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James Cameron United States, 2009

Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Avatar

A damaged soldier on the cusp of death dreams of an escape into a world where he can right the wrongs of his own ailing existence. This element of the film as death fantasy continues throughout; self-evident in the themes of identity (twins) & rebirth (avatars), but also in the films' genuine anti-war rhetoric. The juxtaposition between Pocahontas myth & the iconography of the war on terror is post-modern brilliance.