Umm, wow. Lots to talk about here. Not sure where to begin. Saw it today on IMAX 3D at the MN Zoo. I'm going to do a more detailed breakdown on some of the more "controversial" parts (nearly naked tall blue chicks with tails, gaia spiritism, etc.), but let me just say that this is a fabulous film! Highly entertaining, breathtaking. Yeah, it's got some kitchy Hollywoodness about it (Come on. It's James Cameron, after all.), but, honestly, it didn't harm the movie at all.
Not to get too far ahead of myself, I'll just say this: I know that some of my "conservative" friends will frown on the movie's "stereotype" of corporate exploitation. Well, sorry, but there are plenty of large corporations in an unholy alliance with government that would indeed pull off crap like this, for the sake of the almighty dollar, if they thought they could get away with it.