Originally Posted by Flounder
In a word, Yes. It was not a 'civilian' job in any normal sense. Sully et al. were not in some typical prison. There was no government present! Only the corporation. Thus, the corporation is the de facto government and ONLY source of authority. This seems to be our fundamental disconnect.
So if the corporation is in control then you shouldnt assume that she should be imprisoned for not doing a job that she wasnt employed to do and that even Parker was reluctant to give the go ahead to do. Youre still focusing on this being a military operation with Quartich as the supreme commander.
Once Parker gave Quaritch the go ahead, he was in charge of the whole she-bang. We don't even see Parker after that.
Sure we do.
It was deserting a post during wartime because Quaritch had control, and a war is what Quaritch treated it as.
There was no wartime. This is a corporation move to mine. Quartichs feeling on the matter doesnt make it a military wartime operation. Its still a corporation working overseas.
There is no way in hell a control freak like that would have let Trudy run around free. She would have been in the brig just like Sully et al, scheduled on the next ship for Earth.
Trudy was ex-military. It was discussed in her very first scene.
Again, it was a lazily and poorly done scene that made no sense at all.
If you say she was ex-military I believe you, I just dont recall it being stated, though it does seem likely. The point is, she is not in the military any longer. She signed up to be a pilot and protect the humans, not commit to destroy the indigenous people. Since Quartich was not in charge of the corporations Pandora operations they could have overlooked the whole thing since it was well beyond her duties as a pilot or, as I stated, she could have been reprimanded in other ways, the least of which is to get arrested for not involving herself in xenocide.
You are ignoring the biggest flaw in the flim, and that is the method of the 2nd attack. They came in low, and even sent in ground troops when they outnumbered the Navi and even had a ship that could fly out of the atmosphere where the Navi coud not reach firing a missle directly down to the area or releasing the bomb from a slightly higher altitude or simply attacking from multiple angles, not an overhead straight-line from the ground and air.