In director Jim Cameron’s original “Avatar” movie, a ruthless mining company has colonized the habitable moon Pandora to dig up its unobtanium, which, in engineering terms, refers to a singularly useful mineral or material that is impractically hard to access. Cameron’s hit sequel, “Avatar — The Way of the Water,” meanwhile, offers a paean to the beauties, wonders and mysteries of an ocean planet. Once again, Pandora is its setting.
A noted diver and ocean explorer, Cameron has modeled his fictional planet’s magic on our own ocean, including the last and largest untrammeled and largely unstudied ecosystem — the abyssal depths that cover 60% of the Earth.
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