Wednesday, January 27, 2010
AVATAR Movie Review
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana
Director: James Cameron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Tagline: Enter the World
Summary: When his brother is killed in battle, 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. Written by The Massie Twins
Let me start by saying, this is the best movie of 2009. Avatar is one of the few movies that stimulate your photographic memory in which you can vividly remember its stupendous scenes. A movie that although does not give you a hanging ending yet you still want to see more of it. What makes this movie tremendous is not because of the expensive special effects (Reported budget: $240 million.) and not solely because of the great acting skills, it’s because of the right blend of mixing fantastic ingredients. James Cameron knows how to tickle one's mind, he is indeed a genius!
Making this movie more famous are the controversial so called “hidden messages” which are anti-war, pro-environment, and perhaps even racist. I would agree on the first two but I would not entertain the idea of racism. Ha? Where did the critics get that idea? It’s really amazing how this movie connects with millions of people from variety of age groups.
I was aimless lurking around on tumblr and I saw this: [click the image to enlarge]
Just now: Avatar officially overtakes Titanic for Global box office record with $1.85 Billion. Mr. Cameron, Adopt me please!