Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Laz Alonso, Dileep Rao, Matt Gerald, Sean Anthony Moran
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Sci-fi fantasy adventure directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The story centers on paraplegic Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), who after his twin brother is killed in a robbery, decides to take his place in a mission to the alien world of Pandora. There he learns of corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s (Giovanni Ribisi) intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland.
In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang), while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and falls in love with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), Quaritch moves forward with his extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.
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Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 139)
Jake Sully: [voice over] When I was lying there in the V.A. hospital, with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying. I was free. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up.
Jake Sully: [voice over] In cryo, you don’t dream at all. It doesn’t feel like six years, more like a fifth of Tequila and an ass kicking. Tommy was the scientist, not me. He was the one who wanted to get shot light years out in space to find the answers.
[as Jake’s capsule opens in the multi-tiered Cryo Vault a tech floats over him checking him]
Jake Sully: Are we there yet?
Cryo Vault Med Tech: Yeah, we’re there sunshine. We’re there.
[at the morgue where his brother’s body is being held]
Suit #2: It’s about your brother…
Jake Sully: [voice over] So a week before Tommy’s going to ship out, a guy with a gun ends his journey, for the paper in his wallet.
[as hundreds of capsules are opening in the multi-tiered Cryo Vault]
Cryo Vault Med Tech: You’ve been in cryo for five years, nine months and twenty-two days. You will be hungry, you will be weak. If you feel nausea, please use the sacks provided for your convenience.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Yeah, Tommy was the scientist. Me? I’m just another dumb grunt going some place he’s going to regret.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Up ahead was Pandora. You grew up hearing about it, but I never figured I’d be going there.
[at the morgue two men in suits speak to Jake about taking over Tommy’s work]
Suit #1: Your brother represented a significant investment. We’d like to talk to you about taking over his contract.
Suit #2: And since your Geno was identical to his, you could step into his shoes. So to speak.
[Tommy’s cardboard coffin is rolled into a furnace]
Suit #1: It’d be a fresh start on a new world.And the pays is good. Very good.
[Tommy coffin is set on fire in the furnace]
[in the space shuttle the crew chief gives his order to the passengers on board]
Shuttle Crew Chief: Exopacks on! Let’s go! Exopacks on!
[passengers put their Exopack breathing masks on with practiced moves, except for Jake]
Shuttle Crew Chief: Remember people, you lose that mask you’re unconscious in twenty seconds, you’re dead in four minutes. Let’s nobody be dead today, it looks very bad on my report.
[back at the morgue Jake watches as his brother’s coffin is burns in the furnace]
Jake Sully: [voice over] One life ends, another begins.
Jake Sully: [voice over] There’s no such thing as an ex-marine. You may be out, but you never lose the attitude. I told myself I could pass any test a man can pass. They can fix a spinal, if you’ve got the money. But not on vet benefits, not in this economy.
[referring to the security force on Pandora]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Back on earth, these guys were army dogs, marines fighting for freedom.
[referring to the security force on Pandora]
Jake Sully: [voice over] But out here they’re just hired guns, taking the money, working for the company.
[watching Jake wheels himself away from the shuttle and towards the main compound]
Private Fike: Check this out, man. Meals on wheels.
Corporal Lyle Wainfleet: Oh, man. That is just wrong.
[talking to the new arrivals on Pandora]
Col. Quaritch: You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact every second of every day. If there is a hell, you might want to go there for some R and R after a tour on Pandora. Out there beyond that fence every living thing that crawls, flies, or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for jujubees. We have an indigenous population of humanoids called the Na’vi. They’re fond of arrows dipped in a neurotoxin that will stop your heart in one minute. And they have bones reinforced with naturally occurring carbon fiber. They are very hard to kill. As head of security, it is my job to keep you alive. I will not succeed. Not with all of you. If you wish to survive, you need to cultivate a strong, mental attitude. You got to obey the rules; Pandora rules. Rule number one…
Jake Sully: [voice over] Nothing like an old-school safety brief to put your mind at ease.
Norm Spellman: Jake? You’re Jake, right? Tom’s brother? Wow, you look just like him.
[Jake looks wary]
Norm Spellman: Sorry, I’m Norm Spellman, I went through avatar training with him.
[Norm offers his hand and Jake shakes it]
[as Jake and Norm enter the bio-lab, Jake heads over to look at the large amino tanks]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Me and Norm are here to drive these remotely controlled bodies called avatars. And they’re grown from human DNA mixed with the DNA of the natives.
[looking at the large blue avatar body floating in the tank]
Jake Sully: Damn. They got big.
Norm Spellman: Yeah, they fully mature on the flight out.
Norm Spellman: So the proprioceptive sims seemed to work really well.
Dr. Max Patel: Yeah, they’ve got great muscle tone. It’ll take us a few hours to get them decanted, but you guys can take them out tomorrow.
Dr. Max Patel: There’s yours.
[Jake wheels himself to the other tank looking at the floating avatar figure]
Jake Sully: Looks like him.
Norm Spellman: No, looks like you. This is your avatar now, Jake.
Jake Sully:[voice over] Now the concept is that every driver is matched to his own avatar…
[Jake is staring and talking into the videocam]
Jake Sully: …so that their nervous systems are in tune. Or something. Which is why they offered me this gig, because I can link with Tommy’s avatar, which is insanely expensive.
[Jake suddenly looks off camera and looks over to Norm and Max working nearby]
Jake Sully: Is this right? I just say whatever to the videolog?
Norm Spellman: Yeah. We got to get in the habit of documenting everything; what we see, what we feel. It’s all part of the science.
Dr. Max Patel: Hey, good science is good observation.
Norm Spellman: Plus, it’ll help keep you sane, for the next six years.
Jake Sully: Right. Whatever.
[looks into the videolog camera again]
Jake Sully: So, uh, here I am. Doing science.
[as she’s emerging from her avatar link unit]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Who’s got my god damn cigarette? Guys, what’s wrong with this picture!
[one of the lab workers brings her a cigarette]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Thank you.
[Max takes Jake and Norm to meet Grace]
Norm Spellman: Grace Augustine is a legend. She’s the head of the Avatar Program. She wrote the book; I mean literally wrote the book on Pandoran botany.
Dr. Max Patel: That’s because she likes plants better than people.
[Max approaches Grace to introduce Jake and Norm]
Dr. Max Patel: Here she is, Cinderella back from the ball. Grace, I’d like you to meet Norm Spellman and Jake Sully.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Norm. I hear good things about you. How’s your Na’vi?
[Norm replies in Na’vi]
Norm Spellman: [subtitled] May the All Mother smile upon our first meeting.
Dr. Grace Augustine: [subtitled] Not bad. You sound a little formal.
Norm Spellman: [subtitled] I studied for five years, but there is much to learn.
Dr. Max Patel: Uh, Grace, this is Jake Sully.
Jake Sully: Ma’am.
[Jake brings offers his hand to Grace but she ignores it]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yeah, yeah, I know who you are and I don’t need you. I need your brother. You know, the PhD who trained for three years for this mission.
Jake Sully: He’s dead. I know it’s a big inconvenience for everyone.
Dr. Grace Augustine: How much lab training have you had?
Jake Sully: I dissected a frog once.
[angry Grace turns to Max]
Dr. Grace Augustine: You see? You see? I mean they’re just pissing on us without even the courtesy of calling it rain. I’m going to Selfridge.
[Grace starts to walk out of the lab]
Dr. Max Patel: No, Grace. No, I don’t think that’s a good idea…
Dr. Grace Augustine: No, man, this is such bullshit! I’m going to kick his corporate butt. He has no business sticking his nose in my department.
[after Grace walks out of the lab Max turns to Jake]
Dr. Max Patel: Here, tomorrow, o-eight-hundred. Try to use big words.
[in the tech room, Selfridge puts a golf ball into a mug and laughs]
Parker Selfridge: You see that?
Op Center Staff: Yes sir!
Parker Selfridge: No you didn’t, you were looking at the monitor. I love this putter, Ronnie! I love this putter!
Dr. Grace Augustine: Parker. You know, I used to think it was benign neglect, but now I see that you are intentionally screwing me.
Parker Selfridge: Grace, you know, I enjoy our little talks.
[he putts the ball again, but just as it’s about to go in the mug Grace kicks the mug away]
Dr. Grace Augustine: [sarcastically] Oops.
[referring to Jake]
Dr. Grace Augustine: I need a researcher, not some jarhead dropout.
Parker Selfridge: Well, actually, I thought we got lucky with him.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Lucky?
Parker Selfridge: Yeah.
Dr. Grace Augustine: How is this in any way lucky?
Parker Selfridge: Well, lucky your guy had a twin brother, and lucky that brother wasn’t some oral hygienist or something. A Marine we can use. I’m assigning him to your team as security escort.
Dr. Grace Augustine: The last thing I need is another trigger happy moron out there!
Parker Selfridge: Look, look. You’re supposed to be winning the hearts and the minds of the natives. Isn’t that the whole point of your little puppet show? If you walk like them, and you talk like them, and they’ll start trusting us. We build them a school, we teach them English. But after what, how many years? Relations with the indigenous are only getting worse.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yeah, that tends to happen when you use machine guns on them.
Parker Selfridge: Right. C’mere.
[he takes Grace over to his office and picks up the sample of Unobtanium on his desk]
Parker Selfridge: This is why we’re here. Unobtanium. Because this little gray rock sells for twenty million a kilo. That’s the only reason. It’s what pays for the whole party, it’s what pays for your science. Comprendo? Now those savages are threatening our whole operation. We’re on the brink of war and you’re supposed to be finding a diplomatic solution. So use what you’ve got and get me some results.
Dr. Grace Augustine: So, how much link time have you logged?
Norm Spellman: Uh, about five hundred and twenty hours.
Dr. Grace Augustine: That’s good. You’re in there.
[Grace points to Norm’s link unit and takes Jake to his link unit next to Norm’s]
Dr. Grace Augustine: You’re here. How much have you logged?
Jake Sully: Zip. Bu I read the manual.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Tell me you’re joking.
[Jake touches the gel that’s lining the link unit]
Jake Sully: This is cool.
[Jake hauls himself into the unit, Grace reaches to help him get his legs in but Jake stops her]
Jake Sully: Don’t! I got this.
[Grace steps back, hands raised. He pulls his legs into the unit]
Dr. Grace Augustine: So you just figured you’d come out here, to the most hostile environment known to man, with no training of any kind, and see how it went? What was going through your head?
Jake Sully: Maybe I was sick of doctors telling me what I couldn’t do.
[as Jake is settling into his link unit and Grace comes over to close the hood]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Just relax and let your mind go blank. That shouldn’t be hard for you.
Jake Sully: Kiss the darkest part of my lily-white…
[he gets cut off as the link unit hood slams shut]
[preparing to link Jake to his avatar Max looks at a monitor showing a 3D scan of Jake’s brain]
Dr. Max Patel: That’s a gorgeous brain. Nice activity.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Go figure.
[when Jake enters his avatar body for the first time]
Dr. Max Patel: Jake! Listen to me! You’re not used to your avatar body. This is dangerous!
Jake Sully: [excited] This is great!
Dr. Max Patel: Jake!
[Norm, also in his avatar body, is sitting in the gurney next to Jake’s]
Norm Spellman: Come on. They’re going to put you out!
Dr. Max Patel: Jake! Listen to me!
[Jake laughs and runs out of the bio-compound lab]
[after he’s broken out of the bio-lab in his new avatar body]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Hey, Marine!
[he turns and sees Grace’s Avatar]
Jake Sully: Damn. Grace?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Well who’d you expect, numbnuts?Think fast!
[Grace throws Jake some type of purple fruit]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Motor control is looking good.
[Jake bites into fruit and chuckles excitedly]
[to Jake as he’s looking at the tendrils protruding from the end of his long braid]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Don’t play with that. You’ll go blind.
Jake Sully: [to himself] That’s kinda freaky.
[taking Jake to see Quaritch]
Jake Sully: You guys are packing some heavy gear.
[to the driver of a vehicle that almost hits Jake]
Trudy Chacon: Watch it! Yeah, that’s because we’re not the only thing flying around out there. Or the biggest. I’m going to need you on a door gun, I’m a man short.
Jake Sully: I thought you’d never ask.
Trudy Chacon: There’s your man.
[pointing to Quaritch]
Trudy Chacon: See you on the flight line.
[Trudy and Jake fist bump each other before she walks away]
Jake Sully: You wanted to see me, Colonel?
[Quaritch is bench-pressing massive plates]
Col. Quaritch: This low gravity’ll make you soft.
[Quaritch racks the bar and sits up]
Col. Quaritch: You get soft, Pandora will shit you out dead with zero warning. I pulled your record, Corporal. Venezuela, that was some mean bush. Nothing like this here, though. You got some heart kid, showing up in this neighborhood.
Jake Sully: Figured it’s just another hellhole.
Col. Quaritch: I was in First Recon myself, few years ahead of you. Well, maybe more than a few. Three tours Nigeria, not a scratch. I come out here…
[he points to his scarred face]
Col. Quaritch: Day one. Think I felt like a shave tail Louie. But they could fix me up if I rotated back, and make me pretty again. But you know what? I kinda like it. Reminds me every day what’s waiting out there.
Col. Quaritch: The avatar program is a bad joke, buncha limpdick science majors. However, it does present an opportunity, both timely and unique.
[Quaritch has climbed into one of the giant robot suits]
Col. Quaritch: A recon gyrene in an Avatar body, that’s a potent mix! Give me the goosebumps! Such a Marine could provide the intel I need, right on the ground, right in the hostiles’ camp. Look, Sully, I want you to learn these savages from the inside, I want you to gain their trust. I need to know how to force their cooperation, or hammer them hard if they won’t.
Jake Sully: Am I still with Augustine?
Col. Quaritch: On paper. You can walk like one of her science pukes, you quack like one, but you report to me. Can you do that for me, son?
Jake Sully: Hell yeah, sir.
Col. Quaritch: Well, all right then.
[Quaritch brings the giant robot suit to life and walks over to Jake]
Col. Quaritch: Son, I take care of my own. You get me what I need, I’ll see to it you get your legs back when you rotate home. Your real legs.
Jake Sully: That sounds real good, sir.
[Quaritch clamps his robot suit helmet shut and walks away]
[after getting down from the ship both Wainfleet and Jake are holding their guns]
Dr. Grace Augustine: [to Wainfleet] Stay with the ship. One idiot with a gun is enough.
Corporal Lyle Wainfleet: You’re the man, Doc.
[Grace, Jake and Norm in their avatar bodies are walking through the rain forest]
Norm Spellman: How will they know we’re here?
Dr. Grace Augustine: I’m sure they’re watching us right now.
[when Jake sees a Hammerhead Titanothere, scared he raises his rifle]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot. You’ll piss him off.
Jake Sully: It’s already pissed off.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Jake, that armor’s too thick. Trust me. It’s a territorial threat display. Do not run or he’ll charge.
Jake Sully: So what do I do? Dance with it?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Just hold your ground.
[the Hammerhead Titanothere charges and Jake run towards him and yells to scare him]
Jake Sully: Ha, ha! Yeah, come on! What you got? Oh yeah! Who’s bad? That’s right. Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about, bitch.
[the Titanothere suddenly runs away once seeing the Thanator behind Jake, who is unaware]
Jake Sully: That’s right, get your punk ass back to mommy. Yeah? Yeah, you got nothing. You keep running. Yeah, why don’t you bring back some of your friends, huh?
[he turns around and sees an angry Thanator in front of him]
Jake Sully: [to Grace] What about this one? Run? Don’t run? What?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Run! Definitely run!
[Jake bolts into a run as the thanator leaps after him]
[Trudy is flying the ship around the rainforest whilst Grace is looking for Jake]
Trudy Chacon: I’m going to have to call it, guys. We’re not allowed to run night ops. Colonel’s orders. Sorry, Doc. He’s just going to have to hang on till morning.
Dr. Grace Augustine: He won’t make it till morning.
[after Neytiri has saved Jake from being killed by the viperwolves]
Jake Sully: Look, I know you probably don’t understand this, but, thank you.
[Neytiri ignores him and prays in Na’vi over the dead viperwolf]
Jake Sully: Thank you.
[Neytiri continues to ignore him and carries on her prayer ritual in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: That was pretty impressive. I would have been screwed if you hadn’t come along.
[Neytiri stands up and leaves, Jake follows her]
Jake Sully: Hey, wait a second! Hey, where are you going? Wait up! Just, hey, slow down! I just wanted to say thanks for killing those things…
[Neytiri hits him with her bow and he falls]
Jake Sully: Aaah! Damn!
Neytiri: Don’t thank. You don’t thank for this! This is sad. Very sad, only.
Jake Sully: Okay, okay. I’m sorry. Whatever I did, I’m sorry.
Neytiri: All this is your fault. They did not need to die.
Jake Sully: My fault? They attacked me! How am I the bad guy?
Neytiri: Your fault!
[she pushes him back down with her bow]
Jake Sully: Hey, woow!
Neytiri: Your fault.
Jake Sully: Easy. Easy.
Neytiri: You are like a baby. Making noise, don’t know what to do.
Jake Sully: Fine. Fine. If you loved your little forest friends, why not just let them kill my ass? What’s the thinking?
Neytiri: Why save you?
Jake Sully: Yeah, why save me?
Neytiri: You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid! Ignorant like a child!
[Neytiri walks away and Jake follows after her]
Jake Sully: Well, if I’m like a child, then, uh, maybe you should teach me.
Neytiri: Sky People can not learn. You do not see.
Jake Sully: Then teach me how to see.
Neytiri: No one can teach you to see.
[Jake is running after Neytiri across an elevated root of an enormous tree]
Jake Sully: Look, come on! Can’t we talk? Say, you know, where did you learn to speak English? Dr. Augustine’s school?
[Jake suddenly loses his footing and almost falls off the root when Neytiri catches him]
Neytiri: You’re like a baby.
[frustrated she says something in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: I need your help.
Neytiri: You should not be here.
Jake Sully: Okay, take me with you.
Neytiri: No! Go back!
[she turns to leave but Jake tries to stop her]
Jake Sully: No.
Neytiri: Go back!
[just then Neytiri notices woodspirits floating down towards them]
[as the woodspirits hover over and land on Jake’s head, hands, arms and body]
Jake Sully: What are they?
Neytiri: Seeds of the Sacred Tree. Very pure spirits.
[suddenly the woodspirits whirl up and float away]
Jake Sully: What was that all about?
[Neytiri doesn’t answer but takes his hand and pulls him after her]
Neytiri: Come! Come!
[Jake is brought to the Hometree to see the clan leader, Eytukan, who addresses Neytiri in Na’vi]
Eytukan: [subtitled] This creature, why do you bring him here?
[Neytiri replies in Na’vi]
Neytiri:[subtitled] I was going to kill him, but there was a sign from Eywa.
Eytukan: [subtitled]I have said no dreamwalker will come here!
Jake Sully: What’s he saying?
Eytukan: [subtitled] His alien smell fills my nose.
Jake Sully: What’s he saying?
Neytiri: My father is deciding whether to kill you.
Jake Sully: Your father!?
Jake Sully: It’s nice to meet you, sir.
[Jake steps forward offering his hand but the Na’vi hunters and Neytiri stop him]
[Moat enters as the clan have gathered around Jake, she speaks in Na’vi]
Mo’at: [subtitled] Step back! I will look at this alien.
Neytiri: That is Mother. She is Tsahik, the one who interprets the will of Eywa.
Jake Sully: Who’s Eywa?
[Moat circles around Jake examining his long braid and tail]
Mo’at: What are you called?
Jake Sully: Jake Sully.
[Moat pulls out a long thorn she’s wearing around her neck and quickly strikes Jake in the chest with it drawing blood, she tastes it]
Mo’at: Why did you come to us?
Jake Sully: I came to learn.
Mo’at: We have tried to teach other Sky People. It is hard to fill a cup which is already full.
Jake Sully: My cup is empty, trust me. Just ask Doctor Augustine. I’m no scientist.
Mo’at: What are you?
Jake Sully: I was a Marine. A, uh, a warrior. Of the Jarhead clan.
Tsu’tey: [subtitled] A warrior! I could kill him easily!
Eytukan: [subtitled] No! This is the first warrior dreamwalker we have seen. We need to learn more about him.
Mo’at: [subtitled] My Daughter. You will teach him our way, to speak and walk as we do.
Neytiri: [subtitled] Why me? That’s not fair!
[Moat puts up her hand to stop Neytiri’s protests and speaks to Jake]
Mo’at: It is decided! My daughter will teach you our ways. Learn well, Jakesully. Then we will see if your insanity can be cured.
[after Grace wakes Jake up from his link]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Is the avatar safe?
Jake Sully: Yeah, Doc, it’s safe, and you are not going to believe where I am!
[over breakfast Grace is re-telling the tale of how they lost Jake in the rainforest]
Dr. Grace Augustine: The last thing we see is this Marine’s ass disappearing into the bush with this angry thanator coming after him.
Jake Sully: Well, it’s not something you can teach.
Dr. Max Patel: That is awesome.
Dr. Grace Augustine: You know, for reasons I cannot fathom, the Omaticaya have chosen you. God help us all.
Col. Quaritch: Jarhead clan? And it worked?
Jake Sully: Yeah, I’m practically family. They’re going to study me. I have to learn to be one of them.
Col. Quaritch: That’s called taking the initiative, son. I wish I had ten more like you.
Parker Selfridge: Look, Sully, Sully, just find out what the blue monkeys want. You know, I mean we try to give them medicine, education, uh, roads! But no, no, no! They like mud. And that wouldn’t bother me, it’s just that they’re, uh…
[Selfridge presses the monitor to the large 3D graphic display]
Parker Selfridge: Hey, can somebody just, sector twelve.
[he gets one of the workers, Rick, behind him who to take over the 3D display monitor]
Parker Selfridge: Okay, go, go, go. Stop. Sto… Rick, stop! That’s, Jesus!
[the 3D display now shows the Omaticaya people’s Hometree]
Parker Selfridge: Their damn village happens to be resting on the richest unobtanium deposit within two hundred klicks in any direction. I mean, look at all that cheddar!
Jake Sully: Well, who gets them to move?
Col. Quaritch: Guess.
Jake Sully: What if they won’t go?
Col. Quaritch: I’m betting that they will.
Parker Selfridge: Okay, okay, okay, okay. Look, look. Killing the indigenous looks bad, but there’s one thing that shareholders hate more than bad press, and that’s a bad quarterly statement. I don’t make up the rules. So just find me a carrot that’ll get them to move, otherwise it’s going to have to be all stick. Okay.
Col. Quaritch: You got three months. That’s when the dozers get there.
Jake Sully: Then we’re wasting time.
Parker Selfridge: I like this guy.
[Grace is showing pictures of the Na’vi to Jake so he remembers them]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Okay, let’s run through them again.
[Grace shows him a picture of Mo’at]
Jake Sully: Mo’at. Dragon lady.
[next picture is of Eytukan]
Jake Sully: Eytukan.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Ey-tu-kahn. He’s the clan leader. But she’s the spiritual leader. Like a shaman.
Jake Sully: Got it.
[next picture is of Tsu’tey]
Jake Sully: Soo-tey.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Tsu’tey.
Jake Sully: Tsu’tey.
Dr. Grace Augustine: He’ll be the next clan leader.
[next picture is of Neytiri]
Jake Sully: Neytiri.
Dr. Grace Augustine: She’ll be the next “Tsahik”. They become a mated pair.
Jake Sully: So who’s this Eywa?
Norm Spellman: Who’s Eywa? Only their deity! Their goddess, made up of all living things. Everything they know! You’d know this if you had any training whatsoever.
Jake Sully: Who’s got a date with the chief’s daughter?
[Jake holds up the picture of Neytiri’s]
Norm Spellman: Oh, come on! That’s not a…
Dr. Grace Augustine: Knock it off you two. Village life starts early.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Don’t do anything unusually stupid.
[Jake grins as Grace rolls her eyes at him before closing the pod]
[after Jake has bonded for the first time with the horse like creature he’s mounted]
Neytiri: That is shahaylu, the bond. Feel her. Feel her heartbeat, her breath. Feel her strong legs. You may tell her what to do…
[she touches her head]
Neytiri: …inside. For now, say where to go.
Jake Sully: Forward.
[the horse launches into a gallop and Jake gets thrown off making Neytiri laugh]
[after watching Jake fall off his horse, Tsu’tey rides over to Jake]
Tsu’tey: You should go away.
Jake Sully: Nah, you’d miss me. I knew you could speak English.
[Tsu’tey turns to Neytiri, who is leading the horse back]
Tsu’tey: [subtitled] This alien will learn nothing. A rock sees more. Look at him.
[she grins in agreement. Tsu’tey and the other hunters gallop off away from them. Neytiri gestures to Jake’s horse]
[Jake is telling Qauritch and Selfrige about the Hometree’s inner structure]
Jake Sully: If you want to hit this thing, it’s going to be complicated. Your scan doesn’t show the internal structure. There’s an outer rowe of columns, real heavy duty. There’s a secondary ring here, and an inner ring. There’s a core structure, like a spiral, that’s how they move up and down.
Col. Quaritch: We’re going to need accurate scans on every column.
Jake Sully: Roger that.
[Max coming up the stairwell sees them and hears what Jake is telling them]
Col. Quaritch: What else can you tell us about the structure?
Jake Sully: I’m guessing this secondary ring, that’s also rowe bearing.
Jake Sully: So where are we going?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Getting out of dodge. I’m not about to let Selfridge and Quaritch micro-manage this thing. There’s a mobile link up at Site twenty-six, we can work at it. Way up in the mountains.
Norm Spellman: The Hallelujah Mountains?
Dr. Grace Augustine: That’s right.
Norm Spellman: Are you serious?
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yeah.
Norm Spellman: Yesssss!
[he laughs looking pleased and then turns to Jake who looks confused]
Norm Spellman: The legendary Floating Mountains of Pandora? Heard of them?
[Trudy is flying them towards Hallelujah Mountains]
Dr. Grace Augustine: We’re getting close.
Trudy Chacon: Yeah, look at my instruments.
[the instrumentation is going haywire whilst they fly through clouds]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Yep. We’re in the flux vortex.
Trudy Chacon: We’re VFR from here on.
Norm Spellman: What’s VFR?
Trudy Chacon: It means you got to see where you’re going.
Norm Spellman: You can’t see anything!
Trudy Chacon:[laughing] Exactly. Ain’t that a bitch.
[when they see the Hallelujah Mountains for the first time]
Norm Spellman: Oh, my God!
[laughing at Jake and Norm]
Trudy Chacon: You should see your faces.
[when they arrive at site 26 in Hallelujah mountains]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Grace didn’t miss a thing. She knew I was talking to the Colonel. But I had what she needed, a way back in with the clan. So she’s playing nice.
[when Jake sees a mountain Banshee for the first time]
Jake Sully: Holy shit!
Neytiri: Do not look in her eye.
[Neytiri feeds it a large scrap of meat and she murmurs and strokes its neck]
Neytiri: Ikran is not horse. Once shahaylu is made, ikran will fly with only one hunter in the whole life.
[Neytiri connects the end of her queue with the Banshee’s antenna and climbs onto the animal’s back]
Neytiri: To become “taronyu”, hunter, you must choose your own ikran. And he must choose you.
Jake Sully: When?
Neytiri: When you are ready.
[Neytiri flies away off the huge tree branch]
[Jake has just switched the video log camera on and starts talking into it]
Jake Sully: Okay, this is video log twelve times twenty-one, thirty-two.
[he looks off camera to Grace who’s sat behind him working]
Jake Sully: Do I have to do this now? Like, I really need to get some rack.
Dr. Grace Augustine: No, now. When it’s fresh.
[Jake turns back to the camera]
Jake Sully: Okay, location; Shack. The days are starting to blur together.
[Jake and Neytiri on sitting on a large tree branch, she’s teaching him Na’vi]
Jake Sully: [voice over] The language is a pain, but you know I figure it’s like field-stripping a weapon. Just repetition. Repetition.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Neytiri calls me sk’awn. It means moron.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Norm’s attitude has improved lately.
FighFighGsee Norm teaching Jake the Na’vi customs]
Jake Sully: [voice over] It’s good he’s back on board, but he thinks I’m a sk’awn too.
[Jake is running, climbing and leaping through the tree branches with Neytiri leading him]
Jake Sully: [voice over] My feet are getting tougher. I can run farther every day. I could trust my body to know what to do.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Everyday its reading the trails, the tracks at the water-hole, tiniest scents and sounds. She’s always going on about the flow of energy, the spirits of animals. I really hope this treehugger crap isn’t on the final.
[as Jake is recording his video log, Grace sitting behind him working interrupts him]
Dr. Grace Augustine: This isn’t just about eye-hand coordination out, you know. You need to listen to what she says. Try to see the forest through her eyes.
Jake Sully: Excuse me, this is my video log here.
[as Neytiri leaps onto enormous palm leaves to catch her fall until she reaches the ground]
Jake Sully: [voice over] With Neytiri it’s learn fast or die.
[to himself as he sees what Neytiri has just done]
Jake Sully:Hah! You got to be kidding me!
[Jake tries to do the same as Neytiri and leaps off the tree branch but his fall is not as gracefully]
Jake Sully: [voice over] I talked Mo’at into letting Grace into the village. It’s the first time since the school was closed down.
Jake Sully: [voice over] I try and understand this deep connection the people have with the forest. She talks about a network of energy that flows through all living things. She says all energy is only borrowed and one day you have to give it back.
[Jake goes over to the twitching body of the hexapede he’s just shot with his arrow and speaks to it in Na’vi before be plunges his knife to kill the animal]
Jake Sully: [subtitled] I see you Brother, and thank you. Your spirit goes with Eywa. Your body stays behind to become part of The People.
[Neytiri watches him approval]
Neytiri: A clean kill. You are ready.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Learning to ride an ikran; we call them banshees, is a test every young hunter has to pass. But to do that, you got to go where the banshees are. Oo-rah.
[Jake and the other young hunters, being led by Tsu’tey, reach where all the Banshees are]
Tsu’tey: Jakesully will go first.
[Jake goes onto the cliff ledge to get closer to the Banshees and Neytiri follows behind him]
Neytiri: Now you choose your ikran. This you must feel inside. If he also chooses you, move quick, like I showed. You will have one chance, Jake.
Jake Sully: How will I know if he chooses me?
Neytiri: He will try to kill you.
Jake Sully: Outstanding.
[as he’s bonded with his ikran for the first time]
Jake Sully: That’s right! You’re mine.
Neytiri: First flight seals the bond. You cannot wait.
[Jake sits astride his Banshee and Neytiri guides him to the edge of the cliff]
Neytiri: Think fly!
[Jake and his ikran suddenly plummets off the cliff]
[to his ikran on their first flight]
Jake Sully: Shut up and fly straight!
[the creature does as Jake commands]
[as he’s learning to fly his ikran]
Jake Sully: [voice over] I may not be much of a horse guy. But I was born to do this.
[Grace is showing them images of the tree of souls on her work station]
Dr. Grace Augustine: The tree of souls; Vitraya Ramunong. It’s their most sacred place. See the flux vortex and these false color images?
Trudy Chacon: Yeah, that’s what messes up my instruments.
Dr. Grace Augustine: There’s something really interesting going on in there, biologically. I would die to get samples. Outsiders are strictly forbidden.
Dr. Grace Augustine: You lucky swine.
[as Jake and Neytiri are flying together]
Jake Sully: [voice over] I was a stone cold aerial hunter, death from above. Only problem is, you’re not the only one.
[a Leonopteryx, a large banshee like creature is flying above the, the creature suddenly plummets after them]
[Jake touches the skull of a Leonopteryx]
Jake Sully: Our guys call it The Great Leonopteryx.
Neytiri: It is Toruk, Last Shadow.
Jake Sully: Yeah, right. It’s the last one you’ll ever see.
Neytiri: My grandfather’s grandfather was Toruk Macto, Rider of Last Shadow.
Jake Sully: He rode this?
Neytiri: Toruk chose him, it has only happened five times since the time of the First Songs.
Jake Sully: That’s a long time.
Neytiri: Yes. Toruk Macto was mighty, he brought the clans together in a time of great sorrow. All Na’vi people know this story.
[inside the link, Jake’s eyes open and it’s dark like a coffin]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Everything is backwards now. Like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.
Jake Sully: [voice over] It’s hard to believe it’s only been three months.
[Jake is talking into video log camera, late at night]
Jake Sully:I can barely remember my old life. I don’t know who I am anymore.
[back at the main compound, Jake is waiting for Quaritch]
Col. Quaritch: Haven’t got lost in the woods, have you? Your last report was more than two weeks ago. I’m starting to doubt your resolve! The way I see it, it’s time to terminate the mission.
Jake Sully: No. I can do this.
Col. Quaritch: You already have. You gave me good, usable intel on this Tree of Souls place. Yeah, I got them by the balls with that when this turns into a shit fight. Which it will. Now it’s time to come in. By the way, you going to get your legs back. Yeah, I got you corporate approval. It’s a done deal. going to have you on a shuttle tonight. I’m a man of my word.
Jake Sully: I got to finish this. There’s one more thing. A ceremony. It’s, uh, it’s the final stage of becoming a man. If I do it, I’m one of them. They’ll trust me. And I can negotiate the terms of their relocation.
[Quaritch gets up to leave]
Col. Quaritch: Well, then you better get it done, Corporal.
[Jake sitting Neytiri as she paint his face and body in preparation for the ceremony]
Jake Sully: [voice over] The Na’vi say that every person is born twice. The second time is when you earn your place among the people, forever.
[to Jake during the ceremony]
Eytukan: [subtitled] You are now a son of the Omaticaya. You are part of the People.
[Eytukan places his hands on Jake’s shoulders, all members of the clan put their hands on Jake’s shoulders, back, chest, hands upon hands, until he is connected to everyone]
[at the willow glade]
Neytiri: This is a place for prayers to be heard. And sometimes answered.
[Neytiri connects the end of her queue to the shiny tendrils of the tree]
Neytiri: We call these trees utraya mokri; the Tree of Voices. The voices of our ancestors.
[Jake connects the end of his queue to the shiny tendrils of the tree]
Jake Sully: I can hear them.
Neytiri: They live, Jake. Within Eywa. You are Omaticaya now. You may make your bow from the wood of Hometree.
[she turns away from him]
Neytiri: And you may choose a woman. We have many fine women. Ninat is the best singer.
Jake Sully:Well, I don’t want Ninat.
Neytiri: Beyral is a good hunter.
Jake Sully: Yeah, she is a good hunter.
[Neytiri now worried turns to look at him]
Jake Sully: I’ve already chosen. But this woman must also choose me.
Neytiri: She already has.
[he kisses her and they make love]
Neytiri: [voice over] I am with you now, Jake. We are mated for life.
[Jake’s eyes open, he’s in his link unit thinking about what he has just done with Neytiri]
Jake Sully: [voice over] What the hell are you doing, Jake.
[after Grace has forced Jake to eat before getting back into his link unit]
Jake Sully:Here, I’m done. Let’s go.
[Jake, anxious to get back linking with his avatar lies down in his unit ready to link]
Dr. Grace Augustine: And when was the last time you took a shower?
[Grace pulls at his dirty t-shirt]
Jake Sully:I don’t need a shower.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Jesus, Marine!
[Jake stands in front of the bulldozer to stop it from crushing the trees at willow glade]
Jake Sully: Heeeey! Stop! Stop!
[at the main camp operation center, the tractor operator is watching Jake on his monitor]
Tractor Operator: Hey, boss?
Parker Selfridge: What?
Tractor Operator: I got a native doing a funky chicken here. He’s blocking my blade.
Parker Selfridge: Well, keep going. He’ll move. These people have to learn that we don’t stop.
[he pushes the tractor throttle forward with one finger]
Parker Selfridge: Come on. Go! Go! Go!
[the bulldozer moves forward nearly running Jake over]
Jake Sully: Nooo! Stop!
Jake Sully: Go! Go!
[Jake and Neytiri run to get away from the bulldozer, Selfridge sees this on the monitor]
Parker Selfridge: There, see he moved.
[watching the camera feed that was on the bulldozer Jake destroyed the camera on]
Col. Quaritch: Freeze it, right there. Scale up. Enhance.
[the image on the monitor expands to show Jake’s face]
Parker Selfridge: Son of a bitch! Unbelievable!
[furious Quaritch turns and strides away and in cold fury says to one of his men]
Col. Quaritch: Get me a pilot!
[Jake and Neytiri walk into the Hometree where a war party is being prepared]
Jake Sully: Tsu’tey, don’t do this!
[Tsu’tey angrily walks towards Jake]
Jake Sully: Listen, brother…
[Tsu’tey pushes Jake hard making him fall, Neytiri screams to stop him from hitting Jake]
Tsu’tey: You mated with this woman?!
Dr. Grace Augustine: Oh, shit!
[Mo’at walks up to Neytiri]
Mo’at: Is this true?
Neytiri: We are mated before Eywa. It is done.
Jake Sully: Brother, please. Do not attach the sky people. Many Omaticaya will die…
Tsu’tey: You are not my brother!
[Tsu’tey draws his knife and attacks Jake but Jake pushes him away and draws his own knife]
Jake Sully: I am not your enemy!
[he throws his knife down]
Jake Sully: The enemy is out there. And they are very powerful.
Jake Sully: I can talk to them.
Tsu’tey: No more talking!
[Tsu’tey attacks Jake again but Jake hits him hard making him fall]
Jake Sully: I am Omaticaya. I am one of you, and I have the right to speak.
[Jake addresses the clan in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: [subtitled] I have something to say to all of you.
[he speaks in English again]
Jake Sully: The words are like stones in my heart.
[Quaritch stomps into mobile link site 26 looking for the link units]
Norm Spellman: Sir, I’m sorry!
[Quaritch pushes Norm aside and finds Jake and Grace’s link units]
Norm Spellman: No! No! No! Hold on! You can’t interrupt a linkage progress!
[Quaritch turns off the power to Grace’s link unit]
Norm Spellman: It’s very dangerous!
[back at the Hometree we see avatar Grace’s eyes roll back and she keels over]
Jake Sully: Oh, no!
[Jake realizing he has very little time tries to tell the clan the truth]
Jake Sully: Okay. Look, I was sent here to…
[just then Quaritch turns off Jake’s link unit and avatar Jake’s eyes roll back and falls]
Tsu’tey: [subtitled] You see? It’s a demon in a false body.
[Tsu’tey goes to slit Jake’s throat but Neytiri attacks him and protects Jake’s avatar body]
[after Quaritch has stopped Jake’s linkage, Jake slams open the link, furious]
Jake Sully: Are you out of your goddamn mind?!
Col. Quaritch: You crossed a line.
[Quaritch punches Jake in the face, knocking him out, he looks over at one of his men]
Col. Quaritch: Wheel this meat outta here.
Col. Quaritch: You let me down, son. So, what you, you find yourself some local tail, and you just completely forget what team you’re playing for?
[Jake meets his gaze with a defiant glare]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Parker, there is time to salvage this situation. Parker diplomatic…
Col. Quaritch: Shut your pie hole!
Dr. Grace Augustine: Or what, Ranger Rick? You going to shoot me?
Col. Quaritch: I could do that.
Dr. Grace Augustine: You need to muzzle your dog.
Parker Selfridge: Yeah. Can we just take this down a couple of notches, please.
Jake Sully: You say you want to keep your people alive. You start by listening to her.
[Jake nods to Grace]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Those trees were sacred to the Omaticaya in a way you can’t imagine.
Parker Selfridge: Oh, you know what? You throw a stick in the air around here it’s going to land on some sacred fern, for Christ Sake!
Dr. Grace Augustine: I’m not talking about some kind of pagan voodoo here, I’m talking about something real, something measurable in the biology of the forest.
Parker Selfridge: Which is what exactly?
Dr. Grace Augustine: What we think we know, is that there’s some kind of electrochemical communication between the roots of the trees. Like the synapses between neurons. And each tree has ten to the fourth connections to the trees around it, and there are ten to the twelfth trees on Pandora.
Parker Selfridge: Which is a lot, I’m guessing.
Dr. Grace Augustine: It’s more connections than the human brain. Get it? It’s a network, it’s a global network. And the Na’vi can access it, they can upload and download data, memories; at sites like the one you just destroyed. Yes!
Parker Selfridge: What the hell have you people been smoking out there?
[he begins to laugh]
Parker Selfridge: They’re just goddamn trees.
Dr. Grace Augustine: You need to wake up, Parker.
Parker Selfridge: No, you need to wake up.
Dr. Grace Augustine: The wealth of this world isn’t in the ground, it’s all around us. The Na’vi know that, and they’re fighting to defend it. If you want to share this world with them, you need to understand them.
Col. Quaritch: I’d say we understand them just fine. Thanks to Jake here.
[Quaritch turns on the monitor in front of him]
Col. Quaritch: Hey, doc. Come take a look.
[the monitor shows one of Jake’s video logs]
Jake Sully: [on video log] They’re not going to give up their home. They’re not going to make a deal. For-for a light beer and blue jeans? There’s nothing that we have that they want. Everything they sent me out here to do is a waste of time. They’re never going to leave Hometree.
[Quaritch freezes the recording]
Col. Quaritch: So since a deal can’t be made, I guess things get real simple. Jake, thanks. I’m getting all emotional. Might just give you a big wet kiss.
Col. Quaritch: I’ll do it with minimal casualties to the indigenous. I’ll drive them out with gas first. It’ll be humane. More or less.
Parker Selfridge: Alright, let’s pull the trigger.
Jake Sully: This is how it’s done! When people are sitting on shit that you want, you make them your enemy. Then you’re justified in taking it.
[Trudy rubs into the lab, breathless]
Trudy Chacon: Quaritch is rolling the gunships. He’s going to hit the Hometree!
Dr. Grace Augustine: My God.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Parker, wait. Stop! These are people you’re about to…
Parker Selfridge: No!
[to the security soldier that’s trying to remove Grace from the main operation center]
Dr. Grace Augustine: I said back off!
Parker Selfridge: No! No! No! No! They’re fly-bitten savages that live in a tree! All right. Look around, I don’t know about you but I see a lot of trees. They can move!
[to the security soldiers that are gathering around Grace and Jake]
Parker Selfridge: Can you guys just, please?
[the soldiers walk away]
Dr. Grace Augustine: They have families in there. Their children! Babies! Are you going to kill children?
Jake Sully: You don’t want that kind of blood on your hands. Believe me. Just let me try to talk them out. They trust me.
[to Jake as he’s about to close his link unit]
Parker Selfridge: Listen to me, you’ve got one hour. Unless you want your girlfriend in there when the axe comes down, you get them to evacuate. One hour.
[Jake closes his link unit]
[Neytiri brings Jake to the clan gathering, he speaks in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: [subtitled] Eytukan, I have something to say.
[Grace is also there in her avatar form]
Dr. Grace Augustine: [subtitled] Listen!
Eytukan: [subtitled] Speak, Jakesully.
Jake Sully: [subtitled] A great evil is upon us. The Sky People are coming to destroy Hometree.
[a murmur of fear and anger goes through the crowd, Jake turns to Neytiri]
Jake Sully: Tell them they’re going to be here soon.
[Neytiri translates what Jake just said in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: You have to leave, or you’re going to die.
Mo’at: Are you certain of this?
Jake Sully: Look, they sent me here to learn your ways. So one day I could bring this message, and that you would believe it.
Neytiri: What are you saying, Jake? You knew this would happen?
Jake Sully: Yes. 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…
Neytiri: I trusted you.
Jake Sully: With you…
Neytiri: [shouts] I trust you!
Jake Sully: Trust me, now. Please.
[Neytiri shouts something in Na’vi]
Neytiri: You will never be one of The People!
Jake Sully: I should have…
Dr. Grace Augustine: We tried to stop them.
[angry Neytiri continues to speak in Na’vi]
Jake Sully: Neytiri, please! Please!
Eytukan: [subtitled] Bind them.
[they grab Jake, who doesn’t resist, others seize Grace]
Dr. Grace Augustine: [subtitled] Leave now!
[they are driven to their knees, and their arms bound]
Dr. Grace Augustine: You have to go! They’re coming!
[when Quaritch’s gunship arrives over the Hometree]
Col. Quaritch: That is one big damn tree!
[on the monitor of the gunship Quaritch sees Jake and Grace tied to posts]
Col. Quaritch: Well, well, well. I’d say diplomacy has failed.
[he turns and gives the order to his gunner]
Col. Quaritch: All right people, let’s get this done. I want every gas round you got, right in the front door.
[as he watches the Omaticaya people shooting their arrows at the gunships]
Col. Quaritch: These dumb bastards ain’t getting the message. All right, let’s turn up the heat.
[after the gunships have opened fire on the Hometree, Quaritch watches the Omaticaya run to get away from the fire]
Col. Quaritch: And that’s how you scatter the roaches.
[Mo’at holding a knife walks over to Jake and Grace who have been tied to posts]
Mo’at: If you are one of us. Help us!
[deciding not to obey Quaritch’s orders to fire the missiles at the Hometree]
Trudy Chacon: Screw this.
Corporal Lyle Wainfleet: What the hell are you doing?
Trudy Chacon: I didn’t sign up for this shit!
[and she flies away as the other gunships open fire on the tree]
[in his gunship Quaritch watches the destruction he’s caused to the Hometree]
Col. Quaritch: That’s good work, people. First rounds on me tonight.
[to his pilot]
Col. Quaritch: Let’s boogie.
[a mortally wounded Eytukan speaks his last words to Neytiri]
Eytukan: [subtitled] Daughter, take my bow. Protect The People.
[Jake finds Neytiri in grief beside her dead father, he kneels next to her]
Jake Sully: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
Neytiri: Get away.
[she stands and screams at him as she’s crying]
Neytiri:Get away! Get away from here. Never come back!
[Jake watches as Neytiri kneels, grieving over her father]
Jake Sully: [voice over] I was a warrior who dreamed he could bring peace. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up.
[after getting shot by Quaritch as they’re flying away from the hangar]
Dr. Grace Augustine: This is going to ruin my whole day!
Jake Sully: Grace is hit!
Trudy Chacon: What?!
Jake Sully: Get the trauma kit.
[as Trudy is flying the airship]
Trudy Chacon: Well, at least they can’t track us up here. Not this far into the vortex.
Jake Sully: It’s strongest at the Tree of Souls, right?
Trudy Chacon: Yeah.
Jake Sully: Good, because that’s where we’re going.
[Jake gives Grace an ampule of morphine for the pain]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Ouch!
Jake Sully: You big baby.
[he lifts up her blanket and see’s that she’s lost a lot of blood]
Dr. Grace Augustine: We’re moving?
Jake Sully: I’m got to get you some help, Grace.
Dr. Grace Augustine: I’m a scientist, remember? I don’t believe in fairy tales.
Jake Sully: The People can help you. I know it.
Dr. Grace Augustine: Why would they help us?
[referring to the Omaticaya after losing their Hometree]
Jake Sully: [voice over] The People say, Eywa will provide. With no home there was only one place they could go.
[as Jake is getting into his link unit]
Norm Spellman: What’s the plan here, Jake?
Jake Sully: There’s no plan.
Norm Spellman: Tsu’tey is Olo’eyctan now. He’s not going to let you get near that place.
Jake Sully: I got to try.
[as Jake wakes up in his avatar body he sees the forest is clouded in smoke and ashes]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Outcast. Betrayer. Alien. I was in a place the eye does not see. I needed their help and they needed mine. But to ever face them again, I was going to have to take it to a whole new level.
[Jake’s Banshee flies down to land in front of him]
Jake Sully: [voice over] Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.
[to his Banshee]
Jake Sully: There’s something we got to do. You’re not going to like it.
Jake Sully: [voice over] The way I had it figured, Toruk is the baddest cat in the sky. Nothing attacks him.
[to his Banshee as they’re flying above Toruk]
Jake Sully: Easy boy.
[Jake and his Banshee hover over Toruk]
Jake Sully: [voice over] So why would he ever look up? That was just a theory.
[Jake flies downwards towards Toruk and as he gets close he lands on top of the Toruk]
[after Jake has landed with Toruk at the Tree of Souls, Neytiri walks towards him]
Neytiri: I see you.
Jake Sully: I see you.
Neytiri: I was afraid Jake, for my people. I’m not any more.
Jake Sully: [subtitled] Tsu’tey, son of Ateyo. I stand before you, ready to serve the Omaticya people.
[he then addresses Tsu’tey in English]
Jake Sully: You are Olo’eyctan, and you are a great warrior. I can’t do this without you.
[Tsu’tey looks over at Toruk on which Jake has just flown on]
Tsu’tey: Toruk Macto.
[he puts his hand on Jake’s chest]
Tsu’tey: I will fly with you.
Jake Sully: My friend is dying. Grace is dying. I beg the help of Eywa.
[Jake carries Grace’s human form towards the Tree of Souls]
Jake Sully: Look where we are, Grace.
[Grace looks up realizing she’s at the Tree of Souls]
Dr. Grace Augustine: I need to take some samples.
[to Jake as Grace and her avatar body are lying at the root of the tree]
Mo’at: The Great Mother may choose to save all that she is…
[Mo’at’s hand indicates Grace’s avatar body]
Mo’at: …in this body.
Jake Sully: Is that possible?
Mo’at: She must pass through the Eye of Eywa and return. But, Jakesully, she is very weak.
Jake Sully: Hang on, Grace. They’re going to fix you up.
[Jake sits next to Grace, touching her shoulder gently]
[Mo’at prays to Ewya over Grace’s human and avatar form]
Mo’at: [subtitled] Here us please, All Mother.
[all the Omaticaya sway and chant]
The Omaticaya: [subtitled] Eywa, help her.
Mo’at: [subtitled] Take this spirit into you, and bring her back to us. Let her walk among us as one of The People.
[Mo’at has stopped her prayer chanting]
Dr. Grace Augustine: Jake.
[Jake comes over and takes her hand]
Jake Sully: Grace.
Dr. Grace Augustine: I’m with her, Jake. She’s real.
[Grace looks up and sees the light shine brightly as everyones faces fade]
Jake Sully: Grace! Grace! Grace! What’s happening?
[the light shines brightly as Grace dies]
[after Grace has spoken her last words]
Jake Sully: What’s happening? Did it work?
Mo’at: Her wounds were too great, it was not enough time. She is with Eywa now.
Jake Sully: With your permission, I will speak now. You would honor me by translating.
[Tsu’tey gestures in agreement and they face the clan together]
Jake Sully: The Sky People have sent us a message that they can take whatever they want, and no one can stop them. But we will send them a message. You ride out, as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. You tell them Toruk Macto calls to them. That you fly now with me. My brothers, sisters! And we will show the Sky People that they cannot take whatever they want. And that this is our land!
[Tsu’tey finishes his translation with a war cry and the clan responds by shouting in agreement]
Jake Sully: [voice over] We rode out to the four winds. To the horse clans of the plain, to the ikran people of the easter sea. When Toruk Macto called them, they came.
[addressing his marines]
Col. Quaritch: Everyone on this base, every one of you, is fighting for survival. That’s a fact. There’s an aboriginal horde out there massing for an attack.
[a projector behind him displays overhead images of the Tree of Souls]
Col. Quaritch: Now, these orbital images tell me that the hostiles’ numbers have gone from a few hundred, to well over two thousand in one day. And more are pouring in. In a week’s time there could be twenty thousand of them. At that point they will overrun our perimeter. Well, that’s not going to happen. Our only security lies in preemptive attack. We will fight terror with terror. Now the hostiles believe that this mountain stronghold of theirs is protected by their deity. And when we destroy it, we will blast a crater in their racial memory so deep, that they won’t come within a thousand klicks of this place ever again. And that, too, is a fact.
[the marines cheer]
[talking to Max on the monitor]
Dr. Max Patel: Jake, it’s crazy here. It’s full mobilization. They’re rigging the shuttles as a bomber. They’ve made up these huge pallets of mine explosives. It’s for some kind of shock and awe campaign.
Trudy Chacon: Fricking daisycutters.
Dr. Max Patel: Quaritch has taken over. He’s rolling and there’s no stopping him.
Jake Sully: When?
Dr. Max Patel: I got to go.
[Max switches off the monitor]
Norm Spellman: We’re screwed.
Trudy Chacon: And I was hoping for some sort of tactical plan that didn’t involve martyrdom. We’re going up against gunships with bows and arrows.
Jake Sully: I got fifteen clans out there, that’s over two thousand warriors. And we know these mountains. We fly them, you fly them. They don’t. They’re instruments won’t work up here. Missile tracking, won’t work. They’ll have to fire line of site. They bring the fight to us and we have the home field advantage.
Trudy Chacon: You know he’s going to commit that bomber straight to the Tree of Souls.
Jake Sully: Yeah, I know.
Norm Spellman: They get to the Tree of Souls, it’s over. That’s their direct line to Eywa, their ancestors. It’ll destroy them.
Jake Sully: Well, then I guess we better stop them.
[Jake kneels in prayer to Eywa the Tree of Souls]
Jake Sully: I’m probably just talking to a tree right now. But if you’re there, I need to give you a heads up.
[he connects the end of his queue to a hanging tendril from the tree]
Jake Sully: If Grace is with you, look into her memories, see the world we come from. There’s no green there. They killed their Mother, and they’re going to do the same here. More Sky People are going to come. They’re going to come like a rain that never ends .
[Neytiri approaches silently behind him, listening]
Jake Sully: Unless we stop them. Look, you chose me for something. I will stand and fight, you know I will. But I need a little help here.
Neytiri: Our Great Mother does not take sides, Jake. She protects only the balance of life.
Jake Sully: It was worth a try.
[they lean in, foreheads touching]
[addressing his pilots as they approach the Tree of Souls]
Col. Quaritch: This is papa dragon, I want this mission high and tight. I want to be home for dinner.
[after she opens fire on Quaritch’s Dragon Gunship]
Trudy Chacon: [sarcastically] Oops.
[to his pilot]
Col. Quaritch: Light her up!
[Quaritch’s gunship opens fire onto Trudy’s ship, Trudy also opens fire on them]
Trudy Chacon: You’re not the only one with a gun, bitch.
[as she gets hit by missiles from Quaritch’s Dragon Gunship]
Trudy Chacon: Rogue One is hit. I’m going in. Sorry Jake.
[as she watches the animals and creatures of the rainforest attack and kill Quaritch’s men]
Neytiri: Jake, Eywa has heard you. Eywa has heard you!
Jake Sully: Give it up, Quaritch! It’s all over.
[from inside the Amp suit]
Col. Quaritch: Nothing’s over while I’m breathing.
Jake Sully: I kinda hoped you’d say that.
Col. Quaritch: Hey Sully, how does it feel to betray your own race? You think you’re one of them? Time to wake up!
[in Amp suit he walks over to the mobile link where Jake’s human form is lying in his unit, he smashes the window reaching to find Jake’s link unit]
Jake Sully: [voice over] The aliens went back to their dying world. Only a few were chosen to stay. The time of great sorrow was ending. Toruk Macto was no longer needed.
Jake Sully: [voice over] Well,, uh, I guess this is my last video log. Cause whatever happens tonight, either way, I’m not going to be coming back to this place.
[Jake is talking into the camera of his video log]
Jake Sully: Well, I guess I better go. I don’t want to be late for my own party. It’s my birthday, after all. This is Jake Sully signing off.
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