Avatar is a 2009 American romantic action fantasy adventure film directed by James Cameron and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. The screenplay was written by James Cameron.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking)
Run Time: 2h 42min
Release Date: December 18, 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director: James Cameron
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Avatar is the story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine who is confined to a wheel chair. Jake has a twin brother who is a research scientist and was recently killed in an attempted robbery. After the funeral, Jake is approached and gets recruited to take his brother’s place on a unique mission taking place on the distant world of Pandora. For his cooperation, Jake is promised an expensive spinal surgery to repair his spine and enable him to walk again. Excited at the prospect of walking again, he readily agrees. Once his transport arrives on Pandora, he discovers the mission is to infiltrate a native humanoid species on Pandora called the Na’vi. In order to fit in, the company has developed avatar clones of the Na’vi which can be controlled by the humans through a computer linkage system which might help the much smaller humans fit in better with the native people.
Jake was recruited for the mission because one of the avatar’s was developed specifically to match his brothers DNA and as an identical twin, they have matching DNA and he would therefore be able to control the avatar. The research project is headed by Dr. Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) and her crew of research technicians who have been on Pandora for some time interacting with the natives using similar avatars. Meanwhile, the head of security on Pandora is Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) and he recognizes the benefit of having a former Marine involved in the mission and works with Jake to gain intelligence on the situation and the native people.
Pandora is home to a rare mineral, unobtanium, that was discovered by an exploratory mining company called the Resources Development Administration (RDA) and they begin mining operations on Pandora to extract the valuable mineral. In addition, RDA has secured military protection to ensure the success of the operation. After establishing control of his Avatar, Jake interacts with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) when she saves him from certain death. Jake accompany’s her back to her village and her father is the Chief and tells her to teach Jake their ways so they could each better understand one another. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe, he quickly falls in love with Neytiri. Meanwhile, Jake learns of plans for the company to start mining in the epicenter of life on the planet called Home Tree and after having gotten to know the tribe, he fights back against his mission and battles the humans for the fate of Pandora.
“All I ever wanted was a single thing worth fighting for.” – Jake Sully
“I see you Brother, and thank you. Your spirit goes with Eywa. Your body stays behind to become part of The People.” – Jake Sully
“I see you.” – Jake Sully
“I see you.” – Neytiri
“The Na’vi say, that every person is born twice. The second time, is when you earn your place amonth the people… forever.” – Jake Sully
Official Movie Trailer
Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
Zoe Saldana as Neytiri
Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine
Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch
Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacon
Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge
Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman
C.C.H. Ponder as Mo’At
Wes Studi as Eytukan
Laz Alonso as Tsu-Tey