Sigourney Weaver Has Trouble Toeing the Corporate Line in New Clip from Avatar
Posted 12.04.09 by reelz
The clips from Avatar just keep on coming. While most of what we have seen up to this point features the blue-skinned aliens or the arsenal of weapons and machines the humans brought to Pandora, this new footage offers a less flashy look at the conflicts and bad conscience that have sprung up among the colonists over the way they are exploiting the planet.
Here we have Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) as a research scientist venting her disaffection with the more machine-gun aspects of the hearts and minds campaign, and getting set straight by an amoral corporate flack Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi), who points her back in the direction of of the bottom line. Along the way we get some backstory about all the company has done to "civilize" the natives.