So yesterday I finally went out and saw avatar in 3D. We smoked a few bowls at 4:20 but the movie was at 8 so it had little to no effect but in my opinion you can get higher if you smoked earlier within the day. Anyways we smoked a really fat philly blunt and a bowl or two in a pipe. It was my brothers first time getting high, he had smoked before but with little effect, but he really pushed himself and took some pretty big hits-he jus bout coughed up a lung. We smoked some pretty good chron with tight nugs and lots of hairs, the high was just your average whatever, not really leaning to much towards sativa or indica, although I would guess it leaned a bit to indica cuz I felt pretty glued to my chair at the end of the movie, but that was mostly cuz its 3 hours long. Wish I had some Barney's Farm LSD to smoke, that's probably the best weed I've tried for going to movies and making things "trippy". We get in there and it was pretty sweet, I'm not going to exaggerate like all those depictions of stoners on tv watching crazy stuff like 3D movies. I smoke every day if I'm not broke, so it was enjoyable but not mind blowing. I didn't feel like I didn't know reality or anything bullshit like that, but the movie does seem more realistic and more interesting, although last time I went to a 3D high it was coraline and it didn't hold me attention well enough. Anyways here's my review I'm writing while I'm high right now, of Avatar which I watched high, and I'm going to try to do more of these stoned movie reviews on here. Summary: The basic plot of Avatar is that in the future Jake Sully wakes from cryogenic sleep because of the interest his brother had in science. His brother was a big part of research on the planet Pandora, and so his brother's genes are mixed with Navi genes so that Jake can mind link with the body, and attempt to learn the ways of the Navi in order to convince them to move off the land they're on because it lays on top of a huge source of unobtainium, which is far more valuable that gold or diamonds or any resource we have today. Jake begins his program with Dr. something or other, never remembered her name, who is trying to work with a team of scientists to understand Pandora and the Navi culture, to find a peaceful alternative to the sergeant's ruthless genocide plans. Jake is soon spared by one of the Navi, forget her name, and he is grudgingly accepted into the tribe because he is the first mind linked person who also is a warrior, not a scientist, so they teach him their ways to learn more about his. He learns that navi have a tentacle type deal on their head that has open neurotransmitters which can be linked to just about every plant and animal, the doctor also explains that this neurological connection with the trees, which are sacred to them, is essentially a network of memories stored within the network of neurologically connected trees. The sky walkers of course plow through trees, and when jake is caught on camera trying to stop a vehicle of the company he works for from destroying the forest, the project to peacefully engage the Navi is ended and the sergeant begins preparation for an all out assault. Jake had one last chance to warn the navi, but when they find out that he knew of these plans the whole time he is banished. Jake goes out and mind linked and thus trained the fiercest dragon-like creature which has deep social and spiritual meaning with the navi, who now accept jake back and he leads them in an assault against the sky walkers calling for all the navi clans to gather. The day of the battle the military is trying to destroy the navi's most sacred tree, which stores their ancestors memories neurologically. Long story short the tree is destroyed people are dying, etc, and they must leave now. Jake's girlfriend still is very angry with him. Jake and the scientists are put in prison for betraying their own, but are broken out by this chick that flies helicopters and has also switched to the side of the Navi. They escape narrowly with the lab stuff, although the doctor is hurt. They rush jake to the mind linking sun tan booth, and he tries to carry the doctors body to be healed by the Navi, who reveal that the mind can be permanently transferred to the avatar body via a tree and their mother earth like goddess. They rise up to fight and gather together all the clans. They have a big fight and the massive animals of Pandora defeat the military with the navi. The earth goddess has restored balance to nature by destroying the greedy imperialists. Jake also has a show down with the sergeant and narrowly survives. He then has one more time in his human body and then is permanently mind linked into his avatar body. The aliens (humans) and sent back to earth, and presumably the avatars and navi live in peace. Opinion: I liked the movie over all, it had a lot of good messages. The one thing I didn't like is that it really went too far sometimes with the hippie, new age, environmentalist thing. The thing I really loved was the concept of the natives not being so savage and wild as is thought, and the general message of cultural equality, anti imperialism culturally and politically, and ethnocentrism. I found the Navi to seem to be a good mix of many cultures-I detected a little japanese, celtic, native american of course, incan/aztec/mayan, rastafarian/ethiopian, indian, etc-and I am sure this is meant to be the case. I hated though how they showed this culture's worth was respect of plants and animals although I think it is important they go a little far in my opinion), and actually it seemed to enforce many of the misconceptions of indigenous cultures throughout history. Many people for instance think the native americans are inferior because when we got here they were walking around half naked without structured towns. Well I took a college course on Native American Culture and History, and I can tell you this isn't true. They had huge planned pueblo cities, monk's mound, cahokia, the politically structure of the Iroquois League. Benjamin Franklin said if the representative system of the Iriquois were good enough for savages surely it is good enough for white men. The Celts defeated Julius Caesar in battle many times, until his larger, more structured army defeated the new coalitions. Ethiopia, Great Zimbabwe, the Kushites, etc had very "civilized" cultures of tribal africa. And the list goes on an on, but basically you see throughout history that there is no ignorant, wild savage culture. All human cultures have art, politics, social structure, etc etc and none is merely inferior to the other. In Avatar however, they seemed to almost portray the Navi as the ultra simple culture that many mistakenly believe indigenous people have. Much like our modern american life, there are the people with a simple life of working, providing for their family, and just dealing with day to day life. Then there are the superstars which do big flashy things, often out of pride, and it is the same way with cultures, but you wouldn't say a farmer is culturally inferior to brittany spears, so why would you say a powerful culture such as the Hopewell are inferior to the romans? They aren't but the romans just happen to be the big celebrities of history. As the Irish say, "Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs". I feel that this is the deep message of Avatar, although to be fair I have thought of it for a while before hand, so I may have seen it in the movie only because I already had those thoughts. For me watching some of the parts about taking over the navi almost made me cry, but when I heard the part where they said they would gather all the clans at a sacred tree, I shed one tear, which is more than I can say for the passion. This is because when Julius Caesar lead his conquest on Britain in 55 BC, the Celts (who supposedly have no signs of cultural cohesion) banded together. Druids from France, maybe Spain, Scotland, England, and Ireland came together with Welsh druids on anglesey because they believed this was the center of the world. Julius Caesar struggled, but eventually won. He didn't come back himself, but subsequent Romans occupied England, Hadrian even built a wall to protect the romans from scottish and welsh attacks, and oppression began. Eventually the romans fell, partially due to the celts, and their prideful ambitions and arrogance spread to France, England, etc where they had been in control. Countries followed on in the tradition of imperialism, and England began to enslave africans and Irish men (and I would guess some welsh and scottish), practically enslave India, etc etc until one country turned around and defeated them. We are this country and we should never forget our simple roots. We often think we are more important than other cultures, but its bullshit. The life of a poor african child matters just as much as the life of bill gates, but bill gates, although he literally has enough money to end world poverty and still be hella rich, donates a very small percentage, and hordes the rest. Avatar should show you the ethnocentrism and culturally imperialistic behavior of the united states and other world powers, and the need to change our behaviors. I believe the first step to this is having history books that don't go on for chapters and chapters and chapters for the romans and trace history through the bloodline of Caucasians. We need a good objective history so that future generations won't see a black man and think of some tribal guy eating grass or whatever, but would see the rich cultural diversity and achievements of blacks, whites, southern americans, etc etc. There is no uncivilized culture, we are all brothers, one tribe, one race, ONE LOVE. this is my first Stoned Movie Review, but I promise to do many more if I get good response.