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Who thinks science can never comprise of emotions. They are just two poles apart, well in order to turn your minds upside down and activate your grey cells here comes the movie Avatar a must-watch for science lovers and fiction fans.
Avatar came in 2009. It is written, directed produces, and edited by James Cameron. The movie created a buzz and blockbuster record which is now broken by Avengers: Endgame after so many years.
To keep the fans waiting and excited, Cameron signed with 20th Century Fox to produce four sequels: Avatar2 and Avatar 3 to be released on December 17, 2021, and December 22, 2023 respectively. And the rest 2 be released on December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2027. Keep your excitement up for the upcoming sequels.
The movie is an emotional and adventurous roller-coaster about the greedy nature of human and environmental loving people of Pandora. The clash between the two civilizations to save their nature with the help of a few humans will keep you intrigued.
The movie opens in a future year in 2154, where humans with their selfishness have depleted the Earth’s natural resources leading to the severe energy crisis. The Resources Development Administration (RDA) to overcome the energy crisis mines for a valuable mineral-Unobtanium (a superconductor)– on Pandora. Pandora is a densely forested habitable moon orbiting the gas giant Polyphemus in the Alpha Centauri Star System. Planet’s atmosphere is poisonous to humans and is inhabited by Na’vi (10 foot tall, blue-colored, human-like resemblance). They live in harmony with nature and worship goddess named Eywa.
To explore Pandora’s biosphere, scientists use Na’vi human hybrids known as “Avatar”. Genetically matched human minds are transferred to Avatar’s body, making humans able to operate Na’vi resembling bodies and explore Pandora easily.
Jake Sully an ex-marine, who is paralyzed below his waist, replaces his twin brother Tom, who was recently killed during a robbery. He is appointed as an operator of an Avatar that was created for his twin brother. Dr. Grace Augustine, head of the Avatar program doesn’t want to work with him as he doesn’t have any pre-training and is regarded unfit for the job. But she accepts his assignment as a bodyguard.
Grace and her team were previously present on Pandora before Jake and Dr. Norm’s arrival. Using Avatar’s, Grace and her team have made considerable progress teaching some Na’ vi their ways and English as well as learning their language and culture.
When Sully first time operates his Avatar, he is astounded and happy as he can use his legs to walk, run, play and enjoy life which he misses as a normal human due to his paralyzes. The happiness which we see on his face in the first scene of him as Avatar is just lovely to watch.
After being trained for several weeks in his new body, Jake, Grace, and Norm explore native wildlife with Trudy, the pilot who is assigned to drop them to their location. While Grace and Norm study wildlife, Jake encounters a group of hammerhead titanotheres, a rhinoceros-like animal species. However, titanotheres flee from a Thanatos, a terrifying land predator. While running, Jake’s Avatar gets separated from Grace and Norm. He runs to save his life and falls from a cliff in a river raging below.
As darkness falls, Jake creates a fire torch and is again attacked by a group of animals (viperwolves). He is rescued by Neytiri, a female Na’ vi who is angry with him for having caused her to kill a viper wolf needlessly. Neytiri knows he is an avatar hybrid- a dreamwalker from Sky people and tells him not to follow her. Jake is caught by her fellow Na’ vi, but Neytiri defuses the situation by telling that she has seen him chosen by seeds of Eywa, a spiritual deity that Na’vi worship.
He is taken to meet Eytukan and Mo’at, leaders of Omaticaya clan and parents of Neytiri. Eytukan and Mo’at agreeing to teach Jake and order reluctant Neytiri to teach him.
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Colonel Quaritch, head of RDA’s private security force, promises Jake that the company will restore his legs if he gathers information about the Na’ vi and clan’s gathering place, a giant tree called Hometree. The tree is believed to stand on the richest deposit of unobtanium. Jake agrees and provides information to Quaritch and Parker.
When grace learns of this, she transfers herself, Jake, and Norm to an outpost. Over the following three months, Jake learns various traditions of Na ‘vi like to bond and fly with his mountain banshee, gaining respect and admiration from Na’vi. He grows sympathetic to natives. Colonel wants Jake to convince Na’vi’s to leave their home but now Jake is reluctant.
After Jake is made the part of the tribe by a tradition, he and Neytiri choose each other and spent the night mating at Tree of Souls. Now, they are mates for life. Soon afterward, Jake reveals his change of allegiance when he attempts to disable a bulldozer threatening to destroy a sacred Na’vi site.
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By seeing Jake’s action, Selfridge orders the hometree destroyed. Grace’s argument that destroying Hometree could damage the biological neural network native to Pandora, one of the most interesting things to know, Selfridge gives Jake and Grace one hour to convince Na’vi to evacuate before the attack.
While trying to warn Na’vi, Jake confesses to being a spy, and Na’vi take them both captive. Seeing this, colonel attacks the hometree killing Neytiri’s father and many others.
Jake and Greece are freed by Mo’at but are dethatched from their avatar and held captive by the colonel. Disgusted by colonel’s brutality, Trudy helps them to run to their outpost but alas!! Grace is shot.
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To regain Na’vi’s trust, Jake bonds himself to Toruk; a dragon-like predator feared and honored by Na’vi. Supported by new chief Tsu’tey, Jake speaks to unite clan and tells them to gather all the clans to battle against the RDA. Noticing the gathering, Quaritch organizes a strike against Tree of souls, believing that its destruction will demoralize natives. On the eve of battle, Jake prays to Eywa, by 8connecting his tail ends to branches of Tree of Souls, to request on behalf of the Na’vi. During the battle, Na’vi suffers heavy causalities and was backing off from the battle.
Will humans win over Na’vi? Will Jake’s prayer be heard? What will be the future of Pandora?……Discover all by digging into the movie.
“With “Avatar” James Cameron has turned one man’s dream of the movies into a trippy joy ride about the end of life as we know it.”- Manohla Dargis
“But Avatar is no Hollywood wankfest. It extends the possibilities of what movies can do. Cameron’s talent may just be as big as his dreams.”- Peter Travers
“Worth watching for fans, completists and anyone who missed it on the big screen first time around – but it won’t win over any haters.” – Nick de Semlyen
This movie brought in a revolution in cinematography and graphics. The CGI effects in the movie are astonishing. Apart from being a thriller, the story consists of many emotional scenes that will leave your throat choking. Love story brewing between Neytiri and Jake is “aww”, along with the relationship developing between dreamwalkers (Avatar) and Na ’vi.
The movie also depicts the greedy aspect of humans and how they over-utilize their planet resources. By seeing the love of Na’vi for Pandora’s nature we get the message to love our nature and protect it. With the perfect mix of thriller, adventure, and emotions movie is a must-watch.