By now you've probably heard a thing or two about Avatar — how it took nearly 15 years to get made, how it cost around $500 million, etc.
By now you've probably heard a thing or two about Avatar — how it took nearly 15 years to get made, how it cost around $500 million, etc. A lot is riding on the film's success, and with a run time of two and a half hours and an outlandish sci-fi storyline, this is not your sure-bet family comedy. I know some of you are on the fence, but the special effects make this one worth the price of admission — and then some.
Director James Cameron creates a world called Pandora, an Earth-like moon full of colorful creatures and a tribe of 10-foot tall natives called the Na'vi. It's the year 2154; humans are suffering from an energy crisis, so they begin mining Pandora for a mineral called Unobtainium. The only problem is that the Na'vi village sits on top of the largest deposit.
Enter Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic Marine who arrives to Pandora among a group of ex-soldiers hired by the Resources Development Administration (RDA) and its facilitator Parker Selfridge (Giovanni Ribisi). With the help of the group's scientists led by Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver), Jake becomes a "driver" of their latest technology — an avatar of the Na'vi body for the purpose of living among them and gaining their trust. Which he does, but not without his share of problems.
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