When his brother is killed in battle, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora
Amazing! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! 162 minutes of pure entertainment. I was really sceptical when I walked into the cinema Saturday evening because I normally don’t like these so called “masterpieces”. Yes… I’m guilty… I didn’t like “Lord of the Rings” or “Star Wars”.
James Cameron was truly a genius. Pandora (this beautiful and wild planet) is the true star of the movie with all his bizarre creatures and of course… the Na’vi! These wonderful blue humanoids are really impressive. They are fast, tall, elegant, wild and they love their planet. Perfect.
What about the cast? I liked Sigourney Weaver, she was perfect and Sam Worthington was good too even if the blue creatures were THE protagonists. WETA Workshop and ILM… I haven’t seen anything like that before.