AvatarDVD - 2010
"An ambitious, fully immersive cinematic experience."--Washington Post
"...Avatar's shock and awe demand to be seen. You've never experienced anything like it, and neither has anyone else."--Los Angeles Times
Jake Sully is a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything.
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QuotesAdd a Quote
Jake Sully: Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.
"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom...crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" Samuel Adams distinguishing between pro- and anti-Americans.
Jake Sully: [Narrating] There's no such thing as an ex-marine. You may be out, but you never lose the attitude.
Jake Sully: [Narrating] Up ahead was Pandora. You grew up hearing about it, but I never figured I'd be goin' there.
Jake Sully: Yeah, Doc, it's safe, and you are not gonna believe where I am!
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King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Yes to both - especially for kids. Might not be good for those under 10.
Violence: Lots of violence, injuries, and death. Half the film is a war between the humans and the Na'vi.
Other: May force the typically robotic Progressive to think for themselves, which will be very disturbing to them...
Other: May force the typically robotic American to think for themselves --- this will frighten and disturb many!
SummaryAdd a Summary
Two excellent takes of this movie: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mitchell-blatt/2009/12/29/anti-capitalist-movie-avatar-partners-mcdonalds-corporate-marketing- and http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/1-82.html
By 2148, humans have severely depleted Earth's natural resources. In 2154, the RDA Corporation mines for a valuable mineral—unobtanium—on Pandora, a densely forested habitable moon of the gas giant Polyphemus in the Alpha Centauri star system. Pandora, whose atmosphere is poisonous to humans, is inhabited by the Na'vi, 10-foot (3.0 m)-tall, blue-skinned, sapient humanoids who live in harmony with nature and worship a mother goddess called Eywa.
a paraplgic marine dispatched to the moon pandora on a unique missoin becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home