Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Adventure,Sci-Fi Avatar… Brilliant, but Slightly Over rated.

Avatar… Brilliant, but Slightly Over rated.

Director: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver

By now you have probably heard all you want to hear about Avatar, but I only got to see it at the weekend, so ill put my views on show.

Finally after 10 years of not hearing from James Cameron, Director of Terminator 1 & 2, Alien and Titanic, this Multi-award winning director has waited for technology to catch up with him, so he could produce what he wanted in his latest flick Avatar. At first glance I wasn’t interested in a movie about 12 foot blue people, then I seen and heard all the hype leading up to Avatar. Setting records and in its 4th week in cinemas it is already the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time behind Cameron’s Titanic, not bad eh?

The year is 2154 on a moon called Pandora. On this moon lies a very valuable mineral called unobtainium which sells at $20M per kilo. Marines are situated on Pandora for the protection of the humans as also living here are the native 12 foot blue people called the Na’vi. Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) now in a wheelchair transferred to Pandora after his twin brother died in battle will be his replacement for the Avatar programme, A genetically Enhanced Na’vi body in which Sully can function and operate while mentally linked to it. Sully’s Avatar has his key features which defines him. Lead scientist Dr Grace Augustine’s (Sigourney Weaver) key objective is to interact with the Na’vi people and learn their culture, language and ways of life. The Na’vi are a very spiritual and close species that do not let outsiders within their territory unless worthy. Sully has to gain their trust and explore their territory and inform Colonel Miles Quarlich (Stephen Lang) their position, artillery and population of the hometree where underneath is the single biggest piece of unobtainium on Pandora. Colonel Quarlich gives Sully 3 months to learn their ways and persuade them to leave the Hometree to collect the Precious mineral. Not knowing what to expect Sully is accepted into the Hometree and was no longer an outsider. Sully now having to choose between helping the humans destroy the Na’vi’s land or protecting the Na’vi and their home.

The Verdict: Every time i hear people talking about Avatar, they say it’s their favourite film ever, or it’s is the greatest film ever made. To be honest I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it is not the best movie i ever saw. That’s not to say its not good, because it is, I just think it is a tad overrated. James Cameron has thought long and hard about Avatar and deserves all the credit and praise he gets. The story is absolutely flawless, A mixture of war and peace, it is a beautiful sceptical and watching it in 3-D makes Avatar a worthwhile experience. Sigourney Weaver stood out of the crowd for me, in a perfect emotional role showing she’s still as good. From 6 year olds to 60 year olds, you will thoroughly enjoy Avatar.

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