Avatar

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Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  162 min.
Release Date: December 18, 2009
DVD: April 22, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.28
based on 2357 votes and 498 reviews
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Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore

Synopsis

Avatar takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a newcomer from Earth embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home.

We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. Because Pandora's atmosphere is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human "drivers" have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora... the Na'vi.

Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan, and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures. As Jake's relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na'vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Director: James Cameron
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Jon Landau, James Cameron
Screenplay: James Cameron
Official Site: www.avatarmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Awesome movie, watched it 5 times!"
  • 5 stars "This movie broke new ground in visual effects..they were simply stunning.Storyline was good,had some morals.Makes more than a few points about what man is doing to our planet.Definitely see it !"
  • 3 stars "look people, just because a movie has special effects does not make it the greatest movie of all time. the dark knight was amazing and it had little special effects. i agree that the plot was a little predictable and this story has been done before. ice age for example. plus it drags on and is way too long. nice action, but the acting could have been better. bottom line special effects aren't everything."