Avatar Movie Review
James Cameron had his previous directorial venture “Titanic” released in 1997. Exactly 12 years later he presents to the world a sci-fi epic called “Avatar” made at a whooping budget of US $500mn. If Titanic was all struggle for the passengers on board the ship to survive, it was no different for the film makers who had a tough time releasing it due to financial constraints. But, once the movie released it marched ahead smashing all records worldwide. “Avatar” thankfully did not have such financial constraints and James Cameron has experimented successfully with technology canning the entire movie in 3D format.
Titanic was a happening from the past whereas Avatar is about things that happens in the future. Cameron has concentrated more on the execution and hence he had decided to keep the story pretty simple. He chose to narrate what we have seen before in numerous movies but the defining moment is the visualization and execution that has earned this movie a first-of-its-kind experience. Imaginations does run wild but for James Cameron it has to be something more than wild imagination else this epic would have not been possible.
The movie takes place in the year 2154 where a paraplegic marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is dispatched to the planet Pandora due to the death of his brother who was in the mission of getting along with the inhabitants of Pandora called Na’vi for three years with the identity of an Avatar. In the mission Jake along with Dr. Grace (Signoury Weaver) and Norm Spellman (Joel Moore) start their journey towards their mission which would give the man behind the mission Park Selfridge (Giovanni Ribsi) access to the abundant precious material scattered through the woodland. Park convinces Jake to be on this mission with the promise of a spinal surgery which would give him the ability to walk on his own.
In Pandora Jake when moves along with the inhabitant gets to meet the beautiful Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and fall in love with her. At base the military commander Colonel Quaritch (Stephen Lang) spearheads the force to infiltrate Pandora while Jake slowly becomes a part of the Na’vi people. When Jakes takes time the restless Colonel marches ahead waging a war on Pandora and that’s the time Jake decides to stand back and fight against the extermination tactics of Col. Quaritch which has been brilliantly executed on screen.
Sam Worthington is worthy in his effort in the character of Avatar and that also applies to Zoe Saldana. Signoury Weaver, Joel Moore, Stephen Land and Giovanni Ribsi have all added more spice to the menu by their exemplary acting. The main attraction undoubtedly is the computer graphics without which this movie would have fallen flat amongst the audience.
“Avatar” a technological masterpiece from the ace film maker which enthralls the audience with a never seen before experience.