When I was going to watch AVATAR, I was not having huge expectation and thought it will be yet another superficial movie packed with special effects and things which can never be possible. But when I saw the movie and its execution ... it kept me at the edge of seat and there was not even a single dull moment through out the three hours. It left me in thought and I was completely speechless after the movie and was thinking about each sequence while driving back home.
There are media going gaga over special effects and technology used in this movie, but according to me the main essence of this movie was its strong Story, Adventures & Romance... which was ofcourse backed by super unmatched special effects.
Avatar is based on future era of year 2154, where a human corporation headed by Selfridge is mining an earthlike moon in the Alpha Centauri system. The human from earth is statione their along with armed forces to exploit Pandora’s reserves of unobtanium, a valuable mineral. Pandora is inhabited by the na’vi, species of sapient humanoids who are blue skinned several feet taller than humans and they are peace loving in their natural world and they worship goddess tree called Eywa. Humans can't breathe in Pandora's atmosphere so the scientists transforms human to na'vi hybrid bodies called "Avatar" whose mind are controlled by its human operator (quite a like funda shown in Matrix). Jake Sully (Sam Worthington, Terminator Salvation fame), a parapalegic former marine, arrives on Pandora to replace his dead twin brother, a scientist and Avatar operator. When Jake enters in his Avatar form his group is attacked by a large predator, and Jake becomes separated and lost. Attempting to survive the night in Pandora’s dangerous jungles, he is rescued by Neytiri (Zoë Saldaña), a female na'vi. In order to learn more about Na'vi and to get minerals Jake become part of Na'vi tirbe and he tries to be one of them and fall in love with Na'vi Princess "Neytiri". He learns that this pandora's belongs with Na'vi and human has no rights to come and destroys this lush green world and take minerals which belongs to them. When Selfridge & Col. Miles knows about this they hibernate Jake and make an attack on Na'vi tribes. Jack along ith team of few scientist get into his avatar again and team up with Na'vi to protect their colony and tree godess Eywa.
The plot is simple and it touched the arrogance of Human esp. Americans who thinks they can claim anything they like to with their power. The plot is well explained wit great visuals and minute detailing of everything from labs to robots, chopper, and few things like animals, trees, flowers, floating mountain of Pandhora. If God created a world than James Cameron is quite a like a god to create a beautiful pandhora's & its landscape.
It reminds of recent alien cult movie "District 9" where they covered socio-economic issue of Aliens in earth. I really admire that there are people in world who has un-matched imagination & unbelievable creativity.
All characters are quite well defined goes quite well and apt for the movie esp: Jake, Neytiri, Col Miles, Dr. Grace.
AVATAR takes movie making technology to next level and it is example that if you have right imagination you can make anything happen. This is a movie who should be put in some new category like "Seven wonders of world" .....