Review: A paralyzed former Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora but on Pandora live the Na’vi hybrids, called Avatars. It is important that they link to human minds to allow for free movement on the moon. The Marine starts to become mobile again with the help of a Na’vi woman. As their bond grows, he is drawn into a battle of the survival of her world and the world he feels is his home.
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Laz Alonso, Dileep Rao, Matt Gerald and Scott Lawrence
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi
The most impressive thing about this film is the CGI that they have used and come up with to create these characters. Some of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours just to render. In order to tell The Na’vi people and the avatars apart is the fact that the Na’vi people have 4 fingers on each hand, while the avatars have 5 fingers. The colour blue symbolises confidence, faith, heaven, intelligence, loyalty, trust, truth and wisdom. I was really impressed with this film and thought that James Cameron has done an amazing job directing this film. I have to say that I wasn’t that impressed with the screenplay and didn’t think it was written all that well. Apparently, James Cameron wrote the original screenplay in 1994, but had to wait until the technology he needed to film the script had been developed. When I watched this film I felt like I was actually there in this world with them. Apparently, at the time of the auditions, Sam Worthington was living in his car. I watched this just on the tv but felt it is a film that needed to be seen on the big screen to get the full impact of it. The one drawback that I had was that it was 2 hours 42 minutes and felt it didn’t need to be that length. It was far too long. At the Academy Awards in 2010 this won 3 Oscars. They were for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Visual Effects. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2010 this won for Best Director – Motion Picture (James Cameron) and for Best Motion Picture – Drama. At the Bafta Awards in 2010 this won for Best Production Design and also Best Special Visual Effects.
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