Small But Clever 'Avatar' Movie Details That Demand A Rewatch

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Vote up the most impressive details you missed the first time around.

When James Cameron's Avatar was released in 2009, the movie was a gamechanger in terms of motion capture technology, and it stood as the highest-grossing movie of all time until it was unseated by Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Within the next few years, Cameron is set to release multiple sequels, so it may be time to give the original a rewatch.

Let's face it, you don't really need an excuse to watch Avatar one more time, but once you see these incredible details other viewers have found, you're going to want to return to Pandora! The items here were posted by viewers on the MovieDetails subreddit, so give them a look, and if you see something you never noticed before, be sure to give it an upvote and get back into the movie for another rewatch!


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    476 VOTES

    Banshee's Have Two Types Of Eyes

    According to Redditor u/wolfdragonman, Banshee's have two sets of eyes:

    One is an eagle eye, the other a goat eye. The goat eye allows for around 300 degrees of view and is often used by prey. While the eagle eye allows for extremely detailed vision used by predators.

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    380 VOTES

    The Avatars Aren't Exactly The Same As The Na'vi

    Redditor u/DJDevine pointed out how the avatars were different from the natives of Pandora:

    In this scene from Avatar, you can see Jake has 5 fingers while the natives have four.

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    426 VOTES

    The Avatars Have Eyebrows (Unlike The Na'vi)

    Redditor u/Beothorne pointed out another detail that distinguishes the avatars from the natives of Pandora:

    In Avatar, Jake and the other human avatars have physical eyebrows, while the natives do not.

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    The War Paint Indicates Who Drew It On Whom

    Redditor u/X_Joshi_X spotted something interesting in the war paint:

    In 2009's Avatar, Neytiri's war paint has a 5 finger handprint on it. Na'vi only have four fingers, it shows the connection to the Avatars which have five.