Why are the humans hunting the Tulkuns in Avatar 2?

In his first Avatar movie James Cameron proved how cruel humanity could be but they take it a step further in The Way of Water by hunting the Tulkun

Why are the humans hunting the Tulkuns in Avatar 2?

Why are the humans hunting the Tulkuns in Avatar 2? If the Avatar movies make one thing clear, it’s that some humans don’t have a lot of respect for nature and will do anything to make a quick buck.

In the first James Cameron movie, we saw the RDA destroy the Omaticaya Hometree to get the unobtanium underneath it, and they’d have happily destroyed the Tree of Souls to get more. In the new science fiction movie Avatar 2, humanity once again proves how cruel it can be by hunting the Tulkun  — a sort of hyper-intelligent Pandoran whale.

The Tulkun have a special relationship with the Na’vi of the Metkayina water tribe, and their slaughter ultimately leads Jake and his family to confront humanity once again.  But why are the humans hunting the Tulkuns?

Why are the humans hunting the Tulkuns?

The humans are hunting the Tulkuns to get a hold of a special hormone that completely stops human ageing. According to Scoresby, who leads the Tulkun hunts on Pandora, a single dose of this fluid, called Amrita (we think? We’ve only seen the film once, and subtitles weren’t on), is worth $80 million.

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Avatar 2 The Way of Water is in cinemas from December 16, and it’s well worth seeing! Don’t believe us? Well, check out our Avatar 2 review here. If you need a refresher before seeing the film, be sure to read our article, ‘Everything you need to know before watching Avatar 2‘.

If that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got guides on how to watch Avatar 2,  the Avatar 2 runtime, how much Avatar 2 cost to make, and even the Avatar 2 cast. We also have a guide to the Avatar 3 release date and we have explained what happened to Jake Sully’s human body at the end of Avatar.