Avatar, directed by James Cameron is one movie that I think everyone knows about, it’s caused worldwide buzz for good reason. Released onto DVD and Blu-ray on April 22 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Avatar stole the show at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. To date, it’s the highest grossing film of all time! I was able to review this movie, and though words to describe just how great it is are almost impossible – and I will say I was utterly blown away.
Synopsis: Avatar is written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.
When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.
Avatar is truly spectacular, both in story and the way it’s told on screen. Fans of action, sci-fi and a great love story will be pleased, since Avatar has it all. I don’t think this movie would be as good without the amazing picture and sound. The cinematography, art and special effects are in short, beyond my own imagination. Even on DVD, this movie has stunning color and depth – it’s really amazing just how life0like it really is. I was in awe with Avatar and have since watched it many times. And though I do regret not seeing it in theaters in 3D – it is and will continue to be an epic movie that I believe all will want to see.
Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.