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Continuity mistake: When Jake and Grace are tied up for execution, Jake is on the left and Grace on the right (from the audience's POV). When Mo'at cuts them free, Grace is on the left and Jake is on the right.

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Suggested correction: Jake and Grace are tied by their hands to an overhead beam, which allows for 360° of bodily rotation. When the gunships arrive Jake and Grace are facing them, with Jake to the right and Grace to the left, as we see them on the screen, looking at their front. Shortly after the gunships open fire, we see Neytiri turn away from the gunships and run past Jake and Grace. We see Jake turn 180° to call to Neytiri. When Mo'at approaches Jake and Grace we can see the gunships behind both Jake and Grace. As such both have turned 180° and Jake is now seen on the left with Grace seen on the right.

Character mistake: In the beginning scene where the shuttle lands on Pandora, as Jake gets on his wheelchair preparing to alight from the shuttle, the man behind him unloading equipment has his exopack mask loose even though he is exposed to Pandora's atmosphere. (00:05:20)

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Jake Sully: Look, at first it was just orders. And then, everything changed. Okay, I fell in love. I fell in love with the, with the forest, with the Omaticaya people, with you. With you.

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Trivia: In the final battle sequence, Neytiri has a white handprint on her chest as part of her warpaint. It has five fingers, indicating that it is Jake's hand - Avatars have five fingers while Na'vi only have four.

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Question: Does this movie take place in the same universe as ALIENS?

Answer: No. The Alien franchise, which kicks off in the year 2122, depicts a human civilisation in possession of faster-than-light transport and multiple interstellar colonies. The civilisation seen in Avatar, the majority of which is set in 2154, do not appear to have FTL travel, as they take six years to travel to the Alpha Centauri system, a distance of approximately 4.5 light years.

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