 3d.).

Ryouko

Correction: Given the advanced level of technology displayed throughout the film, there's no reason why they couldn't have 3D photographs.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Towards the final battle, we can see the avatars using fire weapons that would belong to humans, since avatars wouldn't have the technology. The weapon would look so tiny being used by an avatar, if it respected the proportion of a human being, but it fits the avatar frame perfectly.

ione

Correction: When Jake first goes out into the jungle, he's armed with a large-scale gun (probably designed for the mechanical suits). This is the gun used in the final battle.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Jake is giving his Braveheart speech, from behind he appears to have four fingers instead of three.

Correction: Jake doesn't have three fingers, he has four just like us. The Avatar bodies are mixed with human DNA, so they have the same number of fingers and toes as humans. This is clearly shown when Jake first links with his avatar. The Na'vi all have three fingers and a thumb.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: After switching sides, Jake and his crew escape into an area with heavy magnetic distortions so that they can not be detected. This area is also safe from cruise missiles due to the interferences. However, Jake has no problems using the portal to get into his Avatar.

BlueCell

Correction: The cruise missiles are susceptible to interference from magnetic distortions. Jake communicates with his Avatar through a neural link, obviously a technology that does not have the same limitations as the missiles.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Jack is chased by the 'black tiger' when he first wanders around the forest, he jumps into the water to save himself. At night, he managed to light up his torch using the supposedly wet matchbox. (00:33:15)

Correction: Firstly, its JAKE not Jack, and secondly, being a soldier, he would be equipped with weatherproof and waterproof matches. Certainly military forces today have them, even more likely they would have them in the future.

GalahadFairlight

Corrected entry: The movie is set in the year 2154. Humans have developed the technology to travel to a distant planet, yet they still use wheelchairs for paraplegics (Jake Sully)? Wouldn't more advanced technology have been developed to aid paraplegics by then?

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. They do have the technology to repair his legs, that was never the problem. The problem was that the Veterans Administration refused to fund the operation. That's why Colonel Quaritch is able to bribe Jake to go along with his plan - by promising Jake that if he goes along with the plan Quaritch will get him his "new legs". As for the wheelchair, it is Jake's choice to use it instead of some floating device; he obviously wanted to keep his arms strong, and even refuses assistance from anyone trying to help him.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the final battle, the human soldiers are about to drop a bomb on the Tree of Souls, when their ship is taken down by Jake. The ship crashes and explodes along with the bomb. However, the Tree of Souls remains untouched by the explosion as if the ship crashed miles away.

BlueCell

Correction: When Jake explodes the intake valve on one side of the ship it goes completely off course and crashes a significant distance from the tree of souls; the tree survived.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Norm appears to be standing holding a gun, but then seconds later his avatar is the background of the next shot. How can he be standing there next to his avatar, when his avatar had been shot dead?

tomokai

Correction: It has been shown that there are multiple Avatars for multiple soldiers. This Avatar must be another human who decided to remain on the planet.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: When they first arrive on Pandora, they must wear gas masks because the air is toxic. Later when Jake and Sully are riding one of the aircraft as humans to go to the new upload location, they are not wearing gas masks even though the cabin door is open and they are in the open air. How can they breathe?

Correction: No human on the ground can breathe; when windows are ruptured you can see a gas-like substance pour into the opening. Obviously, this is a heavier-than air gas that covers the planet's surface and may not exist at higher altitudes.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: There's no oxygen on Pandora, yet Jake is able to light a fire when he's in the forest. You need oxygen in order to make fire.

Correction: There's plenty of oxygen on Pandora, but it's mixed with a gas that is toxic to humans.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: So just how lethal is Pandora's air? Quaritch is exposed to the elements for almost two minutes and is just fine, yet at the end of the movie, when Jake comes out of his stasis pod, he is instantly suffocating and passes out.

Brad Premium member

Correction: Quarich is able to hold his breath for a long time, as shown in two scenes. It is particularly evident when he runs into the hanger with no face mask. He holds his breath the whole time that he is shooting at Jake's escaping ship. When an aide finally rushes a face mask out to him he takes a huge, deep breath; he had obviously been holding his breath for the whole two minutes. In the end when the cockpit of his armor suit is breached you can see him taking a deep breath before the toxic air pours in. He keeps fighting for several seconds holding his breath until he finally gets a chance to put his face mask on. Jake was not holding his breath when coming out of the stasis pod; the toxic gasses affected him immediately.

BocaDavie Premium member

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