Director James Cameron and the developers behind the video game adaptation of Avatar discuss the world of Pandora - paradise for the Navi, and something much darker for the invading humans.
As Cameron puts it, Pandora is really the garden of Eden, and humanity is here looking for apples. Behind all of the special effects wizardry and lush visuals, the story is really a heavy-handed tale about humanity encroaching on the wilderness and how stepping into the shoes of those we encroach upon will change or perception and potentially our actions. Still, very pretty world. I'd pillage that for resources any day.