Generation Terrorists

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James Cameron

When I was lying there in the VA hospital, with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying.

Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up...

CREW CHIEF: Remember people, you lose your mask you're unconscious in 20 seconds and you're dead in four minutes. Let's nobody be dead today, it looks bad on my report.

QUARITCH: Out 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 here called the Na'vi. They're fond of arrows dipped in a neurotoxin which can stop your heart in one minute. We operate -- we live -- at a constant threat condition yellow.

SELFRIDGE: Look, you're supposed to be winning the hearts and minds of the natives. Isn't that the whole point of your little puppet show? If you look like them, if you talk like them, they'll trust you? But after -- how many years? -- relations with the indigenous are only getting worse.

GRACE: That tends to happen when you use machine guns on them.

NEYTIRI: All this is your fault! They did not need to die. JAKE: They attacked me. How'm I the bad guy here-- NEYTIRI: Your fault! You are like a baby, making noise, don't know what to do. You should not come here, all of you! You only come and make problems. Only. JAKE: Okay, fine, you love your little forest friends. So why not just let them kill my ass? What's the thinking?

MO'AT: Why did you come to us?

JAKE: 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: My cup is empty, trust me. Just ask Doctor Augustine. I'm no scientist.

GRACE: -- so the kid's out there one night and he's got the Queen Bitch herself offering him the spare room and the car keys. Unbelievable.

SELFRIDGE: Look, Sully -- find out what these blue monkeys want. We try to give them medicine and education. Roads! But no -- they like mud. I wouldn't care except -- Their damn village is sitting right over the richest unobtanium deposit for a hundred klicks in any direction. Which sucks -- for them -- because they need to relocate.

SELFRIDGE: Killing the indigenous looks bad, but there's one thing shareholders hate more than bad press -- and that's a bad quarterly statement.

GRACE: Neytiri was my best student. She and her sister Silwanin. Just amazing girls.

JAKE: I didn't meet the sister.

GRACE: No, she's dead.

NEYTIRI: Ikran is not horse. Once shahaylu is made, ikran will fly with only one Hunter in the whole life. To become taronyu -- Hunter -- you must choose your own ikran. And he must choose you.

NEYTIRI: When you hear nothing, you will hear everything. When you see nothing, you will See everything.

JAKE: Sometimes I have no idea what she's talking about.

GRACE: A scientist stays objective -- we can not be ruled by emotion. But I poured ten years of my life into that school. They called me sa'atenuk. Mother. That kind of pain reaches back through the link.

It's a job. Learn what you can -- but don't get attached.

It's not our world, Jake. And we can't stop what's coming.

RAY: I saw your midget today. The little prick didn't even say hello.

CHLOE: Well, he's on a lot of Ketamine.

RAY: What's that?

CHLOE: A horse tranquiliser.

RAY: A horse tranquiliser? Where'd he get that?

CHLOE: I sold it to 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: How will I know if he chooses me?

NEYTIRI: He will try to kill you.

JAKE: Outstanding.

GRACE: The Great Leonopteryx is the apex aerial predator. Not only rare, but the sightings tend not to get reported.

TRUDY: There usually isn't time to key the mike.

JAKE: The People call it Toruk.

NORM: Last Shadow.

JAKE: Last one you ever see.

TRUDY: I saw one take out a gunship once -- WHAM! Total frickin' yard sale. Ate the crew like peanuts.

JAKE: It's hard to put in words the deep connection the People have to the forest.

They see a network of energy that flows through all living things. They know that all energy is only borrowed--

-- and one day you have to give it back.

GRACE: Will you listen to me? Sometimes the Na'vi themselves die in these vision quests. The venom takes you to the edge of death. And the psychoactive alkaloid in the worm-- we have no idea what that'll do in an avatar brain.

NEYTIRI: Kissing is very good. But we have something better.

GRACE: Alright, look -- I don't have the answers yet, I'm just now starting to even frame the questions. 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. Each tree has ten to the fourth connections to the trees around it, and there are ten to the twelfth trees on Pandora --

SELFRIDGE: That's a lot I'm guessing.

GRACE: That's more connections than the human brain. You get it? It's a network -- a global network. And the Na'vi can access it -- they can upload and download data -- memories -- at sites like the one you destroyed.

SELFRIDGE: What the hell have you people been smoking out there? They're just. Goddamn. Trees.

GRACE: You need to wake up, Parker. 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.

JAKE: The way I had it figured, Toruk is the baddest cat in the sky. Nothing attacks him. So why would he ever look up? But that was just a theory.

JAKE: The Sky People have sent a message that they can take whatever they want, and no one can stop them. But we will send them a message. Ride out, as fast as the wind can carry you, tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them. Fly now with me brothers and sisters! Fly! And we will show the Sky People that this is our land!

QUARITCH: How does it feel to betray your own race?

JAKE: The forest will heal, and so will the hearts of the People. New life keeps the energy flowing, like the breath of the world.

This is my last videolog.

The science guys will keep the lights on, here. But I won't miss this place.

I better wrap this up. There's a funeral tonight, and I don't want to be late. It was someone very close to me.