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Movie Avatar

Posted in Daily Events by Tharaka de Alwis on December 27, 2009

After a decade of silence the director of Titanic: James Cameron releases the movie Avatar. By far this is one of the most creative and imaginative movie with spectacular 3D effects. You really need to watch this in a 3D or IMAX movie theater to maximize the experience. But even in a 2D movie theater, quality of the sound and 3D graphics was simply astounding. The story is a typical love story from an alien perspective where the villon is played by humans.

I went to watch this on 24th of December shown at Liberty cinema. The film is more than 2 ½ hours long and its certainly worth the money you pay for. Now you can do online booking at Liberty from this new web site launched by EAP.

Story

The story takes place in a planet several light years from Earth called Pandora. The planet is inhabited by human sort of race called the Na’vi. They are physically stronger, taller and blue-skinned. They’ve also got long tails. They live in harmony with Nature and worship a mother goddess called Eywa. The planet inhabited by other alien wild life which resembles to giant hawks, wolves, panthers, and rhinos.

A multinational corporation from Earth has established a mining colony in Pandora in search of a valuable mineral which sells USD 20 million a kilo. Humans cannot breathe Pandora’s atmosphere. In order to move in Pandora human scientists have genetically engineered human-na’vi bodies called Avatars, which are controlled by genetically matched human operators.

The hero of the film: Jake Sully, a disabled former US Marine who takes his late twin brother’s place in the Avatar program without any training, He learns how to link his consciousness to an avatar and go into the wilderness of Pandora where the Navi tribe inhabits.

While in a research operation, Jake gets lost in the wilderness and get attacked by a pack wolves. Jake was rescued by Neytiri, daughter of one Pandora tribe leader who takes him under her wing to teach him how to live in the forest, speak the language and honor the traditions of nature. Ultimately they both fall in love.

As time pass by humans become impatient and they make aggressive attacks the tribe and the the forest in search of mineral deposits that lies underneath a giant tree. This tree is considered as a holy tree where tribal memories and the wisdom of their ancestors can be asked for. This sparks the war between the humans and Na’vis. Jake along with his fellow scientist friends decides to support the Navi’s againts the human attack. But will they be able to save this giant tree? Please watch the film for the answers 🙂

Cast and Characters

Humans

  • Sam Worthington as Corporal Jake Sully.
  • Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine, a botanist and head of the Avatar Program.
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacon, a Marine fighter pilot assigned to support the Avatar Program.
  • Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge, the corporate administrator for the mining operation
  • Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch, the ruthless head of Security and plays the main Villon role.

Na’vi

Production team

References

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