Avatar (2009)


Director: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron (Screenplay)

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore


Plot: When his brother is killed in a robbery, 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.


Verdict: Popcorn Fluff


Story: We all know this film is meant to be all about the visuals and the story is just a rip off, off many other films. We get the old reluctant hero who has to stand up against the people he is meant to be fighting for in order to save the others. We see how one group of people want to destroy all what is special for another group just for money. They show no remorse for what they do and never try to learn about them before calling them enemies. In conclusion the story will not test you as you are meant to be enjoying the visuals. (7/10)


Actor Review


Sam Worthington: Jake the paralysed marine twin brother of a scientist involved in the program, offered a chance to join in the operation and ends up becoming the saviour of the people. Good reluctant hero performance but never shines. (7/10)


Zoe Saldana: Neytiri the native who befriends and trains Jake, she is the princess in waiting but also a brilliant hunter. Good performance as we never she her human form. (7/10)

Sigourney Weaver: Grace the head of the operation who takes an instant dislike towards Jake because he has no training but as time goes by he grows on her. Good supporting performance. (7/10)


Stephen Lang: Colonel Miles the head of military operation on the base who sets out to destroy the local species with as much weaponry as possible. Good lead villain role showing no remorse for anything he does. (8/10)


Michelle Rodriguez: Trudy a fighter pilot who ends up sticking loyal to Jake and his group when the attack starts. Good supporting performance showing you don’t have to follow instructions that are wrong.(7/10)


Giovanni Ribisi: Parker the business man behind the invasion of the planet where his greed has taken over his conscience on how to treat people. Good villainous business man role. (7/10)


Director Review: James Cameron – Visually he does create something amazing but the story is slow moving. (8/10)


Action: Epic sized battle scenes on the ground and in the air. (9/10)

Sci-Fi: It is scary how we might treat another planet or how others might treat our planet. (9/10)

Settings: Stunning settings make the story what it is. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Brilliant special effects used from start to finish. (10/10)

Suggestion: I think people should try it but not go out their way to see this; it was a lot of hype for an average story, so watch for the visuals. (Try It)


Best Part: Visuals

Worst Part: Story

Action Scene Of The Film: Final Battle

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has two planned

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Ferngully the last rainforest


Oscar Chances: Won 3 Oscars including Cinematography, Visual Effects and Art Direction.

Box Office: Over $2 Billion

Budget: $237 Million

Runtime: 162 Minutes

Tagline: Return to Pandora


Overall: Visual Stunning, Plain Story Telling  


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