Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, American science fiction

Avatar (2009, United States)

2009United States

Categories: alien speciesplanet exploration2000s sci-fi

Avatar  2009 sci-fi film

Running time: 160 minutes

Language: English

Human kind begins the colonization of planet Pandora in Alpha Centauri star system, mostly to gain the natural resources, but the planet is full of hostile creatures that attack the engineers, so Marines are sent to protect them. One of the species, human-like Navis, live among those creatures and have created a sophisticated culture. Dr. Grace Augustine and her team of scientists are trying to learn as much as possible from Navis, but since they are distrustful to humans the scientists have to use avatars - remotely steered Navi-human hybrids - to infiltrate the community. One of the operators of such avatar is killed back on Earth and his twin-brother, Marine Jake Sully, is asked to take his place. Jake soon finds the Navi fascinating, but when the conflict between human and Navi is inevitable he has to choose the side...

Sci-fi movie using completely computer-generated characters of Navi and avatars in combination with 3-D technique gave very realistic and fairy-tail-like visualisation of Pandora and its creatures. As technology demo it is perfect, but the storyline and the one-dimensinoal characters put this movie among the offers rather for children than adults. The main story is simple and universal (almost cliche) story of brutal colonization versus the peaceful and ecological lifestyle of the natives - put American Indians instead of Navis and the story will still make sense.

Our rating

6.0 / 10

Overall rating

6 / 10

Reality complexity

4 / 5


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Story complexity

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Creators of Avatar

James Cameron films


James Cameron films


Cast of Avatar

Sam Worthington films
as Jake Sully

Sigourney Weaver films
as Dr. Grace Augustine

Stephen Lang films
as Colonel Miles Quaritch

Michelle Rodriguez films
as Trudy Chacon

Giovanni Ribisi films
as Parker Selfridge

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