Director: James Cameron
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Cinema-Reader – 8.4
IMDB – 8.3
FilmAffinity – 8.7
When Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), an ex-marine paralyzed waist down, arrives in planet Pandora he does not expected what is about to happen.
He just enrolled into the Avatar program, which will allow him to walk again although on the shoes of an Avatar.
However planet Pandora is also populated by the Navi, which peaceful existence will be interrupt as the main goal of the humans is to extract a new and priceless energetic resource down the soil of Pandora, just bellow one of the native villages.
In order to gain the trust of the Navis, Jake will have to infiltrate into their civilization as an Avatar.
This is when Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) shows up in Jake’s life, changing his perception about nature, life and Pandora itself making him to make up his mind and fight standing on Navi’s side in an epic battle against humans commanded by merciless Colonel Augustine (Stephen Lang) that jeopardize harmony within Pandora.
James Cameron’s return behind the camera after Titanic is a stunning visual piece under the umbrella of new motion capture system that makes this movie a superb experience for the viewer, even more in 3D.
According to Cameron himself, the project landed somehow on his hands years ago but is now when he felt confident enough on the current visual techniques to fulfil with this ambitious project, becoming the most expensive movie ever made so far.
All around the plot is meant to be socking for the viewer. From the natives, 3 metres tall blue creatures with ability to jump around the nature in Pandora; including Pandora and its breathtaking landscapes.
A visual exercise that for sure will make this movie became a referent in what is about to come in the future in the cinema as other movies did before within this genre (Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Ring, Tron, Blade Runner or Matrix).
A new concept in CGI Effects that makes this movie pure entertainment throughout the nearly 3 hours it lasts.