Where I would actually argue against the film is in its violence. If you've seen the trailers, it's not giving much away to say that the film eventually winds up being a hardcore and bloody battle between the humans and the Na'vi. In fact, the video game based on the movie is completely focused, not on the beautiful world and peaceful life of the Na'vi, but on the battle with the humans. Even as this seems inevitable, I wondered why the filmmakers couldn't have been more creative. Is the only answer to violence more violence? Couldn't the Na'vi's spiritual life have offered them another choice? What should be the Christain perspective on this? Is there another way to respond to violence or is the vision of the Kingdom of God that Jesus offers simply an unattainable dream? Now, there is fodder for a great conversation with your youth!
Update: Check out this interesting post on Avatar and other recent films by fellow blogger Jason Fisher.