Posted on 8/25/11 06:03 AM
You either love it, or love to hate it...
Avatar has created much controversy throughout the year. Many people say it is the best visionary film ever to hit the screens, and others can't bear to think of it. Thankfully I am one who loves this film with a passion. The story is phenomenal, the characters are wonderful, and the emotional punch that comes with it is amazing. James Cameron has created a masterpiece with Avatar. Cameron's previous hit, Titanic, was the highest grossing film ever to hit the screen, only to be blown out by his 2009 world wide phenomenon that is Avatar.
*May Contain Spoilers*
Avatar follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), an ex marine whose brother just passed away. He then gets offered a proposal, they want him to travel to a distant planet called Pandora to take over his brother's "Avatar". The whole reason behind this is simple, there is a very rare and expensive ore on the planet, and the heart of it rests under the Na'Vi's (otherwise known as the native's) tree. They must try and come to "terms" with the Na'Vi and get them to move from the tree, or destroy it and everything that comes in between them. That is where Jake comes in, he must infiltrate the Na'Vi in his Avatar body, and get them to trust him. Once trusted he must then get them to move peacefully. Although there for a mission, Jake starts to see the world in the Na'Vi's eyes. They are not harmful, but peaceful. He also meets Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), eventually falling for her. In the end he must save the Na'Vi's, and the one he loves. In the end it all comes together to produce an outstanding final battle, filled with emotions.
This was Sam Worthington's first major role in my knowledge. And I personally think he did a tremendous job.
Zoe Saldana plays her role to perfection. She was my personal favourite, and her performance is my favourite female performance to date. By the end I found myself emotionally attached to her character Neytiri.
As for the supporting cast,
I think Joel David Moore did a great job as Norm.
Sigourney Weaver was fantastic as Grace.
And Michelle Rodriguez, and Giovanni Ribisi, fit into the film perfectly.
But Stephen King I feel had to many cheesy lines. I guess he was alright, but I didn't like him as much as the others.
Now the last 50 minutes of the film is all very emotional...well at least to me. And unfortunately some of the characters you see throughout the film, die. But it all comes together perfectly, and the final battle scene was terrific, and one of my favourite scene's ever.
Avatar is a visionary masterpiece. When I saw this is theaters for the first time in 3D I was blown away. The world of Pandora was beautifully constructed. And after just watching this on blu ray for the first time in just over a year, I can honestly say this is one of my favourite films. I forgot how much I loved this film, and the characters in it.
Avatar is a modern day masterpiece. James Cameron should definitely be proud of this film
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