These are comments by one of my students about the article 'Are you ready for Avatar theme parks?' published in AP:
I like "Avatar", because it is a really cool movie. It is very unusual, and I like fantasy on the whole. To my mind, building a theme park, based on the movie is a brilliant idea, as many people, i think, would like to be a part of Pandora. As for me, i would. It is great that 2 more films are to be produced. It will be very interesting for me to watch them.
I am not sure about the word 'fantasy'. I do not like 'science fiction' either.
Which word is the best choice then?
Thank you for the time and help.
It's definitely science fiction in my opinion! If I remember correctly, it features non-existent technology and non-existent but plausible forms of life. It reminded me of the Ender's Game series. Doesn't fantasy begin where plausibility ends?
The well-respected film website, IMDB, categorises it as action/adventure/fantasy. I can see why science fiction might be some people's choice now that I've read the synopsis, as it mentions a character going to a moon. I have to admit that the synopsis reads remarkably like the blurb on the back of a lot of sci-fi books, but what I have seen of the film (trailers only) I can only describe as fantasy.